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5 Reasons It Might Be Time to Change Your Virtual Event Management Platform

Attendease

Your virtual event management platform is at the heart of creating amazing experiences. With the rapid development of new technology, event planners and organizations need to stay up to date with the latest advancements to ensure the best possible experience for your attendees. So naturally it’s important to continually evaluate whether your current platform can provide the functionality needed for hosting successful virtual events—both today and into the future.

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In-Person Events Build Trust — Vital in a Polarized World 

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Skift Take: Trust in the business world has eroded to unprecedented levels. One of the only areas it has increased is face-to-face events.

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The Event Analytics You Didn’t Know Your Registration Site Has

Attendease

Event analytics can be found in obvious and not-so-obvious places. One undervalued place is your registration data. Buried inside your event technology platform is a whole constellation of event registration analytics just waiting for you to explore. And you won’t believe the kinds of insights waiting for you there. For instance, information that can help you improve your marketing and event planning efforts.

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In-Kind Sponsorships for Events: How to Create a Win-Win Situation

Endless Events

As event professionals, we’re constantly striving to create meaningful experiences for attendees and stakeholders while working within limited resources and a budget. In-kind sponsorships are relationships where a business sponsors an event by providing free goods or services rather than a financial contribution. So can in-kind sponsorships for events help you meet your event goals?

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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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Emerging Trends Fuel the Growth of the Event Industry  

Event Industry News

By Harshada Dive The event industry has been expanding over the past few years. Society wants to celebrate every significant and insignificant occasion. Events are social or non-social get-togethers or public gatherings that take place at a set time and place.

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Inaugural Skift Meetings Forum to Spotlight Connection in the Age of AI

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Skift Take: Mind-expanding content, actionable insights, and invaluable networking make Skift Global Forum a must-attend event. This year, for the first time, all this and more will be offered to the business events industry with the inaugural Skift Meetings Forum.

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6 Green Practices for Trade Show Organizers

Event Age by Swapcard

Global consciousness toward sustainability has reached an all-time high, but the events industry is very much lagging behind. If the events industry wants to survive, it must adopt greener practices on various fronts.

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Integrating live art performances into your event: Adding a unique and creative touch.

Expo Pass

Get ready to blow your guests’ minds with this show-stopping idea: plan a live art performance! Whether it’s a rockin’ concert, a mesmerizing live painting, or another spectacular show, this entertainment option is the secret sauce for planning unforgettable creative events. A live performance creates a focal point that elevates the energy of your event and keeps attendees engaged throughout the usual networking sessions and keynotes.

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What is a Digital Ticket and How Can It be Used for Events?

Event Smart

In today’s age, digital technology is changing the way we do things, and events are no exception. The days of paper tickets and long queues are quickly becoming a thing of the past, as more and more organizers are turning to digital ticketing solutions with event tickets conveniently stored in attendees’ smart devices.

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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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New Tools to Win Association Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: The ICCA Association Database is getting a major upgrade via a partnership with Simpleview. It promises to make life easier for destinations keen to bid on international association meetings.

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How does Southern Europe’s largest Company Event Provider pamper its hard-working team?

Event Industry News

EUROPALCO, the largest provider of solutions for events and shows in Southern Europe, held a 4-day annual meeting event in a luxury hotel in Madeira Island. It was the first company annual meeting trip after Covid-19; this was the ideal setting to mark the start of a new brand communication strategy.

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Tolani and Tunde’s Gorgeous Traditional Wedding at Candles Banquet Hall

EventSource

Tolani and Tunde’s traditional wedding at Candles Banquet Hall was a sight to behold. Tolani looked radiant in her bridal attire from Idiol Nupo , and Lumiere Makeup Arts ‘ makeup was the perfect finishing touch. The venue was decorated beautifully, creating a charming and intimate atmosphere. F10 Studio did an excellent job of capturing every beautiful moment.

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Update Your Playbook for Hiring Incentive and Meeting Planning Talent

MeetingsNet

A new study from the Incentive Research Foundation provides useful recommendations for finding applicants and understanding their priorities. With incentive and meeting teams continuing to experience post-pandemic staff shortages, the Incentive Research Foundation went to work to find out more about the challenges of hiring and retaining talent. Its new report looks at potential recruits’ impressions of meeting and incentive careers, their job-selection priorities, and how they’re looking for wo

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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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Inaugural Skift Meetings Forum to Spotlight Human Connection in the Age of AI

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Skift Take: Mind-expanding content, actionable insights, and invaluable networking make Skift Global Forum a must-attend event. This year, for the first time, all this and more will be offered to the business events industry with the inaugural Skift Meetings Forum.

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Keele University Events & Conferencing gain Green Meetings Gold Accreditation

Prestige Events Magazine

As an award-winning leading UK academic venue, Keele University Events & Conferencing have just been awarded a ‘Green Meetings Gold Accreditation.’ For over 25 years, Green Tourism has assessed and accredited the sustainable practices, however it is only in the past few years they have developed a new Green Meetings Standard to drive the message to conference and event customers of a venue’s valid investment in sustainability.

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What Small Restaurants and Franchises Can Learn From Each other

Caterease

Running a restaurant business is no easy feat. It requires a combination of passion, creativity, hard work, and a willingness. The post What Small Restaurants and Franchises Can Learn From Each other appeared first on Caterease.

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Food Rules to Effectively Navigate Your Meeting Menus

Smart Meetings

Satisfy special requests by following this checklist Vegetarian. Gluten-Free. Paleo. Sustainable Foods. These are just some of today’s attendees’ requirements and requests. Menu choices are more varied and sustainable than ever before. And they must be social media shareable. A lot of pressure on you and the chef…right? Fortunately, with good planning and collaboration with venue staff, you can assemble the right food for the right attendee at the right time without budget overruns.

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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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AI Helps Event Marketers Repurpose Video Content

EventMB

Skift Take: AI-powered editing tools can now repurpose event videos to create channel-specific content at scale. The latest platforms promise to save resources and deliver video content that delivers tangible results.

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RIBA at 66 Portland Place launches new meeting room

Prestige Events Magazine

RIBA at 66 Portland Place in Marylebone has revealed a new accessible meeting space on its ground floor that is now available for corporate event hire. Framed by large double fronted windows and named in recognition of architect George Grey Wornum who designed the Royal Institute of British Architects’ headquarters, the Wornum Room has capacity for up to 10 delegates around a large round table designed to encourage interaction and engagement.

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What If Trade Show Organizers Were Not Selling Square Meters And Tickets Anymore?

Event Age by Swapcard

I’m Julien Bouvier, the Director of Event Marketing at Swapcard, and I’m here to ask you an important question about the future of trade shows. The title of this post is a dead giveaway but I’ll repeat myself anyway: What if trade show organizers were not selling square meters and tickets anymore? For as long as most of us can remember, trade shows have made money in two ways: selling square meters to exhibitors and tickets to attendees.

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Coachella 2023: Festivalgoers Take a Bite Out of the Postmates ReTreat VIP Experience

Event Marketer

“This was an opportunity for us to not only engage the 250,000 people who are coming in across the two weekends, but also to bring a bit of that flavor back home. We really tried to create that connective tissue between the two.” -Molly Spychalski, Head of Partnership Marketing at Postmates and Uber The Postmates ReTreat featured a footprint opposite the main stage and share-worthy touchpoints like a “donut tree.” For its third year partnering with Coachella, food delivery serv

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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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The Circular Economy

EventMB

Skift Take: Flanders is a leader in research and development on circularity. In this conversation, we explore the circular economy with Brecht Putman, senior association manager, North America at VISITFLANDERS and Karl Vrancken, research manager, circular economy at VITO.

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Why Attention to Retention matters most.

Prestige Events Magazine

by John Nugent, Chief Executive at Green & Fortune The event and hospitality sector has faced significant challenges in recent years: people left the industry or migrated away from the UK in droves. However, as the event sector continues to recalibrate, new faces join the industry and roles are redefined; it’s crucial that we all align our people policies and procedures to the current demands of employees.

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Groups360 Adds Choice Hotels to Group Instant Booking Platform

Smart Meetings

Will GroupSync Marketplace act as Expedia for meetings? Groups360 announced this week that Choice Hotels worldwide will be offering online instant booking for group guest rooms through their proprietary GroupSync Marketplace. Instant Group Booking at Scale Choice joins hoteliers Marriott , Hilton and IHG on the platform that allows meeting planners to direct book without the need to submit an RFP.

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Design Wellness into Your Agenda

MeetingsNet

5 areas where planners can improve attendees’ mental and physical wellbeing: nourishment, movement, rest, wellness tracks, and connections. In the 2023 American Express Global Travel Trends Report, wellness was among the top-four desired features of a leisure-travel experience. Almost three-quarters of respondents to an Amex survey said they are more focused on self-care than they were a year ago; 57 percent plan to take extended vacations to focus on wellness, and 68 percent want to surround th

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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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NYC’s Pier 57 Transformation Includes James Beard Event Space 

EventMB

Skift Take: Platform by JBF is a new state-of-the-art show kitchen and event space on New York City’s Pier 57, an industrial site completely reimagined to the delight of meeting planners.

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Introducing De Vere Reserve: A new era of notable country estates  

Prestige Events Magazine

De Vere , a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations, has today unveiled its new mansion house concept, De Vere Reserve. De Vere Reserve comprises a selection of luxury guest rooms and suites located in historic mansion houses, situated around the Southeast of England and The Cotswolds. The launch of De Vere Reserve marks the completion of a multi-million-pound investment into the group’s mansion hotels.

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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

Kendall Hart and Anthony Taormina Kendall Hart (left) and Anthony Taormina (right) Hart is director of food and beverage, and Taormina is executive chef for Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. Before joining the Waldorf Astoria property, Hart was food and beverage manager for Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. She also worked as director of food and beverage for MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, where she oversaw its three restaurants.