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Making Up for Fewer Skilled Workers at Your Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Throughout 2022, nearly every meeting service provider continues to be short-staffed and plagued by last-minute no-shows or insufficiently skilled workers. This is having a huge impact on event organizers and their teams during both planning and execution phases of events.

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Metaverse Meetings Still a Work in Progress


Skift Take: Even Meta is finding it hard to encourage employees to use VR for internal meetings. Still, as the technology improves and users gain familiarity, it may become that standard way people to meet, train, and collaborate online. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Five ways explicit communication improves meetings

Conferences that Work

When we get together and talk there are sometimes things best left unsaid. But often, explicit communication — saying or writing what’s needed to guide or influence desired behavior — improves matters over staying silent or beating around the bush.

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Here’s Why Your Event Budget Needs to Increase in 2023

Endless Events

After a nearly two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the events industry returned in all its glory this year. But just when we thought we had overcome the most difficult hurdles both as humans and as an industry, new external pressures waited around the corner.

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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!

A Giant Leap for Womankind: Morgan Stanley Unveils a Spacesuit for Women in Times Square

Event Marketer

The conceptual Access I spacesuit was designed by a team of space experts, engineers and historians. Houston, we have a diversity problem. In 2019, the first all-female spacewalk was postponed because NASA didn’t have enough spacesuits to fit smaller statures.

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How to Build a Risk Assessment Checklist

Smart Meetings

The definition of “risk” has grown beyond the traditional definitions of financial, operational, reputational and security issues meeting professionals checked off their list as they prepared to bring people together in days of old.

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Are Airport Hotels Still Popular for Meetings? 

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Despite the current chaos surrounding air travel, airport hotels are recovering from low pandemic occupancies at a faster pace than urban hotels.

10 Client Appreciation Event Ideas Customers Love

Social Tables

Whether you’re a part of a Fortune 500 company or are running a boutique hair salon out of your home, your business wouldn’t exist without clients.

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Meta Struggles to Gain Traction With Its Own Metaverse Meetings


Skift Take: Even Meta is finding it hard to encourage employees to use VR for internal meetings. Still, as the technology improves and users gain familiarity, it may become that standard way people to meet, train, and collaborate online. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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.

Envisioning Change Through ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’

Convene by PCMA

Uncomfortable Conversations participants found wearing the eye masks compelled them to listen to what the presenters — and their table mates — were saying.

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A City Within a City to Launch in SoCal

Smart Meetings

Although historically shadowed by its famous neighbor city of Los Angeles or seen only as the home of Disneyland, Anaheim is making literal and metaphorical groundbreaking moves to establish itself as a presence in Southern California. Construction begins in January 2023 to build ocV!BE.

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The Event Tech Buyer’s Guide 2023

Event Industry News

The past year has seen the events industry, once again, start to flourish. In-person events are back but that doesn’t mean the end for virtual and hybrid, as many have seen first-hand their virtues when seeking to attract a wider and more global audience.

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Hilton Report: Caring for Meeting Attendees Emerging Trend


Skift Take: Hilton’s 2023 Emerging Trends Report focuses on a sense of caring, frictionless travel, more engaging experiences, and enhanced wellness offerings. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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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.

Two Types of Team Building Takeaways

Best Corporate Events

During team building activities, participants experience challenges, camaraderie, recognition, and fun. But what do they take away? After the shared laughter and the high-fives, what do they bring back home and to the workplace from that experience?

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Opinion: Why Covid Safety Should Still Be a Priority for Corporate Events

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: As part of our Back Light series of industry leaders sharing their perspective, we asked Bill Stone, CEO at AllClear Healthcare , to share his take on best practices for keeping attendees safe today.

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Event Tech Live 2022 Final Day Highlights

Event Industry News

Judges at Event Tech Live 2022’s lauded Launchpad Competition, aptly hosted in the Innovation Theatre, ranked, First, AccessLOOP, Second, and Kickback Space, Third, – each company receiving a weight of invaluable marketing support and much more in recognition of their enterprise. “We’re

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The State of Event Tech


Skift Take: Following the Covid-induced roller coaster ride of the last two-and-a-half years, event tech is in recovery mode. By most accounts the sector is over twice the size compared to before the Covid pandemic, but it is still coming to terms with the bubble it went through.

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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.

Designing the Perfect Event Attendee Arrival

Endless Events

Attendee arrival has changed in recent years. Before the pandemic, attendees would have booked hotels and made transportation arrangements in the days or weeks leading up to the event.

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Meeting Professionals Supporting Hospitality Rebound After Hurricane

Smart Meetings

When word came that Hurricane Ian would be approaching the eastern coast of Florida, hotels and businesses were left in a precarious and uncertain position. Many establishments closed as a result, leaving many with weeks without pay, in addition to damages caused to their community by the disaster.

Composing the Metaverse

Event Industry News

Caroline McGuckian founder/CEO at Meshh, a company focused on the ‘metrics of movement’, and Jack Jacob, MD and founder of PNE (Partnership Network Events), join host James Dickson to take a look at the Metaverse.

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Informa Confident of Trade Show Business Growth


Skift Take: Trade show business is booming, and could get even better should international shows resume in China in the near future. Miguel Neves and Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Business News exhibitions Informa investor stock trade show trade shows

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.

New Jersey Governor Signs Legislation Focused on Security for Large Venues

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation that requires certain public venues to submit emergency plans to law enforcement agencies to prepare for mass casualty and active shooter events. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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When They Let Their Hair Down: Secret Confessions of Audience Members Post-Keynote

Smart Meetings

It’s always a funny moment. Excited audience members, fresh off of being unexpectedly inspired (and sometimes a little tipsy) are more than happy to tell me stuff I never asked them. “We We thought you were gonna be sooooo boring!”. Thank God you’re not anything like yesterday’s keynote.”. “I

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Metaverse Events: 11 Tips to Create Unique Experiences Attendees Will Love


“Metaverse” is the buzzword in events today. Fashion shows, tournaments, and concerts are banking on it. This year saw the inaugural Metaverse Fashion Week. Plus, the Australian Open held the first official tennis grand slam in the metaverse.

How Boutique Hotels Are Redefining Immersion and Wellness for Meetings


Skift Take: The demand for in-person meetings has never been higher, but attendees now expect to get more from these experiences.

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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.

Event Peeps Podcast: Passion Projects—I Built a Nonprofit

Event Marketer

In this episode of Event Peeps, we explore the passion projects event marketers are working on outside of their hectic schedules.

Tips for Difficult Conversations from FICP22

Smart Meetings

As if the job of meeting professional weren’t difficult enough, many have had to take on the role of Chief Difficult Conversation Starter.

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Four on the Event Tech Awards floor for big winner AccessLOOP

Event Industry News

AccessLOOP took home four Event Tech Awards at ExCeL London yesterday evening at a presentation ceremony held directly after Event Tech Live day 1.

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