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How Event Tech is Embracing AI

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Skift Take: The hottest buzzword in event tech is AI. Most event tech companies are now actively using AI and are keen to showcase its benefits.

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Navigating the Top Challenges of Corporate Event Marketing

Attendease

Corporate event marketing has become a critical component of customer acquisition. Corporate events facilitate in-person relationship-building, boost employee satisfaction, and foster a sense of community amongst the attendees. Plus, they allow you to tease upcoming changes to your business, such as new product releases or partnerships. Despite the unique advantages of corporate events, marketing them can be challenging.

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How To Choose Your Live Event Streaming Platform

Event Age by Swapcard

With virtual and hybrid events on the rise and demand for live-streaming platforms going through the roof, there’s been a race to bring live-streaming capability in-house. At present, the market is full to the brim with Frankenstein products that are buggy, time-intensive, expensive, and “added” to the platform, instead of being built-in. It happens time and time again - speakers at your event participating in countless dry runs, only to get hit with a, “Sorry, it seems our speaker is experienci

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How AI/ChatGPT is changing the game for event planners. (Webinar Recap)

Expo Pass

“This isn’t to replace the creativity or the mind of humans, it’s to assist, to make things more efficient, to come up with new ideas, and to just make the whole process a lot quicker.” – Olivia Preston-Lee Hey there, fellow event planners! Are you ready to learn about the latest buzz in tech? Well, let’s talk about AI and ChatGPT!

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Can Planners Let Down their Guard on Covid?

MeetingsNet

Not yet, it seems. Dozens of attendees from a recent health-agency meeting became ill days afterward, while a panel of virus experts estimates a sizable chance of a new wave of illness within 24 months. Despite the director general of the World Health Organization saying on May 4 that Covid is no longer a “global health emergency,” recent developments show that the virus is still a risk factor that meeting and event groups should consider.

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? 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning AAPI Heritage Month Events

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This a great time to host events to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and reengage with your employees and clients that belong to the AAPI community. But planning AAPI Heritage Month events can turn into a nightmare if you don’t avoid certain common mistakes. We have listed 5 of the most important for you, but we can help make sure you don’t make one. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning AAPI Heritage Month Events Not involving members of the community in the proc

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3 Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Event Data Analytics

Attendease

This is an exciting time to be digging into the event data analytics generated from your events. With so many new tech tools and sophisticated insights, event planners can be very strategic in increasing the ROI from conferences, trade shows, and events. To get started and instantly learn more about your attendees’ interests and behaviors, here are some important questions you should be digging into: Question 1: Where Do I Find My Event Data Analytics?

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Life can only be understood by looking backward

Conferences that Work

The philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once said that life can only be understood by looking backward, but it must be lived looking forward. The musings of Kierkegaard, by @tomgauld , New Scientist November 19, 2022 I agree! Understanding by looking backward In my 7th decade, I think I better understand some of the mysteries of my youth. Feelings Paradoxically, one of the things I now understand better is the importance and influence of my feelings.

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Giving a Voice to the Meeting Industry’s LGBT Community

EventMB

Skift Take: Until six years ago, no association represented the LGBT community of meeting professionals. That all changed when David Jefferys founded LGBT Meeting Professionals Association.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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SpotMe partners with Wordly AI to add live translations to events

SpotMe Blog

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 9, 2023 — SpotMe, the enterprise event platform that audiences love, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Wordly AI, a leading AI-powered live translation and captioning tool for any event format and the largest AI translation solution for meetings. “We are very excited to launch our partnership with SpotMe and work with them to make events more inclusive and engaging for everyone.

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£9.6 million refurbishment at {10-11} Carlton House Terrace opens for bookings from April 2024

Event Industry News

{10-11} Carlton House Terrace, the home of The British Academy for humanities and social sciences, is taking bookings from April 2024 for its vibrant new event spaces, which are part of a £9.6 million refurbishment.

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Winners Announced: The 2023 Ex Awards

Event Marketer

The editors of Event Marketer announce the winners of the 2023 Ex Awards, the world’s oldest and most prestigious recognition program for event and experiential marketing. Victors were crowned at a “Let’s Glow”-themed gala held during the Experiential Marketing Summit in Las Vegas, May 9-11. The post Winners Announced: The 2023 Ex Awards appeared first on Event Marketer.

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The Value of Event Matchmaking

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Skift Take: Calculating the value of event matchmaking is top of mind for both event organizers and exhibitors. Grip's pre-scheduled meetings revenue calculator provides an estimate of just how much profit event organizers could generate.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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Marriott Full Price Displays Go into Effect May 15

Smart Meetings

Display Changes Will Not Apply to Group Rates What you see on your Bonvoy app is what you will get—including resort, destination and other fees—at the registration desk after May 15 if a promised shift in how prices are displayed goes through as required in a November, 2021 settlement with the State of Pennsylvania. The full room price will be displayed on all the company’s U.S. channels, including Marriott.com, the mobile app and voice reservations.

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Event Insurance for Storm Season: What to Know

MeetingsNet

Especially for autumn events in the Southeast and winter events in the Midwest, planners should understand the current market for cancellation coverage. Here, one underwriter provides insight. With the full-on return of in-person events in 2023 a most welcome development—especially for associations who rely heavily on revenues from their annual meetings—one issue has gotten trickier for meeting hosts: event-cancellation insurance.

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How to Host a Successful Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Event Smart

Hosting events is one of the most effective ways to organically market your business or advocacies. Since the pandemic happened, a whole new world of events has opened up. There is now no limit to your creativity when it comes to planning and hosting your events.

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Destination Brief: Milwaukee Embraces Flexibility and Accessibility with Wisconsin Center Expansion

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Skift Take: Milwaukee is building on its strengths as a top meeting destination through a massive extension of its Wisconsin Center. Find out what the updates mean for event planners, and how attendees can take advantage of the city's many attractions after the official agenda wraps up.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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How Customized Generational Engagement Can Benefit Meeting Profs

Smart Meetings

What the impact of a younger generation means for the future of the meeting industry No two generations are the same. When it comes to interest in technology and the rapidly changing landscape of digital interaction, one size does not fit all. Smart Meeting spoke with Ken Holsinger, senior vice president of strategy at the event management company Freeman, to pinpoint how data can be used to enhance the event experience for all ages.

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Jessica and Michael’s Enchanting Wedding at The Great Hall

EventSource

Jessica and Michael are the epitome of high school sweethearts. They went to prom together and, also, celebrated their 10 year anniversary just before tying the knot. They love to travel, spend time with their family and friends, tasting new and fun foods together, and exploring their local Toronto neighbourhoods. So it’s not surprising that their wedding at The Great Hall was as cozy and intimate as their relationship.

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Design Museum now available for exclusive daytime hire widens scope for events and brand activations

Prestige Events Magazine

The Design Museum is now available for daytime, exclusive use which allows full access to the entire museum during the day and evening, including the iconic triple-height atrium. As organisations seek to heighten their brand storytelling through new formats and forums which connect with their consumers and reach new audiences, the Design Museum has come to the fore as the go to venue for brand activations, experiential events, and exhibitions.

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An Insider’s Look at Corporate Responsibility Reporting

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Skift Take: With today’s focus on environmental and social impact, there is an increased expectation for the business events industry to share results. Eventbrite has done just that, releasing its inaugural corporate responsibility report featuring some bright spots and opportunities to improve.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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How to Encourage All Personality Types to Open Up

Smart Meetings

5 icebreakers for introverted and extroverted guests from a game developer Finding personal connections within an event space can be difficult with jammed packed schedules fighting for your time. Now, more than ever, attendees are seeking genuine, thoughtful experiences that leave their cup full and their interest piqued. To further explore how meeting profs can find ways to deepen connection and grow empathy at events, Smart Meetings spoke with Michael Tennant, empathy expert, CEO and Founder o

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Lodge on Queen Industry Event

EventSource

What do you get when you mix a two world-renowned gem hunters, some hand-picked antiques, an extensive collection of art and stained glass, and throw it all together on Queen West? The totally eclectic and totally unique The Lodge On Queen ! A huge thanks to our friends at Diego Moura Photography for all the great shots! Vendors Featured in this Article 41 Reviews Diego Moura Photogra.

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Hidden Garden brings Networking to the Henley Royal Regatta

Prestige Events Magazine

The Hidden Garden, the renowned luxury riverside venue at Henley Royal Regatta is bringing something new for 2023. As big believers that the best business ideas and opportunities are created far away from the office and in fun and relaxed environments. With that in mind, there is no better place to forge watertight new business connections than at the world’s most iconic regatta, within the luxurious confines of The Hidden Garden.

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Destination Brief: DC Raises the Bar for Convention Centers and City Attractions

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Skift Take: Washington, DC is cementing its position as a leading meeting destination with its state-of-the-art convention center, some of the country's most unique venues, a thoughtfully redeveloped waterfront, and one of the best sustainability and DEI records around. Learn how the city — and Destination DC — can help elevate your next event.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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Wolfgang Puck Catering Turns 25

Smart Meetings

How the fine dining brand never lost momentum In 1998, Jack Nicholson won the Oscar for best actor in “As Good as It Gets.” During that same year, the first national chef-led catering company launched with a mission to carry out that title as a company motto. The foundation for providing top-shelf catering was laid by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who believed that catering services shouldn’t be mired in mass-produced batches of food in hot boxes and served in chafing dishes.

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How to launch a club night in Ibiza: Advice from some of the biggest event brands on the island

Skiddle

Ah, Ibiza. Memories are made on this island. Whether it’s a formative club experience or a magical time with your friends, there’s something in the water. It’s no wonder people return year on year, taken in by the warm embrace of the Balearic beat. These magical moments don’t just apply to punters, either. If you’ve found your way to the Skiddle Promoter Blog, or you’re a regular reader, you probably know a thing or two about events.

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Central Hall Westminster becomes broadcast hub for King’s Coronation

Prestige Events Magazine

Central Hall Westminster, part of Central Hall Venues Group, facilitated broadcasts of His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation across the world when the venue was transformed into a media centre. The ceremony saw The King crowned alongside his wife Camilla as Queen. Over 180 CHW staff and their contractors assisted major national and international broadcasters to provide round the clock coverage of the momentous occasion including ABC News, CBS, NBC News and News UK.