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Smart Glasses Are On the Rise: Can They Help With Event Planning?

Attendease

Technology is constantly evolving, and various industries are delving into and exploring innovations and digital solutions. The event sector is no exception, as event planners and managers are starting to experiment with tech to enhance events and the planning process. In fact, many event trends for 2024 are skewing heavily toward the digital world.

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New Events Venture Group Launched

EventMB

Skift Take: A Shark Tank for the events industry has been unveiled to connect event entrepreneurs with investors. When a deal is struck, capital and mentorship will help their idea become a reality.

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Exhibit Case Study: Inside Dematic’s Use of Immersive Media at MODEX 2024

Event Marketer

For MODEX 2024, the premier supply chain trade show that took place in Atlanta in March, Dematic, a company that designs, builds and supports intelligent automated solutions, looked to find a showstopping way to present the company’s innovative solutions that help supply chain companies solve their business challenges. On a show floor traditionally full of robots and heavy equipment, Dematic’s all-black, 35-foot by 70-foot booth became a digitally-driven experience with anamorphic 3D proje

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New and Renovated: Innovative Spaces for Small Meetings

Smart Meetings

Bring your meetings to destinations that go above and beyond Looking for a meeting space that is versatile, unique and nails top-notch hospitality? You may find it in an innovative, high-tech NYC venue; or, perhaps a characteristic boutique hotel in beautiful Boise. Maybe Cleveland is the place for you, where history and modernity go hand-in-hand. Whatever you’re looking for, these new and renovated hotels and venues are waiting to host you.

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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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De Vere Hotels named in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024

Prestige Events Magazine

De Vere , a collection of historic mansion house estates, distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations, has been recognised in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024, being acknowledged as one of the happiest places to work in the UK. Laurie Nicol, De Vere’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Being recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to work in the UK is something we can all be proud of at De Vere.

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The Brief: Electric Gardens and LaundroMatches

Event Marketer

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK This week’s hot takes on hot topics in experiential marketing cover electric gardens, LaundroMatches and SXSW London. PORSCHE’S ELECTRIC GARDEN PUTS THE PETAL TO THE METAL The 2024 Met Gala’s “Garden of Time” theme, celebrating the new “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” exhibit, paved the way for some enchanting red-carpet looks and experience design moments at the May 6 affair at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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What One Thing? The Importance of Demanding Tools for International Conferences with Geoff Freeman

Smart Meetings

In this episode of the “What One Thing” podcast, JT Long, vice president and content director at Smart Meetings, sits down with Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of U.S. Travel, to discuss the crucial need for adequate tools to organize international conferences. They delve into why these conferences are vital for advancing economies, science, medicine and fostering global connections.

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ASM Global Europe to open four new UK venues by 2027 

Prestige Events Magazine

ASM Global Europe, a leader in venue management, has announced plans to open four state-of-the-art venues across the UK (in London, Newcastle Gateshead, Derby and Southport) by 2027, further solidifying its position as one of the top venue operators. The new venues, which will be opened between Spring 2025 and Spring 2027 will provide spaces for a wide range of events including exhibitions, congresses, conferences, hospitality and meetings.

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IMEX Frankfurt 2024 Showcases Industry Growing in Confidence

EventMB

Skift Take: The 2024 edition of IMEX Frankfurt illustrated the global recovery and growth of the events industry, while not neglecting learning and sustainability.

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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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Brighton Music Conference 2024: Full programme revealed including Skiddle panel

Skiddle

We've partnered with Brighton Music Conference to help deliver this year's event. Learn more about the recently unveiled full programme here.

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Creating Leaders The Ritz-Carlton Way

Smart Meetings

In 1996, Disney Institute launched to teach the highly successful Disney approach for customer satisfaction (or guest happiness, as Disney culture calls it) to managers and executives in a range of industries far removed from hospitality—like health care, automotive and retail. Yet Disney is not the only hospitality brand to share its success formula with others for a fee.

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2024 Contracts Playbook

SmartMeetings

What to watch For Contracts don’t sound exciting. Lots of legal language, tons of details—essentially, a heavy lift. But if you look at them another way, event contracts are a dynamic landscape that can either serve as a solid foundation for your event, or a swampy marsh full of lurking danger! Even if that more adventurous perspective doesn’t make you any happier about them, they’re a necessary part of the meetings and events industry.

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Business Events Industry

EventMB

Skift Take: The meetings industry is dominated by women, but peek into any corporate suite and odds are you’ll find a man. Why is it that so many women having aimed for the upper echelons of management, find themselves up against a glass ceiling?

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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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Mastering Email Marketing: Best Practices for Associations

StraussCA

Communications is fundamental for fostering strong connections and engagement within associations. Among the multitude of communication channels available, email remains an essential pillar for associations. When used strategically, email marketing can be a powerful tool for reaching members, promoting events, and driving action. In this article, I will delve into the importance of email marketing for associations and provide practical tips for creating compelling email campaigns.

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AI: What is it Good for Anyway? 

Smart Meetings

Meeting experts weigh the positive aspects of generative AI The introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the meetings industry has become a certified gamechanger. But how exactly can AI help meeting planners tackle their everyday jobs? Smart Meetings chatted with Amy Kramer, innovation leader for Martiz ; Nick Borelli , an instructor at PCMA Event Leadership Institute and marketing director with Zenus Inc.; and Alex Berube, co-founder of New York City-based Reposite to discuss this tren

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Leading German Expo Organizer Chooses Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

In a significant development for the event industry, a premier German exhibition organizer has selected Swapcard, an event engagement platform, as its official partner. This strategic collaboration represents a significant leap forward in digitalizing events, leveraging event technology to centralize and streamline every aspect of their events.

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RIMS Enhances Security Measures for RISKWORLD in San Diego

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Skift Take: Extra security precautions were put in place at this year’s RIMS RISKWORLD conference in San Diego after an active shooter situation shut down the final day of the 2023 conference in Atlanta.

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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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EMS 2024: Five Takeaways for Trade Show Exhibit Experiences

Event Marketer

If standing room only was any indication, leveling up trade show activations was a hot topic for attendees of the “Trade Show Exhibits X Experiential = The Future” master class that kicked off the 2024 Experiential Marketing Summit, held April 24-26 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. The afternoon session featured a “Beyond Booths” session and the “Trends in Experiential Exhibits” panel, as well as peer-to-peer discussions.

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F&B Smart Moves in Pasadena, Rome and More

Smart Meetings

Pablo Salas Pablo Salas, Hotel Dena Hotel Dena , in Pasadena, California, welcomes a new partnership with Salas, a celebrated Mexican Chef. He will provide guests with a soulful Mexican culinary experience at the hotel’s restaurant, Agents Only. Salas gained widespread prominence after appearing on “Iron Chef: Mexico” and his restaurant, Amaranta, was awarded one of the best restaurants in Mexico by various publications, along with other awards and recognitions.

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7 Ways to Capture More Leads at Your Event

Event Age by Swapcard

Did you know a whopping 81% of trade show attendees hold buying authority 1 ? That's a goldmine for exhibitors! But capitalizing on this opportunity isn't without its challenges. Firstly, the high competition at trade shows means standing out is crucial but difficult, as numerous exhibitors vie for the same audience's attention. Secondly, the quality of leads varies significantly; not everyone visiting a booth is a genuine prospect, making it essential to effectively identify and qualify the rig

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Timothy Glanzer: Elevating by Example 

EventMB

Skift Take: With more than three decades of experience at MGM Resorts International, Timothy Glanzer, CMP, ventured on his own and created Elevated Meeting Solutions, a full-service event management company. The experience he garnered in the world of resorts helps him as an entrepreneur.

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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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Help Us Elevate Event Planning: Leave a 5-Star Review on G2!

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At eventplanner.net we're all about giving back to the event community – from free event software and resources to a massive network of venues and suppliers. We love what we do and we hope it shows!

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Paula and Charyl’s Classic Wedding at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet

EventSource

Paula and Charyl’s love story bloomed on a sun-kissed autumn day at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet. From the moment they exchanged vows to the joyous cheers of family and friends, every aspect reflected the deep love and connection between the couple. Cerise Events perfectly coordinated every detail of their once-in-a-lifetime event, ensuring a seamless and engaging experience for everyone.

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre Welcomes Susan Richardson as Vice President of Sales

Exhibitor Magazine

Toronto, ON - The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Richardson to the role of Vice President of S.

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Here’s Why the Skift Meetings Awards Should be Top of Your Business Development List

EventMB

Skift Take: Entering an award program can sometimes seem like a big undertaking, but take it from us, the benefits can be huge.

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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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Working in the Event Industry is Not Easy, But it Makes You Happy

eventplanner

Business confidence is low and has hardly increased since the start of the corona crisis in 2020 and the subsequent energy crisis in 2021.

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How to Organise a Sustainable Event: Insights from BMA House

Event Industry News

In today’s world, organising a sustainable event is not just a choice, but a responsibility. At BMA House, we’ve embraced this ethos, integrating sustainability into every facet of our event planning.

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Registration is Open for EXHIBITOR Education Week, July 15-19 in Las Vegas

Exhibitor Magazine

ROCHESTER MN. - Exhibitor Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, publisher of EXHIBITOR magazine, and.