Sat.Jun 26, 2021 - Fri.Jul 02, 2021

The Heat Is On: How to Bake a Climate Strategy Into Your Event

Event Manager Blog

Severe drought and record-setting heat waves in western North America serve as a clear reminder of the urgent need to maintain sustainability as an event priority and step-up your event sustainability strategy. Here’s what you need to do.

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Rebuilding Your Local Event Scene With Community Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

COVID-19 has directly impacted so many facets of our lives. While health and safety concerns were certainly the greatest concern, other areas of life suffered as well. Businesses and communities struggled as a result of lockdowns and government-mandated closures.

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Health Is Your Greatest Wealth: Wellness In The Events Industry

Endless Events

We’ve all been through a lot in this past year. Health and wellness in the events industry have never mattered more than now, which is why today, Sarah welcomes not one, but three iconic guests to share what they’ve worked on since the pandemic started.

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Powerful Panels interview with Adrian Segar

Conferences that Work

Here’s my Powerful Panels interview with good friend and meeting panel doyen Kristin Arnold. During our 25 minutes together, we discussed various panel formats, their value, and how to structure and design powerful panel discussions into the larger context of meetings, conferences, and events.

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

2020 challenged us all and it’s not surprising that event planners took one of the hardest hits. If you were fortunate enough to survive company layoffs, you likely faced one of the biggest tests of your career as you navigated complete uncertainty around your work.

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Beer Festival Spotlight: Hops & Blues

Picatic by Eventbrite

Though COVID-19 restrictions are being loosened in many places, there are still many local regulations in place that are important for creators to follow.

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Meeting Icebreakers: A Guide to Easing Tension and Strengthening Team Spirit

Social Tables

Not all personality types enjoy being in the spotlight. Many people prefer not to speak on a subject without thoughtful introspection first, and some prefer not to speak at all. This can make it difficult for leaders to receive the feedback they need from their coworkers and staff.

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Community as an Event Strategy with Endless Events’ Kyle Kocinski

Event Age by Swapcard

“The community model is an event model that many aren’t exactly sure how to start up.”.

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Road-Accessible Event Destinations Can Be a Safer Bet in Uncertain Times

EventMB

Amid the uncertainty of air travel, road-accessible regional locales may make the most sense for hosting in-person events. The American market is on a trajectory of recovery, but it may be a while before companies are ready to send delegates on flights to high-traffic hubs.

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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.

A few amazing in-person events to go to (and learn from) this summer.

Expo Pass

It’s official, in-person events are back together this summer. Music festivals kick off coast-to-coast in July and August, along with book festivals and conventions of all kinds.

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How to use a Virtual Event Platform? – Quick Tips For A Successful Event

GEVME

In these unprecedented times, the age-old concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and events has seen an almost unbelievable and drastic change when you consider the glorious events put together by corporations and seasoned event companies in the past.

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Things to Do in Tampa Bay Weekend Guide

UNATION

Celebrate the Fourth, the fireworks, the food, and the fun, all happening in Tampa Bay this Independence Day! So much is going on this holiday weekend with events and fireworks for the entire family all weekend long, it’ll be a big celebration!

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Discover Los Angeles Partners with CLEAR Health Pass to Support the Return to Large-Scale Events

EventMB

Los Angeles County is open for business, but we’re not out of the woods yet. The recent partnership between its major tourism operator and identity verification company CLEAR aims to make it easier for large-scale events to come back safely.

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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.

The Why and How of HIMSS’ Vaccine Requirement

PCMA Convene

“People … are definitely ready to get back out again. As soon as we opened registration … there was a lot of buzz,” said Karen Malone, vice president of meeting services and sales for HIMSS North America, on the society’s annual conference in August.

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How to use a Virtual Event Platform? – Quick Tips For A Successful Event

GEVME

In these unprecedented times, the age-old concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and events has seen an almost unbelievable and drastic change when you consider the glorious events put together by corporations and seasoned event companies in the past.

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Grab Your Camera, Here are the Most Insta-Worthy Murals in Dallas

UNATION

Hi Dallas! It’s time to spice up your Instagram game! Do you love murals as much as we do?! There are so many amazing murals all around the city. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most Insta-worthy murals in Dallas for you right here!

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Meetings MBA: Help Needed for Hospitality Worker Shortage

SmartMeetings

Creative solutions emerge for hospitality worker shortage. “We We have to do a better job of helping young people at the university level see that there is a career path.” -Amy Amy Calvert.

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.

‘A Marathon to Transform’ the Business Events Industry

PCMA Convene

The white paper uses three innovation pillars as a framework to help business events professionals reengineer the industry: business models, delegate experience, and talent and capabilities.

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SMART Goal Setting for Event Planners

Eventbrite UK

When we set vague goals without a solid framework, we’re actually setting ourselves up for failure. The answer? Setting SMART goals. The post SMART Goal Setting for Event Planners appeared first on Eventbrite UK. Growth June Leadership / Management Productivity growth SMART goals

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Be the Thunder: Lightning Watch Parties, Activities and More!

UNATION

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s quest to win back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships is off to a sizzling start. Playing in front of a sold-out home crowd of 19,000 screaming fans at Amalie Arena, the Bolts dismantled the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 in game one and 3-1 in game two.

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The Difficulty with (Hybrid) Definitions

SmartMeetings

Beyond hybrid: where in-person meets virtual. Most of the time when hybrid events fail, it’s because all they’ve done is stick a camera in the back of the room, put the sessions online, and called it “hybrid.”. Brandt Krueger.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

How an Effective Communication Plan Leads to a Successful Event

Aventri

Creating a plan for effective event communication is not an easy task, but it is well worth the time and effort. There need to be clear, transparent lines of communication between everyone involved in your event including your team, vendors, and attendees. Event Management featured

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Top 5 Webinar Platforms for Small Businesses

Nunify

Powered by the internet and digital media, small businesses have quickly tapped into global opportunities that were beyond their reach just a decade ago.

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July Local Love List: The 10 Best Local Businesses in Tampa Bay

UNATION

Enjoy your summer with the best food, shopping, styling, and adventuring that Tampa Bay has to offer. No matter what you’re looking to do this summer, there are so many different neighborhoods in St. Pete , Tampa, and other great towns in the area where you can have the most fun.

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How Five Brands Supported the LGBTQ+ Community with In-person Experiences

Event Marketer

Brands did their best to commemorate Pride Month virtually in 2020. But at its core, Pride has always been about getting together in person to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community—and in 2021, those face-to-face experiences made a comeback.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

11 Incredible Benefits of Hybrid Events

Aventri

While the past year and a half has been extremely difficult for event organizers, the pandemic has also accelerated the shift towards digital transformation. That being said, it is not all about using digital tech to keep business-critical events going in some form.

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Expect Hesitancy and Anxiety When We Meet Again

PCMA Convene

Navigating social norms, like whether to shake hands or to elbow bump colleagues and friends, are likely to cause anxiety when people meet face to face again.

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Things to Do in Jacksonville Weekend Guide

UNATION

This weekend is going to pop off – literally! We’ve got all the hottest things to do in Jacksonville for the 4 th of July and even more stuff after so you can keep adding fuel to your fire.

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