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Outside Lahaina, Maui Business Events Are Encouraged

EventMB

Skift Take: Maui is grappling with the aftermath of the deadly blaze that devastated the historic town of Lahaina on the west side of the island. Tourism officials stress that the rest of the island is open for business meetings and incentives.

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12 Perfect Venues in Los Angeles for Your Next Holiday Party

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Searching for venues in Los Angeles for your next holiday party can be quite an adventure. But worry not, because we’ve got you covered! Whether it’s a holiday party or any other special event, we’ve curated a list of 10 remarkable spots that will captivate your imagination. From the luxurious charm of bougie hotels to the edgy appeal, and everything in between, these venues are sure to make your occasion truly unforgettable in the vibrant heart of Los Angeles.

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Connect the dots not collect the dots

Conferences that Work

Connect the dots, not collect the dots. How can we maximize the real value of a meeting? By maximizing how participants “connect the dots”—what they actually learn from their experiences at the meeting—rather than documenting what we or they think they should have learned. Seth Godin makes the same point when talking about the future of education and what we can do about it in his 2012 TEDxYouth@BFS talk.

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Alexis and John’s Romantically Magical Wedding at Graydon Hall

EventSource

As the sun began to rise on the morning of Alexis and John’s wedding, the bride sat in quiet reflection as she prepared for the most magical day of her life. With the expert guidance of Moonlit Events Co. , the couple’s wedding planner, the intimate surroundings of Alexis’ getting-ready room were adorned with stunning floral arrangements from Bellwood Blooms that perfectly complemented the day’s romantic ambiance.

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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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SITE’s Proposed Bylaw Changes Create Furor

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Skift Take: Two dozen past presidents of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence have joined together to oppose three proposed motions they find to be immoral and against the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

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Unite And Celebrate: 26 Community Event Ideas That You Will Love

Event Smart

Do you want to organize fantastic community events that bring people closer together? You’re in the right spot! Planning enjoyable events for everyone is tough, so we’ve got a list of cool ideas to excite and unite your neighbors.

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How to Choose the Perfect Private Chef for Your Epic Special Event or At-Home Gathering!

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So, you’ve got a special occasion coming up or you’ve decided to host a fabulous at-home gathering to dazzle your taste buds and impress your guests? You already know a private chef will help reduce your stress, help you enjoy your party, likely do a better job than you could ever dream, and look after the tidying up too! But, hold on a second, how do you choose the right private chef for your shindig?

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Planners Beware, Covid Cases on the Rise

EventMB

Skift Take: A new Covid variant is sweeping across the United States. One industry professional raises the alarm after contracting the virus at a recent convention.

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COME TO YOUR SENSES: THE IMMERSIVE SENSORY CAMPAIGN WINNING OVER EVENT ORGANISERS

Prestige Events Magazine

Professional business event venue, Telford International Centre, is inspiring leading UK event organisers through a new sensory-based promotional campaign. ‘Come to your Senses’ uses creative venue and destination photography accompanied by professional, immersive ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) recordings to bring the campaign to life. When coupled with compelling storytelling and elegantly presented and hand-delivered across the UK, ‘Come to your Senses’ engages event emotions like

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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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The Benefits and Challenges of Integrating AI into Event Planning

Eventsforce

The rise of AI, and the challenge of integrating AI into event planning — including the advent of advanced language models like ChatGPT — has been a new-found source of innovation and creativity for the events industry. While these technologies offer solutions to many of the common challenges faced by planners, their use also raises a number of concerns and questions.

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‘Stay the course’ - An MPI volunteer leader in Hawaii shares her story

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Heather Bailey, director of membership - Hawaii for the MPI Oregon Chapter, shares her message about the importance of not canceling visits to Maui and some inspiring stories that highlight the “spirit of Aloha” in the face of adversity.

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What It Takes To Make IMEX America a Zero-Waste Event

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Skift Take: Minimizing the carbon footprint of a 12,000-attendee trade show requires long-term supplier partnerships and a willingness to deal with challenges at all levels.

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What One Thing? Considering Other People’s Happiness with Lisa Messina

Smart Meetings

On this episode of What One Thing? Marin Bright, CEO and founder of Smart Meetings, is joined by Lisa Messina, chief sales officer of Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, to discuss her journey through the hospitality industry, leaning into change and keeping a perspective on the role you play in other people’s happiness. Don’t Miss a Podcast Drop.

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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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ROI & Monetization: 7 Smart Strategies to Boost Your Trade Show Revenue

Event Age by Swapcard

According to the Q1 2023 Index results from the Center of Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the exhibition industry is encountering challenges due to a decelerating economy, prompting greater caution among businesses. These issues have been apparent since mid-2023 and are projected to persist until early 2024. On the other hand, findings from the 30th UFI Global Barometer Report reveal that for 30% of exhibition organizers, the impact of digitalization, competition with other media, and compe

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34 Labor Day Party Ideas We’re Cheering For

Social Tables

Every September, Americans celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of the month. And it’s almost time this year! A federal holiday recognizing and honoring American workers, Labor Day celebrates all the invaluable social and economic contributions laborers have made to the country’s success. The three-day holiday weekend includes boat parades, barbecues, carnivals, fireworks, and other festivities nationwide.

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UK Events Hit by Rising Costs

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Skift Take: The cost of events and conferences in the UK is up by almost 25%. Business is strong for now, but there are likely challenges ahead.

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Get Ready for a Human-centered IMEX America 2023

Smart Meetings

Learning tracks cover challenges that keep meeting professionals up at night When what is expected to be the largest crowd ever for an events industry trade show arrives at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas in October for IMEX America 2023 , the focus will squarely be on connecting people in new, effective ways. Smart Meetings sat down with Tahira Endean , head of programme for IMEX Group, to discuss how the talking point of Human Nature will be woven through the experience during the

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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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15 Fascinating Findings About the Value of CSR Programs: CSR Research Part One

Best Corporate Events

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs help businesses attract and retain top talent while enhancing their brand image. Team building helps improve employee collaboration, communication, and productivity. Combining CSR with team building is incredibly powerful for increasing employee loyalty while benefiting the local community. While most enterprises recognize the value of CSR and have some types of employee giving and volunteering programs in place, recent research studies provide grea

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The Power of Pink: Warner Bros. Brings ‘Barbie’ to Life at an ‘Over the Top’ Premiere Event

Event Marketer

“The ‘Barbie’ premiere was over the top—over-the-top pink explosion, over-the-top builds, over-the-top environmental, and then into the party was 2,000-plus people. And we leaned in hard with creators and influencers, so we wanted to make sure that it had that immersive feeling so when the influencers were on the carpet, they were able to capture and create content that would travel and was perfect for their particular channels.

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Building Engaging Communities

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Skift Take: Creating, fostering, and developing an engaging community is a dedicated process that requires time, effort, leadership, and intentional event design.

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Four Things Venues Need from Meeting Planners to Ensure Your Event Goes Smoothly

Smart Meetings

As event managers, our goal at the end of a long-awaited event is to ensure meeting planners and their constituents are happy. But often, as both parties get wrapped up in the endless details and minutia of planning, the overarching goal gets lost. Unfortunately, this can lead to lack of clarity, unclear expectations and a soured experience. Recently, Nashville was named the No. 2 destination for meetings in North America, and one can imagine our event spaces and hotel services at JW Marriott Na

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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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Alexis and John’s Romantically Magical Wedding at Graydon Hall Manor

EventSource

As the sun began to rise on the morning of Alexis and John’s wedding, the bride sat in quiet reflection as she prepared for the most magical day of her life. With the expert guidance of Moonlit Events Co. , the couple’s wedding planner, the intimate surroundings of Alexis’ getting-ready room were adorned with stunning floral arrangements from Bellwood Blooms that perfectly complemented the day’s romantic ambiance.

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Podcast: Launch Stories—Creating an Event for an Industry

Event Marketer

Jessica Blake, Senior Director-Global Events, Confluent Creating an event for the industry, as opposed to only your customers, is a power move that requires a nuanced approach. But, with the right timing and the right strategy, the result of an event like this is a healthier, better connected, and legitimized community that can only boost business for all, as well as the reputation of the company that created it.

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Planners, It’s Time to Find an Event Rental Partner

Special Events

Four reasons to partner with an event rental company

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Smart Leaders: Understanding the Collective Experience

Smart Meetings

Executive Director of Tourism Diversity Matters Greg DeShields discusses: The Importance of Belonging The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference , driven by the thought leadership of Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), is dedicated to exchanging insights and concepts about best practices for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB).

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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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x+why opens new members’ clubspace, The Orchard, in London for corporate events following success of eighteen in Birmingham

Prestige Events Magazine

x+why, the flexible workspace with purpose, is to open a second members clubspace, The Orchard, at One Great Cumberland Place, The Portman Estate’s new landmark office building in London’s West End. In November 2022, x+why launched eighteen, a stylish space to work, meet and play in 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham’s tallest office building. The club and event space have panoramic views of the city from the eighteenth floor and a capacity of 180.

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Liquid I.V.’s Remix Station at Bonnaroo Gives Festivalgoers Their 10 Seconds of Fame

Event Marketer

“A festival like Bonnaroo that’s so iconic and features such a great lineup is great synergy for where we see our brand. Music is universal. It brings together people from all walks of life. Hydration is universal, too. So we thought it was an amazing opportunity to reach a diverse audience. Festivals really are the ultimate dehydration occasion, and they capture all of the brand’s usage occasions.

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Tips For Beginner Caterers: What To Know Before Entering The Food Business

Caterease

Starting a catering business can be a lucrative and rewarding career, especially if you have a passion for cooking and. The post Tips For Beginner Caterers: What To Know Before Entering The Food Business appeared first on Caterease.

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