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Top Trends in Experiential Events

EventMB

Skift Take: Designing events with precision, and taking risks, dominated conversations at the Experiential Marketing Summit in Las Vegas.

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How to Measure Event ROI: 7 Easy Steps + Metrics to Track

Eventmobi

Learn how to measure event ROI, why it’s important, and what metrics to use. Bonus: a list of tech tools to support your next event! Whenever you hold an event, you want to make sure that you get back more than you put in—or at least break even! Measuring event ROI is the key to understanding: Where you spent money Where you made money Where to keep investing Where to cut How to develop strategic event budgets in the future But which event ROI metrics are most important to track?

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Shopping for event management tools: How to get internal buy-in when you’re considering a move

Attendease

Getting buy-in from the executive team for new technology, like event management tools, can be challenging. Plus, you won’t be the only one using it. So how do you get your co-workers on board for change, too? Even if your existing processes are broken, people tend to want to stay with the devil they know vs making a change. But there are strategies you can use to increase your chances of success.

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Summer Corporate Events at Leeds Castle

Prestige Events Magazine

Leeds Castle, nestled in the heart of Kent, is a stunning venue for summer corporate events. Surrounded by picturesque gardens and a serene moat, Leeds Castle is an unforgettable setting for any corporate gathering, conference, event or celebration. There is so much on offer for you to host the summer event that your delegates, colleagues and clients will rave about all year.

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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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Business Events Must Consumerize to Survive

EventMB

Skift Take: Audience demographics, needs, and expectations for in-person experiential programs have shifted, engendering many business-to-business events to evolve into more engaging, personalized, consumerized, and ultimately, business-to-consumer event experiences.

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3 biggest problems facing trade show organizers (and how to beat them)

Event Age by Swapcard

The trade show and exhibition industry breathed a collective sigh of relief when global trade show revenues forecasts for 2023 were announced - 87% of pre-pandemic earnings. (How’s that for a comeback? ?) That being said, the storm is far from over. An economic downturn has led to budget cuts, layoffs, and a whole lot of uncertainty. To help you weather the storm, we’ll be presenting the three main challenges you will be facing as a trade show organizer in 2023 and how you can beat them.

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National pet month: 5 Creative ways to incorporate animals into your events.

Expo Pass

May is National Pet Month! It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the special bond between humans and our furry friends (or include animals in your next event). Who doesn’t love getting the chance to cuddle with a puppy or scratch a goat behind the ears? Fun fact: spending time with animals can provide major health benefits such as lower blood pressure and reduced stress.

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New DEI Guide for Event Service Professionals

EventMB

Skift Take: When ESPA started its DEI initiative, some members weren't familiar with what that meant. A newly published guide addresses this challenge.

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Why Meeting Planners Should—and Shouldn’t—Worry About Airline Strikes

MeetingsNet

Pilots are walking the picket line, but odds are that planes will keep flying. Here’s why. Recent news that pilots at American, Southwest, and United airlines are threatening to strike might be fraying the nerves of meeting professionals concerned about their upcoming events. Here’s a wrap-up of the latest news on airline pilot contracts, and some perspective on the possibility of a 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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The “Other” New Normal: How Planners Have Adapted to Remote Working

Eventsforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has indelibly changed the ways in which we live and work. For those in the events sector, the advent and continued popularity of hybrid and remote is undeniably one of the era’s lasting legacies, one which has left a profound mark on the wider industry. Yet deeper still runs the impact of another new normal: remote working. As the results of our white paper have revealed, this practice is now firmly entrenched within the sector’s wider working culture.

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Event Economy Tracker – Q1 2O23, Price Per Head increases 14.7%

Event Industry News

The meetings and events industry in the UK has experienced a rise in the Price Per Head by 14.7% in Q1 of 2023, marginally exceeding inflation, according to the Event Economy Tracker by The Business of Events.

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Instant Booking Apps — Help or Hinderance? 

EventMB

Skift Take: While big-brand hotels and specialized apps tout the advantages of instant booking, the cons may outweigh the pros when it comes to professional event management.

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Event Planner’s Guide To Sustainable Events

Event Smart

Let’s face it, as event planners we all can start thinking more about the environment and how we can reduce our impact on our planet. According to MeetGreen, a conference attendee generates an average of 1.89 kilograms (4.16 pounds) of daily waste.

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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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Coming Soon: Event-Management Software with Strong A.I. Assistance

MeetingsNet

Eventcombo has partnered with a machine-learning institute to create a platform that handles both rote tasks and higher-level duties for planning meetings. In early June, Eventcombo will begin beta testing the latest iteration of its event-management platform, created in partnership with the Alberta Machine Learning Institute to maximize the use of artificial intelligence across the range of duties associated with coordinating business events.

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Project expands leadership team to unlock network power

Event Industry News

Independent, employee-owned network of creative agencies, Project Worldwide, is expanding its leadership team through two key appointments to supercharge the unique platform.

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Going to Bat for Louisville

EventMB

Skift Take: Destination management organizations have fought for years to have a seat at the table, and now they are looking to help instill change in a variety of ways.

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Smart Moves in Florida, Wyoming and More

Smart Meetings

Gavin Bailey Bailey is senior travel industry sales manager for Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. His start in the hospitality industry began more than 20 years ago with Air Jamaica, where he was a lead agent in reservations and irregular operations. He began working with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort in Rose Hall, Jamaica as travel sales industry coordinator.

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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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Barbican to showcase sustainable spring makeover of conference facilities at IMEX 2023

Prestige Events Magazine

The Business Events team at London’s Barbican Centre will be showcasing the latest sustainable upgrades and refurbishment work to its Frobisher event spaces during IMEX 2023. With a high-profile line-up of client events scheduled over the coming months, the spring makeover is poised to offer an enhanced experience for attendees. The Frobisher event spaces boast contemporary designs, with a clean and modern look that enhances the venue’s reputation as a leading venue for conferences,

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Meet in Wales Turns to Renewables

Event Industry News

Meet in Wales has further reinforced its position as a preferred destination for sustainable business events, with the announcement of a series of initiatives that will not only attract ‘green’ leaning businesses and events, but which also incentivise more sustainable events while in Wales.

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Celebrating Best in Class Service at the 2023 Skift Meetings Awards

EventMB

Skift Take: Entries for the inaugural Skift Meetings Awards are well underway, and are set to celebrate the business events industry’s most esteemed suppliers.

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How to Create a Positive and Mindful Workplace Culture

Smart Meetings

Tips for expressing appreciation from a former monk What does it mean to have a mindful culture in the workplace? It can mean many things, but the central component is that employees feel like they’re respected, cared for and that their opinion is valued. A paycheck is good, but it’s not always enough. Here are some key aspects to cultivate and develop a positive workplace environment where employees feel secure and want to go above and beyond the call of duty.

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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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Breaking boundaries: emc3’s unforgettable event explores the frontiers of AI and emerging technologies

Prestige Events Magazine

Global events agency emc3 hosted a groundbreaking event at The Hemlock in San Francisco, focusing on transforming experiences through AI and emerging technologies. The event featured a board of panellists, including speakers from Oracle, Forrester, Astia, and Autodesk, who explored the intersection between humanity and technology and their experiences utilising this disruptive force within their respective industries.

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Media Sales Executive – Event Industry News Limited Retford, Nottinghamshire

Event Industry News

www.eventindustrynews.com: Media Sales Executive Established for over 12 years with 49,000 readers, >100,000 social connections, and 19,000 newsletter subscribers, eventindustrynews.com is the best place to find out the latest news & views for event professionals. We’re looking for a talented Media Sales Executive to join our team in Retford.

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Remote-Work Movement Changing Downtown Atmospheres

MeetingsNet

With office-occupancy rates below 60 percent in many cities, there are fewer dining, entertainment, and other service options than before Covid. Should planners add this factor to their site-selection research? For meetings that take place over a Monday or a Friday in a first- or second-tier city, planners might want to consider hosting an on-site evening event rather than scheduling a free night for attendees to roam around the host city.

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MPI NCC ACE: Less Trade Show; More Idea Exchanges

Smart Meetings

Oakland event prioritized DEIB education MPI Northern California Chapter’s Annual Conference Experience moved to Oakland Marriott City Center from its traditional home in San Francisco this week with a new format. The group pledged to “revolutionize conferences” by “saying goodbye to traditional trade show booths and hello to interactive networking experiences and relevant education.

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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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Event Economy Tracker – Q1 2O23, Price Per Head increases 14.7%

Prestige Events Magazine

Price Per Head for meetings and events up 14.7%, which is above current inflation January and February were slower months, with Q1 ‘saved’ by a strong March Lead times set to remain short Meetings and event business broadly in line with 2019 Delegate sizes have dropped, but there are more meetings and events Data supplied by Venue Performance The meetings and events industry in the UK has experienced a rise in the Price Per Head by 14.7% in Q1 of 2023, marginally exceeding inflation, according t

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Adebola and Toyibat’s Majestic Wedding at The Grand Olympia

EventSource

Love filled the air on Adebola and Toyibat’s special day, as they exchanged vows and began their journey together as one. Expertly planned by Weddings by Sisters , and captured perfectly by F10 Studio , the couple’s wedding day was a breathtaking celebration of their love story. From the radiant beauty of the bride, elevated by the flawless makeup of Ola Glam!

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Science Says: Scents Drive Home a Meeting’s Messages

MeetingsNet

Scent specialist Tiffany Rose Goodyear explains how planners can use fragrance to sharpen or relax attendees’ minds at certain moments while strengthening their memories of an event. As much as meeting planners strive to deliver experiences that leave attendees with strong recollections of an event’s content and interactions, one element that could help achieve that goal is seemingly underutilized.