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How to Identify Incompetent Service Suppliers and Save Your Event

eventplanner

Let me tell you the hard truth: like it or not, there will be moments when you'll have to deal with unprofessional service suppliers. Catering, cleaning, security, audiovisual assistance, lighting, entertainment, you name it.

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Why Meetings Designed for Intention Win Out

EventMB

Skift Take: As people look for new reasons to attend events, some stand out by focusing more on the flow and less on the logistics. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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22 Swag Bag Ideas that will Surely Excite Your Event Attendees

Event Smart

Everyone loves swag bags. I mean, who wouldn’t? Everyone loves getting free stuff! I personally enjoy getting one. Swag bags are one of the things people look forward to at an event. Some would even consider it as memorabilia for an event. Others make a collection of gifts they receive from attending events. Swag bags […].

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An alternative to Twitter for #eventprofs

Conferences that Work

Last week I wrote about alternatives to Twitter , sparked by the rapid changes to the platform under its new billionaire owner. Focusing on our own professional community—the meeting (and hospitality) industry—I’d like to make a modest proposal for a social media platform that might meet our needs better. In other words: an #eventprofs alternative to Twitter.

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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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The UK’s top sustainable venues and hotels share most successful initiatives of 2022

Event Industry News

Greengage Solutions has linked up with some of the top UK sustainable event venues and hotels to share their most successful initiatives from 2022. The working group of ECOsmart Platinum accredited venues meets quarterly to examine some of the key challenges relating to sustainability in the hospitality industry. While intentions to focus on greener business […].

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5 Ways to Engage In-Person And Virtual Audiences at Your Hybrid Event

Special Events

Tips to keep all audiences at your event engaged

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7 Ways to Recreate the In-Person Event Experience Online

Endless Events

The holiday parties are upon us, but colder weather means that COVID-19 is on the rise. Many companies may opt to exercise caution and consider pivoting to virtual and hybrid events. Some might prefer virtual get-togethers over face-to-face events. To successfully recreate the in-person experience online, planners need to consider the following challenges.

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Reduce and Reuse: Meeting Spaces Go Green

Smart Meetings

As the world turns to a new year, many are coming to realize that our resources are finite and becoming sustainable is crucial to the future of our planet. Even in our everyday activities, green thinking and sustainability are critical. Event spaces are also having to assess the imprint they are leaving. Smart Meetings spoke to event spaces within the United States that were ranked by WiseVoter as top recyclers in the country.

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17 Interactive Entertainment Ideas For Large Crowds

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Skift Take: Entertaining large crowds at your event can be difficult and limiting. Here are 16 ways to engage a greater number of attendees all at the same time. — Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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 to Organize a Valentine’s Day Workshop

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For couples, celebrating Valentine’s Day can too easily fall into a routine with restaurant reservations, bouquets, chocolates, or a familiar retreat to a movie. Offer them an alternative by organizing a Valentine’s Day workshop — they can enjoy time together while avoiding crowded reservation lists and unexciting prix fixe menus. A workshop is a tried-and-true […].

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Are NFTs useful in entertainment?

Oveit

While technology becomes more powerful and accessible, industries from all over the world change. The way we do business is not the same. […]. The post Are NFTs useful in entertainment? appeared first on Oveit.

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ExCeL London caps off successful year with highest number of new event launches

Event Industry News

ExCeL London has recorded its highest number of new event launches since 2017, rounding off a successful 2022 and further cementing the return of the £32.1 billion UK events industry. Despite not hosting events for the first six weeks of 2022 due to the pandemic, the carbon neutral venue hosted 16 brand new shows – […].

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12 Powerful Team Building Ideas for Your Next Retreat

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Skift Take: Connecting remote teams is hard to do online. Company retreats offer an excellent way to nurture interpersonal connections, provided the activities put the team at the center of the event. — Juraj Holub Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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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Why and How to Create Event Sponsorship Levels

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Before you start contacting your sponsors, you'll want to consider parting ways with a longstanding tradition: tiered sponsorship levels.

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Key Takeaways from Survey on 2023 Event-Planning Trends

MeetingsNet

Steeper F&B and AV costs? Absolutely. Timely responses from hotels? Not often. Free meeting space? Fat chance. These issues and others are addressed in an industry outlook from Knowland and Conference Direct. As corporate and association event planners gear up for the first full year since 2019 without Covid-related meeting restrictions—but with a choppy economic outlook too—they harbor a mix of positive and negative expectations about how they’ll coordinate and execute their upcoming events

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QC Event School’s Top 10 Blog Articles of 2022

QC Event School

In 2022, QC Event School published countless articles that were informative, exciting, and eye-opening for those in the events/wedding industry. However, 10 of those blog articles really seemed to resonate with our readers the most. And with the New Year right around the corner, we thought, hey, why not take a look back at these specific articles and see why people loved them so much?

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Providence Secures New Funds to Support Events

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Skift Take: As Providence taps into funding from its newly approved tourism improvement district, it is looking for novel ways to attract meetings. Leveraging unique public events like WaterFire is proving a popular approach. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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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How to Design Event Sponsorship Packages That Big Brands Love

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To attract big brands, your event’s sponsorship packages need to stand out. Here's ten that will.

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Huge Aquarium Bursts, Wrecks Meetings Hotel in Germany

MeetingsNet

If ever there was a force-majeure situation that meeting planners had not thought about, this is it. On December 16 in Berlin, Germany, the 427-room Radisson Collection Hotel was forced to close after its elevated lobby aquarium—standing approximately 50 feet tall and 35 feet wide and containing 260,000 gallons of water and 1,500 fish—burst without warning.

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Best of 2022: CSR

Smart Meetings

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become increasingly important as the travel and tourism industries are surging into 2023. While travel numbers continue to grow, the events industry has been forever changed since Covid stopped the world in 2019 and giving back to the community is a priority for the travel, hospitality and event professionals as we enter the new year.

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Building a Better-Work Life Balance

EventMB

Skift Take: From the child-like joy of tapping RFID badges to rethinking work processes and expectations, this inspiring conversation with Clemi Hardie, head of pencils at Noodle Live, covers many of the steps she has taken in her pursuit of building a better work-life balance. — Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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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Tipster: A Simple Sustainability Swap for Your Events

PCMA Convene

Help your event participants remember the experience by using seeded paper for your name badges. Nicole Walker. I loved speaking with Nicole Walker at Convening EMEA in Vienna a few months ago. Nicole is managing director of Sydney, Australia–based PCO Arinex who is dedicated to making sustainability in the business events industry top of mind, and I was impressed by her no-nonsense, straightforward approach.

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Season’s Greetings: Inside Six Experiential Holiday Campaigns

Event Marketer

It’s that time of year. You’ve likely checked your gift list twice, have had your Spotify Wrapped on repeat and are longingly eyeing the PTO countdown on your desk. But before you take a well-deserved break, check out the strategies and tools brands used to mark the holiday season in 2022. From curated pop-ups to interactive window displays to Christmas tree farm tours, these experiences were both merry and bright.

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Best of 2022: Event Security and Safety

Smart Meetings

Event security comes in different shapes and sizes. Whether physical or cyber, events without ample security not only makes events less safe, they also make the possibility of creating personal and professional connections much less likely, as attendees spend more time worrying about their physical safety or their sensitive information being breached.

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Boston Rebrand Funded by New Tourism Marketing District

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Skift Take: The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new name: Meet Boston. Along with a the brand refresh comes a new campaign centered on diversity, while keeping the city's rich history in focus. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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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Looking Back on 2022: A Year in Review

Eventscase Blog

The month of December may put some undue stress on people. Holidays are in order, family gatherings abound, social circles are teeming, and then there’s the quintessential problem of thinking about all the gifts you have to give to your loved ones. On the flip side, December also allows us to disconnect and reflect on the things that really matter. It allows us to put things in perspective and somehow gather our bearings in preparation for the new year.

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Expert Advice for London Fashion Week Event Planning

Eventbrite UK

London Fashion Week events are famed for their glamour and broad appeal. While the world’s eyes are focused on the UK capital every February and September, any event taking place around the same time can benefit from the extra attention and allure. Retailers, student organisations, and charities all use the spotlight to bring awareness to […].

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Out of This World Gifting

Smart Meetings

What is more motivating than sending top performers out of this world for an incentive trip? Pam Kressley and Lori Cassidy, co-founders of the new individual travel incentive company Gift a Trip , recently arranged a buyout of a space capsule as part of a three-day immersive experience for the winners of a Texas Lottery. Gift a Trip founders Pam Kressley (left) and Lori Cassidy (right).

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