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Conference Management: What Event Organizers Need to Know

Eventmobi

A well-planned and executed conference will do wonders for your organization. Want to establish authority in your field? Generate quality leads for your sales team? Drive legitimate revenue? A conference can help you achieve these things—if you host it correctly. To ensure your conference is a smashing success, invest in conference management. Doing so will lead to greater attendance, better experiences, and happier sponsors.

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6 Easy Ways to Facilitate Networking At Your Next Healthcare Event

Attendease

For many healthcare professionals, the real value of a conference lies in networking. Healthcare conferences and seminars provide opportunities to reconnect with existing colleagues. They also provide valuable ways to meet new partners, clients, and friends. Some people may not attend a healthcare event expressly to network, but almost everyone will agree that networking is beneficial.

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5 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Clients After 40+ Years of Consulting

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I got my first paid consulting job in 1983, solving IT problems for a lumber yard. I’ve been a consultant ever since. I’m so grateful to the hundreds of clients I’ve served over the last 40+ years. Here are five reasons why I’m grateful for my clients. 1—It’s always a people problem I was a technology nerd when I got that first gig.

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New Orleans Convention Center Headquarters Hotel in the Works

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Skift Take: New Orleans is one step closer to getting a new headquarters hotel across the street from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Construction is slated to start on a new 1,000-room Omni next year.

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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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We are hiring: Marketing Manager

Event Industry News

Event Industry News | Event Tech Live | Event Sustainability Live Role Overview: We are looking for an experienced Marketing Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will create and execute comprehensive marketing strategies aimed at maximising event visibility, visitor acquisition, sponsorship, and partnership engagement.

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“Meeting Room of the Future” Report: 4 Takeaways for Planners

MeetingsNet

The latest look at how operators of residential and non-residential conference venues are adapting to groups’ changing needs. According to the 2024 "Meeting Room of the Future" report from the International Association of Conference Centers, enhancing the attendee experience is top of mind for conference-center operators, especially in ways that cater to the younger generations who are becoming more of the audience.

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The State of Destination Selection in 2024

EventMB

Skift Take: Destination experts share their views from the frontline. We remain in a seller's market; demand remains strong, but plenty of challenges are ahead.

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The Power of Events first research app pilot project commissioned by University of Northampton and Claire Drakeley

Event Industry News

The Power of Events, in collaboration with Claire Drakeley of the University of Northampton, is proud to announce the deployment of a pioneering pilot research project through the recently launched Events Industry Insight App.

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The Brief: Rat Summits and Master Cheese-melters

Event Marketer

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK This week’s hot takes on hot topics in experiential marketing cover remixed country clubs, master cheese heads and the National Urban Rat Summit. AMC’S THEATRICAL LAUNCH WAS A BLOODY GOOD TIME AMC’s theatrical premiere event for season two of “Interview with the Vampire” was not for the faint of heart (full disclosure: that’s us).

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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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Waste Not, Want Not: Making Leftover Event Materials Serve the Community

PCMA Convene

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted an online auction for fans to get signage, like the one shown here near Philadelphia City Hall, from WrestleManiaXL, which took place in April in the city. (Photos courtesy PHLCVB) In early April, when WrestleMania returned to Philadelphia for the first time in 25 years to make its debut at Lincoln Financial Field, more than 145,000 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fans attended over two nights — making it the highest-grossing event in

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5 Ways to Plan Life Sciences Events for the Tech-Driven Age

EventMB

Skift Take: Life sciences events are more important than ever as face-to-face meetings return in force. Here’s how event planners can keep pace with rapid change in the industry, take advantage of accelerating tech innovation, and support the professionals tackling the top health challenges of the day.

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Music Venue Trust announces ‘The Artist Pledge’

Event Industry News

If we can’t change the music industry now, then we’ll change it in 10 years’ time Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced ‘The Artist Pledge’, a campaign that calls on artists to commit to support grassroots music venues at the point in their careers when they are headlining arenas.

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RSAC 2024 Roundup: Mirrors, Robot Cocktails and Sumo Wrestlers

Event Marketer

RSA Conference brought together more than 41,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors to Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 8-10. The premier event for cybersecurity explored the next evolution of AI and the ethics and guardrails around it, security and privacy by design, and the impact on international policy of rapidly expanding technology. “A collaborative mindset was on full display throughout the week as the cybersecurity world gathered to share knowledge and continue critical conversations this

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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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Smart Moves in Orlando, Anaheim and More

Smart Meetings

Davis Meyer and Sean Smith Davis Meyer (left) and Sean Smith (right), Visit Greater Palm Springs Visit Greater Palm Springs makes two new appointments to support its government relations and economic development initiatives. Meyer is promoted to the role of vice president of government and industry relations. She has been with Visit Greater Palm Springs in 2017, most recently holding the position of senior director of community engagement.

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First-Timers Proliferate MPI’s World Education Congress

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Skift Take: More than half of the 700 planners attending MPI’s World Education Congress in Louisville were first-timers, which coincides with the industry's trend of being flooded by newbies.

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Aloft Birmingham Eastside and Eastside Rooms celebrate marketing manager Tanita Gill’s global recognition

Event Industry News

Aloft Birmingham Eastside and The Eastside Rooms are celebrating the announcement that their Marketing Manager, Tanita Gill, has been awarded the Marriott Global ELITE Property Marketing Leader of the Year.

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A Romantic Industrial Pop-Up Chapel Wedding at Steam Whistle Brewery

EventSource

The The Pop-Up Chapel Co. transformed Steam Whistle Brewery in downtown Toronto into a vibrant and romantic haven for lovebirds. This unique event saw five distinct couples tying the knot amidst an atmosphere of joy, creativity, and heartfelt moments, all while supporting a noble cause. In partnership with The Alzheimer Society , the event was not just a celebration of love but also a fundraiser.

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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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New and Renovated: Art Hotels Around the Globe

Smart Meetings

International hotels with vibrant art scenes, inside and out Three new hotels open in vibrant international locations, and each features a robust collection of curated art that celebrates the local culture and local artists, in addition to standing in exciting areas, so guests can explore all the art within and beyond the hotel space. From boutique to lifestyle to luxury, these new and renovated spaces offer an immersive atmosphere, no matter what size meeting you’re holding and what type of hot

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Attendee Preferences in Incentive Travel: 2024 Insights

EventMB

Skift Take: Discover the latest incentive travel trends and preferences for 2024, revealing what destinations and experiences truly motivate employees in 2024.

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Unlock the power of personalization: How data can supercharge your event customer journey

Planning Pod

In today’s competitive market, event businesses like yours need every advantage to attract and convert leads. One powerful (and oft-misunderstood) tool at your disposal? Data. By leveraging data-driven insights, you can personalize your communication and tailor the customer journey for each lead, resulting in stronger relationships, higher engagement, and ultimately, more event bookings and business growth.

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Q&A: 10 Minutes with Keri Ibbitson of Philips

Event Marketer

It wasn’t until Keri Ibbitson took what she thought was a step back early in her career did she discover everything that marketing is in the corporate world, and the impact of trade shows and events on a brand’s overall success. In her role as regional lead-events at Philips, Ibbitson drives strategy for a variety of programs, from b-to-b events and trade shows to the brand’s proprietary initiatives, delivering impactful activations that involve a multitude of stakeholders across the globe.

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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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Event Case Study: MPI Southern California WeCon 2024

Smart Meetings

Sometimes events could use a refresher. Whether a full re-creation or adding a few small elements, applying changes to an event can elevate its reception entirely. The former is the route MPI’s Southern California Chapter did with its annual WeCon event, this time held in Newport Beach, California. “The event was re-invented from the ground up,” says Jennifer Minzey, vice president of education for MPI Southern California.

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The Power of a Story

EventMB

Skift Take: Helen Bassett, senior vice president of Live and Events for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, understands the impact of a good story.

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Helping Attendees Defeat Jet Lag

MeetingsNet

InterContinental properties now offer guests access to the Timeshifter app to acclimate quickly coming into meetings and then going home. With wellness a growing component of business events, both planners and suppliers are creating different ways to help attendees feel good before, during, and after meetings. One of the latest such developments: InterContinental Hotels is partnering with Timeshifter, a mobile app that creates personalized jet lag-mitigation plans for travelers, to offer the ser

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Coachella Quests: Inside the Festival’s Gamified Scavenger Hunts

Event Marketer

“The festival has a consistent desire to drive engagement and activity and feet on the ground to all the activations, partnerships, food vendors, festival stages and all of the things that happen at Coachella. And gamification is a great way to do it.” –Sam Schoonover, Innovation Lead, Coachella Quest players could unlock access to rewards like surprise merch boxes and access to VIP lounges.

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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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Silicon Valley-style VC Firm Launches for Event Industry

Smart Meetings

Looking for a sizeable infusion of cash to create an exciting recurring event and help carry it through the growing pains? How about mentorship to speed its way to success? In Silicon Valley, the model is familiar: Get a tech-savvy venture capital firm to invest in you. In the event industry, not so much. “Unlike Silicon Valley, where there has long been a focus on early-stage startups and betting on smart entrepreneurs, the event industry has behaved very differently,” says Greg Topalian, chair

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Meet the Inspiring Leaders Speaking at Skift Meetings Forum 2024

EventMB

Skift Take: Industry leaders heading up IMEX, Cvent, PCMA & CEMA, TED Conferences will deliver valuable insights at Skift Meetings’ flagship event in September.

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How To Plan A Memorial Day Party: A Step By Step Guide 

Social Tables

Memorial Day is a special time to honor and remember those who have bravely served our country. It’s a time to come together with friends and family, enjoying good food, fun activities, and heartfelt conversations. If you’re looking to plan a Memorial Day party that will create lasting memories, look no further! In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through each stage of the planning process, ensuring that your party is a success.