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The One Critical Thing You Must Do in 2019—Strategic Planning

Smart Meetings

Social Darwinism argues that progress is a result of conflicts in which the fittest or best-adapted individuals or societies prevail.

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Ho ho ho! Why Santa is the Ultimate Event Planner


Most of us go a little crazy over the holiday season. Whether you love it or hate it, its hard not get caught up in the whirl of decorations, preparations and shopping. Today’s post is designed to provide a little light relief from the hustle and bustle of the season. It’s also a nod […].

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What 5 Meeting Trends Will We Be Keeping an Eye on in 2019?

PCMA Convene

Five Convene editors looked back over 2018, asking this question: What’s one meeting trend we’ll be keeping an eye on in 2019? Big Data Is Facing a Reckoning. Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief.

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Five Reasons to Change Conferences

Conferences that Work

Here’s my article “ Five Reasons to Change Conferences “ , published in the December 2018, NSA Speaker magazine.

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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.

Innovative Event Format Ideas


If you want to organise a corporate event that is widely spoken about and unforgettable, you will need to utilise some unusual event format ideas or innovative event ideas.

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19 Event Trends That Will Shake Up Meetings & Group Business in 2019

Social Tables

What does it mean to be a part of the events industry in 2019? Well for starters, don’t blink. Meetings are growing and evolving rapidly, and each is an experiment in applying new methods to find a perfect formula. Easier said than done in a science that has zero constants.

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Best of 2018: 10 Most Notable Orlando/Central Florida Venue Openings of 2018


In Orlando and Central Florida, a number of significant event and meeting venues opened this year. Here's our picks for

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Top 5 Advantages of Leveraging an RFID Tag for Events


RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It is a wireless digital data management system. In simple terms, these are special chips that are embedded in name badges or wristbands to enable attendees to track and simplify numerous onsite interactions during an event. .

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How the Asana Events Team Stays Focused While Managing 29+ Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

This is a guest post by Joshua Zerkel, Head of Global Community at Asana and Certified Professional Organizer. It’s hard to intimidate an experienced events expert. But even for the savviest of event professionals, a 29-event tour across 8 cities in just 2 months will do the trick.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

11 Event Tech Trends That Shaped 2018

Smart Meetings

The personal touch attendees expect from meetings is now largely being delivered with the help of machines. Yes, the event business has officially entered the realm of high-tech.

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2019 Preview: 4 Event Tech Trends in the New Year


In contrast to previous years, most event technology won’t be that shiny or new in 2019. Instead, explained Marco Giberti

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Top 5 Webinars for the Event Industry in 2018


Every month, different industry experts have delivered presentations on key topics of interest to event planners. These free webinars offer the chance to explore topics in greater depth, offering top takeaways and tips.

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Overall Analytics for Organizers Hosting Multiple Events

Hubilo Blog

Constantly coming up with new features and updates in existing system improves the adaptability to what clients require. Event Technology has been continually evolving and we at Hubilo always come up with new features to make our product more user-friendly.

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Will Government Shutdown Hamper Your Event?

Smart Meetings

As President Donald Trump and Congress debate whether to include millions of dollars for a border wall in a spending bill to reopen government, event professionals are left wondering how a partial shutdown will affect their plans.

Oh, Snap: The Best Event Photography of 2018


It’s easy to spot a good event when you see it. The proof is in the pictures. With every event full of

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2019 Event Design Trends – #EventIcons Episode 143

Endless Events

As event profs it’s critical we stay on top of trends. From design and pop culture to global trends we are expected to know them all. These trends influence the events industry.

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Top Events of 2018 – #9 Energy Disruptors Unite

Canadian Special Events

The team at e=mc 2 events landed a dream event when their client came to them with dreams of their own. Ones that would immediately set their minds spinning with imagination and big, bold, out of the box ideas.

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Listen Up! Smart Meetings’ Top Webinars of 2018

Smart Meetings

There are heaps of helpful advice out there for planners looking to create a better event experience for their attendees. This year, Smart Meetings provided webinars by an amazing group of speakers. Here are some of the top picks for 2018. Risk Management 101.

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On the Record: The 9 Hottest DJs You Need to Know About


Spinning tunes at some of the biggest events like the Golden Globes and Art Basel and at parties for major

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2019 Marketing Conferences: The #1 Marketing Events Guide


Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay ahead in the ever-changing marketing industry. At these events, you will learn from the top industry executives while networking with marketing professionals just like yourself.

A Customer Advisory Board to Remember, Featuring Boomset


Every year DoubleDutch hosts annual customer advisory boards (CABs), this year we ran our East Coast event in Manhattan, New York. During these face-to-face gatherings with our customers we provide a a forum for honest feedback and talk about trends forming in the industry.

Smart Meetings’ Best Career Advice from 2018

Smart Meetings

Meeting planners had their hands full in 2018, with data breaches, commission cuts, new event technology and other drastic changes affecting the meetings industry.

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BizBash's 20 Most-Liked Images on Instagram in 2018


As 2018 comes to a close, BizBash editors are reflecting on the biggest events and innovative ideas featured on our

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Embracing Color to Make Meaningful Impressions


Every year the” global authority of color,” Pantone, selects a color to represent the coming year. This impacts everything from clothing to furniture and even the promotional industry! So what’s the color for this year?

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Planning an Event on a Budget? Help Yourself with These Tips by @dancarthy2


Are you planning an event? Do you need to attract more people to your business, make your company stand out and get noticed? If so, a good event goes without saying as a major prerequisite for that. Of course, it’s easy for big companies to host events.

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Best of Smart Meetings’ 2018 Destination Stories

Smart Meetings

Hotel X Toronto. Looking for a memorable place for your group to stay, meet and enjoy in 2019?

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BizBash's 15 Most Popular Stories on LinkedIn in 2018


As 2018 comes to a close, BizBash editors are reflecting on the biggest events and innovative ideas featured in stories

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Conference Wi-Fi considerations

Event Industry News

When it comes to ensuring you have quality temporary Wi-Fi for your conference, how do you know what to look for? When you check with the venue and they say “it’s all okay, we have Wi-Fi…” do you leave it at that? Fli-Fi shares its top tips on what to consider when planning connectivity for your conference. We will help you understand the functionality to look for and enable you.

Floral Event Attracts Budding Young Professionals, New Programming

PCMA Convene

The Society of American Florists’ Annual Convention has attracted florists of all types for the past 134 years. Carmen Segova illustration).

9 Dazzling Disney Developments in 2018

Smart Meetings

“’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”—except for Mickey and Minnie! They and all their Disney pals have been up to a whole bunch in 2018, including celebrating Mickey Mouse’s milestone 90 th birthday.

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Best of 2018: 10 Most Notable Toronto Venue Openings of 2018


This year saw the opening of many significant event and meeting venues in Toronto. Here's a look at the best

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12 Hottest Event Trends of 2019

Brown Paper Tickets

Don’t you love the new year? 2019 will be the year of the pig, the year of living coral , the year of amazing events and big moments. Kick it off right with our annual trends list.

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