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Event Planning Software Can Change the Way You Plan Events


“Event planner.” ” It’s a broad term that can be used to describe someone who plans a small birthday party for ten or someone who plans a multi-day conference for 350,000.

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Full Immersion Through Experience Creation

PCMA Convene

Hosts Specs, a mole (from left), Ms. Rabbit, and Mr. Badger greet guests at the annual London QEII Centre showcase for event planners. Petra Clayton/Whittlebury Custard). Attendee experience is “the holy grail of meeting planning,” according to CWT’s “2019 Meetings & Events Trends Report.” “For

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4 Women in Events You Should Know on International Women’s Day

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Women are making powerful waves in the events industry. From working with animals to heal and educate to creating a conference that’s making an industry more diverse, these are events with purpose and impact.

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What True Learning Is at Participant-Centered Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Putting the participant at the center of your conference programming by becoming more learner-centric, that is planning and offering education sessions that go beyond surface learning, is one of the biggest challenges facing conference organizers today.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

How to find the best event app in 2019 for me?


The paradox of choice – Too many event apps. Did you know that there are over a hundred different types of event apps currently available in the market? Typically, having a lot of choice is great, but with this much choice, the life of an event planner gets much more complex!

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Automate Your Event Management Workflow with Zapier

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Ever found yourself wishing for an extra staff member to handle tedious event planning workflows? Try turning to technology instead.

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Top 10 Places for Event Management Certification


When you work in the event industry, sooner or later you will need qualification and certification of your skills to stand out from the bulk of planners and to provide proof of your expertise. Nowadays, you can find many event management professional certification programs and courses.

Keeping Team Members Engaged During Training Events

Expo Pass

(4 Minute Read). Keeping Team Members Engaged During Training Events. Whether you are hosting a new employee orientation, a compliance seminar, or yearly continuing education course, engagement is a persistent challenge.

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Do Voice Assistants Need To Stay Out Of Events?

Endless Events

Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve heard of voice assistants such as Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, but have you thought about how to use voice assistants at events?

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

5 Creative Facebook Live Ideas for Your Event

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Live video tells rich, intimate stories, making event-goers feel like they’re part of the action — which is why Facebook Live has become a standout format for reaching all types of attendees.

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4 Ideas for Creating Social Media Buzz Before Your Event


Event marketing gives businesses the opportunity to build strong, long-term relationships with communities, consumers, and lifelong customers. 79% of U.S. marketers say that they use events to generate sales, and 21 to 33% of business marketing spend is going towards events. Event Experience

How Four Wise Women are Leading the Way in Hospitality

Smart Meetings

The hospitality industry is filled with brilliant women who give their all to make sure every guest has an exceptional experience.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss TIDE Conference


This is a sponsored post by TIDE. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

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6 Tips From SurveyMonkey to Increase Your Event Survey Responses

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This is a guest post by Jillesa Gebhardt, survey scientist at SurveyMonkey. You’ve just wrapped a major event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. Did your attendees get as much out of the event as you think they did?

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20 Must-Attend Machine Learning Conferences in 2019


Looking to attend an AI event or two this year? Below, we've listed 20 of the top machine learning conferences in 2019. The term "machine learning" was first coined in 1959 by Arthur Samuel, a pioneer in the fields of computer gaming and artificial intelligence.

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3 Tips for Landing Sponsorships in 2019

Smart Meetings

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to convention sponsorship. For many years, it involved brands shelling out dollars for exposure at conventions that catered to their target audiences.

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What Is the Meetings Industry’s No. 1 Challenge?

PCMA Convene

Chefs at the 2018 PCMA Annual Conference in Bangkok serve pasta and other dishes to attendees. In the 28th Annual Meetings Market Survey, respondents listed rising food and beverage costs as a major challenge.

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Create a Foolproof Event Strategy Plan With This Template

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With so many details on your plate, sitting down to write an event strategy plan probably sounds like more busy work. But if your entire team isn’t crystal clear on your event strategy, the lack of alignment will waste more time than you realize. Worse?

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Six ways to Improve Event Attendance without Busting Your Budget


When tasked with boosting event attendance, planners often worry that a large budget is needed to reach new goals. Fortunately, there are many ways to deliver a big boost to attendance without breaking the budget.

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Expand Your Event’s Bandwidth with Wi-Fi 6

Smart Meetings

A new Wi-Fi advance could significantly increase the speed at which planners and attendees communicate with their tech at events. Wi-Fi 6, the newest generation of broadband could be coming to a ballroom near you. Wi-Fi 6 will have a much higher data rate than Wi-Fi 5—three times faster.

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Event Email Marketing: How Email Cloning Can Save You Time


If you manage multiple events, you're well aware of how demanding and time challenging the process can get. Fortunately, with the right tools and strategies even the busiest event managers can handle competing priorities, save time, and get more done.

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Networking Tips for Every Stage of Your Event Planning Career

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In the events industry, connections count. Networking is one of the keys to success — and getting good deals with vendors, venues, and other events managers.

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The Ultimate Venue Guide 2019

Event Industry News

Following its launch last year, Event Industry News is proud to unveil the second edition of The Ultimate Venue Guide. The free to access resource showcases the very best venues across the globe, giving organisers an inspirational insight to a range of exciting and dynamic event spaces.

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How Five Women are Leading the Way in Hospitality

Smart Meetings

The hospitality industry is brimming with hard-working, courageous women who give their all to make sure every guest has an exceptional experience. Smart Meetings asked five of them to share how they found this career, what inspires them and their vision for the future.

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How to Master Brand Storytelling – What is Your Event’s Story?


‘Brand storytelling’ has become somewhat of a marketing buzz phrase in recent times. But how clear are you on what it actually means and have you wondered how it relates to your events?

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Maximize Your Marketing ROI With Free And Automated Promotional Features

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Lean team. Small budget. Big goals. You need ways to make your marketing more cost-effective and your team more efficient. The answer: automation. Investing in automation doesn’t have to mean you need to write a big check.

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Backlash to All-Women Speaker Lineup at Science Conference

PCMA Convene

In the late 1960s, when Philip Morris marketed Virginia Slims — the very first cigarette brand for women — the tobacco company came up with the slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby.”

Stay Human in Room 301

Smart Meetings

Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles has implemented a ground-breaking program that is designed to deepen the bonds between guests at the property. The Stay Human Project began as a social experiment in 2018 to create genuine human connection.

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How Do In-House AV Commissions Work? – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Do you ever wonder why in-house AV bids seem to be high? While there could be many reasons behind that today we are going to talk about one of the most likely causes, in-house AV commissions. Did you know that venues can receive kickbacks for referring their in-house vendor? Makes sense right?

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How To Sell More Tickets With Personalized Event Recommendations

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In today’s smartphone-centric world, we expect our experience of the world to be personalized. And event discovery is no exception.

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International Women’s Day Blog – What it means to be a woman in the events industry

Event Industry News

Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, Friday 8 th March, Imani Forbes-Reeves, Sales & Events Coordinator for live music venue Troxy, tells us what being a woman in the events industry means to her. Sorry, you’re wasting your time – you don’t have enough experience.”

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Talk Triggers: Boosting Word of Mouth for Your Events


Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Same is lame.”. So says Jay Baer in his latest bestseller, co-written with Daniel Lemin, Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth.

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