Sat.Feb 24, 2024 - Fri.Mar 01, 2024

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Engaging Your Event Team: 5 Tips for Boosting Morale

Attendease

You’re a few months away from what you hope to be a show-stopping event for your association’s members. While you can hardly wait for the day to come, you know there’s still a lot to get done in the meantime—from locking down the perfect venue to developing attention-grabbing marketing materials that drive registrations. Effectively engaging your event team ensures they maintain the focus and motivation they need to excel in their roles.

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Do you have an unhealthy relationship with your career?

Conferences that Work

Recently, I had a thought-provoking conversation with association maven and friend KiKi L’Italien. She said she had worked hard to avoid replicating in her marriage some unhealthy dynamics she experienced in her family while growing up. And she felt she’d been successful. But recently, she realized that she had incorporated these unhealthy dynamics into her relationship with her career.

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Fun and Impactful Women’s Empowerment Event Ideas

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42% of all U.S. businesses are owned by women Women made up 47% of the U.S. civilian labor force in 2023 11% of Fortune 500 company CEOs are women, along with 30% of Fortune 500 board members. Women-owned businesses have grown 114% in the last two decades About half of all startups in the U.S. are founded by women Hey there, fellow women trailblazers!

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Prince Harry’s Travalyst Aims to Provide Clarity in Sustainable Travel 

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Skift Take: Sustainability is flooded with authoritative-sounding designations and convoluted certifications. Prince Harry’s Travalyst aims to provide clarity to sustainable travel.

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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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14 New Trends in the Event Planning Industry for 2024

Attendease

What does 2024 hold for the events industry? Thanks to rapid innovation and the global sharing of ideas entrenched in technology, event managers and planners have started experimenting with new methods and ideas in order to create the perfect blueprint for their events. At the same time, the core of what makes a successful event remains the same: Events are about the experience, from start to finish (and beyond).

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Attitude is Everything, Julie’s Bicycle and A Greener Future publish new toolkit on how to make disabled people’s access to live events environmentally sustainable

Event Industry News

Key headlines: In summer 2023, Julie’s Bicycle surveyed disabled people about access and environmental sustainability at live events and festivals. The key findings are: A Greener Future took an in depth look at three festivals and their experience of providing accessibility for disabled people compatible with the festival’s environmental sustainability goals.

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Michelle Allgauer: Building a Resilient Career in Events

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Skift Take: Michelle Allgauer deeply values personal and professional relationships. As an event leader, she is doubling down on the irreplaceable value of face-to-face interactions and looking to leverage the power of AI to enhance operational efficiency.

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Labor Double-Whammy for Hotels Affects Planners, Too

MeetingsNet

Even as they pay front-line employees the highest average hourly rate ever, more than two-thirds of properties nationwide still have notable staffing shortages. December 2023 saw the highest average hourly rate ever for front-line employees at hotels across the country: $23.91, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even so, 67 percent of more than 400 hotel managers who responded to the latest survey conducted by the American Hotel and Lodging Association say they still face a staffi

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NBA All-Star 2024: Inside 13 Fan Activations

Event Marketer

There was a whole lot of good clean fun to be found among fan activations at the 73 rd annual NBA All-Star Weekend, Feb. 16-18, in Indianapolis. Whether at the NBA Crossover fan event at the convention center, or in pop-up spaces of their own, sponsors leaned into playful strategies that placed attendees at the center of the action. From Ticketmaster’s retro arcade to Foot Locker’s supersized clinic, here’s a snapshot of the action.

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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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Guest blog: Volunteers keep ALSO Festival Alive

Event Industry News

By Diccon Towns, CEO of ALSO Festival It will come as no surprise to read that UK festivals are having a hard time at the moment. This recent article in the Guardian lists yet more organisers who have been forced to heave their gates shut, adding to the ever growing list started in the pandemic.

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Destination Brief: Atlantic City Sets the Bar for Meaningful Meetings

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Skift Take: America’s Playground is moving beyond leisure tourism to become a modern home for meetings and events based on the values of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Discover why its combination of business, play, and regenerative thinking is attracting event planners in 2024 and beyond.

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Smart Moves in Hawaii, Las Vegas and More

Smart Meetings

Austin Gardner Gardner is vice president of business development for Staypineapple Hotels Inc. , based in Bellevue, Washington. Gardner has more than 13 years working in hospitality sales and marketing—specifically with independent hotels—most recently as regional vice president of sales for Oxford Collection Hotels. Daniel Scott Scott is Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort ’s managing director.

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Speaker Trends for This Year’s Business Events

MeetingsNet

Economic, cultural, and technological issues are impacting who makes it onto the podium at meeting and conventions. The Speaking Industry Benchmark Report produced by AAE Speakers Bureau compiles data from both event organizers and keynote speakers to better understand the issues and trends affecting the speaker-booking process. While the full 2024 report will be released on March 26th, Jennifer Best, vice president of marketing at AAE, shared some early data from this year’s survey results with

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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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How to Avoid Ticket Scalping at Your Event: Tips and Recommendations

Eventscase Blog

At Eventscase, we understand the importance of ensuring a safe and satisfying experience for attendees. Ticket resale is a constant challenge, plagued by scams that not only affect the reputation of organisers but also the financial security of buyers. In this post, we will explore strategies and technological solutions on how to avoid ticket resale scams , thus ensuring the integrity and reputation of your events.

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New FTC Rule Addresses Common Event Scams

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Skift Take: A new ruling by the Federal Trade Commission targets scammers seeking to rip off the business events industry, paving the way for direct monetary compensation from bad actors.

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Super Bowl LIX: As Las Vegas Cools Down, New Orleans Heats Up

Smart Meetings

The Big Easy prepares for its 11th Super Bowl When the NFL added another week to its usual 17-week schedule in 2021, this created a small problem between the Super Bowl LVIII and this year’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans. As a result, 2025’s Super Bowl was moved to New Orleans and Super Bowl LVIII took place in Las Vegas, a first for the city and accompanied by much fanfare.

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A.I. Is Accelerating Meetings-Related Tech

MeetingsNet

At Mobile World Congress 2024, the rapid advance of artificial intelligence is on display through “spatial computing” applications that will affect meetings, including augmented reality, virtual reality, and 3D teleconferencing. While the 2024 edition of Mobile World Congress, which began on February 26 in Barcelona, still is not drawing as many attendees as it did before the Covid pandemic—109,000 people came in 2019 versus about 95,000 this year—it’s not because the rate of innovation in commu

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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 Venues Collection becomes the first UK venue chain to remove dairy from all dessert menus.

Prestige Events Magazine

The Venues Collection has become the first UK venue chain to remove dairy from all dessert menus across all its five venues. This groundbreaking move is expected to save over 42 tonnes of CO2 on event menus alone in 2024. The near identical dairy-free alternatives have been developed by Sam Morgan, Executive Head Chef of The Venues Collection and includes all the classics including sticky toffee pudding, cherry trifle, Biscoff mousse with raspberry compote, seasonal berry cheesecake and salted c

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The Bright Future of Meetings and Events

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Skift Take: The best way to create the future of events is to create it. Skift Meetings met with several forward-thinking industry leaders to discuss innovation in events and share insights into making their visions a reality.

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Navigating the Thrills of Event Innovation

Smart Meetings

How to adopt a growth mindset from psychology of leadership expert Ryan Dohrn Let’s face it. New ideas can be terrifying. Whether it is new faces across the negotiating table, evolving event technology or looming AI adoption , taking a risk is not something that comes naturally to many meeting professionals. That is why we dedicated our February Extraordinary Experience at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas to innovation in all its forms.

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Design Mumbai: New international design event to land in India’s financial and design capital

Event Industry News

Montgomery Group announces a brand new international trade event: Design Mumbai. It will be the first contemporary design show in India with an international perspective and exhibitor presence, showcasing leading brands, manufacturers and designers.

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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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The Recipe for Starting a Catering Business with Next to No Money

Caterease

Dreaming of launching your own catering business but find your budget more appetizer-sized than main course? Fear not! This post is tailor-made for you—the aspiring caterer ready to turn your culinary passion into a thriving business without breaking the bank. We’re dishing out the essential steps to start small and dream big, turning your delectable dream into a full-fledged reality.

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Marriott Expands in Caribbean and Latin America

EventMB

Skift Take: Marriott is now the largest hotel company in the Caribbean and Latin America region offering mid-scale to luxury options in numerous destinations.

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Notes From the Road: Healing in Paradise

Smart Meetings

South Florida offers luxury, wellness and experiences Touring through South Florida was almost an international experience as I explored all the different influences Marriott International has interwoven into their hospitality, culinary and wellness offerings. A true melting pot of culture, wellness and professional amenities, South Florida offers accessible luxury with innovative holistic approaches on the gorgeous Atlantic coast.

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Open House at Twist Gallery

EventSource

Nestled in the heart of Queen Street West, Twist Gallery stands as a canvas for love and celebration. Their 2024 wedding open house was a tapestry of artistry and sophistication, inviting couples to explore the possibilities of crafting their dream weddings within its unique space. The 5000 square foot New York-style loft features skylights, French Arch windows overlooking the city streets, and a 20 foot high ceiling.

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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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A Look at Planners’ Powerful Partners: CSMs

MeetingsNet

The newest award-winning convention services manager dishes on all the things CSMs can do for planners: “We’re like Siri for the destination.” It’s tough to imagine a meeting that might run more smoothly than the Event Services Professionals Association’s annual conference, the most recent edition of which took place in late January in Indianapolis.

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The New Age of Data-Driven Event Strategies

EventMB

Skift Take: In the quest to navigate the event data deluge, the real challenge lies in separating insightful narratives from mere numbers. It's the human touch—crafting memorable experiences and compelling stories—that will ultimately define the success of events in the data-driven age.

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Engaging Attendees in a Remote Work Era

SmartMeetings

Remote work is changing event expectations; this is what you can do about it “Creativity and productivity happen when each person is engaged and the whole team feels valued.” Remote work taught meeting professionals to focus on what needs to get done, not necessarily when. In the new world of hybrid work, we’re choosing when to go into the office and when to work from home or when to do a video call versus a collaborative online update on Slack or Teams.

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