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Case Study: CSAE Achieves 90% Attendee Engagement Through Their Mobile Event App


About CSAE. The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) is Canada’s premiere association advocate. The organization provides tools, resources, and education to help association professionals and volunteers succeed. The CSAE Annual National Conference.

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COVID, duty of care, and the meeting industry

Conferences that Work

Event professionals: it’s time to talk about COVID, duty of care, and the meeting industry. Actually, we should all have been talking about this for the last couple of years, but better late than never. We’ve known since mid-2019 that COVID-19 spreads by airborne aerosol transmission.

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Where Is the Young Generation at Events?


Skift Take: Conferences and events are finding themselves digging deeper to excite and engage younger attendees. A scarcity of the new generation of participants leads to diverse attempts at attracting this demographic. Andrea Doyle and Sascha Zuger Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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6 Features to Look For in Event Registration Software


Robust event registration software is an indispensable tool when planning and managing a large portfolio of meetings and events. It acts as a homebase to focus your efforts—regardless of whether your events are virtual, in-person, or hybrid.

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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!

Case Study: CLHIA Amps up Attendee & Sponsor Engagement at Virtual Conference


About CLHIA. Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is the national trade association representing Canada’s life and health insurers.

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Podcast: Technology That Helps Us Connect


Skift Take: Lawrence Coburn, CEO and co-founder of twine joins the podcast to discuss how technology can help us connect and the next evolution of virtual events. Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Podcast Uncategorized

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Top podcasts for the modern-day event organizer.

Expo Pass

Event planning podcasts are everywhere, on every topic you can think of. In fact, we found literally thousands of podcast episodes for event planners streaming right this second! But what can planners really learn from people just sitting around talking about events? That’s not planning!

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7 Things to Look For in an Event App


There’s so much to consider when planning an event. Will you host it in-person, online, or as a hybrid event experience ? Whom will you invite, and how will you encourage people to come? What speakers and events will you feature? How much can you spend?

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How to Deal With 7 Curveballs Thrown at Event Organizers

Convene by PCMA

Almost every aspect of event setup takes longer on site as the business events industry moves forward with fewer workers — so organizers need to prepare their staff members for possible challenges. Jacob Slaton Photography).

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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.

Ticket Fee Transparency Law in New York Could Have Impact Across the Events Industry


Skift Take: Pricing transparency is an issue of contention in the events industry, and a New York ticket fee law will require that all additional charges be disclosed upfront. — Allan Lynch Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Business News

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25 Cocktail Party Ideas and Planning Tips

Social Tables

Cocktail parties are fantastic reasons to encourage friends, family members, and coworkers to get together.

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How Association Stakeholders Can Use Event Data to Achieve Strategic Goals


How can associations use the data and information captured by their event technology platforms?

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25 Powerful Event Sales Techniques for Venues and Planners

Planning Pod

If you are somehow engaged in event sales – whether as a salesperson, business owner or manager in the hospitality and events industry – you already know that establishing successful sales practices and habits is the #1 way to grow revenues for private, group and in-person events.

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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.

Host Destinations Concerned About Growing Violence Hurting Event Business


Skift Take: The rise in gun violence in the U.S. and its impact on public safety was recently addressed by destination organization leaders during a global conference. Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Destinations crime guns violence

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The Heatwave of the Future Is Here

Smart Meetings

Unbearable, earth-scorching temperatures posing a threat to the environment also endanger the health of meeting attendees exposed to such extreme heat.

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The ultimate guide to selecting the right event venue in 2022!


The process of selecting the right event venue can be daunting. With so many choices available, how do you know which one is right for your event? By considering these best business practices, you can narrow down your options and select the perfect venue for your next special event.

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Now Boarding at Gate Green…


Airports must do more to be eco-friendly. As meeting profs, you probably spend more hours than you’d like in airports. They offer first impressions of the destination, good, bad and indifferent. They’re places to connect and recharge our online tethers, grab a bite and leave as soon as possible.

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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.

Why Some Will Always Favor Virtual Events


Skift Take: During the lockdown, necessity became the mother of invention. Virtual replaced in-person events and in some cases, it is here to stay. Allan Lynch Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Technology AGM event tech event technology technology virtual events

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Smart Meetings Experience Elevated Events Culture

Smart Meetings

“When you surround yourself with inspiring people, hard things get easier.” That was the message from author and Superbowl-winning executive Michael Lombardi at Smart Meetings Northeast Experience in Boston this week.

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Discover the Secrets to Choosing the Right Colors for Your Event!


When it comes to event branding, color trends play an important role in how the event is perceived by the public. In order to create a successful branding strategy, event planners must carefully select colors that will resonate with their target audience.

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Inside State Farm’s Gamerhood Challenge: Tiny Houses, Trivia and Tournaments

Event Marketer

The Gamerhood was actually a two-stage set located in a 50,000-square-foot studio.

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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 IMEX Frankfurt Recap 2022

Endless Events

Fresh off the plane, Brandt Krueger returns to us from the IMEX Frankfurt 2022 event in Germany. Unfortunately, Will wasn’t in attendance this year. That’s why, in today’s episode, Brandt gives him a full recap on this year’s event.

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U.S. Travel Launches Sustainable Travel Coalition

Smart Meetings

Travel Association has launched the Sustainable Travel Coalition, designed to bring its members together to develop and focus on strategies that will ensure a more sustainable future. With nearly 60 members, the Sustainable Travel Coalition will act as a forum to inform U.S.

5 Event Technologies to Increase Ticket Sales for Your Events

Special Events

Use the right tech to streamline and optimize event management

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Eight Ways the Humble Ice Cream Truck is Steering Experiential Strategies This Summer

Event Marketer

Summertime and ice cream go hand-in-hand, and along with the rising temperatures this season has been a rise in ice cream truck tours.

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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.

Small but mighty: incentive destination Interlaken, Switzerland   

The MICE Blog

The Swiss resort Interlaken is a prime destination for congresses, exhibitions, meetings and of course, incentive travel.

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The Business of Coming Together

Smart Meetings

Gatherings come in all shapes and sizes. They might last an hour, a few days or longer. Deciding on the right window of time says a lot to your prospective attendees: We’ve got a lot of things to share, a lot of work to do, a lot of fun to be had. Or, you’re busy. Let’s cut to the quick.

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(2/10) How To Identify an Engaging Event Topic


Everything starts with your event’s topic. And although some organizers may treat it lightly, your attendees’ experience revolves around it.

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