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Pulse of the industry: why engagement won’t be enough in 2019

Event Industry News

By Greg McEwan, head of communications at Interprefy. I was on a flight from Barcelona to London recently and found myself contemplating the predicament event organisers face today when it comes to the use of technology.

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Fresh formats for conferences

Gallus Events

I spoke at IBTM in Barcelona ( you can read the “review” here ) at the end of November on one of my favourite topics, Meeting Design or fresh formats for conferences.

Has the Grinch Stolen Holiday Parties?

Smart Meetings

If companies seem a little less jolly this holiday season, it may not be your imagination. Only 65 percent of companies plan to host a party this year, according to the 2018 Holiday Party Survey Report released by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. This is the lowest number since 2009.

We are biased against truly creative event design

Conferences that Work

We are biased against creativity. Though most people say they admire creativity, research indicates we actually prefer inside -the-box thinking.

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Art Basel 2018: Events, Parties, and Installations You May Have Missed

BizBash

This year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, which took place from December 4 to 8 at the Miami Beach Convention

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10 Hotel Technology Trends for 2019 That Will Help Your Event

EventMB

Selecting the venue for your next event is not as straightforward as it used to be. RFP, security breaches, in-house AV. I know your head is already hurting. Yet, making the right choice for the hotel that will host your guests has many crucial implications. Events are not enough anymore.

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11 Sensational Staycation Ideas for the Holiday Break

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Event planning is a 24/7 job — which means even your vacations are interrupted by texts, calls, and emails marked “URGENT” from your staff.

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In Living Coral: 17 Decor Ideas (Plus Drinks) Using Pantone's Color of the Year 2019

BizBash

Last week, Pantone announced its color of the year for 2019—living coral. This vibrant hue “embraces us with warmth and

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8 Event App Features on Your Attendee’s Wishlist

Eventmobi

As an event planner, you’re well aware that event apps have become common practice at any type of event experience. Chances are, you’ve used an event app yourself; whether it was an event you attended or one you executed as part of your event marketing strategy.

Free Post-Event Survey Software

GEVME

Free Post-Event Survey Software to Try Right Now. There are some services that allow the creation of event survey tools and online surveys to be as simple as possible. However, what kind of service should you choose, and how do such services differ? Top 10 free post-event survey software.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Why People Flake on Events — And How to Get Them to Come

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Four out of five people will consider flaking on an event they’ve already bought tickets to. In fact, 47% of people flaked on an event in the last month, according to new research from Eventbrite and OnePoll. What’s going on here? Are people just jerks?

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Yankee Stadium is Becoming a Hot Spot for N.Y.C. Event Planners

BizBash

As one the largest food purveyors and food service distributors in the Northeast, Ace Endico knows what it means to

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2019 Event Marketing Benchmarks and Trends

Bizzabo

Learn what 1000+ marketers have to say about the events industry in this landmark report. Featuring insights on event marketing budgets, tactics, team sizes, technology and more. Last year we emailed over 400 mid- to senior-level marketers asking for their thoughts on the events industry.

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How to Manage Event Ecommerce

G2Planet

Events can be a real money maker for your company. It pays to understand what commerce capabilities you can actually offer during your event to assure you maximize your ROI. Here, as in other areas of event management, no one application is sufficient for every need. Featured

4 Tips to Make Your Live Music VIP Experience a Smash Hit

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One of the fastest growing trends in the live music business, particularly within music festivals, is the rise of VIP ticketing programs. These programs allow fans with deeper pockets to skip lines, access reserved lounges, and enjoy a slew of other deluxe perks.

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This Holiday Lego Mural Was Created With More than 663,500 Bricks

BizBash

To celebrate the brand’s 60th anniversary and the diversity of Canada, Lego recently unveiled a massive mural created with 663,552

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Event Marketing: The 2019 Guide

Bizzabo

Welcome to your guide to event marketing in 2019 and beyond. Below you'll find best practices on selling out your event, leveraging event data and more. What Is Event Marketing? Event marketing is the promotion of a product, brand, or service through in-person interactions.

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The 10 Best Event Venues in Paris for Your Next Meetup or Conference

Event Age by Swapcard

Paris is the perfect city to host your next event. A rich history, striking architecture and world-class cuisine are just a few reasons why it draws millions of international visitors each year. Event Experiences

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New Data Reveals Email Engagement Benchmarks for the Events Industry

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This is a guest post from Emma. Do you know your average email open rate? More importantly, do you know what it means? You might be cruising along with your event’s email marketing campaigns, assuming you’re doing just fine. Some people are opening your emails, and you’re selling tickets.

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This New Festival Turns a Revamped Toronto Park Into a Winter Wonderland

BizBash

Toronto has seen a rise in Christmas markets and winter light festivals in the past few years. This year, the latest

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InEvent win ‘Best Event Technology Start-Up’ at the Event Technology Awards 2018

Event Industry News

InEvent, Inc. is the current highest growth event technology integrated platform. We provide a white label event management platform and we have already improved more than 4,000 events with over 950,000 attendees. On November 7, 2018, InEvent, Inc.

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Event Strategy: The 2019 Guide

Bizzabo

Event organizing ain’t easy. In this guide you’ll find what you need to know about event strategy in 2019—from planning an event, to promoting an event and more! Event professionals have a million and one things on their plate.

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Everything You Need To Know to Simplify Your Event Creation Experience

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Your time is a scarce resource — and that’s an understatement. Whether you oversee one event a year or are responsible for several events each month, event managers are always one step away from burnout.

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A celebration of culture and exquisite cuisine at Upper East Side's ZAVO

BizBash

Every Saturday, New Yorkers and tourists alike make their way to the Upper East Side for a night of drinks

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Endless’ Greatest Hits: Our Most Popular, Valuable and Controversial Event Blog Posts of All Time

Endless Events

In the 5+ years we have been pumping out content for event profs on the blog, we’ve had a handful of posts stand out above the rest. We want to give you the all the tricks, secret tips, and event inspiration and trends that will help make your events rise above the rest.

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December 2018 Power Player: Holly Valenti

Smart Meetings

A college elective changed the trajectory of Holly Valenti’s career from prepharmacy to hospitality. During a summer semester at University of New Orleans, she was inspired to switch majors after taking Harsha Chacko’s course, “Intro to Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism.”. “He

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How to Set Achievable (But Still Ambitious) Goals for Your Event in 2019

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Your goal is to make your events the best they can be — for the attendees, but also for you and your team. But that alone isn’t a goal you can rally around for 2019. Events are fun, but for most organizations, you don’t do them for their own sake,” says Joshua Zerkel, the Head […].

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How National Geographic Took WeWork Members Back to the '90s

BizBash

Let’s be honest: A touch of '90s nostalgia can be welcome at any event, especially for those who grew up

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20 Brand Activation Ideas

Bizzabo

Looking to grow awareness for your company and reach more of the consumers who really matter? These 20 brand activation ideas will help you connect with your target audience in authentic ways that move the needle for your organization.

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Event Industry Then Vs. Now with Dave Merrell

All Seated

We recently asked our Allseated Ambassadors to talk to us about how the event industry has evolved over their years in the business. Here is what Dave Merrell of AOO Events had to say! What was the event business and industry like when you started out? What systems were in place? .

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Are You Attracting the Right Audience to Your Lead Gen Events?

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Live events give you an opportunity to connect with prospects in a way that can’t be done online. But just like other forms of lead generation, your efforts will only be worth the investment if your event attracts the right people: those who are likely to become customers.

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How Refinery29's 29Rooms Evolved Based on Attendee Feedback

BizBash

The founders of Refinery29's massively popular 29Rooms are listening. Now in its fourth year, organizers note that the event's attendees

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The Four Most Popular Experiential Events.

G2Planet

As with marketing webinars, the objective of experiential events is typically either lead generation or, for known prospects, to help advance the sales process.

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Meeting Planners Unite Sets 2019 Agenda

Smart Meetings

Three weeks after Hyatt Corporation confirmed that it would cut planner commissions, thereby following the lead of three other large hospitality companies, Meeting Planners Unite held its first conference in Washington, D.C.

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“IT’S NOT ME, ITS YOU.” 9 reasons to dump your event partner

Event Industry News

By Sarah Lorish, Associate Producer and Content Marketer at TalkingTree Creative. NSYNC. Is it time to break it off with your current event partner? Look, we get it break-ups are hard! Going out on the prowl is exhausting. First meetings can be the worst!

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