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15 Best Event Registration Software Picks to Boost Sign-ups

Eventmobi

While check-in represents the official beginning of an attendee’s event experience, registration is the true kick-off to your event. This process gives attendees their first glimpse into your event and how it will be run. When you provide an efficient event registration experience, you make a great first impression on attendees and get them excited for what’s to come.

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Why A Sustained Events Program Outweighs One Big Event

Attendease

Moving away from “one event to rule them all” Hosting “one big event” is often seen as the pinnacle of corporate event planning. Splashy annual events generate immense excitement and engagement, often bringing a short-term economic and publicity boost to the city they’re hosting in. However, there are downsides to putting all of your event eggs into one basket.

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Event Industry Forecast 2024

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Explore the trends, innovations, and strategic insights shaping 2024’s events landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiast, this report is your gateway to understanding the pulse of the events world in 2024. Our State of the Industry Report 2024 will serve you as a powerful resource to improve your event planning, get more impact out of your events, and just stay ahead of the game!

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Don’t keep me a secret!

Conferences that Work

Don’t keep me a secret! For over thirty years I’ve been making clients’ conferences significantly better, for about the cost of a conference coffee break. How? I make conferences better by dramatically increasing attendee satisfaction. Increasing attendee satisfaction increases the effectiveness of the event for all stakeholders: attendees, sponsors, and event owners.

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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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Marriott Shares Event Trend Predictions for 2024

EventMB

Skift Take: Another glance into the crystal ball for events in 2024 this time by Marriott International predicts a few grand trends including the return of large meetings, appealing to Gen Z, an ongoing bleisure love story among others.

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A Win in the Fight Against Conference Scammers

MeetingsNet

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a rule allowing it to take scammers to court—including those who fraudulently use conference names, logos, and mailing lists—and seek financial penalties. “Advocacy works!” said Tommy Goodwin, FASAE, CAE, PMP, CMP, vice president of the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance, applauding both the Federal Trade Commission for finalizing an anti-impersonation fraud rule and the many business event industry organizations that advocated for it.

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TeamTogs: Service driven branding & merchandise with strong origins in global events

Event Industry News

In this episode of the Event Industry News Podcast, host James Dixon is joined by Karen Saragoussi, Founder and Director of TeamTogs. Celebrating their 20th year in November 2023, TeamTogs was founded with the aim of creating merch and apparel specifically for events and brand activations.

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The Subtle Art of Event Engagement

EventMB

Skift Take: The true success of any event hinges on one crucial factor — engagement. It cannot be forced; however, it must be cultivated by carefully weaving it into the fabric of an event.

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75 Event Ideas to Inspire Your Next Event

Attendease

Event planning is no small feat, especially when it comes to corporate meetings and functions. A successful event requires thoughtful organization, creative vision, and seamless execution. But dreaming up unique, inspiring themes and event ideas takes time and imagination. When you’re already overwhelmed with planning the logistics, it can be a challenge to brainstorm something that will wow your attendees.

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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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Steven Bartlett lecture series to begin at Central Hall Westminster’s upgraded Great Hall

Prestige Events Magazine

Steven Bartlett, the entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author and host of hit podcast The Diary of A CEO, is to kick off his new international lecture series at Central Hall Westminster next month. Bartlett, who toured The Diary of A CEO to sold-out audiences in 2022, will grace the stage of the enhanced Great Hall on March 11, 12 and 18 to deliver tailor-made talks on entrepreneurship.

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Emilia and Eric’s Stunning Wedding at The Great Hall

EventSource

In the gentle morning light, Emilia’s excitement filled the room as she prepared to step into her exquisite wedding dress from The Modern Bride , a vision of bridal elegance. Surrounding her were her beloved bridesmaids, their laughter and shared moments infusing the air with joy. Together, they created a beautiful tapestry of support and friendship, preparing for a day filled with love and cherished memories, all beautifully captured by Jessilynn Wong Photography.

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Diversity Without Inclusivity Won’t Benefit Your Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: If your meetings are not inclusive and attendees don't feel respected, valued, or emotionally safe, they may disengage. Diversity, for diversity's sake, is not enough.

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Our Report from Super Bowl LVIII: Brands Hit the Jackpot with Experiential

Event Marketer

15 winning brand activations that hyped up NFL Fans and Las Vegas locals Up and down the Las Vegas Strip, excitement for Super Bowl LVIII—in one of the most active event and tourist cities—was in the air. Everywhere you looked, there was a football visual in sight, whether it was a ginormous projection display of Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers players on the side of Caesars Palace or a replica Lombardi Trophy in a hotel lobby.

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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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XSEM makes first significant hires of 2024

Prestige Events Magazine

Brand engagement agency, XSEM has strengthened its team for 2024 with the appointment of a newly-created role of director of events. Caroline Medcalf, who arrives at XSEM with a wealth of hospitality and events experience says the lure of working with an internationally-recognised organisation with their base in the North of England was a huge draw for her.

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Breaking Tradition and Being Inclusive: A 2024 Meetings and Events Outlook

Smart Meetings

A 2024 meetings outlook from Marriott International’s Julius Robinson Julius Robinson Editor’s Note : Julius Robinson, Marriott International’s chief sales and marketing officer for the United States and Canada, provides the top meetings and events trends and priorities that will shape the hospitality industry in 2024 as seen as several Marriott properties across the United States and Canada.

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200 Fresh Event Catering Ideas

EventMB

Skift Take: Attendees want amazing Instagram-worthy food displays AND exquisite tastes. This article will help you master both areas with 200 ideas to get them talking, sharing, and eating.

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INVNT further expands service offerings in event management sector, reinforcing industry leadership

Event Industry News

INVNT, the global leader in live brand storytelling, is proud to announce the continued expansion of its service offerings within the event management sector. This strategic enhancement includes a comprehensive suite of services encompassing logistics, operations planning, and project management, aimed at delivering unparalleled experiences for both physical and virtual audiences worldwide.

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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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2024 Food & Beverage Trends to Inspire Your Event Menus

Event Marketer

If it feels like you’ve suddenly become surrounded by foodies, you’re not alone. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2024 “ What’s Hot Culinary Forecast ,” social media is influencing how consumers cook, eat and interact with restaurants. And it’s now an essential ingredient to culinary professionals’ work, whether it’s incorporating social media trends into dishes or using social media to send a dish viral.

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Smart Moves in Albuquerque, Denver and More

Smart Meetings

Cara Banasch Cara Banasch, ConferenceDirect Banash is appointed senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ConferenceDirect. She will oversee sales, strategy and implementation of the company’s Strategic Meetings Management Program. Wenks holds over 20 years of experience in executive hospitality leadership, most recently serving as vice president of the sales organization for Omni Hotels.

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Martha Donato: Cultivating Community Through Creativity

EventMB

Skift Take: Martha Donato, founder and President of MAD Event Management, has been orchestrating events and conferences for nearly three decades. Community, collaboration, and connection are the focal points of all she does.

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The Worst Event Deposit Practices We’ve Seen and What To Do Instead

Planning Pod

When it comes to deposit practices, we’ve heard it all – from accepting deposits via paper check to manually compiling credit card information in a spreadsheet – and we’ve advised thousands of events businesses on how to do better. Our team invests large amounts of time in getting to know our clients and helping them build sustainable and secure growth practices.

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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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Celebrating a Century

Canadian Special Events

Dustin Westling and his team at OneWest Event Design breathed new life into an old theme, blending visual brand elements to create a fresh experience for attendees at this brilliant event nominated for Best Event Design/ Decor $50,000 – $150,000 at the 2023 Canadian Event Awards. In the aftermath of a year where events were scarce, the revival of gatherings in 2022 sparked a surge in requests for Roaring Twenties-themed occasions.

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New and Renovated: Innovators, Go International!

Smart Meetings

Venues around the world reveal groundbreaking debuts Pioneering venues make the meeting world go round. Luxury like you so far have only imagined pops up in new and renovated hotels and venues in Tokyo, coastal Mexico and London. Certainly, these spaces are beautiful; but beyond beautiful, they are innovative, thoughtful, and are pioneering what a meeting destination can be.

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Building a CSR Strategy for Success

EventMB

Skift Take: Creating a successful CSR strategy can be tricky for planners, but staying aware of certain details can ensure a meaningful experience.

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The Fight Against Conference Scammers Has New Teeth

MeetingsNet

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a rule allowing it to take scammers to court—including those who fraudulently use conference names, logos, and mailing lists—and seek financial penalties. “Advocacy works!” said Tommy Goodwin, FASAE, CAE, PMP, CMP, vice president of the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance, applauding both the Federal Trade Commission for finalizing an anti-impersonation fraud rule and the many business event industry organizations that advocated for it.

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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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Ideas from Fashion Trade Shows: Five Exhibit Style Touches

Event Marketer

When Informa Market’s MAGIC , Project and Sourcing at MAGIC apparel trade shows come to Las Vegas, it’s all senses, all the time. Djs are spinning records in the hallways and in the lounge areas. Scents that remind you of a vacation (and a little holiday romance?) fill the air. The bubbly is flowing only to be punctuated by shots of espresso. The fact that business is done, and the shows were buzzing, is almost surprising.

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Well-Done Meetings

Smart Meetings

Avoiding wellness washing and incorporating holistic well-being into meetings Wellness is on every planner’s mind these days—with it, come concerns of “wellness washing.” The term comes from “green washing,” which is when a business or organization markets and presents itself as sustainable to a higher degree than it actually engages in sustainable practices.

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Convene Adds Hotel Room Block Sourcing

EventMB

Skift Take: Convene is looking beyond offering premium meeting and event venues in the U.S. and UK. Through a new partnership, it now offers complimentary hotel room block sourcing.

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