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The four meeting professionals you meet in heaven

Conferences that Work

The essential characteristics of meeting professionals. If there is a heaven on earth in the event industry, there are four essential characteristics of successful meeting professionals you’ll meet there.

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Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. Now it’s a must-have. Talk to any meeting owner who has managed a large virtual event this past year using a skilled emcee and he or she will tell you it made all the difference.

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9 Steps to Boost Your Retail Event’s Success

Picatic by Eventbrite

Trade shows used to be the primary way to introduce your product on the marketplace. These industry-specific fairs brought together lots of companies in one space, allowing them to showcase their products to customers while generating buzz and boosting sales.

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Virtual Event Platforms: The 2021 Guide

Event Age by Swapcard

Event Experiences Event Tech

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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.

Hybrid Event Interactions Between Virtual & In-Person Attendees

Endless Events

A year ago, the events industry had no choice but to master the art of virtual events. As restrictions are slowly lifting and the worst is hopefully behind us, we can glimpse into the future of post-Covid events.

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5 Reasons People Go to Live Sporting Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

Not everyone goes to sporting events to watch the game. So why do people get off the couch and into stadiums — and how can you use the insights to improve your events? Data and Insights March Resources and Tools Attendees Event Design Sport Events Swag

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Swapcard Reaches Global Agreement with Informa

Event Age by Swapcard

Leading AI-Powered All-in-One Hybrid and Virtual Events Platform Selected as Preferred Platform Partner for Informa’s Exhibitions and Trade Shows. Event Community Press Release

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Digital Event Strategist Spotlight: Maria Dempsey, Wine Educator, Director of Hospitality and Events, Gen7 Wines

PCMA Convene

Wine, digital events and the hospitality industry – normally not a mixture you would find but as it turns out, it is a true recipe for success.

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Hybrid Venue Checklist: Here’s What To Look For!

Endless Events

Well, hello! It’s always a pleasure to have you with us so we can better help you navigate the world of events. If you’re here, chances are you came from our recent hybrid webinar , featuring Will Curran and Kyle Kocinski.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Guidebook Event Solutions: Powering Engagement 

Guidebook

At Guidebook, we don’t think it should be difficult or expensive to engage your audience. This is especially true today, as we work to connect organizers with their audiences, whether you’re planning to bring to your audience together in-person, virtually, or with a hybrid event.

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6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Remember People’s Names and Faces

Eventbrite

Remembering people's names is one of the best ways to get ahead in business. Discover 6 proven ways to remember names and faces. The post 6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Remember People’s Names and Faces appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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Virtual Art Tour Engages Participants With Scents From the Past

PCMA Convene

The exhibition “Fleeting — Scents in Colour,” at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, shows how 17th-century artists embedded images linked with fragrance in their art. This image shows a scent dispenser in front of a painting by Jan van der Heyden (center back). Courtesy Mauritshuis).

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10 Lovely Venues in Prince Edward County

EventSource

The quaint municipality of Prince Edward County is known for it’s wineries, restaurants, festivals, Sandbanks, and one of the nicest beaches in Canada!

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

What You Need to Know About Event Live Streaming

MeetingPlay

Nowadays the term “live streaming” has become ubiquitous. It’s everywhere, from social media feeds to now-necessary virtual events.

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The State of Weddings in 2021 & Beyond

Special Events

A rundown of what to expect during wedding season this year, including a focus on diversity, the "pintimate" wedding, and incorporating technology into the big day

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Virtually There: Connecting Digital Event Attendees to Physical Places

PCMA Convene

Event designers are finding creative ways to transport their digital participants out of their houses and into the world. Joohee Yoon illustration).

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Stephanie and Shaki’s Tropical Meets Industrial Style Wedding at Evergreen Brick Works

EventSource

Stephanie and Shaki’s wedding proves that tropical and industrial styles don’t just go together — they complement each other impeccably.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Show Me the Money! Virtual Sponsorship Success

ePly

Much like Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) had to prove to his sports star, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding) in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, exhibit and sponsorship managers are having to show their organizations (and their clients – exhibitors and sponsors) the “money” or value in a virtual world.

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Volunteering During COVID-19: Best Practices and Examples

InitLive

Even during “normal” times, it requires a lot of organization and effort to properly recruit, manage, and engage volunteers. With the added difficulty of social distancing recommendations due to COVID-19, it may feel all but impossible.

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Hybrid Events Bring Back FOMO

PCMA Convene

Digital events have eliminated the fear of missing out from attendees’ minds, according to MeetingPlay CEO Joe Schwinger. But hybrid events are a way to reintroduce FOMO.

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Mindy and Damian’s Lakeview Wedding at Spencer’s at the Waterfront

EventSource

If you’re looking for a simply chic lakeview wedding with a romantic mix of modern and classic elements, look no further than Mindy and Damian’s special day. The couple’s vision for their wedding was warm, casual, intimate, and to be surrounded by loved ones enjoying themselves.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Bizzabo Wins Gold in Third Annual Martech Awards

Bizzabo

We're excited to announce that Bizzabo took home the Gold in Martech's 'Vendor of the Year' as part of the annual B2B Marketing Martech Awards. This year marks the third annual Martech Awards.

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Virtual Sponsorship: 11 Strategies to Attract Event Sponsors to Your Next Event

Aventri

The world has changed in many ways since 2020, and the live event industry was hit particularly hard. Circumstances beyond anyone’s control have forced conference organizers to pivot and come up with creative ideas to reach people in hybrid or purely virtual event formats. featured Virtual & Hybrid

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3D Technology Helps Transport Event Attendees Elsewhere

PCMA Convene

Uber Freight CEO Lior Ron stands in front of Chicago’s Old Post Office, or does he? Planners of the 2020 Deliver conference used 3D scan technology to capture images of the building for a background placed behind him as he filmed on an XR — extended reality — stage (right).

Mapping the EventTech landscape: PIRATEx

Glisser

At the start of 2020, there weren’t many of us around. By us, I mean all-in-one virtual and hybrid event platforms, but even we didn’t start out like that. Event Planning Featured Thought Leadership

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Maximize Your Margins Masterclass

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. It takes a lot of perspective and a ton of experience to optimize your net profit from within, so that's where we come in. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

CDC Readiness and Planning Tool

SmartMeetings

Because you can never be too prepared. As if planning wasn’t complex enough, you’re well aware Covid-19 has further amped up need for prep and safety checks. CDC now offers a tool for just that. View the CDC Readiness and Planning tool here.

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Event Technology Awards 21 reveals first tranche of judges

Event Industry News

The Event Technology Awards 2021 (ETA21) opens for submissions from April 1 and the first wave of judges has been announced, more than 75 per cent of them new to the process.

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Digital Event Experiences That Go Places

PCMA Convene

Michelle Russell. In March, an artist who goes by the name Beeple sold a piece of art for $69.3 million at an auction. It wasn’t an original painting that you can hang on your wall or a sculpture that would nicely set off your foyer.

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