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Event Registration Strategies to Increase Attendee Excitement and Sign-Ups

Eventmobi

Creating an engaging event experience for your attendees starts right at the time of registration. So, ensuring you have the right event registration strategies in place is crucial to driving excitement and sign-ups. As an event planner, you’ll know this all too well. There are a lot of moving parts to keep on track—everything from marketing and promotion, ticketing and payments, to data collection.

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How Travel Trends Are Impacting Destination Events

EventMB

Skift Take: The twists and turns of the global travel industry's recovery continue to impact how event destinations are selected. Some effects are obvious, others not so much.

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Event planning conferences you won’t want to miss in 2023!

Expo Pass

What’s the perfect excuse to get out of the office and away from your computer? An event planning conference! These events give you the chance to make real connections with like-minded people, learn from industry experts, and come up with fresh new ideas. It’s a chance to take a break from the normal daily grind and unwind. In this article, we share our list of event-planning conferences in 2023 that you won’t want to miss out on!

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How Software Can Help Caterers and Event Planners Streamline Their Businesses

Caterease

If you’re a caterer or event planner, you know how challenging it can be to keep up with the demands. The post How Software Can Help Caterers and Event Planners Streamline Their Businesses appeared first on Caterease.

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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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What Should Your Hybrid Event Strategy Be?

PCMA Convene

A hybrid event strategy is actually a content strategy. Organizers have many options, like livestreaming and/or recording live sessions, that will create content. Beth Surmont, CMP, FASAE, CAE 2022 was the year of proving the value of in-person events, and 2023 is the year of really digging in and understanding what hybrid can and should be. Planners can start by examining four important questions.

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5 Event Ideas to Celebrate Black History Month with Your Team (for Large Groups and Corporations)

IMG

Celebrating Black History Month with your team, especially with large groups of people is quite a challenge. You have to find the right venue, pick the best vendors and craft a memorable experience for your attendees. You have to be very intentional if you want to make the most of your event experience. Every decision you make during the planning process will have an impact on the overall result.

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Las Vegas Hits $1.3 Billion Jackpot With F1 Grand Prix

EventMB

Skift Take: Vegas is investing in a trifecta of Formula 1, the Super Bowl, and the opening of the highly-anticipated MSG Sphere to attract an even bigger share of business events.

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The highest meaning of a social group

Conferences that Work

Over the years, I’ve written frequently about associations , which are just one kind of social group. Our lives are defined by myriads of social groups, some self-chosen, some completely beyond our control. These groups have many origins and purposes, some beneficial and some destructive. Although individual value systems vary, I think it’s worth asking the question: What’s the highest meaning or purpose of a social group?

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Running a Live Virtual Training Event: 30 Tips

Picatic by Eventbrite

Wondering how to run a virtual training effectively? If so, you won’t have trouble finding an audience — according to a recent LinkedIn survey, four out of five respondents believe virtual events will remain popular well into the foreseeable future. This means that internet-accessible training events are also here to stay.

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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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Running a Live Virtual Training Event: 30 Tips

Eventbrite UK

Wondering how to run a virtual training effectively? If so, you won’t have trouble finding an audience – according to a recent LinkedIn survey, four out of five respondents believe virtual events will remain popular well into the foreseeable future. This means that internet-accessible training events are also here to stay.

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Comfortable Footwear Seduces Planners

EventMB

Visit Indy provided close to 200 meeting professionals new Uggs during a customer event at PCMA Convening Leaders. Skift Take: Gathering meeting professionals for a reception after a long day at a conference is okay, but what if an activation was added where they take home something they will enjoy for years to come?

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Let’s unlock the benefits of smart tickets

Oveit

We’ve just released our new smart tickets. Your attendees are going to love them. We’ve updated the design of our tickets but, most […] The post Let’s unlock the benefits of smart tickets appeared first on Oveit.

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MCI promotes Charlee Gough to Managing Director of the UK

Event Industry News

MCI, a global engagement and marketing agency, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Charlee Gough as Managing Director of their UK operation. Charlee takes the helm from Jurriaen Sleijster, MCI President & COO, who has been acting MD for the UK.

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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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The Best Time to Post on Social Media for Events

Eventbrite UK

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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The Secret to Giving Attendees a Complete Destination Experience

EventMB

Skift Take: If attendees are going to take on the challenges of traveling to your next event, they’re going to want to see more than the inside of the conference venue. Find out how the “one contract, one contact” model can simplify your planning process and help every member of your audience maximize their time on the ground.

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Quick-Hit Meetings on the Rise

MeetingsNet

A recent survey of several hundred planners finds that nearly two-thirds are coordinating more one-day off-site events than ever before. With more employees working from home and the costs for all elements of meetings increasing, 65.3 percent of planners responding to a recent survey say that they are coordinating more one-day meetings than ever. Further, 53.5 percent of responding planners say that there has been a “noticeable improvement” in business performance at their companies since face-t

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Networking at the heart of your exhibition

Event Industry News

As an event professional, you understand the importance of connecting attendees at your exhibition. Matchmaking and networking tools are essential in ensuring the success of your event. However, with so many available options, choosing the right solution for your specific needs can be challenging.

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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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Vianna and Alfred’s Timeless Affair at Casa Loma

EventSource

You’ll be head over heels for Vianna and Alfred’s traditional Chinese style wedding with a fairytale ending. Everything about their big day was deeply personal and romantic — complete with different bridal looks. Set at the historic Casa Loma , the couple paid respect to their parents as well as received blessings from their elders by having a traditional Chinese tea ceremony for both their families in the morning.

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$2 Billion Expansion Boosts Seattle’s Event Appeal

EventMB

Skift Take: $2 billion is a high price to pay for extending the Seattle Convention Center. But this investment is not just about hosting more events, it's also about revitalizing the city's neglected downtown core.

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Experiential Marketing: What, Why, Examples, and How You Can Use It in Your Events

Event Smart

Experiential marketing is one of the most effective strategies to connect and interact with consumers. Traditional marketing campaigns are losing their efficacy in gaining customers. What is increasingly effective today is creating unique and energetic branded experiences to consumers, these branded experiences are called events.

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GES launches eco-friendly badge holders

Event Industry News

GES has launched its eco-friendly badge holders following a successful roll out at the Climate Action Innovation Zone, a 13-day event held alongside COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022. Plastic waste has become a key driver of pollution across the world, overwhelming marine, terrestrial and aerial ecosystems.

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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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Hotel-Labor Issues Bring Immigration Policies, Robots to the Fore

MeetingsNet

Eighty-five percent of AHLA member properties say they are “somewhat or severely understaffed.” Some are adapting through technology while the AHLA lobbies for more international workers. The hospitality industry has been talking about robots augmenting hotels’ staffs for several years now, but the technology seems to have reached the point of being effective and reliable enough to handle a variety of customer-facing situations.

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Orange County Convention Center Strike Averted

EventMB

Skift Take: Hundreds of workers employed by food services company Sodexo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando who were ready to strike have reached an agreement that includes a historic minimum wage increase from $13 to $18 an hour and a pension.

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Event Decor: DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

QC Event School

If you’re planning an event and trying to decide whether to DIY your own decor or hire a professional, it can be overwhelming! On one hand, DIY event decor has the potential to save money. On the other hand, hiring a professional could mean that you get access to higher quality materials and designs. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of DIY event decor vs. hiring a professional event decorator in order to help you make the best decision for your event.

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4 Ideas to Consider When Making Main Stage Contingency Plans

PCMA Convene

Having a Plan B in place will help organizers react quickly and effectively to unforeseen issues, like weather and flight cancellations. Last fall, two of our consulting clients were scheduled to have their annual conferences in Orlando. In late September, Hurricane Ian pummeled central Florida, triggering a significant number of flight cancellations.

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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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The Evolution of Urban Renewal Takes Shape in Seattle and Portland

Smart Meetings

The crisp air carrying the eccentric energy over the Willamette River in Portland or through the booth of a Pike Place fishmonger heaving salmon through a grey Seattle afternoon creates a keen sense of expectation and excitement in the hearts and minds of smartphone-wielding visitors. But unfortunately, this festive atmosphere was temporarily suspended due to the pandemic and was later rocked by civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

Management Events

There have been many ups and down in businesses since COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th March, 2020, and the effect of COVID-19 on businesses have been many since, as countries established lockdowns in early March, following China’s quarantine measures. At the time, Management Events ran a survey to find the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, what they were facing and anticipating, and the strategies they were forming to ensure business continuity.

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Personalised event registration: barriers, pitfalls, and solutions

Eventsforce

When it comes to events, first impressions matter. As the kind of “opening act” to any occasion, registration sets the feel and tone for things to come. While personalisation is now inherent throughout many elements of any given event, it’s not necessarily always easy or straightforward to include an element of personalisation in your registration process.

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