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How to work with others to change our lives

Conferences that Work

How to work with others to change our lives. I belong to a couple of small groups that have been meeting regularly for decades. The men’s group meets biweekly, while the consultants’ group meets monthly.

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11 Event Trends to Watch in 2022


With growing uncertainty surrounding events, it helps to stay ahead of the game as you plan for the new year. Here, we explore a summary of the top 11 trends for the events industry in 2022.

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Our most popular articles of 2021: Expo fan favs!

Expo Pass

We do our best to bring you the most up-to-date news, predictions, and happenings in the event world. But our favorite way to find out what’s going on with events is looking at which Expo articles people are reading the most!

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A Supersized Roundup: 14 Experiential Holiday Programs That Slayed All the Way

Event Marketer

Holiday experiences were in short supply in 2020 as mandated pandemic lockdowns dampened spirits and prevented gathering.

Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

The Art Of Maintaining Eye Contact With The Camera

Endless Events

It’s almost 2022! By now, most of us have attended more virtual events than we can count and gotten used to the concept of remote work.

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Webinar Best Practices that Make Success Absolutely Predictable

SpotMe Blog

The new normal of corporate gatherings, industry events, and live conferences is through virtual offerings. On any scale, webinars have begun to dominate as an effective way to streamline real time communications, and provide evergreen materials for all types of businesses.

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LEGO Steps into ComplexCon with an adidas Collab and a Giant Brick Sneaker

Event Marketer

LEGO made its debut at the back to in-person footwear and streetwear show ComplexCon, Nov. 6-7, in Long Beach, CA, with a sneaker drop of its own kind.

How to Unlock the Value of Event Data in 2022

Skift Meetings

The increasing use of event tech has given event profs access to a vast array of data. But are we using data to its full potential? By exploring key insights, we can unlock the power of data to deliver personalized event experiences of real value.

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Users Surprisingly Are Becoming Less Comfortable With Event Tech


EventMB’s State of the Event Industry survey results revealed many interesting findings, but the most surprising might have been that comfort levels with event tech appear to be dropping. What do these results tell us about the industry and where it’s going in 2022?

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Meeting Safety Trends in 2022

Smart Meetings

The New Year is upon us and as we look at 2022 for our meetings and group gatherings, we gaze into the future with bright eyes and positive grins and think, what the heck is going on? We’re moving into year three of what will most likely be a continuation of the dreaded ‘P’ word: pivoting.

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Q&A: How Cannabis-infused Beverage Brand Cann Uses Sampling Events to Torch Category Stigmas

Event Marketer

We often hear about the importance of getting “liquid to lips” in the spirits industry, but for cannabis beverage brands that are consistently fighting an uphill battle against cannabis stigmas, it’s absolutely essential.

IAEE x Swapcard: A Partnership That Catapulted Expo! Expo! From Virtual to Community to Hybrid

Event Age by Swapcard

Hybrid events Success Stories

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5 Ways to Better Partner with IT


The right tech integrations can be essential to effective event management, particularly when it comes to data. The first step, however, often begins with a supportive partnership between event organizers and IT. Here are five ways to make it happen.

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

How Two Virtual Meetings Added Meaning to their Gatherings

Smart Meetings

If you think popping into a succession of boring Zoom calls makes you an expert on virtual meetings , it’s time to think again. Two recent examples show that by leveraging complementary tech and meaningful interactions, you can still surprise and delight through a screen.

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Prebiotic Soda Poppi’s Unexpected Target Strategy Sparkles in Pandemic Times

Event Marketer

Poppi prebiotic soda company, which markets itself as a healthier alternative to traditional soda, this fall teamed up with Amazon Prime Video and plant-based brand Beyond Meat to disrupt the college football tailgate scene with an eco-conscious sampling activation tied to The Tailgate Tour traveling fan engagement platform.

Elevating the Ambiance: 5 Awesome Ideas for New Year’s Eve Events

Decibel Management

We don’t do boring. Event management requires a high level of creativity. The ability to create inspired, original experiences is the mark of a competent and compelling event management team. At Decibel, we do exactly that. We’re not simply talking about big-picture issues here.

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'Tis the Season

Special Events

Festive ideas for your next holiday event

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

AHLA Survey: Supply Chain Disruption Increasing Costs, Impacting Hotel Amenities Indefinitely

Smart Meetings

The struggle is real at hotels where supply chain issues and the great resignation are negatively impacting operations, creating scarcity in everything from cleaning supplies to pillowcases and chicken tenders and generally increasing costs.

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Meet This Year’s Participants: Women in Events 2021

Event Marketer

The last 21 months have proven that the challenges women in the event marketing industry face are unique and constantly evolving. In the latest “Women in the Workplace” report, and McKinsey & Company reflect on the burnout catching up to women in corporate America. The survey revealed that 42 percent of women say they have been “often” or “almost always” burned out in 2021, compared to 32 percent in 2020.

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London Summer Event Show announce move to mid-March

Event Industry News

Story Events Ltd, organiser of the annual London Summer Event Show have just announced, in light of the latest restrictions and ongoing uncertainty surrounding the new Omicron variant of COVID19, that they will be postponing the event for two months, from 18 – 19 January 2022 to the later date o f 15 – 16 March 2022. “As

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zkipster’s 2021 Top 10


After the uncertainty and upheaval of 2020, it’s been a joy to see events return to some form of normality in the second half of 2021.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

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. 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.

Airlines Evolve to Cater to Groups

Smart Meetings

Simpler, more flexible and discounted. Airlines are updating their business travel programs to be friendlier for groups struggling with last-minute changes, rising costs and reporting requirements. Here is what you need to know. Saving Time.

b2match Community Platform: Increase Participant Collaboration


On December 15, Interreg Central Europe opened a new call for project proposals. It marked the beginning of a new phase of funding projects aimed at transnational cooperation.

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Take a Metaverse Break This Holiday Season

All Seated

While the term “metaverse” became a talking point in the past few months, it already feels like it is everywhere.

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A Look at Very Peri: Industry Pros React to Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year

Special Events

Pantone has made it official: Very Peri is the new black in 2022.

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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.

Best of 2021: Resources for Meeting Professionals

Smart Meetings

While events were being further hybridized, event tech was getting better and smarter. Now approaching the end of a year of recovery across industries—and with no end to hybrid meetings and events in sight—we’re taking a look back to our favorite programs and platforms.

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b2match Community Platform: Increase Participant Collaboration


On December 15, Interreg Central Europe opened a new call for project proposals. It marked the beginning of a new phase of funding projects aimed at transnational cooperation.

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Everything You Need to Know About Event Design

The Planner's Lounge

In the world of wedding planning, there are different types of businesses. Some planners are logistics-focused, others are planners/designers, and then some are event designers exclusively. You might be wondering what exactly an event designer does for their clients? What are their responsibilities?

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