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Google Event Makes Attendee Belonging Top Priority

EventMB

Skift Take: For an event to be truly successful, it must instill a feeling of belonging, which in turn is an act of inclusion. That is exactly what Google's Xi Days did.

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How to leverage your in-person events for content creation.

Expo Pass

In-person events are a great way to engage with guests, but they also serve as a fantastic source of content that can be repurposed in many ways. To make the most of your event, it’s vital to create a solid strategy to capture any potential content opportunities. Your brand can use this content in emails, social media, blog posts, and more. Aka: content marketing!

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How to implement a global event request form template: everything you need to know

SpotMe Blog

You work for a huge enterprise. It hosts 1,000+ events in different countries every year. You have numerous business units all over the world. And every business unit has its own way of doing things, including its own event request form and approval process. We’ve seen it time and time again in our 20+ years of helping 12,000+ event builders from global life science, professional services, and technology companies to run engaging events: Having different event request forms and processes means i

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A Band of Female Event Producers

Smart Meetings

One woman’s approach to bringing other technicians on the AV career track “I have been referred to for years as ‘the AV guy,’” Anca Platon Trifan, CMP, DES, founder, creator and event producer of Tree-fan Events , shared within minutes of jumping on our Zoom call. “Words matter and we need to change the vernacular. Otherwise, we are assigning that position to a certain type of person and it makes it difficult for a woman to picture herself in that role.

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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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Virtual Reality and the Future of Event Marketing

Tigris Events

[…] The post Virtual Reality and the Future of Event Marketing appeared first on Leading the Canadian Industry in Dynamic Event Staffing, Event Planning & Experiential Marketing.

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Working with both sides

Conferences that Work

After a school board informational meeting the other day, I chatted with the moderator, Steve John. We talked about several aspects of the meeting, including the difficulty of working with both sides of an issue. The Meeting for the Town/Community Center, Marlboro, VT. Photo by David Holzapfel. I’m the guy wearing a checked shirt. It’s rare for groups larger than a few people to agree unanimously on an issue.

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Wedding Open House at Old Mill Toronto

EventSource

On a beautiful and sunny winter’s day, The Old Mill Toronto welcomed hundreds of newly engaged couples to their annual wedding open house. Located in Toronto’s west-end, and nestled by the charms of the Humber River, this landmark venue – offering 20,000 square feet and 16 unique event spaces – plays host to hundreds of weddings every year with the versatility to accommodate large events up to 400 guests or intimate gatherings of 10.

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10 of The WORST Wedding Decor Mistakes You Could Ever Make

QC Event School

Look, we won’t lie – planning a wedding can be a stressful experience. From the guest list, to the dress selection and venue choices, there’s an awful lot to consider! However, it’s very important to keep in mind that one of the most crucial aspects of a successful wedding is the decor. It sets the tone for how guests will experience your event, so it’s essential to get the details right.

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6 Reasons to Hold a Meeting

EventMB

Skift Take: Well-designed meetings deliver results and satisfy one or more of the six reasons for holding a meeting. While meeting in person is preferred, it's not enough. Meetings are only effective if they adequately address business needs.

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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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The importance of championing women in the music and events industry

Skiddle

Society presents women with challenges. Sexism, lower pay and barriers to entry are just a few. Often, people see the music and event industries as utopian spaces. A place where people can find solace from the ills of the world. But it doesn’t always work out like that. The challenges presented to women show up across the industries. Everyone – including us – has a responsibility to make it better.

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Danielle and James’ Colourful and Lively Wedding at Steam Whistle’s Locomotive hall

EventSource

If you love fall colour palettes, modern elegance, and cozy urban vibes, then you will fall head over heels for Danielle and James’ romantic wedding at Steam Whistle Brewery ‘s Locomotive Hall ! You’ll definitely love the various shades of oranges that filled their venue with many creative and unique touches throughout the big day.

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February product updates: embeddable content widgets, closed captions, and more…

Socio Events

Are you ready to take your events to the next level? We have some exciting news for you! Webex Events has added two new features that will make it even easier to create an unforgettable experience for your attendees. Closed captions and translations for video on demand Our first update is the addition of closed captions and translations for video on demand.

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Recognizing the Challenges and Victories of Women in Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: Despite the gains made with gender equality, there is still a long way to go. We look back at our coverage of equality and equity in the meetings industry as we focus on moving forward.

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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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Power of Purpose Revs Engines at Business Events Industry Week 2023

Smart Meetings

Showcase unites CVBs, PCMA Visionary winners announced, DI’s new collaboration with Groups360 In a show of strength, the joint Power of Purpose Business Industry Week 2023 produced by Destinations International and PCMA in partnership with IACC, EIC, ASAE, National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals and the LGBT Meeting Professionals Organization brought the industry together at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland this week.

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Future Trends in Hybrid

Eventsforce

The staying power of hybrid is undeniable. While the events industry is now seeing a welcome resurgence of live, in-person gatherings, it’s clear that hybrid — thanks to its inherent agility as an event format — has become a trusted tool of planners in a relatively short space of time. That same agility means that hybrid is actively being shaped to yield to the on-going needs — and even to the future demands — of industry professionals and the audiences they serve.

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Hybrid isn’t a bad word: why your in-person event might actually be a hybrid experience

Socio Events

When my colleagues and I returned from IMEX last year, we noticed that many event professionals no longer use the word “hybrid” to describe their events. We heard from attendees that hybrid events were too complex, and required double the budget, double the time, and of course, double the work. I think the hesitation around hybrid events comes from the idea that they require event professionals to create the exact same experience for both audiences.

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The White Hat – A Symbol of Ultimate Hospitality for Events

EventMB

Skift Take: Skift Meetings' research shows that authenticity is the new "it factor" for event destinations. How can planners ensure that they deliver this kind of deeper connection to the local culture? A spirit of welcoming hospitality is the key ingredient, and Calgary provides a model with its white hat traditions — making guests feel like part of the community from the moment they arrive to their last farewell.

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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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NAB Conference Roars Back Strong Despite Covid Policies

Smart Meetings

Flexible event space gives broadcast convention more with less The pandemic forced cinephiles to wait two years to reunite in Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show in 2022. The conference is slated to return to Vegas in April for its 100th anniversary with an expected 65,000 people. Smart Meetings spoke with Chris Brown, executive vice president and managing director of global connections and events, about the process of coming back into the event space, what will stay

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Know Your Goals When Creating a Meeting Agenda

Coterie Spark

An agenda, really? Can’t we just wing it and have a good time? Not a chance. The success of your conference, whether you’re measuring it by guest experience, ticket sales, or deals made on the floor, depends on the development of a detailed road map. The more comprehensive your agenda gets, the better your event is for everyone. Here are the five steps we use when building a client’s agenda.

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THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS BOOK AND PLANET SYSTEM® PRODUCT LAUNCH

Prestige Events Magazine

Established business authors Kevin and Sarah Duncan have combined forces to produce an essential book, The Sustainable Business Book. Sarah brings her expertise as a sustainability consultant to Kevin’s considerable experience in business strategy. At the heart of the book is the PLANET System®. PLANET stands for Panic, Learn, Agree, Navigate, Enact, Tell.

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Effective Meetings Must Match Audience Needs

EventMB

Skift Take: Younger, more savvy meeting attendees expect gatherings to be integrated, forward-thinking and evolved.

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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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Modern Meetings and Ancient History

Smart Meetings

Meet in these states to connect with the past As meeting professionals choose destinations for meetings and events, there is always the pressure to do something new, innovative, never seen before, etc. But what if we went in the opposite direction? What are some of the ways in which professionals could create a memorable experience for attendees by celebrating the past?

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Which Days Are Best for Holding Off-Site F&B Events?

MeetingsNet

The partial return of office workers to downtown districts is leaving gaps in restaurant demand that meeting planners can leverage. With the cost for just about everything related to meetings considerably higher in the post-pandemic environment, planners will be excited to know this: Big-city restaurants want your business on Mondays and Fridays. This article from CNBC.com notes that in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Francisco, Boston, Houston, and Miami,

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Speed Networking: A New Kind of Professional Event

Social Tables

Much like speed dating, speed networking is a great way to meet potential new business partners, clients, and even employers. In this guide, we’ll walk you through exactly what speed networking is and why it’s useful for everyone from freelancers to corporations to social justice activists. We’ll also teach you how to plan a speed networking event that is both fun and productive for everyone involved.

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Whittlebury Park to showcase outdoor corporate events potential

Prestige Events Magazine

Whittlebury Park , in rural Northamptonshire, is hosting a corporate festival experience for event planners to showcase its potential for outdoor business events. Whitfest will demonstrate the wide-ranging events capabilities of the luxury hotel, conference centre and golf course which is set in over 700 acres of ancient forest and parkland. Taking place on March 21, and run by ethical corporate glamping and festival specialists The Soul Camp, attendees will have the opportunity to try out excit

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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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Smart Chat: Q&A with Annette Gregg on Incentive Travel and Leadership

Smart Meetings

Smart Women in Meetings: Industry Leader winner and CEO of SITE Annette Gregg sat down with Smart Meetings on the brink of SITE’s 50th anniversary. Gregg gained experience during her more than 3 years at Meeting Professionals International (MPI), moving from senior vice president of the experience team to chief revenue officer. Gregg discusses trends in incentive travel, the importance of mentorship, being a woman in the industry and what the future holds as we enter the new era of the post-pand

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What to Expect in Experiential Technology This Year

Event Marketer

CES is a hot bed of consumer technology, of course. But it’s also a bellwether of what’s to come in experiential technology across the event marketing landscape. This year’s show, Jan. 5-8, produced a range of high-tech booth engagements designed to create a little drama on the ground IRL and then drive attendees into virtual worlds via friction-free access points, like the almighty QR code.

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Speed Networking: A New Kind of Professional Event

Social Tables

Much like speed dating, speed networking is a great way to meet potential new business partners, clients, and even employers. In this guide, we’ll walk you through exactly what speed networking is and why it’s useful for everyone from freelancers to corporations to social justice activists. We’ll also teach you how to plan a speed networking event that is both fun and productive for everyone involved.

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