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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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Participate! Lab at The EVENT MPI, April 4-6, Montréal

Conferences that Work

I’m excited to present my Participate! Lab at The EVENT , April 4-6, Montréal! I’ll also facilitate the closing Group Spective.

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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.

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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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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.

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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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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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 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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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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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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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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ETL Replay: Four Female Founders

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology. Boasting a packed educational programme across five sector-specific stages, here you can catch up with content that you may have missed from 2018’s event. From the Expo and Engage Stage at Event Tech Live 2018.

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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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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.”

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Biggest Takeaways from the Global Event Forum – #EventIcons Episode 154

Endless Events

For the second time ever, the International Live Event Association (ILEA) held the Global Events Forum in August 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

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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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Rebrand for leading Scottish event venue

Event Industry News

The leading events venue in the Scottish Borders, the Border Union Showground in Kelso, is to get a new name as part of a drive to attract additional events into the region.

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Easily Communicate With Your Attendees Through MailChimp

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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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Constructing the Future

PCMA Convene

Seven bridges, including the Tyne Bridge (front), join Newcastle and Gateshead. The BIM Show Live 2019, a digital construction event, attracted “world leading experts in some incredible, next-generation subjects” to the area. VisitBritain).

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How The Events Industry Has Changed in the Wake of #MeToo


On International Women’s Day, it's important to reflect on the countless issues that affect women and gender equality around the world, as well as to come together to find solutions that will help drive us forward to a more balanced society.

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International Women’s Day Blog: Not all females in the event industry are wedding planners!

Event Industry News

Lily Brimble. Ahead of International Women’s Day, Friday 8 th March, Lily Brimble of Richmond Event Management tells us all about what it’s like to be a female in the events industry. There seems to be a stereotype related to women in the events industry that needs to be broken.

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Full-Service Payment Processing for Your Events

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Easily manage your event payments, improve sales by up to 20%, and get access to exclusive benefits with Eventbrite Payment Processing.

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Making the Case for DMCs

PCMA Convene

Prague, in the Czech Republic, is not only a travel destination, but home of the AIM Group International office of Bob Novak, who wrote the white paper, “How to Create a Truly Unique Destination Experience and the Latest DMC Trends.”.

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