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the importance of incentive events

SevenEvents

in today’s dynamic corporate landscape, fostering a motivated and engaged workforce is paramount to success, and incentive events play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. these events serve as powerful tools to recognise and reward employee achievements, boosting morale and reinforcing a positive company culture. beyond the immediate gratification of rewards, incentive events create a sense of camaraderie, encouraging teamwork and collaboration. the importance of these events extends be

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7 Steps to Secure Your Event Ticketing Process & Registration

Attendease

Believe it or not, corporate events make prime targets for cybercriminals and bad actors. The event ticketing process is the number one target. Whether running a face-to-face, virtual, or hybrid event , you must safeguard your incumbent technology stack and integrated solutions from attacks. Otherwise, you may be risking sensitive customer data falling into the wrong hands.

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Alexander von Humboldt: A meeting designer way ahead of his time

Conferences that Work

I’m indebted to Martin Sirk for sharing remarkable information about an 1828 conference designed by the German geographer, naturalist, and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Read what follows to discover that Humboldt was also a meeting designer way ahead of his time! Martin Sirk Modern meeting design! Cross-disciplinary. New insights-oriented. Participant-centred.

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Stress at an All-Time High in Events

EventMB

Skift Take: Four out of five event professionals report that their roles have become more stressful today than before the pandemic. Plus, they are not being supported.

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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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Skiddle and the NTIA launch Promoter Fund to support emerging event organisers in Scotland

Skiddle

Continuing our unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of event organisers, we are delighted to unveil our second promoter fund scheme of the year, in collaboration with the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). The initiative, which follows our previous student-focused program in the summer, has this time been specially devised to aid emerging promoters looking to make their mark on the events scene in various cities and towns across Scotland.

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Smart Moves in Hawaii, Half Moon Bay and More

Smart Meetings

Jaye Moreau and Beth Haddock Jaye Moreau (left) and Beth Haddock (right), Kōloa Landing Resort Luxury Kaua’i resort, K ōloa Landing Resort , has appointed Moreau as destination weddings and sales manager. She brings over 10 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing and a specialty in weddings, milestone anniversary celebrations, reunions and more special events.

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In Search of Event Tech Innovation

EventMB

Skift Take: Event Tech Live's 10th edition revealed a challenging landscape for innovation in the event technology sector. Major players are focused on offering all-in-one solutions and offering incremental improvements over groundbreaking changes. The calls for fresh, disruptive ideas are growing louder in a market hungry for true innovation.

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Annie and Oliver’s Enchanting Candlelight Wedding at Park Hyatt Toronto

EventSource

In a world aglow with the soft flicker of candlelight and the whispers of timeless romance, Annie and Oliver’s wedding at Park Hyatt Toronto came to life. With the team at Purple Tree Photography capturing the magic through their lens, and the meticulous planning of Baye Kler from Muse Event Co. , every detail of Annie and Oliver’s wedding executed to perfection.

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The intersection of event design, experience, and artificial intelligence

Event Industry News

In the ever-evolving landscape of event design, technology continues to play a pivotal role in shaping memorable and impactful experiences. The latest episode of our podcast, “The Intersection of Event Design Experience and Artificial Intelligence,” delves into the fascinating world where event design meets cutting-edge technology.

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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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Formula 1 Las Vegas Sees a Successful Inaugural Event

Smart Meetings

Formula 1’s first year shook things up on the Las Vegas Strip In a weekend filled with more drama than your mom’s favorite soap opera, Las Vegas’ inaugural Formula 1 race ended with practice race mishaps , record-level betting numbers and a more than $1 billion economic impact to the city. Big Numbers Las Vegas Grand Prix reported a 315,000-person attendance number over the course of the event.

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Navigating the Legal Middle Ground 

EventMB

Skift Take: Since joining Maritz Global Events in 2017, Jill Blood has tackled everything from international privacy laws to the legality of renting blimps. Blood's artful navigation of the legal middle ground is as thrilling as it is crucial.

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The AI Advantage: Transforming Events for All

Event Age by Swapcard

AI has transcended its sci-fi origins to become a pivotal force in how we work. And the event industry isn’t immune to this shift. AI is transforming how events are conceptualized, executed, and experienced. From enhancing engagement and personalization to streamlining logistics and data analytics, AI is revolutionizing the events industry in ways we could have only dreamed of just a few years ago.

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Elation Proteus™ remains event industry choice for weather-resistant outdoor lighting

Event Industry News

When lighting designers, rental companies and production houses need weatherproof IP-rated lighting fixtures, Elation continues to stand out as the market’s most popular and proven brand. Elation offers a comprehensive range of IP-rated weatherproof lighting with the Proteus name having established itself as the worldwide standard for environmental ingress protected luminaires (IP65/66).

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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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New and Renovated: Did Someone Say Incentive?

Smart Meetings

New Properties and Meeting Space in Some of Europe’s Most Desirable Destinations Building an incentive experience? A small meeting? A corporate retreat? You probably have “find an exciting destination” at the top of your list. These new and renovated spaces offer a variety of options for any one of these types of meetings, but they all check off that essential item: your attendees will be thrilled when they know where they’re headed.

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Event Intelligence Platform Attracts $14M in New Funding

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Skift Take: Investors are betting on Vendelux's AI-powered event intelligence prowess. Can its data-driven foresight redefine event success metrics?

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Catering trends for November: Seasonal menus and creative food ideas.

Expo Pass

The season of food is upon us, planners! It’s the time of gravy-drenched turkey, salty corn, and the sweetest potatoes. While traditional menus are packed with these old favorites, this is your opportunity to break new ground with emerging food trends. 2023 has been an exciting year for food. Sustainability continues to be a priority, and recipe advancements have opened new doors for eco-friendly dishes.

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63% of associations express concern at the ethics of using AI in event organising

Event Industry News

A white paper authored by The Hague & Partners Convention Bureau and Ottawa Tourism will reveal that 63% of global association buyers are either very concerned or slightly concerned about the ethical implications of using AI in event organising, when it launches next month.

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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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Top Meeting Profs Share Stories of Gratitude

Smart Meetings

As the year winds down to the close, and the holiday season takes center stage, it’s prime time to look back at the past year: all its ups, all its downs, all its successes and moments of joy. Smart Meetings heard from industry leaders as they shared what they are grateful for—in their lives, as well as in their illustrious careers. Alongside sharing all they had to be grateful for, these professionals spoke to how they each take the time to practice gratitude and relish in the joy of their live

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Iceland Volcano Concerns Won’t Stop Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: Iceland has experienced more than 2,000 mini-earthquakes with a volcano close to erupting on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Meetings and conferences in the country have yet to be impacted.

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Navigating Rising F&B Costs: Planners Weigh In

MeetingsNet

With costs moving stubbornly higher, meeting planners must be proactive and creative to stay within their F&B budget. A panel of planning veterans at the IMEX America show shared their strategies and tactics. It’s no secret that costs for just about every element of meetings and events shot up in 2023—and even the slowing inflation rate probably won’t be enough to head off further event-cost hikes in 2024.

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Church House, Westminster: A Venue for All

Event Industry News

We are a historic and iconic venue located in the heart of London. We believe that events should be accessible for all, and as such have ensured our spaces reflect that. Our beautiful Grade II listed building has stunning heritage features, yet modern facilities and amenities, enabling inclusive events.

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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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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Melva LaJoy Legrand, CMP

Smart Meetings

“My mother [Joyce] and late father, Melvin, always believed that I was meant for something greater, and that there would be room for my leadership, my Blackness and my approach. They instilled in me a relentless belief that I belonged at the table—and, trust me, I needed their unconditional love and support,” says Melva LaJoy Legrand, CMP. Legrand is the founder and CEO of LaJoy Plans , a Washington, D.C. event planning firm that organizes custom events for mission-focused organizations and indi

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Formula 1 Puts Las Vegas on a Global Stage

EventMB

Skift Take: The Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix was the biggest event in the history of Las Vegas. What does this mean for groups?

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Global Brand Experience Agency 2LK Transitions to Employee Ownership

Exhibitor Magazine

As revealed today in The Drum, 2LK, one of the world's leading independent brand experience agencies, has announced it has transitioned from direct ow.

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Events Worth Exalting

Special Events

A look at the 2023 Gala Award finalists and the inspiring award ceremony

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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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Conference Reimagines Downtown by Expanding Beyond Chicago’s ‘Loop’

PCMA Convene

When IDA, which was founded in 1955 as the International Downtown Association , announced that the Chicago Loop Alliance was co-hosting IDA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Marketplace, it might have seemed a safe bet that the event would stay within the boundaries of the 35 downtown blocks encircled by the city’s elevated trains, an area nicknamed “the Loop” more than a century ago.

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San Francisco Displaces Unhoused for APEC Summit

EventMB

Skift Take: The City’s efforts to spruce up its appearance before a global audience included hastily shoving the homeless out of sight and out of mind. Will other California cities grappling with homelessness follow suit?

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Event Sustainability Live first edition a huge success

Event Industry News

Event Sustainability Live (ESL) ran down the right-hand side of the big London ExCeL space it shares with Event Tech Live (ETL) with green thinking throughout, from the Trees Not Tees campaign logo to the Main Stage housed in a spectacular Evolution Dome and sponsored by GES.