Sat.Jul 09, 2022 - Fri.Jul 15, 2022

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Stop networking at meetings

Conferences that Work

It’s time to stop networking at meetings. No, I’m not saying we should only listen to lectures at meetings. Rather, I’m going to explain why using the term “networking” for all occasions when attendees get to talk with one another subtly directs attention away from can be the most valuable outcome of well-designed meetings: connecting with others.

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6 fantastic reasons to get into event planning.

Expo Pass

Event planning has not been the easiest profession in the last few years. There’s no way around that. And we’ll be the first to say it was a high-pressure job to begin with. But what’s the job like now? How have things changed for event organizers? And is it a good place to jump into career-wise? Truth – event planning might be the only job that can take you wherever you want to go in the world, literally, and help you reach your career goals at the same time.

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The Evolution of Wellbeing in Events

EventMB

Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Exciting Event Technology You Can Use to Enrich Your Attraction

Picatic by Eventbrite

While most attractions were closed during the pandemic, many technological advancements were made that have opened up exciting new opportunities for creators to explore. More and more people are using web-based tools as a way to interact and experience the world around them. And now that life is getting back to normal, creators are keen […].

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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5 Ways Your Association Can Increase Event Revenue (No Matter Your Team Size and Budget!)

Eventmobi

In the 2021 Otus Assocation Exchange (OAX) survey , nearly half of association respondents said they have experienced a decline in membership numbers and associated revenue since March 2020. Now, associations must think strategically about how to reach their revenue targets with small teams and limited budgets. The widespread adoption of online events presents new revenue opportunities that associations can capitalize on as they return to meeting in person—even with very limited human resources.

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Hopin Cuts Staff for Second Time This Year

EventMB

Skift Take: The economic downturn is decimating the event tech sector hard, particularly virtual event tech platforms. This won't be the last round of layoffs as investors lose confidence in the sector. — Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How to Improve Your Email Marketing for Music in 5 Steps

Picatic by Eventbrite

Live music has faced multiple challenges since the arrival of COVID-19, prompting some creators to cancel, postpone, or adapt their events. Now that live music events are back on the agenda across the country, it’s time to consider how you can adapt your event marketing to bounce back stronger. A great place to start is […].

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Ghirardelli Packs a ‘Perfect Bite’ Message into Gooey S’mores on Tour

Event Marketer

Ghirardelli is elevating a summertime classic with its premium chocolate squares. Ghirardelli squares are known for their “luscious” bites of chocolate with fillings like caramel that kick a moment of indulgence up a notch. But this summer, Ghirardelli is inviting consumers to elevate everyday indulgences, like the summer classic, the s’more, with its squares that provide “the perfect bite.

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Annika and Connor’s Sweet Wedding at Whistle Bear Pavillion

EventSource

Annika and Connor’s charming rustic wedding dreams came to life at the Whistle Bear Golf Club. With the help of planner Leah Silvestro of Whistle Bear Golf Club , the couple made it official in an elegant yet simple space with an abundance of green and white florals and an overall dreamy vibe. The bride looked heavenly in a sleek gown from The Modern Bride and timeless makeup from Kate Hutcheson of Hutch Cosmetics.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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How Event Planners Can Get the Most Out of Online Communities

EventMB

Skift Take: Online groups and chat rooms for event planners are proliferating, resulting in much curiosity. Planners wonder if it’s better to post or chat? Are they worth paying to join, and if so, which ones? — Vincent Alonzo Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Britannia Row supports world’s largest children’s choir concerts

Event Industry News

Britannia Row Productions has provided a full audio package and crew for the Young Voices UK tour, which saw the world’s largest children’s choir visit arenas up and down Britain for multiple, packed-out shows. The tour featured an unconventional arena setup, with the stage positioned at the back of each room and the Young Voices choir taking the place of the audience.

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2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusivity in 2022

Canadian Special Events

2SLGBTQIA+ inclusivity is no longer a “should” when it comes to event planning – it is a requirement to have a successful event in 2022. A focus on inclusion needs to be weaved into every aspect of the event planning process, down to every detail. No matter. the type of event, virtual, hybrid, or in-person, there are opportunities to make your event 2SLGBTQIA+ and SOGI inclusive.

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Digital Asset Management Video Software for Education

CadmiumCD

Video is becoming one of the most popular digital mediums. More than 300 hours of digital video are uploaded to the internet every second, showing the intense growth and speed of video demand. The more videos that are created, the more audiences expect to see them everywhere, and the more critical they become to success across all industries, including education.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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Getting to the Event on Time

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Skift Take: Delays and canceled flights are wreaking havoc on travel this summer. What should event planners do to ensure keynote speakers, VIPs, and others make it to their events on time. — Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Britannia Row supports world’s largest children’s choir concerts

Event Industry News

Britannia Row Productions has provided a full audio package and crew for the Young Voices UK tour, which saw the world’s largest children’s choir visit arenas up and down Britain for multiple, packed-out shows. The tour featured an unconventional arena setup, with the stage positioned at the back of each room and the Young Voices choir taking the place of the audience.

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The Top 10 Tips To Market Your Wedding Planning Business

QC Event School

As a wedding planner, it’s important to know how to market your business in order to attract potential clients. Of course, there are many different ways to do this! That’s why today, we’re going to break down the top 10 tips to market your wedding planning business. By following these 10 essential tips, you’ll be able to reach more people interested in hiring a wedding planner… And in turn, increase your chances of getting hired for more weddings!

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New Developments in Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

As the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas never lacks in new developments. These new spaces on the block that will have planners knocking. And newly renovated venues couldn’t come at a better time, when industry compression has a sea of planners competing for meetings and event space. Here are some of the highlights that are open now or slated for later this year.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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Troubled Event Tech Sector Revives Its Marketing Pitch

EventMB

Skift Take: Event tech has been on a roller coaster ride since the start of the Covid pandemic. Now companies have to adapt to new realities and find their unique space in the market in order to survive and thrive. — Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Global event heads unite

Event Industry News

A focussed group of senior event leaders has today announced a new collaboration for the global events industry in the form of the Event Leaders Exchange (ELX). . ELX is a community of practice including sharing of industry research, networking, best practices and industry initiatives. To-date ELX members have held sessions on critical topics such as DEI and sustainability to find immediate and realistic paths forward that can be shared across corporations.

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Q&A: How Cadillac is Launching its LYRIQ EV with a 360-degree Traveling Theater

Event Marketer

To support the release of its first fully all-electric vehicle, the LYRIQ, later this year, Cadillac is building a story around the future of luxury with an immersive experiential installation traveling to iconic sporting properties and industry events. Dubbed The ELECTRIQ Theater, the unit is a tall cubed structure with LED surfaces inside and out, that offers content and incentives for visitors.

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Tackling In-person Events as a Team at nSight 2022

Smart Meetings

In early July, financial technology company nCino made an explosive return to in-person events in collaboration with The Special Event Company (TSEC). The ninth nSight conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, an up-and-coming technology hub between three major universities. To pull off the biggest nSight event to date, TSEC worked closely with nCino to turn their vision into a reality.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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How to Protect Your Events From BA.5

EventMB

Skift Take: A new Covid variant, BA.5, is on the rise. What does this mean to your upcoming events? — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Why Is There No Good Event Management Software?

Endless Events

The event management industry lacks robust software designed for the unique needs of the event management industry. Many event planners rely on tools not made for the industry and attempt to find alternative solutions for the tasks they must accomplish. . In today’s episode, Will and Brant talk about the event management industry’s unique client base and where event management software fails to meet client needs.

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AEO Conference 2022 heads back to Brighton

Event Industry News

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) is pleased to announce the return of the AEO Conference, taking place between the 8-9th September at Hilton Brighton Metropole. The event attracts around 250 senior industry professionals from the UK and abroad, from organisers to venues and suppliers, creating an unmissable opportunity to network in a relaxed environment.

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How to Harness the Lasting Power of Virtual Meetings

Smart Meetings

Event marketers are ramping up in-person events with a fresh perspective provided by two years of virtual meetings and the proliferation of tech specifically focused on video conferencing. However, while some meeting professionals are itching to get back to in-person events, some organizations have grown quite fond of the reach and data-enabled by virtual meeting experiences­­.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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Why are Mergers and Acquisitions Heating Up in the Event Industry?

EventMB

Skift Take: Mergers and acquisitions are changing the landscape of the events industry. What does that mean to you? — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How to Connect Eventbrite to GTR Register™

ePly

Eventbrite is a leading event tool that simplifies creating, managing, and promoting events. However, while many find Eventbrite is a cost-effective way to promote events and sell tickets, others find the functionality too restrictive and lacking the additional event technology they need such as badge printing, lead retrieval, attendance tracking, CEUs, mobile apps, etc.

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Event Tech Live On Demand – Leveraging technology to deliver sustainable hybrid events

Event Industry News

We’re on to week 5 of our Event Tech Live Summit on-demand series and this week we’re looking at “Leveraging technology to deliver sustainable hybrid events”. We know that events impact the environment. Delivering sustainable solutions has long been the industry focus, but how can technology support those goals over and above the virtual event format?