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Events in 2020: Stories of Struggle and Success


The event industry has had a tough go of it this year. Event professionals have all been affected in one way or another by the pandemic, and have experienced different paths to acceptance and recovery. Here, three eventprofs share their stories of struggle and success in 2020.

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Six Attributes of Successful Women’s Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

This article was originally written for the April issue of PCMA’s Convene magazine. The timing was right before the lockdown and a couple months before the 2020 social justice movement eclipsed.

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6 Strategies to Market Hybrid Events to Virtual and Live Attendees


Hybrid events require planners to attract in-person attendees without alienating virtual attendees, and to compete for the attention of a virtual audience in a saturated market. How can planners market their events to stand out and appeal to both groups?

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The meeting industry new normal — Part 2

Conferences that Work

The meeting industry old normal is over, and many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a new normal. See Part 1 of this post for an introduction to this point of view.]. What will the meeting industry new normal look like?

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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.

Event Organizers Day: Mental Wellness Resources and Giveaway


On October 23rd we celebrate Event Organizers Day, and we, at Attendease, would like to do more than just say thank you for all your efforts. 2020 has proven to be a challenging year, and our team wants to share something that is meaningful and genuine.

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How Some Events Are Making More Profit Virtually Than In-Person


The learning curve for still-new virtual events is steep, and many eventprofs have struggled to profitably shift their events online. However, there are events that have not only succeeded, but exceeded their live event profits — here's how.

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SHOT Show Aims for Hybrid Event in January in Las Vegas

PCMA Convene

NSSF—The Firearm Industry Trade Association, which owns and sponsors SHOT Show, will decide by Dec. 1 whether the trade show will go on in January as planned. Photos courtesy NSSF). While many major U.S.

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The New Look of Virtual and Hybrid Multimedia Events


The world looks different after months of quarantining and social distancing, and it’s not just because we’re staring at the same couch cushions all day. All of us are interacting with brands differently than we did at the start of the year.

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Help Your Event Attendees Make a Plan to Vote With HeadCount

Picatic by Eventbrite

Make a plan to vote through HeadCount here. With the US presidential election just two weeks away, it’s time to make sure that every eligible US citizen has a plan to ensure their voice is heard.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Boomset Virtual Event Platform [Review]


Boomset's Virtual Event Platform is an all-in-one solution for live, virtual and hybrid events that includes registration, native streaming, exhibitor management, and engagement features. It lets planners manage every aspect of their event and allows for extensive customization. Here is our review.

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Anthropologie Is Finding Success With Online and In-Person Events – Here’s How


Throughout the pandemic, event creators have worked hard to adapt to changing circumstances and develop unique content that engages people while keeping them safe. Brands have leveraged Eventbrite to organise and communicate their events while experimenting with new strategies.

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5 Tips for Taking Your Internal Events Virtual


When we talk about events, it sometimes seems meeting professionals are talking mostly about those their clients or companies host for customers or sales partners, rather than internal meetings for employees —which can be just as important, if not more so.

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We Have Some Virtual Event Success Stories To Share!

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Virtual Inspiration: 8 Extraordinary Virtual Event Examples That Will Inspire You. Webinars Suck: Not Another One! 6 Tips To Combat Webinar Fatigue. Wellness: Retreats For Event Profs: Do We Need Them? ? Learn about every aspect of virtual in our Virtual Events Handbook!

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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.

How Many Who Register Actually Attend Virtual Events?

PCMA Convene

Great news: The number of registrants to your upcoming online event has surpassed expectations. But, how many can you expect to actually attend? And how long will they stick with your program? Several members of the PCMA Catalyst Community shared their experiences.

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Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events


Artists perform in front of screens showing audience via the Zoom application during the first six-hour online music festival at a studio in Bangkok, Thailand. Skift Skift Take: Welcome to 0.1 version of the gold rush in the events sector, with dream specs for every tech investor on the planet.

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12 Tips to Answer the “How Clean is Your Seat?” Question


I am willing to bet that before COVID-19, you never thought about how clean that chair was before you sat down to listen to a speaker at a live conference. Times have certainly changed.

Swapcard & CEIR Publish Survey Findings About Event Matchmaking During the Pandemic

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard , the leading AI-powered engagement and matchmaking platform for premium events, joined forces with CEIR (Center for Exhibition Industry Research) to conduct research on matchmaking in the events industry. The results showed some interesting trends

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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.

In Service of Love Contest Winners Youn Sun and Arnell Say “I Do”


This summer, Steam Whistle Brewery and the Toronto Wedding Collective ran an In Service of Love contest where couples who work in hospitality could enter for a chance to win their dream wedding valued at $60K.

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Product Update: Mobile Dashboards Phase 1

Event Genius

The post Product Update: Mobile Dashboards Phase 1 appeared first on Event Genius. New Features

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Leading Virtual Event Platform, Hubilo gets shortlisted for Event Tech Awards 2020

Event Industry News

Team Hubilo is more than elated to announce their entry in the Event Tech Awards 2020 got shortlisted. The honor they hold is to be nominated for the ‘Best Pivot from Physical to Virtual’ category.

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Streamlining Your Social Media Strategy during the Holiday Season

Special Events

You don’t need to spend hours curating your social media feed to stay present and engaged online throughout the holiday season

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.

5 Wedding Planning Arguments You Might Have With Your Parents (and how to handle them)


When you first start planning your wedding, you have an idea of what you want your big day to look like – unfortunately, your parents might have a different idea of what you should want… 1. Budget. When it comes to money, everyone has an opinion about how you should spend it.

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Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor


Skift Take: That whooshing sound in the corporate travel sector's ear. Rafat Ali Read the Complete Story On Skift. Corporate Travel Meetings & Events Travel Services business travel coronavirus

Hashtags That Can Help in Marketing Your Virtual Event

Hubilo Blog

From helping you organize the event, to helping to spread the word, hashtags can be a valuable tool for virtual event organizers. .

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How to Get Started With Automating Your Marketing Funnel

Special Events

Once you've established your funnel steps, you can automate many of the lead generation strategies to nurture prospects and guide them towards a sale.

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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.

Poacher Turned Gamekeeper in the Virtual Event World


I first worked on a virtual event back in 2012 - it was a simple 10 session event run over 5 days. Technically speaking, it was a series-linked group of webinars, so it was pretty basic stuff, even for 2012.

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Getting Personal in a Digital Crowd

PCMA Convene

The event-technology platform Gatherly uses “spatial video chat” to foster one-on-one and small-group connections in digital meetings.

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5 Reasons Why Your Events Need a Virtual Host


Need tips on running successful virtual events? In your inbox, every week. . Attendees are increasingly expecting more from the virtual events they attend today. They want exceptional content. They want engaging sessions and speakers. They want a high production standard.

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