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Recap: Finding the perfect speaker.

Expo Pass

“I love seeing speakers that change the way we think […] They are experts, they have thought about something, they bring their own view of the world – to you – and it changes how you think about the world.”.

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5 Types of Smart In-Person Events: Which One is Right For Your Audience?

Event Age by Swapcard

The events industry is seeing signs of a return to planning in-person events in regions where travel is opening up. In-Person Events

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Remote interpreting can take hybrid events to global heights

Event Industry News

After two years of connecting remotely, we finally get to meet each other face to face again, as in-person events start to resume. Many event managers plan to continue using or start adopting hybrid event formats, by increasing their on-site presence while taking advantage of online solutions.

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Who has more power, a consultant or a janitor?

Conferences that Work

Picture the renowned senior consultant breezing into the gleaming corporate HQ of Fortune 500 MegaCorp, for a well-paid gig advising C-suite executives.

Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

Podcast: Nothing Matters More Than Connecting People

EventMB

This episode of the Event Manager Podcast features George P Johnson Experience Marketing’s President - Americas, Fiona Bruder in a conversation about creating experiences that that connect people.

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How To Prepare For A Career In Event Planning

Endless Events

The events industry is exciting, ever-changing, and sociable. It is teeming with various career opportunities.

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Tips and Takeaways from the 20th Experiential Marketing Summit

Event Marketer

More than 30 brand-side experiential marketers took the stage at the 20 th annual Experiential Marketing Summit, April 27-29, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, presenting best practices on a range of topics, from hybrid strategies to career and mentorship to building multi-year campaign platforms.

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Cvent Exceeds Earnings Projections

EventMB

Cvent continues to report strong growth, exceeding its Q1 earnings projections made in March 2022. In its first Q1 earnings call since going public last July, Cvent reports exceeding its Q4 guidance as it continues to achieve strong growth.

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U.S. Travel Is Up, But Not Out of Weeds Yet

Smart Meetings

On May 4, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Destination DC President and CEO Elliott L. Ferguson came together at Union Market for its annual Travel Rally, held during U.S.

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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 Ultimate Event Planning Guide: How to Plan an Event

Eventtia

One of the biggest challenges when running an event is the planning stage: even organizing a fairly small and seemingly simple event can be a very challenging task with all the different details to consider and adjust.

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Coachella 2022 Experiential: From Cryo-facials to Four-course Chip Sampling

Event Marketer

A two-year hiatus on one of the world’s most celebrated festivals finally came to a close last month as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival made its grand return to Indio, CA, April 15-17 and 22-24.

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How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

EventMB

A Salt Lake City-based tech startup saw an unmet need in the event industry – how to collect and analyze attendee spend and movement data – and now the company’s growth is skyrocketing.

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TWT: Masks Off for Euro Air Travel, Crowded Flights Mean Unhappy Flyers

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself.

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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.

Conference Shares Prague Congress Centre With Ukraine Refugees

Convene by PCMA

Delegates of the World Environmental Education Congress convene at the Prague Congress Centre. WEEC met in the venue’s second and third floors, while the hall and ground floor were dedicated to Ukrainian refugees.

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6 Strategies to Find Your Conference Keynote and Other Speakers

Eventbrite UK

Are you struggling to find conference speakers? You’re not alone. Working out how to find speakers for your event is one of the biggest challenges for event creators. Check out these industry-leading strategies from Eventbrite for finding great public speakers.

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ON24 Stocks Plummet a Year After Going Public

EventMB

ON24 has had a steep year-over-year decline in revenue with an operating loss of $5.7 million in the last quarter. How will this legacy company respond?

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The Continued Importance of Outdoor Meetings 

Smart Meetings

While 2022 is in full swing, the meetings and event industry is continuing to navigate best practices regarding safe meetings and social gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. One trend that we are continuing to see is that of outdoor meetings.

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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.

Experience Columbus’ Return on (Diversity) Investment

Convene by PCMA

Efua Amissah-Aggrey, the first graduate of Columbus’ Diversity Apprentice Program, speaks at a luncheon after completing her apprenticeship. She now works as the customer experience programs coordinator at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. Courtesy Experience Columbus).

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Meet Laura, Our New Executive Producer

Coterie Spark

We’re excited to introduce you to Laura Sposato, our newest Executive Producer. Laura has over 14 years of event and conference planning experience, as well as a bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Millersville University.

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Face-to-Face Events Vital in a Remote Work World

EventMB

The world as we knew it came to a standstill during the height of the Covid pandemic. Corporate offices closed, forcing many employees to work from home. This trend is called The Great Merging as lines have been blurred between one’s personal and professional lives.

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The Future Looks Bright for Destinations International’s Young Leaders

Smart Meetings

Wondering what the dynamic meetings industry future holds?

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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.

Four Ways a Flexible Meeting Planning Company Can Supercharge Your Team’s Capacity

Meeting Tomorrow

It’s an exciting time for events, but meeting planners are facing new challenges. Industry research finds that inflation is up, labor availability is down, and many of planners’ trusted vendor partners closed during the pandemic.

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18 Virtual Event Engagement Ideas You Should Try

Social Tables

As event planners worldwide shifted strategies to meet the ever-changing needs caused by COVID-19, virtual and hybrid events skyrocketed. Even as in-person events return, many businesses and event planners plan to keep the virtual event trend alive.

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Podcast: Nothing Matters More Than Connecting People

EventMB

Fiona is a marketing executive with over 25 years experience leading teams globally, helping to develop integrated marketing experiences. After over 19 years with GPJ, Bruder was promoted in 2021 to the role of President – Americas.

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The Continued Importance of Outdoor Meetings 

Smart Meetings

While 2022 is in full swing, the meetings and event industry is continuing to navigate best practices regarding safe meetings and social gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. One trend that we are continuing to see is that of outdoor meetings.

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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.

Planning Events In 2022: The Pandemic Is Over, But Don’t Plan Like It’s 2019

Endless Events

As things currently stand in the events industry, we’re planning events in 2022 as if the COVID-19 pandemic never existed. The mask mandates are gone and COVID compliance talk has all but disappeared. In-person events are back in all their glory.

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Swapcard Launches 2 New Hybrid Event Features

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard ON is THE monthly rendez-vous for Swapcard clients, customers, and partners to talk to the Swapcard team.

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How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

EventMB

When Jay Kinghorn was the associate managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism , he was constantly frustrated by the dearth of visitor data he knew would enhance the agency’s ability to promote itself, support its members, and enhance the experience of individual travelers as well as meeting groups.

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