Sat.Mar 09, 2024 - Fri.Mar 15, 2024

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Engaging Through Gratitude: How to Thank Event Volunteers

Attendease

Volunteers are crucial to event success. With so many moving parts, you can’t be everywhere at once. Volunteers make events a positive, engaging experience for attendees from the moment they approach the check-in desk to when they find their seats. Not to mention, your tech volunteers work behind the scenes of hybrid and virtual events to troubleshoot and keep the event running smoothly.

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eXTwitter gets desperate

Conferences that Work

In the last two weeks, eXTwitter has become increasingly desperate to show you ads. Here’s what Elon did—and how to avoid ads completely. We know eXTwitter was losing money before Elon bought it in late 2022 and took it private. Forbes reports that usage of ExTwitter dropped 30% in 2023. And though we no longer have public information on profitability, eXTwitter’s revenue shows a continued decline.

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Thomas Reiser: The Evolution of Association Management

EventMB

Skift Take: Associations are at a critical crossroads in redefining their value to members. Thomas Reiser shares his blueprint for revitalizing the relevance of medical societies in the post-pandemic era.

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~Pourri Brings the ‘Funk’ to SXSW 2024 with Cheeky Activations and NFC Technology

Event Marketer

“We have been really pushing toward owning not just a bathroom category with Poo~Pourri, but the rebranding of us being ~Pourri, which is a household name for any product that can touch odors… Then on top of that, we had an opportunity with Rolling Stone to partner together with SXSW to make this a really experiential marketing year for us. We felt like we had all the right products, we were making the right movements.

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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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Best Practices for Hosting a Webinar Event

Attendease

Webinars have become an increasingly popular event format for organizations of all sizes. Compared to in-person events, webinars provide a flexible, convenient, and cost-effective way to reach a broader audience. However, hosting a successful webinar that engages your target audience takes thoughtful planning and preparation. Whether you’re hosting your first ever webinar or looking to improve your existing webinar strategy, following these best practices is key to running an event that de

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Workplace Bullying Allegations Roil Tourism Diversity Matters

EventMB

Skift Take: The nonprofit Tourism Diversity Matters faces a scandal involving workplace bullying – its executive director has been fired, and the organization's founder and president has stepped down.

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From flooding to stampedes: How to mitigate and manage risk at major events

Event Industry News

Written by Michael Gardiner, Special Risks Analyst, Healix The last ten years has seen all manner of major events affected by extreme weather, terrorism, political unrest and poorly managed health and safety, leading to injury and even loss of life.

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Church House, Westminster Adopts Cutting-edge Carbon-saving LED Lights

Prestige Events Magazine

In a significant step towards sustainability, Church House, Westminster, has embraced state-of-the-art LED lighting technology to reduce its carbon footprint. The iconic venue, known for hosting diverse events and gatherings, has transitioned to energy-efficient LED lighting systems, marking a commitment to environmental stewardship. The installation of these carbon-saving LED lights is a strategic move by Church House, Westminster, aligning with their dedication to both historic preservation an

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How to build a content marketing machine that resonates with customers

Planning Pod

Does your content marketing strategy feel suspiciously like throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks? You’re not alone. Creating an effective content strategy to market your events business can take up a massive amount of your valuable time. And it’s easy to get discouraged if you’re too focused on minutiae rather than details that produce tangible results.

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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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MPI Builds Bridges in Luxembourg

EventMB

Skift Take: MPI gathered its European community in Luxembourg, a new destination for most participants. The annual conference was an opportunity to build bridges between different groups.

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Hilton Purchases Graduate Hotel Brand for $210 Million

Smart Meetings

Acquisition accelerates growth of lifestyle market Thursday, Hilton announced it had agreed to purchase the Graduate Hotel brand for $210 million. The deal gives Hilton rights to 35 properties in college towns across the U.S. These properties will operate under long-term Hilton franchise agreements, but will Nashville-based AJ Capital Partners will continue to serve as owner.

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Historic renovation and expansion of Rhodes House completed and welcomed into the Venues of Excellence Consortium

Prestige Events Magazine

Venues of Excellence (VOE), the UK’s leading consortium for independent venues, prides itself on its collection of diverse, unique and historic venues, and its latest addition Rhodes House is no exception. This is one of the most exciting brand-new conference and event spaces to be launched in the UK and is providing spaces to bring people together for discussions, collaboration, celebrations, delicious food and good company.

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Angie and Ronel’s Opulent Wedding at The Arlington Estate

EventSource

The love story of Angie and Ronel, high school sweethearts who grew up together and have been each other’s best friends for over a decade, unfolds like a modern fairy tale. Their journey culminated in a dreamy Parisian proposal under the Eiffel Tower, a moment that laid the foundation for an opulent wedding orchestrated by the talented team at Designed Dream Events and artfully captured by Purple Tree Photography.

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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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Venetian Macao Refreshes Cotai Arena to Meet Event Demand

EventMB

Skift Take: Already the largest events operator in Macau, Sands is extending its offering with an upgraded 15,000-seat arena.

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How to Cultivate a State of Play at Events

Smart Meetings

Visit California demonstrated the power of the ultimate playground Play isn’t just for kids anymore. In fact, according to the National Institute for Play (NIFP) based in Carmel Valley, California, feeling playful is seriously important for a healthy life. Incorporating play in an event also makes business sense. “Play is an antidote to stress and a foundation for wellness,” according to NIFP researchers, who have partnered with Visit California to share their findings.

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The Business of Events Publishes Plan of Activity for 2024/5

Prestige Events Magazine

The Business of Events (TBOE), the Think Tank and Advocacy Network for the global events sector, has today published its Plan of Activity for 2024/5. The plan, which begins on 01 April, will see a significantly expanded schedule of work and activity as the next 12 months is set to be a critical year for the global events economy, with several high-profile elections taking place around the world.

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Live from SXSW 2024: Six Brands Catalyzing Connections in Austin

Event Marketer

The 38 th edition of the SXSW Conference and Festivals in Austin is officially underway, providing nine jam-packed days (March 8-16) of sessions, music and comedy showcases, film and tv screenings, exhibitions, tech competitions, awards ceremonies—oh yeah, and killer experiential marketing activations. Brands are peppered across the city this week, with some activating as official sponsors, and others in town to reap the benefits of engaging a massive audience of creatives and techies.

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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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10 Delicious Mocktails to Elevate Your Events

EventMB

Skift Take: Here are some flavorful mocktail creations perfect for providing booze-free drink options at event receptions and cocktail parties.

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F&B Smart Moves in Lake Tahoe, Miami Beach and More

Smart Meetings

Cherry Tsui and Allison Wells Cherry Tsui (left) and Allison Wells (right), InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue The InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue expands its F&B team with experienced culinary professionals. Tsui fills the role of director of food and beverage, bringing over two decades of experience in luxury hospitality. She is a French and European-trained culinary expert, and earned her hospitality degree in Switzerland.

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event:decision expands team following strong start to 2024

Prestige Events Magazine

Laura Robinson joins event:decisions growing team as Head of Sustainable Event Operations from her role as Head of Events and Marketing at the Royal College of Physicians. Matt Grey from event:decision said of the appointment, “Laura’s knowledge and experience in both sustainability and events will be invaluable to event:decision as the business continues to scale in both proposition and geography.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Mastercard, White Claw, PUMA and More Tee Up Winning Fan Experiences

Event Marketer

“If you talk to any golf person who works in the business, Thursday tickets are usually a hard sell because people can get away with getting off work Friday, but on Thursday, it’s typically the hardcore golf fan who comes out. So we were thinking, ‘What can we do with this [Throwback Thursday] event that attracts those fans, leverages our partners and gives them a good experience?

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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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New York Mansion Opens Its Doors to Meetings and Events

EventMB

Skift Take: This members-only social club has built a thriving business catering to top-tier meetings and events.

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Spring Break! Far Out Incentive Destinations

Smart Meetings

Take a further trip for more reward in Spring, 2024 With travel continuing to open up and return to natural form after years of Covid, the world is once again an oyster for meeting professionals looking for an international incentive trip or executive retreat that will be memorable and expand geographical and cultural horizons of attendees. With “experiences” continuing to be the key word of the meetings and events industry, Smart Meetings has compiled a list of exotic and international destinat

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An evening at the London Stadium

Prestige Events Magazine

London Stadium Meetings & Events team would like to welcome you to their venue showcase on the 27th March between 5-8pm. Located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, you will be able to explore the unique and versatile event spaces boasting views of the city, as well as the famous stadium and pitch home to West Ham United FC and sell-out concerts and events.

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Five Trending Topics Around Sustainable Exhibits and Trade Show Experiences

Event Marketer

Questions about sustainability in booth design often trigger two responses: We’ve been doing it for a while (aluminum structures, rentals, recycling carpet) and Clients don’t want to pay for it. Both of those are true—sometimes—but as companies of all sizes adopt the 2050 net zero climate goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, they’re starting to take real steps across their events and exhibits.

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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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Lead Generation: Essential Tips & Tools for Exhibition Success

Event Age by Swapcard

As an event organizer, your role extends well beyond the logistics of space setup and schedule management. You stand as the crucial link between exhibitors and attendees, tasked with generating qualified leads for exhibitors and meaningful networking opportunities for attendees.

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New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Hits Record-level Clean Up

Smart Meetings

New Orleans’ recycling initiative makes huge impact in its second year Roughly one million people visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras annually. While this is an estimate to be proud of, there was once another number organizers used—and were proud of—to track the visitation of the event: amounts of waste produced. “There was a time 20 years ago where the success of Mardi Gras was measured in how much trash was created,” says Walt Ledger III, CEO of New Orleans & Company.

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The QEII Centre strengthens leadership team with two new female directors

Prestige Events Magazine

Leading London events venue, The QEII Centre , has strengthened its director team with the appointment of Elena Gurgul as Sales and Marketing Director and EeLain Ong as Finance Director. With the addition of the two new hires, the senior leadership team for the world-renowned meetings and exhibitions centre is now 60 per cent female. Elena joins the venue as Sales and Marketing Director from Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport, where she re-launched the hotel post-pandemic, built a brand-new cor

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