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Mental Health Crisis Amongst Event Planners Is Real


Skift Take: Event planning has always been stressful, but add the challenges of a pandemic, and a mental health crisis has erupted. Where can you turn for help? Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. People crisis mental health wellbeing

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4 hybrid event best practices to increase audience engagement

SpotMe Blog

Remember the days before the pandemic, when event participants would have to attend via a Zoom call and struggle to feel included while the screen froze or the video conferencing audio went out?

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6 Tips to Creating an Immersive Virtual Event Experience


Immersive virtual event experiences keep your attendees engaged during your online event in new, innovative ways. Attendee drop-off and virtual fatigue are problems event planners need solutions for, and immersive event experiences for your virtual audience are one viable, and exciting, solution.

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Pri-Med Canada Ensures the Best Attendee Experience with Integrated Event Registration


Pri-Med Canada. Pri-Med Canada is the flagship conference and trade show of Diversified Communications ULC; the Canadian division of global media company, Diversified Communications. The Person Behind the Magic. Laine Vella is the Event Manager for Pri-Med Canada.

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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!

The words we use for meetings matter

Conferences that Work

The words we use for meetings matter. Unfortunately, familiar terms often perpetuate conventional meeting thinking. By changing the words we use we can change how we think about events. Here are three examples of better words to use when talking about meetings.

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Self-care and how event planners can beat burnout.

Expo Pass

It’s a busy time for event planners. Demand is high to get events back on the books and it almost feels like 2 years of get-togethers happening all at once. This is good news! . But with all this work ahead, what steps can organizers take to avoid burnout?

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It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Your Event Tech Stack

Endless Events

Like the software industry, the event management industry has tech stacks. An e vent tech stack consists of all the technology that helps an event run efficiently.

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How to Work With Unions in the Rush Back to Live Events

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: When union labor is a necessary part of your event, there is added complexity and cost. But there are basic ways to manage. In some cases, union labor can actually enhance the attendee experience. Julie Moline Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Podcast: The True Value of Smaller Events


Skift Take: In this episode of the Event Manager Podcast we’re joined by Eric Holmen, CEO of Splash.

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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.

Full Coverage of the 2022 Ex Awards: 90 Campaigns to Inspire Your H2 Strategies

Event Marketer

The year’s best experiential marketing campaigns.

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The Challenge of Safely Returning to In-person Corporate Events

Smart Meetings

It can be frustrating to try to keep up with all the latest Covid safety measures for the workplace. Many medical experts are warning now about another potential Covid surge , and restrictions that were recently lifted are being reconsidered.

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Preparing for the Unexpected – Contingency Plans for Association Events


Even though it looks like we have weathered the pandemic, for now, the question about what the future holds continues to loom. How can associations continue to plan for the seemingly unplannable? One way to set yourself up for success is to have a plan B – or contingency plan.

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Meetings Recovery Forecast Reveals Stronger-Than-Expected Performance


Skift Take: The rate of recovery for meetings and events has sped up fueled by smaller meetings and events of 200 attendees or less. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Business News Coronavirus data markets recovery research U.S.

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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.

How Paramount+ is Activating a ‘Summer of Sweet Revenge’ to Entice ‘Star Trek’ Fans

Event Marketer

Paramount+ partnered with Coolhaus to create limited-edition Wrath of P’Khan treats that celebrate a ‘Star Trek’ milestone.

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Take a Dip in One of These #InstaWorthy Hotel Pools 

Smart Meetings

Amid a heat wave sweeping through Europe and the US, everyone is looking to cool-off in a swimming pool. Meeting attendees, who are often traveling to warm and humid climates, should make the most of the amenities a hotel has to offer.

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Virtual Meeting Etiquette in 2022: How to make a good impression!


In today’s business world, it’s more important than ever to be able to conduct online meetings with ease. There are a number of reasons for this, such as the fact that many people now work from home and that businesses are increasingly global in nature.

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Corporate Retreats: The Offsite is Back On

Convene by PCMA

The 500-acre Cedar Lakes Estate in upstate NewYork has seen a huge bump in inquiries for corporate retreats — 150 percent more inquiries than in 2019. “If If 2021 was the year of reemergence, 2022 is the year of reconnection,” said cofounder Lisa Karvellas.

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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.

Inflation Woes—and Ways to Conquer It


When everything is more expensive, what is a planner to do? Staying in budget has always been one of the top challenges listed by meeting professionals. Rising inflation for everything from venues and staffing to chicken and eggs is a recipe for overages.

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New and Renovated: Austin Exploration and Sunny Shores

Smart Meetings

Thompson Austin. Newly opened Thompson Austin is tailored to the needs of meetings and events professionals. It offers luxury accommodations in 212 guest rooms and 17 residences in the middle of Austin’s downtown entertainment district. Thompson Austin has more than 10,000 sq.

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8 Best Tradeshow Apps of 2022: Find the Right One For You!


There are a lot of tradeshow apps available on the market today. The best tradeshow apps will provide you with all the information you need to run a successful event. They will also make the process of booking and managing events easier than ever. What are tradeshow apps?

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Experiential Alcohol Marketing: 5 Creative Campaigns That Upped the Ante

Tigris Events

[…]. The post Experiential Alcohol Marketing: 5 Creative Campaigns That Upped the Ante appeared first on Leading the Canadian Industry in Dynamic Event Staffing, Event Planning & Experiential Marketing.

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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.

Building Event Attendance with Conference Compass

Event Industry News

To execute a successful event is an incredibly complex process. We know that. Creating a programme, booking a venue, securing exhibitors – the list goes on.

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Layoffs and Fresh Investments in Virtual Meeting Platforms Mark Next Stage in Streaming Evolution

Smart Meetings

A long-anticipated reckoning after the boom of investment in virtual meeting platforms during Covid and an aggressive return to in-person events has sent many streaming platform companies scrambling to position themselves in the best light for a possible looming merger and acquisition season.

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12-Step Guide to Corporate Event Planning that Maximizes Results


Corporate event planning is a field that can be extremely profitable for businesses. With the right strategies, planners can create events that attract business prospects and employees alike, while also generating revenue.

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Toronto’s Top Patios for Private and Corporate Events


The warm and sunny weather’s here which can only mean one thing – patio season is officially in full effect!

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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 Planner Valerie Percival’s 80th Birthday Dazzles in Diamonds

Special Events

Inside the 80th birthday celebration of one veteran events industry professional

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TWT: American Airlines Is in the Money, Sonic ‘Boom’ at United

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. American Airlines Claims Return to Profitability.

8 Best Wedding Venues in New England

Brilliant Event Planning

Dreaming of an idyllic New England wedding at one of the region's best wedding venues? Great news — we’ve hand-picked them for you. Below you’ll find eight of our wedding planners ’ favorite New England wedding venues (plus a bonus idea!), each with its own quintessential regional charm.

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