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Does Your Appearance Matter When Hosting a Webinar?

Attendease

In recent years, professional communication has undergone a significant transformation. According to industry reports, virtual events have increased almost 1000% since the beginning of 2020, and webinars have become a powerful platform for knowledge sharing and networking. Previously, we’ve discussed tips on how to host your first webinar , covering steps such as developing content and spreading the word about your event.

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How Compression is Reshaping the Meetings Industry

EventMB

Skift Take: The number of potential dates to host meetings and conferences has shrunk making it difficult for budget-conscious groups to compete for peak days. In addition, there are compression issues for space that groups must contend with.

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The Anti-Diet Movement on Display at an Event for Dieticians

PCMA Convene

Nutrition experts caution that the anti-diet movement is “hurting people at risk of health problems related to excess weight and a poor diet,” according to a recent story in The Washington Post. In March, I wrote about new research suggesting that the oft-recommended practice of intermittent fasting — abstaining from eating for 16 hours during the day — is actually detrimental to your health.

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Knock, Knock … Are Your Attendees’ Rooms Secure?

MeetingsNet

Electronic hotel-room keycards with a security vulnerability puts a new risk-management issue on planners’ plates. A meeting professional’s responsibilities are far reaching, but they haven’t typically required knowledge of the host hotel’s guest-room door keycard system. That’s changed. A flaw with Dormakaba’s Saflok electronic lock—which are installed on several million doors in more than 13,000 locations (mostly hotels)—makes them relatively easy to hack.

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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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GMID 2024: Events Scheduled for Global Meetings Industry Day

Smart Meetings

Meetings planners converge to share their experiences April 11th, 2024, marks the annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) where meeting professionals all over the world will be able to share and learn from each other about the importance of the meetings industry on a global scale. Smart Meetings chatted with Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of U.S.

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Courtney and William’s Warm Rustic Wedding at Steam Whistle Brewery

EventSource

Courtney and William’s wedding at Steam Whistle Brewery was a picture-perfect affair filled with romantic and intimate memories: from the beautiful mother-daughter moments, to the infusion of the couple’s respective cultures, this wedding is the perfect example of why incorporating personal touches is SO important to your wedding day! Every detail of their memorable day was captured by Eric Cheng Photography – you’ll absolutely love it!

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Venue Contracts for AV, Electric, and Internet: Read the Fine Print

MeetingsNet

A veteran production manager gives advice on what to look for and how to make changes in a property’s agreements before you sign. Planners: Do not sign venue contracts for event production, electrical services, internet access, and support services until you read the full document—especially if you are bringing in an outside audiovisual company for the event, which usually results in extra conditions and raises prices for certain elements.

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Diary of a Conference and Meeting Planner

Coterie Spark

Why should you hire conference and meeting planners? There are many reasons, but today we’re going to discuss the surprises you’d have to manage if there weren’t hired professionals to assist. That’s because even the most meticulously planned events require a last-minute change (or two). Experienced conference and meeting planners, however, allow you to focus on the important stuff: VIPs, attendees, speakers.

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Brandlive Acquires Notified’s Virtual Events Business

EventMB

Skift Take: Brandlive is acquiring Notified's virtual event and webinar business, but Notified is holding on to the version of the tool used for sensitive investor relations calls.

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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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A/B testing: Best practices and tools for marketing your event business

Planning Pod

A/B testing, or split testing, is a cornerstone of data-driven marketing for any growing business. It allows you to compare two versions of a marketing asset and see which performs better. For busy event professionals, A/B testing is easy to overlook. It takes time, intentionality, and effort. But we promise you…it’s worth it. In what you learn through A/B testing, you can: Increase your conversion rates Boost return on investment (ROI) Make data-driven decisions Improve the user experienc

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Satisfy Exhibitors and Sponsors through Collaboration and Tough Love

MeetingsNet

For the Association of Proposal Management Professionals’ annual meeting, financial success comes from being stingy with space but generous with consultation plus pre-event exposure. There’s no doubt that any association’s leadership team would be supremely happy if their 2023 annual meeting had 20 percent more attendees than in the pre-Covid benchmark year of 2019.

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New and Renovated: Bigger and Better Than Ever

Smart Meetings

Unique venues for meetings with charm From coast to coast, meeting venues and hotels renovate and debut expanded, redesigned meeting spaces. The distinct character of each of these new and renovated properties is certain to inspire, whether you’re meeting in stylish New York, bright and bustling New Orleans or spectacular, serene southwest Washington.

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Keep it Simple, Speakers 

EventMB

Skift Take: Keynote speakers and other presenters provide much of the draw for events but getting the intro wrong can potentially kill the vibe.

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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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CHS announces strategic partnership with RefTech for four shows over two years

Event Industry News

CHS Events, a leading event organiser, is announcing the development of its long-standing partnership with RefTech, an award-winning provider of event registration solutions.

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Destination Management Company Showcase

SmartMeetings

DMCs are an untapped resource for meeting profs A Destination Management Company (DMC) could be the secret ingredient for meeting professionals cooking up their next event. These destination partners are dedicated event professionals who have expert local knowledge of their areas and can connect meeting producers with the resources they need to meet their strategic goals.

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Meeting of the Minds: Discover Professional Growth Secrets

Smart Meetings

On this episode of Meeting of the Minds, Smart Meetings is joined by Jaclyn Bernstein, president and owner of Empire Force Events, and Alexis Dick, an event planner at HARDI. The two professionals discussed not only how to build networks and maintain them, but the value these relationships add to a person’s professional life and how they can evolve.

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How to Create a Micro-experience: Four Tips from Nespresso

Event Marketer

“For as much back and forth as there is going over these designs and the concepts and location, I’ve always found the simpler you keep it, the better. And this was a small, immersive space that brews great coffee. As long as you keep that as your guiding principle, then the execution will fall in line.” –Stephen Kill, Marketing Director, Nespresso USA When Nespresso transformed an elevator at New York’s One World Trade Center into the stylish, two-person Vertuo Pop Café last month, the foo

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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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Beyond greenwashing: Real sustainability progress in brand experiences

Event Industry News

by Rachel Russell, Senior Strategist, George P. Johnson UK It’s time to say it louder. Something I’ve been tentatively proffering with my colleagues, industry peers and close clients over the past 4 months or so. That is, I think we are seeing real and impressive momentum in sustainability across the brand experience industry.

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Optimizing the “A” in AV

SmartMeetings

What you can do as a planner to improve audio at your events In the dynamic world of meetings and events, the role of audio cannot be overstated. For the vast majority of presentations, it’s the primary way information is transferred from the presenter to the attendee. After all, if we keep telling people to use fewer bullet points and more “big images” in their PowerPoints, what’s left but the words of the presenter?

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Top Skills Every Event Planner Needs

ePly

Professional event planners are often drawn to the industry because they have certain innate skills. To structure an event from start to finish, whether it’s a child’s birthday party or a multiday company retreat, takes a lot of work. Core traits, like organization, communication, and problem-solving, are really just the beginning. Here, we look at the top event planning skills of professional planners, and why they’re so important.

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Eight Insights on Activating in Las Vegas from Brand Marketers and Agency Executives

Event Marketer

“The benefit of activating in Las Vegas is that it puts on the largest events all the time, so everything is a very well-oiled machine in the sense that partners already know how to work together,” she says. “From a behind-the-scenes production perspective, I think it lent itself really well to seamless conversations because Vegas knows how to do this.

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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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Forging a path in the events industry

Event Industry News

Maria Sidiropoulou – senior product manager at Informa Markets – accepted a new role with the company, event director for Jewellery Arabia, based in Bahrain, since this podcast was recorded.

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Unlocking the Power of Local Events: Local Media Consortium Partners with Evvnt

Evvnt

Evvnt, the local events discovery and ticketing platform, announced a newly formed partnership with the Local Media Consortium (LMC), a strategic alliance of local media companies, that unlocks the power of local events, providing members with the tools and resources needed to thrive in the events industry. This new revenue stream for media companies is […] The post Unlocking the Power of Local Events: Local Media Consortium Partners with Evvnt appeared first on Evvnt.

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Audiovisual event production: why it matters

Eventscase Blog

In today’s digital age, audiovisual event production has become a fundamental component for the success of any meeting, conference or celebration. It is not only about capturing moments, but also about creating an immersive and connective experience for attendees, both in person and online. The importance of audiovisual event production lies in its ability to transform a standard presentation into a dynamic and immersive experience.

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Conference Programming: Six Lessons from 4-H’s Ignite Summit for Teens

Event Marketer

What can event marketers expect from the next generation of event attendee? Look no further than the National 4-H Council’s Ignite Summit, a teen-centered event for 1,200 high schoolers and adult educators, which significantly reduced its number of “structured” breakout sessions on offer between the inaugural event in 2023 and this year’s event, March 13-17, at The Westin Washington in Washington, D.C.

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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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MOBILEMONEY announces key technology partnership with digital wallet & payments innovator Glownet.com

Event Industry News

South California-based ATM and transactions provider, MOBILEMONEY has announced a strategic partnership with Glownet.com. The move will be seen by many as a natural progression from MOBILEMONEY’s reverse ATM solution and as a milestone moment for Glownet.com after their recent move into the North American space.

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New Venture Firm to Help Fledgling Event Ideas Take Hold

MeetingsNet

The chairman of Clarion Events has launched On Deck Ventures to assist entrepreneurs seeking to make a mark in the live-show space. Greg Topalian has been rather busy lately. Promoted less than two months ago to chairman of Clarion Events, which operates 65 shows across 12 industries, Topalian announced in early April the launch of another firm that will fund and advise entrepreneurs seeking to build new events in either established industries or emerging disciplines.

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mia grows team and promotes Katie Cotton to operations director

Prestige Events Magazine

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has promoted membership manager Katie Cotton to the newly created role of operations director to ensure it continues to deliver value for members as it further expands and develops. Cotton joined the mia team in 2008 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the association’s diverse membership, accreditation and assessments.

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