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Event Planning Has Risen in the Ranks of Most Stressful Jobs

Velvet Chainsaw

IStock Photo by cyano66 Before the pandemic, one could argue that jobs with life-and-death consequences were surely more stressful than planning an annual conference. But things have changed. According to a study by the World Scholarship Vault , event planner stress levels are hitting a new high — the third-most stressful job in the world for 2023.

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Supporting Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives: 7 Event Ideas for Businesses to Consider

Attendease

Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is broadly defined as a company’s efforts to improve society in some way. These corporate efforts can be as small as implementing an environmentally friendly policy change or as large as managing a major event. Corporate social responsibility is not mandated in the U.S. Rather, it’s an extra effort to make the world a better place by benefiting the community as a whole.

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Empowering Women in the Events Industry. (Webinar Recap)

Expo Pass

“You need to find a mentor, on both sides, find a mentor that you can talk to about challenges that you are facing right now in your career and when you realize you’ve outgrown that mentor don’t be afraid to find a new mentor.” – Michelle Harris This is just one of the many tips our speakers shared during our Webinar: Empowering Women in the Events Industry.

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How to Select a Mobile Event App to Level Up Your Attendees’ Experience

Stova

In today’s mobile-saturated world, people are accustomed to having access to everything from email to social media at their fingertips, any time of day. Americans spent about a third of their waking hours on mobile devices, according to a 2021 report , and that time has probably increased since then. It’s no surprise that modern event attendees expect a mobile event app that delivers all the information they need about that event to their smartphones, and to be able to use their phones throughou

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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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Hot Events For Hot Days: Summer Fundraiser Ideas

Event Smart

It’s a beautiful, bright, and sunny day. Ideal for lemonade, barbeque, cookies, and other concession stands. And the perfect chance for fundraising. Concession stands are one of the most profitable summer fundraiser ideas you can do as an event planner.

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Cvent to be acquired by Blackstone in $4.6 Billion transaction

Event Industry News

Cvent Holding Corp. (“Cvent”) (Nasdaq: CVT), an industry-leading meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) in a transaction valued at an enterprise value of approximately $4.6 billion.

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Wedding Open House at The Albany Club

EventSource

Though The Albany Club has been around since 1882, most newly engaged couples are unlikely to be as familiar with this charming and historic venue as they should be. While the space is an exclusive, members-only club, engaged couples and others wishing to host a memorable celebration are in luck as the club does entertain non-member weddings and events.

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5 Tips For Organizing A Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt in 2023

Sendo

If you’re over the standard Easter morning egg hunt with your family, why not try involving the whole neighborhood? Organizing a community-wide hunt will get all the kids in the neighborhood excited and will add a little more competitiveness to the event! Before organizing your first neighborhood Easter egg hunt, keep these things in mind: Send out easter egg hunt invites a couple weeks before Invite everyone in the neighborhood to a little shin-dig in your front or backyard.

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Las Vegas Convention Center Strike Averted

EventMB

Skift Take: The Culinary and Bartenders Unions and Sodexo Live!, the Las Vegas Convention Center food service provider, have agreed on a four-year contract, averting a looming strike.

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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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5 Irish Lessons in Storytelling Meeting Profs Need to Know

Smart Meetings

On St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, folks Irish, a little Irish and not Irish at all embrace the “wearin’ of the green” and all things Emerald Isle. While a lot of those tropes are stereotypes, the Irish love of storytelling is not and it’s a concept that meeting planners can embrace and learn from. In Irish culture, the storyteller is called a seanchaí which means “bearer of old lore.

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Athena Events Venue celebrates 18th birthday

Prestige Events Magazine

Athena, the Art Deco Grade II-listed events venue located in Leicester’s cultural quarter, is celebrating its 18 th birthday this year with a major event to mark 18 years of trading in the events space. Originally designed in 1936 by Robert Arthur Bullivant as an Odeon Cinema, the venue represented one of the largest, most extravagant buildings within the region seating over 3000 guests.

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Strategies to Boost Your Event’s Digital Revenue

PCMA Convene

Josh Butler and Julie Ho talk about how to best monetize digital events during the Convening Leaders 2023 session, “Creative Strategies and Tactics to Maximize Digital Event Revenue.” (Screengrab) As your audience continues to expect accessibility and flexibility, digital events aren’t going to fade away any time soon. But with inflation and rising supply-chain costs, that likely means your bottom line is taking a big hit with the added expenses that come with it.

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Event Report: Google Xi Days

EventMB

Skift Take: Google Xi Days colored outside the lines, shifting paradigms to create an all-encompassing future for the events industry.

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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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Retractable Banners for Marketing Your Organization at Events

Ins'Tent

If you are preparing for events, such as trade shows, expositions, fairs, or conferences, it is advantageous to have a retractable banner that is flexible, light, and easily customizable. Working with a company that allows you to customize aspects such as retractable banner size, as well as fonts and designs for retractable banner printing, is key to getting your message across to your customers and audience.

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Venues of Excellence welcomes Mark Field, Victory Services Club onto Advisory Group

Prestige Events Magazine

The UK’s leading sales and marketing consortium, Venues of Excellence (VOE) is expanding its Advisory Group of member venues, welcoming Mark Field FIH, Operations Director, Victory Services Club. The Advisory Group comprises of senior leaders from a selection of member venues throughout the UK. They bring vast industry expertise across a range of disciplines and experience to lead and guide the organisation.

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5 ways ticketing companies leave your festival short-changed

Event Industry News

For something seemingly straightforward, the world of ticketing has become a pretty complicated industry. Full of fiddly contracts, weird pricing models, kickbacks, double-kickbacks, and all sorts of abacus-bending deals. Ticket Tailor’s approach is the opposite: they want to simplify everything.

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Sourcing Sidekick Launched by Vendor Marketplace

EventMB

Skift Take: The Vendry has launched Copilot, a browser extension that displays additional vendor information as they surf the web. This new technology is a clever way of using the company's extensive database of vendors.

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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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The Ultimate List of Toronto & GTA Limo Rental Companies

EventSource

When it comes to planning a wedding or special event, transportation is a crucial component. A luxury limousine rental can add elegance and class to any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, prom, corporate event, or birthday celebration. Not only do limousines provide a comfortable and stylish way to get around, but they also allow you to relax and enjoy the event without worrying about driving, parking, or a potential overindulgence in the alcohol department.

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Cvent Will Go Private Again After $4.6B Sale to Blackstone

Smart Meetings

Event technology company Cvent announced that after going public for a second time in 2021 through a special acquisition at a valuation of $5.3 billion, it will be acquired by a New York-based private equity fund managed by Blackstone for $4.6 billion. The highly anticipated deal represents an $8.50 per share price for stockholders, a 52% premium over the 90-day running average prior to Jan. 30, the day before reports of a potential transaction were published.

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The corporate event planning tips you need in 2023

Socio Events

Corporate event planning is a challenging task that requires a considerable amount of effort. Even the most experienced event organizers need a team of professionals and experts to help them pull it off seamlessly. In addition, an efficient event management platform equipped with all the necessary tools is crucial to ensure the success of the event, whether it is virtual, in-person, or hybrid.

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The Ethics of Facial Analysis for Events

EventMB

Skift Take: The rise of AI-powered facial analysis at live events has made some uneasy. Is there a reason to be concerned?

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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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ESSA Director: Sustainability needs to be sustainable

Event Industry News

To mark Global Recycling Day 2023, Andrew Harrison, director of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), takes the opportunity to look at the bigger picture and take stock of where we are with sustainability as an industry… Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognise the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious […]

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Team Building and Well-being

Smart Meetings

Finding the perfect meeting space for your team and your mental health Prioritizing your mental health and the emotional health of your attendees can be tough, especially when you’re a meeting planner on the go. Offering choices for mental recovery during an intensive, high-energy event is the most effective way to empower guests. That could be in the form of a quiet room, an early morning trail hike or yoga.

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How Tetley’s Toronto Pop-up Created Moments of Multisensory Mindfulness

Event Marketer

Navigating a giant shopping mall during a long weekend isn’t exactly a peaceful experience. But Tetley looked to change that at Toronto’s CF Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre with a moment of Zen amid the chaos. The brand activated a multisensory pop-up, Feb. 16-19, that served as a launch event for its Live Teas, a collection of brews designed to inspire mindfulness and self-care.

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Proposed Meadowlands Convention Center Poised to Boost New Jersey’s Draw

EventMB

Skift Take: $30 billion over 30 years — that is what a convention center in New Jersey’s Meadowlands will generate, according to the Meadowlands 2040 Foundation economic impact study.

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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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First night at the EMMAs – a not-for-profit awards night to remember

Event Industry News

Last Thursday night on the 9th March, the first ever EMMAs awards were held to recognise and celebrate the amazing, innovative and stunning events that charities and their suppliers produce.

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Las Vegas Visitors Trending Younger: Highlights from LVCVA Board of Directors Meeting

Smart Meetings

Las Vegas trends show the city has no plans to slow down The average age of Las Vegas visitors is younger and more diverse than it was a year ago, according to statistics release at a Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors meeting this week. In 2022, the average visitor age was 40.7, as compared to 44.3 in 2017 and 47.2 in 1992.

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How Budweiser Turned a Billboard into a Concert Stage to Spotlight Diverse Artists

Event Marketer

Music fans and executives in town for the Brit Awards could catch performances by eight burgeoning artists on Bud’s billboard-turned-stage. Budweiser’s roots in music run deep, so when the UK’s prestigious Brit Awards failed to nominate a female in the 2023 Artist of the Year category, the king of beers took matters into its own hands and passed the mic to underserved artists.