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Looking for Corporate Holiday Event Ideas?

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As the holiday season fast approaches, the anticipation for corporate holiday parties and festive events is on the rise. Whether it’s an end-of-year celebration, a team-building affair, or a well-deserved break for your employees, planning a memorable corporate holiday event is a priority. To stay ahead and ensure your event stands out, exploring the latest trends and innovative ideas becomes crucial.

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The Future Of Conferences Is Unconferences

Conferences that Work

Meetings and conferences are perhaps one of the most important fundamental ways in which people come together and change happens. Yet this topic is rarely the focus of much academic study. So I’m pleased to discover an academic research article paper about unconference — especially since its title is: The Future Of Conferences Is Unconferences !

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How to Plan a Conference: 12 Steps for a Memorable & Successful Conference

Eventmobi

With so many moving parts to juggle, planning a conference can seem like a daunting task. But pulling it off can be incredibly rewarding–both for your organizations and your attendees! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through how to plan a conference from A to Z. We’ll cover everything from budgeting and marketing to finding sponsors and speakers to reporting and analytics.

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Evaluating Event Management Software Companies: The Onboarding Process

Attendease

The onboarding process is a critical part of implementing a new event software platform. A well-executed process can help you get up and running quickly and efficiently, understand the software’s features and functionality, import your existing data and settings, and train your staff how to use the software. Unfortunately, not all event management software companies offer a high-quality onboarding experience.

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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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In the Spotlight: How Tech is Mastering Influencer Events

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In recent years, the Tech industry is turning to influencer events to connect brands to culture. Top brands like TikTok, Meta, Google, Apple and Amazon are leaning into these types of events to take the brand to the next level and drive business. Here are three examples. 3 examples of how tech industry is mastering influencer events 1) TikTok mastering influencer events to build community with diverse creators across different cities.

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A December to Remember: How to Plan a Holiday Party that’s Worth People’s Time

TicketBud

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to tie your organization to a special celebration or tradition, but there’s a lot of competition in getting your audiences to commit their time, money and energy to your event. The end of the year brings on a frenzy of work parties, friend and family get-togethers, school events, holiday shopping and more. Creating an event that breaks through all the noise takes careful planning and execution, with great consideration about your audiences’ time, preferen

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Lightmedia Displays: Illuminating the Event Industry with Cutting-Edge LED Screens and Production Services

Event Industry News

In the dynamic world of event production, the ability to captivate and engage audiences is paramount. Since 1997, Lightmedia Displays has been at the forefront of this industry, providing state-of-the-art LED screens and production services that have revolutionised the way events are experienced.

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How the Coke AI Studio is Blazing a Bubbly Trail for Personalized Engagement

Event Marketer

Coke’s AI Studio experience gives festivalgoers an opportunity to create their own pop star identity. Generative AI is still uncharted territory, but Coca-Cola dipped its toes in the water over the summer with the launch of the Coke AI Studio, an extension of its Coke Studio global music platform. The new AI-powered festival experience transforms music fans into pop stars and hit shows like Gov Ball, Lollapalooza, Osheaga and the brand’s proprietary Sips & Sounds festival over the summ

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Australia on Its Way To Full Recovery

EventMB

Skift Take: Australia's significant investment in infrastructural growth during the Covid pandemic is paying off. New hotels and venues await business event attendees keen to experience Aussie hospitality.

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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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Welcome To Skiddle: Bournemouth Reggae Weekender

Skiddle

It gives us enormous pleasure to welcome another fantastic festival experience to Skiddle, the Bournemouth Reggae Weekender. A vibrant 3-day extravaganza, celebrating rich African-Caribbean heritage, this immersive event promotes a diverse offering of entertainment. In between live performances from a list of incredible local talents and established international acts, guests are encouraged to embark on a mission of cultural exploration, with an array of artisan traders and craft stands on site

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Event Registration with Purpose and Results in Mind

Event Industry News

Validar was founded in 2005 based upon our Founders experience as a receiver of data from events. He used to manage a large sales team for a public company, and recognised an opportunity to help Event Marketers better understand and articulate their true value.

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Could Event Freelancers Save 2024 Meetings?

Smart Meetings

A Survey Exploring the Motivations and Values of Independent Planners Might Help Lean Planning Teams Elevate Events The future of events is a little unpredictable, to say the least. Predictions of a recession and headlines about military and health crises seem to pop up every day. That leaves companies hesitant to plan too far ahead or even fully staff their event teams.

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MPI Expands Into Eastern Canada With Event Acquisition 

EventMB

Skift Take: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has expanded into Eastern Canada by acquiring an industry event originally created by its three largest chapters in the region.

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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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How Canine Wellness Brand Get Joy Saved New York City’s Beloved Halloween Dog Parade

Event Marketer

“There were a lot of frustrated New Yorkers and dog lovers that had been a part of this parade and feel that this iconic event in New York City is so critical for both themselves and their companions. So it didn’t take us long to raise our hand. Anytime we see that joy is threatened and dog wellness is at risk, we tend to lean forward into it and say, ‘How can we help?

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Daniel and Rachel’s Vibrant Boho-Chic Mid-Century Modern Barn Wedding at Cambium Farms

EventSource

Daniel and Rachel’s vibrant barn wedding showcased a captivating blend of boho-chic style and mid-century modern design. With expert planning and design by Mad Bash Group , the couple transformed the rustic charm of the barn into a colourful and whimsical space, harmonizing beautifully with the weathered barn boards. Against this backdrop, Lori Waltenbury ‘s photography captured the essence of their unique celebration, where the fusion of mid-century modern aesthetics and bohemian fl

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Associations: Who is Your Customer?

StraussCA

Who is your customer? How straight forward and easy a question is this for your association? For some associations, this is easy, members. For others it isn’t as simple, so Boards need to stop, assess, and ask this important question. Associations spend money on strategic planning. Post pandemic, strategic planning has become very important to many associations to help guide them in dealing with the realities of life after the pandemic in their sectors.

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The Future of Destination Organizations

EventMB

Skift Take: Destination organizations are constantly evolving. Destinations International is helping them thrive by helping them keep track of new trends and develop strategies to address challenges and opportunities.

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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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Four Sponsorship Tactics Chase Leveraged at the US Open to Increase Engagement

Event Marketer

“We definitely root ourselves in data points, and in order to inform the objectives and the creative, use prior years’ research results across our brands’ metrics, paid media and customer sentiment and really try and start from a point of data and be able to set some benchmarks and goals that we want to meet or exceed and then build a plan against those.

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The Benefits of Social Media Influencer Marketing

The Castle Group

If social media and marketing are a part of your job, chances are you’ve worked with influencers at some point to promote a product or service for your company or client. If you haven’t, now is the time to start. Out of 2 billion active Instagram users , more than 500,000 are influencers, and nearly half of Instagram users say they use Instagram to shop weekly.

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Giving Back Through Golf

Smart Meetings

Fundraising on the Fairways Some might say that golf is more than a game; it’s a lifestyle. People make a career out of their love of golf. Many travel the world to play at different courses. Some simply sneak in a round whenever they get the chance—whether it’s to unwind and focus on hitting their shot, to spend time with friends and family or to support their community by giving back and participating in a charitable tournament.

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Meetings and Conventions Grapple with Gun Violence

EventMB

Skift Take: Keeping attendees safe and secure is the focus of all meetings and conventions, but a rise in gun violence is making that more difficult.

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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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How Vox Media Revamped its Ultramodern Code Conference in SoCal

Event Marketer

“We brought our first-ever AI Studio into the conference this year, and that was a great opportunity for us to introduce attendees to diving deeper into the topic, the demos and interactive experiences. So they’re not just hearing about what’s happening in the industry, they’re getting to see it, touch it, feel it, move around it.” –Tara Reilly, VP-Experiential and Partnerships, Vox Media A trio of tech journalists served as event co-hosts this year, replacing veter

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Special Event Pricing: The In-Depth Guide

Social Tables

Event venue owners understand that pricing is one of the most critical factors to consider when it comes to attracting clients and increasing revenue. Special event pricing is especially crucial since events such as weddings, corporate functions, and other unique occasions often require a custom pricing strategy to meet the client’s expectations and budget.

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Incentive Travel: Interactive Connection is the Name of the Game

Smart Meetings

Walking tours provide distinct experiential learning that you can’t get any other way As incentive travel continues to be a critical tool for retaining and motivating talent, planners are looking for ways to make excursions more meaningful and memorable. One of the simplest ways to do so is by employing a local organized walking tour. Smart Meetings spoke with representatives from three leading walking tour companies about how tours can help to truly transform a meeting experience.

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Encore Promotes Belonging Through Its Immersive Experiences

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Skift Take: Encore showcased how intentional event design and high-level production can create inclusive experiences that help give attendees a sense of belonging.

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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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Business Resilience in the Age of Uncertainty

Special Events

Six strategies to grow a sustainable business that can withstand every curve ball in life and leave you stronger on the other side.

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DRPG announce closure of CMD Fireworks and Pyrotechnics

Event Industry News

DRPG have announced the closure of CMD (Corporate Media Displays), the brand responsible for pyrotechnics, fireworks and large outdoor displays for the group over the last ten years.

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Southwest Commits to Groups with Simplified Booking, Investment in Routes and People

Smart Meetings

One of the announcements at IMEX that may have flown under the radar but could help streamline business travel in the future was Southwest Airlines’ Business Assist Portal. Dave Harvey, vice president and chief sales officer for the airline, explained that the new product makes booking and/or changing names for group flights—something that could have taken weeks of manual confirmations, approvals and information gathering in the past—a self-service task with the potential to be condensed into a