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Most of the event industry and our clients continue to assume that if you can make the meeting bigger it’s a good thing. It ain’t necessarily so. How we got here. The massive disruption of in-person events since March 2020 has shaken our industry to the core.

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Top Event Tech Priorities and Pain Points for Planners in 2022


Event planners may be more familiar with event tech than ever, but the rapid pace of innovation means that tech literacy is a moving target. To understand what planners need from event tech in 2022, we spoke to some of today’s most influential event profs.

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14 Must-Attend Hospitality Conferences for Industry Professionals in 2022

Social Tables

Hospitality professionals saw the industry undergo tremendous changes in 2021. Many hospitality conferences and conventions were virtual or hybrid events , while others were forced to cancel altogether.

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Saying goodbye to virtual and hello to an in-person and hybrid future.

Expo Pass

Virtual events got the job done and pushed us to completely rethink how we work, meet, and connect in every way. But there have also been big developments in the event world recently.

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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!

New Year, New Approach: Four Ways AT&T is Upgrading its Event Marketing Tactics in 2022

Event Marketer

The new year offers organizations a chance to reset and reevaluate, and AT&T has wasted no time in reshaping its approach to experiential marketing to meet the needs of the modern COVID-era consumer.

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What Meeting Professionals Can Learn from the Metaverse

Smart Meetings

Just as virtual meetings can’t replace in-person events, the Metaverse won’t replicate real life. But they are improving on in-the-flesh experiences in some key ways. Both digital solutions bring advances that can teach real-world lessons to meeting professionals looking to improve their experiences.

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New Year, New Ideas: Event Tech Predictions For 2022

Endless Events

Can you believe it? It’s 2022! And what better way to kick off a new year than with an event tech predictions episode? As our most loyal listeners know, Will and Brandt love to make educated guesses about the events industry.

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Full Coverage: The 2021 Ex Awards and EDTAs

Event Marketer

Presenting 150 experiential marketing case studies of excellence. After everything the industry has been through, it was more important than ever to celebrate the incredible achievements (and yes, pivots) made by event marketers in the wake of the pandemic.

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2021 Event Tech Investments and Acquisitions Review


Event tech investment records tumbled in 2021, with major players making moves while riding high from massive valuations. As the year went on, mergers and acquisitions started to consolidate the market, something we expect to see more of 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.

When Do Event Pros Need to Start Thinking about the Metaverse?

Smart Meetings

Hint : Not anytime soon. metaverse. Since Facebook changed its name to Meta, you can’t escape media coverage on the metaverse. It’s the Next Big Thing in tech. In case you don’t already know, the metaverse is a digital construct that mirrors the real world.

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Meetings and Your Brain: How to Turn a Digital Audience Into a Community

Convene by PCMA

in a recent newsletter, Priya Parker described how she connected online event participants via the platform chat box.

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Grand Ex 2021: Visible Earns Campaign of the Year for ‘Red Rocks Unpaused’

Event Marketer

How Verizon’s all-digital phone service brand set the stage for a new era of digital + live campaigns. Visible launched its brand in 2018 by making good on a billboard typo that promised consumers unlimited m a ssages rather than messages.

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LinkedIn’s New Event Platform Could Spell Trouble for Event Tech Giants


Over a 10-year period from to 2020, LinkedIn took its annual revenue from $243 million to $8 billion — and it now boasts close to 800 million users. Now that it’s launching its own event platform. Will it quickly dominate the space?

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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.

This Week in Travel: Covid Tests, Airline Fees and Sustainable Travel

Smart Meetings

Keeping you and your groups up to speed with weekly travel updates. The Buzz. “If If you listen to the narrative in the country right now, it’s about testing. Testing must be a component of our events.

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Return To The Starting Line: Lessons From the Race Management Industry


The association events sector is experiencing an unprecedented time of flux and uncertainty. One community that is leading the way back into in-person events has been the endurance event management industry: road races, triathlon, Ironman, and marathons.

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Evvnt hires Peter Newton as US CEO to accelerate expansion


PRESS RELEASE – New York — (January 11, 2022) – Evvnt Inc, the industry leader in event ticketing, marketing and discovery, today announced experienced media and tech executive Peter Newton has joined the company as US CEO.

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An Event Trend To Look Out For: 365 Community Engagement!

Endless Events

In one of our recent blog posts, we explained why event technology should be the building block of your event strategy.

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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.

Smart Moves in South Carolina, Missouri and More

Smart Meetings

Beth Shaffer, CMP and Danna Lilly. Tourism bureau Experience Columbia SC hired both Shaffer and Lilly as sales managers. Shaffer has spent over two decades in tourism and hospitality sales.

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10 Top Corporate Volunteering Platforms for Your Business


As a business owner or leader, you may have thought about starting a corporate volunteer program. Did you know that more than 25% of organizations offer some sort of corporate volunteering opportunities for their employees?

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What Is Liminality and Why Does It Matter to Your Event?

Convene by PCMA

Liminal spaces — the transitional spaces such as corridors, hallways, elevators, and escalators — can be as important to the event attendee’s experience as the big rooms where sessions take place. Jacob Slaton Photography). “I I miss the serendipity of in-person events.”

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Nothing Like Meeting Happy Clients Face-to-Face! IMEX Encounters

Event Age by Swapcard

Bob Chain, Strategic Account Manager at Swapcard, was lucky enough to bump into one of his favorite clients, MaryTherese Gallagher from Ansys , onsite at the recent IMEX America 2021. She came to say "Hi!"

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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.

2022 Meetings Industry Survey

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings and Destinations International are partnering up to better serve you this year —with your help! We need your feedback about the biggest challenges you are facing as a meeting professional right now and how we can collectively help you going forward.

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How To Get The Most Out Of A White-Label Ticketing System

Python Events

Having a recognisable brand helps you sell more tickets, which is why the leading event managers and promoters use white-label ticketing systems. Unlike traditional ticketing solutions, a white-label service allows you to use your own branding.

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How to Make Your Event Engaging and Combat Virtual Fatigue


Virtual events have pretty much been the norm for two years, and people have mixed feelings about them. However, the simple fact that they are practical means that you can expect to continue getting invites to them for the foreseeable future. Whether it’s an industry-related conference, a.

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2700+ Virtual & Hybrid Events on Swapcard in 2021 - Thanks for Another Booming Year

Event Age by Swapcard

Thank you for joining us on this wild ride that was 2021

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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.

PCMA Leads with Protocols, Inclusion and Transparency

Smart Meetings

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) returned in-person in Las Vegas this week despite an increase in Covid-19 cases globally due to the more contagious, but less severe Omicron variant by stressing safety, inclusion and transparency.

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What is the Best Platform to Organize Events?

Event Planning BluePrint

Every 6-12 months I evaluate the tools, software, and platforms I’m using because when you’re growing an event business, it’s important to review pricing (I love saving money when and where I can!) and to level up as much as possible.

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How To Make a Hybrid Event Successful


make a hybrid event successful. The post How To Make a Hybrid Event Successful appeared first on Pathable. Attendee Engagement Event Planning event engagement event technology hybrid events

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