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What are BEOs and Why do Event Pros need them?

Planning Pod

If you’re an event planner or other event professional who has ever wondered what a BEO is or why event pros need them, keep reading. “BEO” is an acronym for “Banquet Event Order” – but these event management documents are essential even if you don’t plan banquet-style events. BEOs (sometimes referred to as run sheets) allow you to provide critical details that everyone involved in any event MUST have at their fingertips – whether they are a bartender, caterin

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Are Your Events Truly Inclusive?

EventMB

Skift Take: To make your events truly inclusive, representation alone will not do it. They must reflect the diversity of your world. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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15 Benefits of Incorporating Virtual Elements in Your In-Room Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Lumi Global

Annual general meetings (AGMs) are a critical part of corporate governance, providing a forum for shareholders to voice their opinions and ask questions about the company's performance. In recent years, many organizations have incorporated virtual elements into their AGMs, allowing attendees to participate remotely through video conferencing or other online platforms.

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New Whitepaper: Sustainability in the Events Industry

Eventscase Blog

The events industry is no exemption to the sustainability challenge. As technology revolutionises different processes within the event management lifecycle, and as pressure for event organisers to “go green” intensifies, how does an ideal event look like in 2023 and in the years to come? In this new whitepaper entitled The Big Sustainability Challenge: What can we do to make our events more sustainable?

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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 EVENT STRATEGIST’S GUIDE TO 2023 EXPERIENCE PLANNING

Event Marketer

The industry has experienced a seismic shift. Mastering the new event landscape requires recalibrating the role of content, aligning attendee expectations, leveraging design as an engagement tool and embracing an audience-specific mindset. Complete this form to download the full report. The post THE EVENT STRATEGIST’S GUIDE TO 2023 EXPERIENCE PLANNING appeared first on Event Marketer.

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All Eyes on Davos and Its Covid Mitigation Practices

EventMB

Skift Take: During the World Economic Forum in Davos, attendees were required to get tested for Covid onsite. A negative test granted access, while a positive test led to the attendee’s badge being deactivated.

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Tip to improve breakout gallery walks

Conferences that Work

In a typical in-person conference breakout session, participants divide into small groups to discuss one or more topics. Each group records members’ thoughts and ideas on one or more sheets of flipchart paper. At the end of the discussions, groups post their papers on a wall and everyone walks around reading the different ideas. Facilitators call this a gallery walk.

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New year, new team? Innovative ideas to kick-off 2023.

Expo Pass

No matter your business, it all comes down to great teams. The better your team, the more effective you’ll be in reaching your business goals. So it’s no surprise that creating events that improve team bonding will be an essential part of your 2023. . Team-building events are more important than ever. With the mix of in-person, hybrid, and remote work environments, it’s vital that we find ways to connect.

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The Best Time to Post on Social Media for Events

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Find out the best length & time to post on each network for your social media event marketing, according to the experts at Buffer.

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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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Elevating the Business Events Industry Starts With Advocacy

EventMB

Skift Take: Tommy Goodwin, vice president, Government Affairs for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance, discusses the value and power of advocacy for the meetings industry.

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What does the next wave of experiential events look like?

Event Industry News

Andrew Perrott is managing director of Chorus, a London-based brand experience agency with a worldwide client base. This episode sees Andrew discussing a recent project for luxury Diageo brand Johnnie Walker Blue Label in Singapore and the Chorus capacity for bringing theatrical elements into the immersive experience.

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Lindsay and Jeff’s Tropical Garden Wedding at Paris Paris

EventSource

Minimal details, an “oasis” in the city theme, and the prettiest neutral colour palette…these are just a few of the darling details in Lindsay and Jeff’s wedding at Paris Paris in Toronto. The couple met at the end of high school at a multi-school charity fashion show. While they both expected it to be a summer fling — Jeff was going to Queens and Lindsay was going to NYU — they got back together and did long-distance for 5 years.

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10 Steps to Build a Successful Event PR Strategy

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PR is critical to event promotion success. Get press coverage with a smart event PR strategy that increases interest and attendance.

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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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Emerald Acquires Third Female-Led Company in the Past Year 

EventMB

Skift Take: Emerald has acquired its third female-led company in the past year. With diversity, equity, and inclusion a focus, 50 percent of Emerald’s leadership team identifies as female and 20 percent as a person of color.

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AGF reveal The World’s Greenest Festivals

Event Industry News

AGF (A Greener Festival) is the leader in helping events, festivals and venues globally to become greener. AGF Certification is the world’s first and most comprehensive standard for sustainability in the live events sector, for festivals and events reducing waste, emissions and enhancing equality and biodiversity. Successfully certified events in 2022 include Green Gathering (UK), […].

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Good for Your Meetings (and Business)

Smart Meetings

Following the events of George Floyd’s tragic death in 2020, meetings industry organizations have been actively seeking to engage in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) discussion. In doing so many businesses seek outside help to create an inclusive and diverse work environment. Smart Meetings quizzed Elevated Diversity ’s founder Rhonda Moret, MPI Southern California Chapter (MPISCC) Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Khris Baizen and MPISCC Director of Education, Event Logist

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21 Post-Virtual Event Survey Questions to Ask Attendees, Sponsors, and Investors

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You just wrapped a major virtual event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. What did your attendees think about your event? How about your sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next 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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Are Your Business Meetings Truly Accessible?

EventMB

Skift Take: Accessibility is a buzzword in the business events industry but is there a true effort to ensure all attendees, including people with disabilities, can participate?

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Maverick Live are thrilled to announce the appointment of three key hires to kick off 2023!

Event Industry News

Vicky Cruse (Senior Event Producer), Lucy Russell (Event Producer) and Cathryn Rigby (Accounts & HR Manager) have all joined the thriving Warrington based start-up. Vicky boasts a 10-year events background, most recently delivering global events in Singapore, Dubai, New York, and London. Prior to that she spent 2 years as Event Manager at The Hut […].

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Loyalty Points and the Death of Independent Hotels

Smart Meetings

A hotel is never just a hotel. During a time when leisure and business travelers are nearly spoiled by choice, the question to ponder is whether you’re simply looking for convenience and a place to stay, or a property that can offer an experience you’ll be thinking about for years to come. Many independent hotels pride themselves on delivering the latter.

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21 Post-Virtual Event Survey Questions to Ask Attendees, Sponsors, and Investors

Picatic by Eventbrite

You just wrapped a major virtual event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. What did your attendees think about your event? How about your sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year?

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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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Volcanic Activity Illuminates Renewal on the Island of Hawaii

EventMB

Skift Take: Organizers seeking a big draw destination with a fusion of natural phenomena and meaningful corporate social responsibility programs, will find an array of new choices on the Island of Hawaii. — Louise Felsher Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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A Guide to Generating Revenue Through Email and SMS Campaigns

QC Event School

Are you an event or wedding planner looking to make more money? The answer may lie in generating revenue through email and SMS campaigns! But what is email and SMS marketing – and how should you get started? In this article, we’ll provide a beginner’s guide to email and SMS marketing so you can begin increasing your business revenue today!

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Meeting Planners Travel Report: United CEO Says Chaos Will Continue

Smart Meetings

United Airlines CEO Says Airline Chaos Will Continue In a Q4 earnings call, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said that operational collapses like Southwest Airlines’ recent fall from grace will continue given the state of the industry after Covid. “We believe that the industry’s capacity aspirations for 2023 and beyond are simply unachievable. The system can’t handle the volume today, much less anticipated growth,” he said on the call.

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Trade Show Booth Ideas for Small Budget

Tigris Events

[…] The post Trade Show Booth Ideas for Small Budget appeared first on Leading the Canadian Industry in Dynamic Event Staffing, Event Planning & Experiential Marketing.

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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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Marriott Properties Go Live With Instant Booking on Groups360

EventMB

Skift Take: Booking meeting space online has tempted planners for a long time; it is now a reality. With Marriott becoming the first major hotel brand to offer instant booking on Groups360, this could soon become the standard way of booking small meetings.

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How to Use QR Codes for Your Event

Eventbrite UK

QR codes – or quick-response codes – are becoming as popular as barcodes. As the world is increasingly smartphone-oriented, we’re seeing these little black-and-white boxes of pixels more often in magazines, brochures, and restaurant menus. Digital QR codes are made possible by two pieces of technology: 1.

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Vital to High-Performing Teams

Best Corporate Events

In business as in sports, high-performing teams aren’t built on talent alone. While a certain level of individual talent is an essential element, teams that ultimately win championships—or outperform the competition in business—have talented members who work together and collaborate as a cohesive group. And the key element in creating that collaboration is emotional intelligence , or EQ.