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Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021


If the last year has shown anything, it’s that event technology can help attendees stay connected, even when meeting in person isn’t possible. But is there a way to keep that momentum going with year-round engagement? People are craving connection more than ever before.

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Presentation versus interaction at meetings

Conferences that Work

What is the mix of presentation versus interaction at your meetings? What should it be? Traditional meetings focus heavily on presentation. Interaction is limited to a few questions at the end of sessions, plus conversations “outside” the formal sessions.

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New Multi-Day Features Make Zoom a Viable Option for Event Professionals


New features flaunted at this week’s Zoom User Conference Zoomtopia point to Zoom becoming a serious contender for multi-day multi-session events.

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Experts Reveal How to Create Unique, Attractive and Engaging Virtual Events


While in the Digital Event Series by GEVME we tried to form a community around how we can create different and innovative experiences for the audience in the digital world, on the other hand, the Next-Generation Virtual Events series by GEVME is about going the extra mile.

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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.

New release alert! Introducing Expo Theater plus a little magic.

Expo Pass

We are constantly working hard to bring you the best version of us. And we’ve been working on some new features to continue giving you the ultimate Expo experience. All-new, and just launched, we are so excited to announce Expo Theater.

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9 Key Stats That Define the Event Industry Right Now


With in-person events taking place right now across the United States and Europe, it's important to monitor the current opportunities and challenges facing event professionals. These nine stats are based on fresh data from our own survey and represent the most up-to-date industry data right now.

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Celebrate the Season at the Best Pumpkin Patches in Central Florida


Though the weather in Orlando doesn’t always scream “fall,” there are plenty of quintessential cooler weather activities that will put you in the mood for the season: drinking cider, baking treats, and watching spooky movies. But, perhaps, the top must-do on the fall bucket list?

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Before, During, and After: The Complete Guide to Event Engagement

Social Tables

Have you ever tried to teach a class, promote a discussion, or get people to join in on an activity only to be met with blank stares and an awkward silence? Expert planners know that event engagement is vital to an event’s initial success, as well as the success of potential future events.

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17hats Review: Confidently Run Your Wedding Planning Business

The Planner's Lounge

Being unorganized can really slow down or even ruin your wedding planning business.

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SpotMe Trial

Predatory Conferences: Has the Pandemic Made Them Worse?


Predatory conferences are bogus events that exist to sell tickets using everything from shoddy registration pages to unconfirmed speakers. With the flush of virtual events during the pandemic, the situation may be getting worse.

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Let’s Get Spooky With the 10+ Best Halloween Events in Tampa Bay


We’re creepin’ it real this Halloween with the best things to do in Tampa Bay. Whether you like to be spooked, want to have a hauntingly good time with the family, or are looking for some BOOze, we have compiled a list of the best Halloween events in Tampa Bay.

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West Hollywood Takes to Virtual, Sees Amazing Results

Smart Meetings

Last year, Paolo Kespradit found himself in a bind.

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12 Takeaways From HIMSS’ Successful, Fully Vaxxed Conference

Convene by PCMA

More than 700 companies exhibited at HIMSS’ 2021 Global Health Conference & Exhibition, just more than half the number they typically see at their annual conference. However, more than 236 companies chose to exhibit for the first time, close to the group’s historical average of 250.

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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.

Are Event Tech Providers Delivering the Stellar Support They Promise?


A wide range of providers have emerged over the last 18 months to serve increasingly complex virtual and hybrid event formats. And if there’s one thing that separates the veterans from the rookies, it’s support. Will new players find the right balance of price and service level?

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Upcoming Running Events in Tampa Bay That You Won’t Want to Miss


Tie up your running shoes because we’re sharing all of the upcoming running events in Tampa Bay. Whether you’re interested in a quick 1-mile walk or you’re ready to run your first half-marathon, check out the events coming to Tampa Bay below. And don’t forget to stretch!

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In-Person vs. Virtual vs. Hybrid: How to Choose Your Event Format

Meeting Tomorrow

If you’re a meeting or event planner, you’ve probably felt like a ping-pong ball over the last 2 years-or-so since COVID changed our industry forever.

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Vaccine Spotlight Webinar: Insights from the Event Industry

Convene by PCMA

Now that we’ve heard about the science from Dr. Patel, let’s look at how our industry has been directly affected. We have brought together a panel of industry experts to discuss the different ways COVID has impacted themselves and their teams.

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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.

‘Levitating’ Through Crises – Even When They Aren’t “Yours”

The Castle Group

Collaboration is at the forefront of culture right now. Companies are partnering with celebrities to release limited edition products, like Travis Scott’s “Cactus Jack” meal at McDonalds. Brands like Disney and Coach are also teaming up to bring their signature looks to clothing and accessories.

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Oktoberfest Beer releases this Fall Season!


There’s so much to get excited about when the seasons change. We say farewell to summer, countdown the days to Halloween, and turn back the clock. We ALSO look forward to tasting all the lip-smacking beers that come around but once a year.

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Best Digital Signage Design Tips for Events

Meeting Tomorrow

When you rent a TV or monitor for digital signage, you’re kind of renting a blank canvas. The design of your content is what takes your monitor from a big black box to an engaging, attention-grabbing home for your message. .

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Breaking Barriers: Translation & Captioning For Events

Endless Events

Just like with events, the main purpose of translation and captioning is to bring people together and break down the barriers between them. While we might have spent much of the last year and a half isolated from people, the barriers nonetheless came crumbling down.

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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.

How Archer Built a Theme Park-Style Attraction to Launch its New Aircraft

Event Marketer

Attendees could participate in photo ops that highlighted how the Archer Maker enables micro-exploration.

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Festive Pumpkin Patches in San Antonio You Need To Experience


“Everything is bigger in Texas” including our pumpkin patches and you’re sure to enjoy every acre of it come this Fall. Please bring on the pumpkin spice lattes and cute pumpkin patch photo-ops, but maybe some brews and floating tubes too! Don’t forget to download your FREE pumpkin patch map!

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Meeting Profs Demonstrate Agility at Smart Meetings Experience Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

Where better to celebrate the resiliency of the meetings industry than in Las Vegas , where 2 million sq. of meeting space was added since the beginning of 2020?

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Are You Planning A Safe Event?

Endless Events

The importance of safety is something that simply cannot be overstated in the world of events and entertainment. Be it conversations around COVID-19 vaccination or cyber-security , there are many ways to look at safety at events. So today, we are exploring what it takes to plan a safe event.

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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.

15 event planning & management skills event organizers must master

Hubilo Blog

Event planning & management is one of the most stressful jobs in the world. There are always too many people and things demanding your attention at the same time. Too many hats to wear. Too many moving pieces to stitch together. Sometimes even too many fires to put out.

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8 Spots to Jam Out to Live Music in St. Pete


If you’re in the mood to bust a move to some live music in St. Pete , here’s your guide to the best places to go! From DJs to guitarists, there’s a vibe in the ‘Burg for everyone.

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How to Pivot Back to Virtual: Tips from an Event Tech Provider


Taking a live event virtual isn’t as daunting as it sounds – if you have the correct protocols and event tech partner in place! We’ve all been experiencing the evolution of the event world the past year and, now more than ever, need to know the best tips and tricks for when the tides change.

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