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The 6 A’s to Planning an event

Glow Global Events

Making sure that an event is successful depends on how well it is planned. With the right techniques, any event can be organized and run smoothly. To ensure success, here are some tips for planning a great event: 1. Anticipation – Plan ahead to avoid last minute surprises and issues. Make sure to consider all aspects of the event, from the logistics to potential conflicts that may arise.

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Engagement Ideas for Your Next Business Event

EventMB

Skift Take: From hands-on analog to cutting-edge digital, here are successful engagement ideas garnered from the show floor of the Experiential Marketing Summit that should be in every meeting professional’s toolbox.

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The Secret to Building Lasting Relationships with Your Fellow Event Pros

Special Events

Make a lasting impression that will turn into lifelong partnerships and friendships

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Sustainability in action: Best practices for event planners.

Expo Pass

The world is going green, and so are we! Sustainability is becoming a key pillar of event planning, and the earlier you join the trend, the bigger your impact will be. Not only will you help the environment, but you’ll also discover new ways to save money and expand your network. We get it, change can be scary. But don’t worry. We’re here with everything you need to know about sustainable event planning, from benefits to best practices.

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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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Marketers must adapt new event strategies to create meaningful moments

Prestige Events Magazine

Marketing now demands tech, data science, and behavioural science Marketers must adapt event strategies to foster a culture of belonging We’re all in the powerful business of distinction What do King Charles III and Ozzy Osborne have in common? You would think not a lot, but they do share several traits. They are both aged 74, and they are both married with children.

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Attendease Hubspot Integration

Attendease

At Attendease, we believe that rarely (if ever) a platform can be truly an all-in-one event management solution and still offer comprehensive and relevant features across all the available modules. That’s why we hone in on what we do best. Then, we provide native integration options with other technology vendors (like our Attendease Hubspot Integration ) in order to provide a functional tech ecosystem that meets the needs of many different types of customers.

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EventUp Podcast | 2-Year Anniversary

IMG

On behalf of our entire team at EventUp podcast and Innovate Marketing Group, we want to thank the community for two years of shared stories and amazing conversations. W e want to thank our fantastic lineup of podcast speakers during these first 2 years of life. We appreciate you for taking the time to join the show and share your wisdom and personal experiences with our audience.

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New Florida Laws Are Bad for Meetings Business

EventMB

Skift Take: The NAACP is the latest group to issue a formal Florida travel advisory in response to a Governor Ron DeSantis bill. The LGBTQ+ and the Latino communities have done the same, and now meetings and events are canceling.

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Event Content Repurposing: 8 Tips to Extend Engagement & Maximize ROI

Event Age by Swapcard

As event organizers, you put a lot of time and effort into planning and executing events. However, many of you may be missing out on opportunities to leverage the content generated from those events. In the latest episode of Marketing Minutes , we explored different ways to repurpose event content to increase engagement and ROI. Sharing post-event content is crucial to keeping the momentum going and extending the reach of your event.

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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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Granular reporting – how to get a better understanding of the attendee data

Oveit

Oveit’s granular reporting allows you to gain a deeper understanding of their attendees’ registration details. And while we collect and offer any information […] The post Granular reporting – how to get a better understanding of the attendee data appeared first on Oveit.

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What the Official End of Covid Means for Meetings

Smart Meetings

Is the events industry more prepared for a future emergency? As an industry, we spilled so much ink about Covid (originally novel coronavirus, then Covid-19 or “the vid”) over the last three years, it is a miracle the black liquid was not listed as one of the things in short supply along with toilet paper, eggs and patience. When the World Health Organization declared the pandemic to no longer be a global health emergency this month, hardly anyone blinked.

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Destination Brief: South Walton Becomes Bleisure Hotspot With Pristine Beaches & High-End Meeting Venues

EventMB

Skift Take: For today's attendees, bleisure travel isn't just about beaches, outdoor adventures, and sophisticated meeting venues — they want a destination that will also deliver authentic local charm alongside a strong sustainability record. Find out why South Walton, Florida, is perfectly positioned to meet this new demand.

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A.I. for Business Events: Two New Developments

MeetingsNet

Cvent debuts a content-producing tool for various planner tasks, while Gevme and PCMA launch a research project to test which other tasks artificial intelligence could do well for planners. Meetings-technology firm Cvent announced in late May the launch of what it calls AI Writing Assistant, a tool that uses generative artificial intelligence to help event professionals and marketers produce on-brand, engaging event-related content in less time.

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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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Delivering WOW Events: The Power Of A Memorable Event Experience

Event Smart

Have you ever attended an event and felt unimpressed, frustrated, or bored? I know I have. It’s all too usual for us to attend events that lack the spark, passion, and engagement we want. You may wonder why some events leave a lasting impression while others fail to make an impact.

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Wedding items you should splurge on!

EventSource

It’s your wedding day! So, of course, you want to create the wedding of your dreams! More than likely, however, you’re trying to keep your wedding expenses in check. While wedding budgets are important to have, there are some wedding items you should definitely splurge on! It’s natural to want to curb costs, but some things are worth pouring more money into — especially if it means a more enjoyable experience and even better memories.

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Celebrating Motor City’s Resurgence

EventMB

Skift Take: The past and present intermingle in Michigan’s largest city. Detroit is synonymous with both Motown and vehicle manufacturing. It's the US’s first and only UNESCO ‘City of Design’, and its ornate buildings are a reminder of its former prosperity.

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Making Allyship Part of the Program

PCMA Convene

The pandemic-induced two- to three-year break in face-to-face events may have exacerbated bad behavior, says one harassment prevention expert. It’s the only way to describe the 28,000-person 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC), organizer Informa Tech announced on its website: “GDC is back.” So, too, unfortunately, were reports of verbal harassment on the show floor as well as women getting assaulted at an off-site networking event.

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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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Meeting Profs Travel Report: Memorial Day Weekend Sees Lower Airfares

Smart Meetings

As travelers post “OOO” on their cell phones and head out to vacation time this long Memorial Day weekend, lower fares but full flights are indicative of some trends that may continue this summer. Hoppers busiest airport data Travel agency Hopper ’s Memorial Day and Summer Travel research posts say that domestic airfare dropped 26% or $100 per ticket from 2022 and are a further 6% below 2019 levels.

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Vegas-to-L.A. High-Speed Train Coming by 2028

MeetingsNet

A trip that will take just over two hours brings new possibilities for increasing meeting attendance in both cities—and for offering more pre- and post-event opportunities. Days after announcing that its high-speed electric rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach with Orlando will debut in September, Brightline has made public its next intercity project: Las Vegas and Los Angeles will be connected via fast electric rail in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Ange

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All Eyes on Iceland as World Leaders Gather and the Skift Team Reunites

EventMB

Skift Take: From Skift's annual retreat that focuses on gathering its globally dispersed team to the Council of Europe, where leaders from 46 member nations convened, Iceland took center stage as a meetings destination last week.

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Museum of London partners with Seasoned Events and Bovingdons for Christmas 2023

Prestige Events Magazine

The Museum of London is looking ahead to an exciting festive season with new Christmas party packages available at its London Wall and Docklands sites in collaboration with Seasoned Events and Bovingdons respectively. With Christmas parties firmly back on the agenda as the ultimate morale booster and ‘thank you’ to staff, the museum has seen a consistent level of enquires with over 30 to date with 6 months still to go until the festive season commences.

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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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Cvent’s ‘Top Meetings Destinations’ and ‘Top Meeting Hotels’ Returns: Nashville and San Diego Move Up

Smart Meetings

Cvent has just published its list of Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels for 2023: Nashville and San Diego moving up to the second and third spots after Orlando. Compiled by analyzing more than $14 billion of group business value sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network in 2022, the rankings highlight hotels, venues, and destinations. This is the first time Cvent has generated the list since the pandemic halted events.

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Maritz Celebrates Employee Resource Groups on World Day of Cultural Diversity

Maritz Global Events

As we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity this week, it’s a wonderful time to acknowledge and celebrate the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Maritz as part of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts. Created to provide a community-driven space for support and feedback, our employee resource groups ensure we honor the individuality and needs of all employees.

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Travel is Back: Skift Travel Health Index Reaches Record High

EventMB

Skift Take: Skift Research reports complete travel recovery as the current Travel Health Index has topped 100, indicating that global tourism is now performing better than it did before the pandemic. Every region in the index has grown, and meeting professionals must take note.

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‘Gathering Is a Form of Group Leadership’

PCMA Convene

Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering , will give the opening keynote address at PCMA EduCon 2023, which takes place June 25-28 in Montréal. (Jeff Allen photo) When a book publicist’s Twitter account tipped me off in 2018 to the fact that a conflict negotiator and facilitator named Priya Parker was launching her new book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters , at a New York City bookstore, it seemed more than likely that her work would resonate with Convene ’s readers, so

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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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Lodging Econometrics: New Brands and Delayed Projects Swell Hotel Construction Pipeline

Smart Meetings

Increased activity in the Americas sign of shift in hospitality industry trends What if we told you that across Latin America, the number of guest rooms in the hotel construction pipeline topped 90,000, a 2% increase over last year, led by the growing hospitality footprint in Mexico City? How about the news that 283 projects totaling more than 37,000 guest rooms are in some stage of planning or building in Canada, a 10% increase in projects and a 5% increase in the rooms pipeline since last year

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Events and engagement agency Live Group appoints Lisa Perrin as senior strategist

Prestige Events Magazine

London-based global events and engagement agency Live Group has appointed events specialist Lisa Perrin as a senior strategist working alongside the agency’s chief strategy officer Stephen D. Pickett. With over 20 years’ experience delivering high-profile national and international events, Lisa has worked with politicians, members of the Royal Family, celebrities, heads of state and leading global organisations.

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Five Ways to Elevate Your Registration Experience

EventMB

Skift Take: Registration can make or break an event, and even the finest venue, speakers, and content will not neutralize dispassionate staff and unwelcoming, long lines. Here is how to improve the process.

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