Sat.May 25, 2024 - Fri.May 31, 2024

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Save Money and Trees: How to Run Sustainable Events

Attendease

Events can be a great way to expand brand awareness, educate an audience on a given topic, or even form important connections within your industry. But if you aren’t careful when planning your event, it can also lead to unanticipated environmental harm. According to MeetGreen , the average conference produces 4.17 lbs of waste per attendee, per day (2.56 lbs of which will go to a landfill).

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Solve Problems Together: Liz Lathan’s Spin on The Three Questions

Conferences that Work

The other day, Liz Lathan told me about a version she invented of my core peer conference process The Three Questions. She uses it to solve problems together at Community Factory ‘s Spontaneous Think Tanks and Club Ichi , her community for B2B event marketers. The classic version of The Three Questions , described in detail in all my books , invites open responses.

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7 Ways Tech Can Drive Better Event Data and High-Quality Leads

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Skift Take: According to research from the Events Industry Council, exhibitors generate an average of 38 new leads from each event. But it’s not just numbers that matter: The best event technology offers a prized opportunity to gather first-party data, explore sentiment markers beyond surveys, and integrate event insights with CRM and marketing tech to superpower your event strategy going forward.

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The Brief: Screaming Booths and Underwater Vending Machines

Event Marketer

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK This week’s hot takes on hot topics in experiential marketing cover underwater vending machines, CouchCams and screaming booths. NEW YORKERS ARE SCREAMING THEIR YASSOS OFF Tell us this stat isn’t relatable: According to a recent Yasso survey, 71 percent of Americans say sometimes they just want to let out a scream. In response, as tensions are predicted to run high this summer, the “Ridiculously Better” frozen snack brand teamed up with “ridiculously positive” produ

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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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Wedding Open House at Fermanagh Farms

EventSource

It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon for the much anticipated Open House at Fermanagh Farms. The sun was out, a slight breeze was blowing, and all the splendour of spring surrounded us – the perfect day to show off everything this rustic barn venue has to offer for couples in search of the idyllic wedding venue. Located a mere 30 minutes from Vaughan, Fermanagh Farms is the perfect setting for any couple looking to host up to 120 guests (or 200 guests in the tented area).

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Legislative Action Day Converges Industry Leaders on Capitol Hill

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Skift Take: The U.S. business events industry employs 2.6 million Americans and drives $399 billion in direct spending annually. This was the message that was brought to Capitol Hill on ECA Legislative Action Day.

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How to Create a Kid-friendly ‘Hollywood’-style Premiere, Disney’s ‘Bluey’ Way

Event Marketer

“We thought about the guest experience from a family perspective, so what are some things that, as a parent, you would need or like to have that would make the experience go really smoothly?” –Emma Quan, Director-Events, Disney Branded Television Beloved family animation series “Bluey” episodes are about seven minutes long, so when Disney Branded Television released season three’s 28-minute special on Disney+ called “The Sign”—about the energetic Blue Heeler puppy character’s home going up for s

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Patch Marketing appoints Alicia Earls for new communications director role

Prestige Events Magazine

Specialist full-service marketing agency for the events industry, Patch Marketing, has seen recent team growth, welcoming Alicia Earls into the newly created position of communications director. Alicia joins with over 20 year’s sector experience, having worked in marketing communications, business development and client relationship management roles for the Science Museum Group and White Light.

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Industry Leader Steve O’Malley Predicts the Future of ‘Noble’ Hospitality Work

Smart Meetings

For Maritz Chief Operating Officer Steve O’Malley, winning the MPI Foundation Industry Leader Award in front of his friends and family in the flower-draped Mellwood Art Center during World Education Congress’ President’s Dinner in Louisville, Kentucky, was a time to reflect on how he accidently found the meetings industry—and whether those same accidents of chance are available for the next generation of meeting professionals.

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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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Mandalay Bay Completes $100 Million Remodel of Convention Center 

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Skift Take: Mandalay Bay’s $100 million convention center redesign, featuring cutting-edge technology and diverse new art installations, looks to set a new standard for modern meetings and events.

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Five Playful Exhibit Activations from Licensing Expo 2024

Event Marketer

Play is serious business at the Licensing Expo that brought together more than 12,000 retailers and 5,000 brands to Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on May 21-23. So, it only makes sense that immersive, interactive and just plain delightful play was key to many of the exhibits at the show, setting the stage for the IPs and sparking creative brand licensing opportunities.

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No safety in numbers. Martyn’s Law is needed to secure public venues

Event Industry News

Written by Charlie McCloskey, Director of Events and Customer Experience at BWUH Ltd The 2017 Terrorist Attack at the Manchester Arena changed the lives of individuals, families, and communities forever, not least the live events community.

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NEW! Social Media Giveaway | Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok [OPEN]

Planning Pod

Eligibility This giveaway is open to participants who: Reside in the United States or Canada (except Quebec). Are 18 years of age or older. Are a paid user of Planning Pod before claiming prize. Are not employees of Planning Pod or their affiliates, nor members of their immediate families or households. Entry To enter, participants must follow the instructions outlined in the contest posts on each social media platform.

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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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4 Strategies to Uncover Unique Meeting Venues & Locations

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Skift Take: Bleisure travelers don’t want the same old travel experiences they see on social media; they want to be the first in their friend group to explore and adventure somewhere new. Here’s how meeting planners can organize professional gatherings that fulfill that dream.

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Negar and Sepehr’s Opulent Wedding at The Globe and Mail Centre

EventSource

In the heart of Toronto’s vibrant cityscape, amidst the towering skyscrapers and breathtaking views, Negar and Sepehr’s wedding at The Globe and Mail Centre was a spectacular ode to modern elegance and enduring love. Months of meticulous planning led to this opulent extravaganza. Mango Studio’s lens captured the essence of their love as they posed hand in hand, eyes locked in a shared promise of forever.

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New and Renovated: Aesthetics Perfected

Smart Meetings

Thoughtful design aesthetics in new and renovated hotels inspire meaningful meetings The aesthetic of a space does far more than we often realize to determine the mood of the people in the room, how they move through the space and how they interact with each other. Color psychology comes to mind, but even the height of the ceilings, the width of the hallways, the amount of light and so much more, give a space a certain atmosphere.

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Event Insurance: A Guide for Venues and Planners

Planning Pod

From weddings to corporate conferences, events bring people together under one roof, but they also bring risks. Accidents, injuries, property damage – the list of potential liabilities is endless. Event insurance is necessary to shield hosts, planners, and venues from the financial losses resulting from these unforeseen circumstances. In this post, we’ll take a deeper look into the intricacies of event insurance, the key benefits, and recent advancements.

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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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The State of Association Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: With fewer association meetings overall, the latest ICCA report reveals which destinations are gaining or losing market share in this competitive landscape.

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Mandalay Bay Completes $100 Million Remodel of 2.1 Million-Square-Foot Convention Center

Exhibitor Magazine

LAS VEGAS - Host to many of the industry's top-tier events and trade shows, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino proudly announces the completion of a $100.

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Unlock the full power of event planning with eventplanner.PRO

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In line with this year's exciting keynote announcements, we're thrilled to share that we've taken a big step towards delivering even better event management software!

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10 Ideas and Tips for Virtual Real Estate Events

Eventtia

The life of a real estate agent may seem glamorous and adventurous (and, to some extent, it is), but it’s also filled with challenges and hurdles. The market is extremely competitive, especially if you operate in a high-profile area, and even the smallest fluctuation can mess up your plans. Let’s take the COVID-19 pandemic as an example. The lockdowns, the general state of confusion, and the loss of jobs meant that many people put on hold their plans to become homeowners.

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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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Industry Associations Announce New Research, Events, Partnerships and Award Winners

EventMB

Skift Take: Industry associations have been busy developing research, launching events, forming partnerships and recognizing current and future industry leaders.

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Event Tech Live London 2024 Opens Call for Papers

Exhibitor Magazine

Event Tech Live (ETL) London, the premier exhibition for the event technology industry, is thrilled to announce the opening of its Call for Papers. Se.

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Springing Into a New Season

Special Events

Get inspired with DSquared Hospitality Company's Spring Menu Rollout

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How to Get Sponsorship for Your Event

Eventtia

Sponsorships remain one of the best ways to fund an event, but let’s admit it, getting sponsorships for your event is often very challenging, especially if you don’t know where to look. So, how do you find the right sponsors for your event? Instead of blindly targeting everyone and anyone who could be potential sponsors, it’s important to focus your time and resources well by targeting only those with a high likelihood of sponsoring the types of events you are currently doing.

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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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Across the Country: How Immersive Experiences Shine Throughout the U.S.

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Skift Take: Attendees are craving much more than education sessions and networking receptions. As event organizers try to cook up a recipe for elevated engagement, the key is finding a place that can lay the foundation for a truly immersive experience. Skift Meetings worked with Brand USA to find the country’s best-in-class immersive experiences. Here are five destinations that can redefine your next event.

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Exhibitus' Clients Honored with Seven Hermes Creative Awards

Exhibitor Magazine

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - Exhibitus is excited to announce that Exhibitus' clients have been honored with two Platinum and two Gold Winner 2024 awards, as.

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Streamline Your Events with Our Event Planning Templates

Event Planning BluePrint

Planning an event can be one of the most exhilarating yet daunting tasks you’ll ever undertake. Whether it’s a corporate conference, a wedding, or a birthday bash, the devil is in the details, and the details are everywhere! Let me tell you a little story about how I found my way through the maze of event planning and ended up creating something truly special to help others avoid the same pitfalls.