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Game On! Returning to Face-to-Face

Velvet Chainsaw

With many organizations actively planning for an upcoming in-person conference or tradeshow, now is the time to make firm decisions for your attendee-experience, staffing and safety plans.

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Two ways for #eventprofs to meet up this week

Conferences that Work

There are two great ways for #eventprofs to meet up this week. I’ll be at both! 1 • techsytalk GLOBAL conference — Tuesday and Wednesday (September 28 & 29). On Tuesday and Wednesday (September. 28 & 29), join me at the techsytalk GLOBAL Conference.

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Biggest Takeaways for Event Professionals from the Hybrid Skift Global Forum


The Skift Global Forum 2021, the premier global conference on the business of travel, took place last week in a hybrid format. With speakers and attendees joining in-person and online, we uncover the most valuable takeaways for event professionals.

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Tackling the Tough Questions Around Greener Events with Shawna McKinley & Guy Bigwood

Event Age by Swapcard

This week’s podcast features two experts in the field of sustainability and events, Shawna McKinley and Guy Bigwood.

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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.

The 2021 It List: Recognizing the Top 100 Event Agencies

Event Marketer

Our annual guide to the top 100 agencies serving the event marketing industry. It’s year two of a global pandemic that has systematically, with every wave, challenged the event industry and stretched its players’ creativity and patience more than anyone ever thought possible.

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Global Events Snapshot: South Africa


How has South Africa experienced and adapted to the pandemic from an event industry perspective? In our first global snapshot, we discuss all relevant regulations currently in place and provide a brief overview of the state of the local event industry.

Informa Tech Asia Finds Success Going Virtual With Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

"Virtual is not a substitute, but something complimentary (to the in-person experience)" - Ivan had some strong opinions about the power of virtual and why eventprofs should come together to embrace it as a new model for events, whether used 100% or only as one aspect of an event.

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Pre-event marketing, explained.

Expo Pass

Pre-event marketing is all about two things: boosting registration, and creating real, organic interest in the event. But in this ever changing event world, we find ourselves asking — What’s really the best way to do this? And do emails still work? What about promotions?

October Local Love List: 10+ Hidden Gems in Tampa Bay to Visit This Month


It’s a new month which means we’ve created a new local love list filled with hidden gems in Tampa Bay to share with you! This October we are celebrating and taking in all the fall vibes at each of these local businesses that everyone needs to cross off their list of places.

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SpotMe Trial

A Reality Check for Obtaining Event Insurance in the Covid Pandemic


Event insurance is now top of mind for planners who are able to host in-person events despite the ongoing global pandemic. While coverage is available, there are plenty of challenges to overcome to get the right protection.

The Hybrid Event Format Is Here to Stay, Survey Suggests

Convene by PCMA

One of the ways Encore has helped clients adapt to the hybrid meeting format is with its hybrid studios, which it set up for a PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter event that took place at four physical locations, including the Hilton City Center in Denver.

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Using Eventbrite Discount Codes to Boost Demand and Ticket Sales

Eventbrite UK

Katie Finnigan, Account Manager at Eventbrite, talks us through the different discount codes you can set-up on Eventbrite. The post Using Eventbrite Discount Codes to Boost Demand and Ticket Sales appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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Celebrating Disney‘s 50th Anniversary: New Shows, Attractions, and More


Happy 50th, Disney! And what better way to commemorate than with the most magical celebration on Earth! We’re here to share the new shows, attractions, and more to attend while celebrating Disney’s 50th Anniversary in Orlando this year. .

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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.

Bevy Firing Sparks New Debate Around Diversity Policies in the Event Industry


The latest controversy in the Twitterverse centers on the recent firing of a Bevy employee following public allegations of racist behavior. Looking beyond the publicity storm, what can this incident teach us about managing diversity policies in the event industry?

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Hybrid Events – 15 Mistakes to Avoid

Event Manager Blog

For many event planners, hybrid events are still a relatively new endeavor, one that brings the unfamiliar challenge of engaging two very different audiences at the same time. Here are 15 tips for avoiding the pitfalls that can easily occur.

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Amaro Montenegro’s Traveling Pop-up Bar is a ‘Flexible’ European Escape

Event Marketer

Italian liqueur brand Amaro Montenegro is bringing international travel to consumers in America with a traveling pop-up bar experience, “Bar Monte,” that is targeting food and wine festivals across the country.

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Fun Fall Activities in Orlando That You Have to Do


It’s officially Fall, Orlando ! Pumpkin patches, hayrides, haunted houses, and spooky vibes are amok. There are so many fun, scary, and picture-worthy fall activities in Orlando that you have to do this season!

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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.

5 Tips To Creating Inclusive Volunteer Programs


Creating inclusive volunteer programs that provide everyone the opportunity to volunteer requires lots of planning. Every individual comes from different walks of life, and you may wonder how you can incorporate inclusivity in your planning process.

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Meet Accelevents, The All-In-One Event Management Platform!

Endless Events

What better way to learn more about the exciting world of event technology than listening to an awesome product spotlight episode of the Event Tech Podcast?

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Thomas’ Leans on ‘Feel-good KPIs’ for a Volunteer Cleanup Campaign

Event Marketer

Local eateries catered a post-cleanup breakfast featuring an array of Thomas’ products. Thomas’ is serving up its English muffin brand’s “Wake Up to What’s Possible” campaign messaging in the great outdoors.

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12+ Local Seasonal Treats in Tampa Bay: Coffee, Beer, and More to Enjoy This Fall


Fall is here and we are ready to fall in love with all the seasonal treats in Tampa Bay ! As sweater weather is right around the corner, it’s time to take in all the fall vibes with pumpkin spice lattes, Oktoberfest beers and pumpkin baked goods.

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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.

Virtual Events: The Beginner’s Guide

Event Age by Swapcard

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, event planners had started to realize the benefits of hybrid and virtual events. Event Tech Virtual Events

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Hybrid Event Production: Let’s Talk AV & Equipment!

Endless Events

Can you feel that, event planner? It’s the dawn of the hybrid event era! The virtual revolution paved the way to greater accessibility and inclusivity , so it goes without saying that virtual events are here to stay. Meanwhile, in-person events are making a comeback. So, which one will prevail?

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EMS 2021: Get a Sneak Preview of Cisco’s Keynote

Event Marketer

The ultimate industry reunion is on the horizon. For the first time in nearly two years, event professionals will have the opportunity to raise a glass with their peers in the flesh at the 19th annual Experiential Marketing Summit. Taking place Oct.

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Spooky Season Guide – The Best Halloween Activities in San Antonio!


Spooky Season is officially here and we’ve got your Spooky Season Guide – The Best Halloween Activities in San Antonio. Personally, we LOVE a good Horror flick like The Shining, listening to La Llorona stories from friends by a fire, and Spooky Haunted Houses!

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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.

Why CMPs Matter More Than Ever

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: We asked Amy Calvert , CEO of Events Industry Council, to share her perspective on how meeting professionals are evolving to meet the needs of post-pandemic era events and why professional designations like CMPs are changing to support that shift.

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What Do Health-Care Practitioners Want Now From Virtual Events?

Convene by PCMA

According to results from a recent Kenes Group study, health-care professionals are willing to attend sessions up to two hours long, which is a shift from the 2020 survey. Here are other factors that make for the ideal virtual event, according to the new survey results. Courtesy Kenes Group).

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Executive Q&A: How Long-time US Open Sponsor Grey Goose Has Evolved its Engagement Tactics

Event Marketer

Like Mint Juleps and the Kentucky Derby, there’s only one drink tennis fans hanker for each year at the US Open: Grey Goose’s signature cocktail, the Honey Deuce.

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