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How to Choose the Right Event Technology Provider for Your Association: 16 Essential Questions for Vendors

Eventmobi

Selecting the best event technology for your association is crucial for creating engaging events and meetings for your members. But with so many different vendors on the market, trying to make sense of all your options is often overwhelming. That’s why asking the right questions upfront is essential to finding a provider that aligns with the goals and objectives of your events program.

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Celebrate Success: 7 Company Anniversary Celebration Ideas That Will Leave a Lasting Impact on Your Attendees

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Hey there! let’s talk about fun and exciting company anniversary celebration ideas! These occasions serve as reminders of the hard work, dedication, and successes achieved along the way. But let’s dive into these exciting celebration ideas that will leave a lasting impact on your team and organization. Why Company Anniversary Celebrations Matter?

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A calendar of peer conferences

Conferences that Work

Since 2009 I’ve maintained an informal calendar of peer conferences (aka unconferences) on this site. It’s informal because I only list events I hear about, a minuscule fraction of the unconferences people hold every day. Even so, the calendar lists hundreds of events. Currently, I add a few peer conferences a month. For example, as I write this the May 2024 listing includes events in Vienna, Austria; Raleigh, North Carolina; and two in Nepal.

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7 Ways to Deliver a Better Attendee Experience at Coastal Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: Coastal destinations offer the perfect blend of business and leisure for an enhanced event experience, as exemplified by Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods, a coastal area in Southwest Florida ready to take your meetings and events to the next level.

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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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Industry Trailblazer Julius Solaris Honoured with Outstanding Contribution Award at Event Technology Awards U.S. and Canada

Event Industry News

The Event Technology Awards U.S. and Canada proudly announces the winners of its latest edition. Among the esteemed recipients is industry luminary Julius Solaris, who has been lauded with the esteemed Outstanding Contribution Award for his profound impact and innovative contributions to the field of event technology.

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Best Event Planning Tools & Software: Your Ultimate Guide

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Equip yourself with the finest event management software of 2024 to streamline every aspect of your events, from initiation to execution. Navigating the complexities of event management is demanding, requiring precise coordination and detail management.

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MCI Group Seeks U.S. Growth:  Insights from CEO Sebastien Tondeur

EventMB

Skift Take: Getting into the mind of MCI Group CEO Sebastien Tondeur provides a compelling insight into the company's strategic direction and the evolving landscape of the events industry.

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Superhero Suppliers: The Stage Bus

Event Industry News

The Stage Bus is an event production and stage hire with a difference; all of their stages are solar-powered! Based in Birmingham and covering outdoor events nationwide, The Stage Bus proudly boasts an eight-strong fleet of stages that are amongst the most innovative around. So what makes their stages stand out from the crowd?

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Concept caterer Penni Black launches ‘Bounty Boards’ with umami drinks pairings

Prestige Events Magazine

London caterer Penni Black has created a series of showstopping ‘Bounty Boards’ for the summer season complete with a range of umami cocktails to accompany them. Each board can be styled around an event’s theme and colours, or clients can choose from the variety of concepts created. Culinary concept creator and CEO of Penni Black Charlotte Penniceard said, “the Bounty Boards are an interactive feast of joy and celebrate everything that is fun in life.

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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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Cisco Pulls Plug on Webex Events

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Cisco has announced the integration of Webex Events into its Webex Suite, effective next Monday, marking a strategic shift from standalone offerings to a more integrated solution.

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Destination Brief: Detroit’s Tech-Driven Revolution Raises the Bar for Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: Detroit has a solid reputation as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, but did you know that it's also a leader across multiple high-tech sectors, including electric vehicles? Thanks to these advancements and top-notch meetings infrastructure, Detroit is emerging as a top contender for conferences and business events of all kinds.

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How data empowers event businesses: Mitigating slow seasons and thriving during peaks

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Do fluctuations in demand leave your event business spinning in the wind like a wayward weather vane? Event pros today are all too familiar with the feast-or-famine cycle. But here’s the good news: you can use business data to not only survive and even grow during slow periods, but also leverage peak seasons for explosive growth. And we’re here to help.

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Smart Moves in Reno, Paradise Coast and More

Smart Meetings

Todd Reichelt Todd Reichelt, JW Marriott St. Maarten Beach Resort & Spa Reichelt takes on the role of general manager at JW Marriott St. Maarten Beach Resort & Spa , Marriott’s first-ever international luxury hotel in Sint Maarten. He will oversee all operations and business strategy at the resort. He brings 52 years of experience, beginning in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher and moving through the roles of executive chef, food and beverage manager and finally general manager, a

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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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The Secrets of Swapcard's Remote Onboarding

Event Age by Swapcard

Remote work has become a highly sought-after "perk" for many companies, but for Swapcard, it's long been a non-negotiable that contributes to a more flexible, diverse, and inclusive work environment. The first key component to a unified company culture across geographical distances is onboarding.

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Meeting Professionals React to FTC Noncompete Ban

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Skift Take: The Federal Trade Commission has voted to ban employers from using noncompete clauses. Such a ban could affect tens of millions of workers, meeting professionals included.

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Emma and Michael’s Luxurious Garden Wedding at The Royal Ontario Museum

EventSource

As the soft morning light painted Toronto in hues of gold and pink, love was in the air at The Royal Ontario Museum (The ROM). It was the day Emma and Michael had been dreaming of, a day where their love story would be etched in time amidst the magnificence of one of Toronto’s iconic venues. Guided by the expert hands of Weddings by Design , their vision of a timeless celebration came to life in the most enchanting of ways.

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Meeting of the Minds: The Role of AI in Event Planning

Smart Meetings

In this episode of Meeting of the Minds, Smart Meetings sits down with Janette Roush, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital for New York City Tourism & Conventions, and Sindhu Srivastava, CEO of We Crush Events and MeaningfulData, to explore the potential of AI in the events industry. From predictive models to large language models, they discuss how AI can revolutionize event planning, offer practical advice for planners looking to integrate AI into their workflow, and address im

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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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April: Event Industry People, Deals, and Moves

Event Marketer

Welcome to this month’s event marketing industry news digest, featuring updates on new hires, promotions, acquisitions, and launches. Submit your news here. Rebrands Exhibit Partners has announced that, after 20 years, it will now be doing business as Storylink Creative , adding brand development, competitive analysis, data, and video and digital production to its existing exhibit and event services.

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How Conferences Are Failing Their Attendees

EventMB

Skift Take: Logistics are important when planning conferences but often overshadow what most are in the room for, content.

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The PIE: Transforming knowledge and networks

Event Industry News

Clare Gossage is COO & co-founder at The PIE (Professionals in International Education), which since launching in 2011 has become the sector’s hub, ‘transforming knowledge and networks’. This episode is a deep dive into The PIE, looking at its history, its drivers and the big splash it’s made in events-world.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Barbara Connell, CMP Fellow

Smart Meetings

Not only is Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP Fellow , the longest-tenured CMP to date; the president and CEO of Solutions by Connell is also first to have been designated as a CMP Fellow, as part of its inaugural class in 2022. With these impressive achievements, Connell has rich insight to share regarding the CMP and what it means to the industry. To her, event management is “a far-reaching, integrated field.

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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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Industry Nite at Bau-Xi Gallery

EventSource

With over 17,500 sqft of event space at its disposal, the team at Bau-Xi Gallery was eager to have industry pros down to check out its bright, airy, and versatile event space. Upon entering the space, the seamless blend of artistry with functionality helps set the stage for an unforgettable visitor experience. The gallery’s curated collection of paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works serve as a captivating backdrop, infusing the space with a sense of artistic inspiration and intrigue

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A Look Back at the 2023 Skift Meetings Awards Alumni

EventMB

Skift Take: With applications for the 2024 Skift Meetings Awards well underway, let’s take a moment to look back at the 2023 winners. A heads up, as well, that the early-bird deadline for submissions is tomorrow, April 30, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Validar shortlisted for Event Technology Award

Event Industry News

Validar was founded in 2005 based upon our Founders experience as a receiver of data from events. He used to manage a large sales team for a public company, and recognized an opportunity to help Event Marketers better understand and articulate their true value.

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New and Renovated Special: A Milestone for The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

The most expensive hotel renovation ever seen marks the venue’s 25th anniversary The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is celebrating a $1.5 billion reinvestment project, said to be the most expensive redo in hospitality history, including a grand slew of property-wide renovations, new programming and fresh culinary additions. Alongside it all, the resort will celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary with special programming throughout the weekend of May 3-5.

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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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Church House, Westminster expands events offering with raft of new facilities

Prestige Events Magazine

Heart of London events venue, Church House, Westminster has expanded its meetings and events offering with the launch of a dynamic new events space. Temple Room is just one of a series of recent upgrades that enhance the unique venue’s world-class facilities. A modern, purpose-built space ideal for boardroom meetings, training sessions and workshops, Temple Room is a vibrant hub of connectivity which adds an innovative dynamic to Church House’s versatile range of 19 inspiring and adaptable event

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Event Tech News Roundup – April 2024

EventMB

Skift Take: In the event tech world, April featured two acquisitions, several product updates and partnership and sadly, one closure and one divestment.

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IACC redefines the future of events with innovative Experiential Venues Membership

Event Industry News

IACC, the global association representing the top 1% of small to midsize conference and meeting venues, has launched its brand-new membership category, Experiential Venues, designed to cater to the growing demand for immersive and engaging event experiences.

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