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Unlocking Revenue: 5 Proven Payment Tactics for Event Businesses

Planning Pod

For most growing event businesses, payment processing is viewed as a business expense first and foremost. Each swipe of a credit card can feel like a small bite into your profit margin when you think of the multitude of fees that you’re paying. You’re almost afraid to ask too many questions about different processing costs, worried that a thorough understanding of how electronic payments work will only reveal more expense to your business.

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The Role of Technology in Event Management for Associations

Attendease

Using event technology to its full potential allows associations to provide enriching, personalized experiences to members. The right tools can track and consolidate event data, adapt to members’ needs and preferences, and use automation to eliminate administrative tasks. CRMs, association management software, and event planning platforms go beyond managing member data and event planning.

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Community versus audience in journalism and meetings

Conferences that Work

Many meetings still focus on creating audiences rather than community. Yes, there’s a big difference. And not just at meetings. Here’s how Damon Kiesow , Knight Chair for Digital Editing and Producing at the Missouri School of Journalism , compares the concepts of community versus audience from a journalistic perspective. Kiesow says: Community does not scale.

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What do Taylor Swift and Event Planning Have in Common?

EventMB

Skift Take: Taylor Swift and her blockbuster Eras Tour offer event professionals valuable insights into community, inclusivity, engagement, and much more.

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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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Calculating event value: Key factors to think about when pricing your events.

Expo Pass

Planning an event is like crafting a masterpiece – every detail and decision contributes to the overall success (and profit!). But how can you make sure that your event resonates with both attendees and your long-term business goals? Fear not, fellow event planners! In this article, we’re going to cover 5 essential things to think about when it’s time to calculate those ticket prices.

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29 Survey Questions for Reliable Event Feedback

MeetingsNet

They can be tailored to your groups to better assess the experience of attendees, speakers, and vendors. To understand the attendee experience at your events, all you have to do is ask. If done right, the answers will help you build an even better experience the next time around because they’ll provide you with insight into the perceptions of participants and speakers.

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Escalating Costs Drive Meetings to Secondary Cities 

EventMB

Skift Take: As costs continue to rise, meeting professionals are shifting their gatherings to less-expensive secondary cities, according to meetings industry data company Knowland.

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Provision Events & AirClad [X] – Transforming the Event Landscape

Event Industry News

Provision Events have been delivering premium and immersive brand experiences worldwide since 2004. Sustainability plays a crucial role in their design and production capabilities, proudly pioneering more environmentally friendly operations through Provision Green, as they look to take action and inspire change in the events industry.

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Finding Connection by Disconnecting from Tech

PCMA Convene

Gen Z is enjoying its digital downtime, including popularizing analog products such as Polaroid cameras. ( Ellie Adams photo via Unsplash ) I consider myself a “zillennial” — the micro demographic born toward the end of the millennial generation and the beginning of Gen Z, specifically designated to people born between 1992 and 2002 who share experiences and mindsets with both generations.

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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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Smart Moves in Minneapolis, Ann Arbor and More

Smart Meetings

Dr. Romie Dr. Romie, Great Wolf Resorts Board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker and founder of brainSHIFT, Dr. Romie , begins a new role as chief wellness officer for Great Wolf Resorts. She will build on the resort organization’s people-driven culture to improve the physical and mental wellness culture throughout the organization using data-driven solutions.

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Exhibition Industry Expects Further Growth in 2024

EventMB

Skift Take: The latest UFI report clearly shows that the exhibition industry has not just survived; it's thriving. But what must be done to secure sustainable growth?

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Over 20 of Toronto’s Most Inspiring Weddings from last Season

EventSource

The great thing about wedding inspiration is that there’s never any shortage of it! And we have over 20 of Toronto’s most inspiring weddings from 2023 here. Between, TikTok, IG, Pinterest, you name it – there’s plenty of ideas to go around. The flipside is that oftentimes, the inspiration that you find online is not remotely realistic for the majority of couples (y’all remember the viral wedding in France that was rumoured to cost $59 million?!

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First Tracks: Subaru, POWDR Kick Off Their National WinterFest Ski Mountain Tour

Event Marketer

With the carmaker back as headliner, the cross-country tour heads to six POWDR mountains Giving proof that we’ll follow your experiences just about anywhere, EM popped off the Superstar lift at Killington, cleared the moguls, hung a left at the famous K1 lodge and cruised right into the Subaru WinterFest national tour kick-off. The annual traveling cold-weather tour brings free pop-up weekend music festivals to six of the ski POWDR-owned mountains—Vermont’s Killington, Copper Mountain and Eldora

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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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Lessons for Meeting Profs from MGM Resorts’ Sabbatical Policy

Smart Meetings

How “Intermissions” could launch brilliant second halves of event careers When you have reached the heights of the hospitality ladder like MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Stephanie Glanzer, where do you go? Thanks to MGM Resorts’ sabbatical program called The Intermission, this longtime leader in Las Vegas was able to recapture the excitement of going to work by taking some time to reconnect with family—and herself.

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Trade Show Booths: 100 Best Ideas

EventMB

Skift Take: Boring trade show booths don’t attract visitors and they certainly don’t help sales. But coming up with new and exciting ideas is costly and time-consuming. Or is it?

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DRUMSHEDS SS24: COUNTDOWN TO DRUMSHEDS SECOND SEASON 

Prestige Events Magazine

LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO UNTIL TOTTENHAM’S NEW CULTURAL INSTITUTION HOSTS A DIVERSE RANGE OF HOSTS INCLUDING CHASE AND STATUS, RADIO 1, CRAIG DAVID, RECESS, FALSE IDOLS, DRUMCODE, WORRIED ABOUT HENRY AND MORE IN THE SECOND RUN OF SHOWS Building on a massive debut season last year, DRUMSHEDS is back. Broadwick Live (the team behind DRUMSHEDS , Printworks , Field Day etc) have been successful in their mission to bring a new, audience-first live experience to North London, hosting a trailblazi

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Over 20 of Toronto’s Most Inspiring Weddings From 2023

EventSource

The great thing about wedding inspiration is that there’s never any shortage of it! And we have over 20 of Toronto’s most inspiring weddings from 2023 here. Between, TikTok, IG, Pinterest, you name it – there’s plenty of ideas to go around. The flipside is that oftentimes, the inspiration that you find online is not remotely realistic for the majority of couples (y’all remember the viral wedding in France that was rumoured to cost $59 million?!

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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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The Brief: Breakup Cookies and Human Beer Ads

Event Marketer

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK This week’s hot takes on hot topics in experiential marketing cover spiteful coffee shops, supersized supermodels and human beer ads. INSOMNIA COOKIES WANTS TO DO YOUR DIRTY WORK Unbeknownst to us, the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day is commonly referred to as “ Red Tuesday ,” the most popular day of the year to get dumped.

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Formula 1 Paddock Is Now a Unique Vegas Event Space

EventMB

Skift Take: The Formula 1 Paddock offers unique space to host events 48 weeks out of the year. The new facility adds a new race-themed option to Vegas' vast list of event spaces.

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Marriott’s ‘Meet with Momentum’ Creates Community Like None Other

Smart Meetings

Planners come together for three days of networking, learning and all-out joy While a warm wind brushed the fronds of palm trees and the warm water of the White Bank crashed on the shore of Paradise Island, a group of 29 meeting professionals and 17 representatives from Marriott CRN member hotels gathered to share insights, ideas and inspiration at Marriott ’s first Meet with Momentum event of 2024 at Atlantis Bahamas this past January.

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Cynthia and Michael’s Beautiful Wedding Celebration at Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre

EventSource

Cynthia and Michael’s journey of love culminated in a splendid wedding celebration, guided by the creative vision of wedding planners Lorraine and Mirabel from Rainbow Chan Weddings and Events Photographer Rosetta Li skillfully encapsulated the nuances of their love story through her lens, preserving the moments in vibrant detail. Cynthia’s radiance was elevated by the skilled hands of the Bridal Secretary , setting the stage for a day of timeless elegance.

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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 Payment Processing: How to Find the Best Payment Processor (And What to Avoid)

Planning Pod

Table of contents What is a payment processor and what do they do? What are cashless payments and how do they work? What are the two main ways payment processors accept cashless payments? Overall, how can my business benefit from adding cashless payment options? I already use a payment processor. How do I know if I should evaluate other options? What should I look for in a new payment processor?

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Las Vegas Abuzz With Super Bowl Excitement

EventMB

Skift Take: The first Super Bowl in the history of Las Vegas kicks off at Allegiant Stadium this Sunday. All eyes will be on the city that is no stranger to hosting significant events.

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Local Collabs, College Campuses: Inside Hulu’s ‘Black Cake’ Experiential Campaign

Event Marketer

“We really see these brands as collaborators and storytellers with us because we know that they play a critical role in helping us to drive awareness for our stories, like ‘Black Cake.’ And they really help us surprise and delight our fans and bring authenticity and relevance to the key audience that we want to reach in our marketing.” –Adia Matthews, VP-Partnership Marketing, Hulu For the event marketing campaign and premiere of its new series, “Black Cake”—about a complex, multigenerational fa

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Ellen Mutimer wins the Chris Peacock Young Champion of Change Award

Prestige Events Magazine

Ellen Mutimer, Strategic Events and Meetings Consultant at Inntel has won the inaugural Chris Peacock Young Champion of Change Award The award is beam’s tribute to Chris, co-founder of Conference Care who was an integral driving force for the association for many years and a true advocate for encouraging the industry’s talent to shine, a champion of the future generation and for protecting the planet. beam member companies were invited to nominate someone within their organisation aged 25 or und

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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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Smart Moves: Pivotal Group Appoints New GlobalMeet CEO

Smart Meetings

In this special edition of Smart Moves, get to know Kim Niederman, the new CEO of GlobalMeet GlobalMeet , a leader in virtual event technology, announces Kim Niederman will serve as the company’s CEO. GlobalMeet’s event technology makes fully interactive, live events available for audiences numbering over 100,000. It is used by five out of the 10 largest US banks, half of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotech companies and all Big Four Consulting Firms, which audit 90% of all Fortune 500

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Professional Congress Organizer

EventMB

Sissi Lygnou reveals the unique intricacies and challenges of the PCO role, highlighting the need for innovation, recognition, and education.

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Fans Huddle Around AT&T’s 5G Helmet at the CFP National Championship in Houston

Event Marketer

“We have a long history of developing innovative technology, and this was a great example of something that we did in real time that directly impacts the athletes, and a unique perspective on how our technology enhances sports and the experience of sports.” –Sabina Ahmed, AVP-Sponsorships and Experiential, AT&T As presenting sponsor of the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship for the last decade, AT&T is consistently hunting for new ways to elevate the fan experience thro