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How to Create an Immersive Attraction Experience with Local Artists


An immersive experience engages visitors in new and creative ways. Rather than simply offering an art installation, an immersive art experience taps into the senses and evokes emotions while exhibiting works that educate and inform.

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Improve meeting session learning with this simple tip!

Conferences that Work

Want a simple way to improve meeting session learning? Provide a shared Google doc where all participants can take notes, ask questions, and get answers! Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Improve meeting session learning with this simple tip!

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3 Event Contract Trends in 2022

Skift Meetings

If you thought event contracts were tricky before the pandemic, buckle up for even more complications. Force majeure Flexibility. In 2020, executing the force majeure clause in a contract was fairly straightforward.

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Micro-Credentials for Corporate Training Programs


As a corporate training professional, it’s your job to create learning experiences that not only improve your employees’ effectiveness but also that interest those employees and encourage retention over time.

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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!

Event Tech Hit by the Perfect Storm


It’s tough to work in event tech right now, especially compared to the all-time highs of 2020 and 2021. At the peak of virtual events some experts predicted a shift towards and permanently overtaking in-person events.

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How to Honor Native American Tribes on the Fourth

Smart Meetings

When most Americans think of the Fourth of July, they fantasize about family barbecues, community fireworks and local parades. It’s a time to enjoy the summer weather and celebrate veterans for their service.

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Five F&B Sampling Tactics Worth a Taste-Test

Event Marketer

From restaurants to CPG brands, F&B marketing organizations aiming to drive trial and awareness have continuously relied on in-person experiences to get “cans in hands” and prove that “tasting is believing” (insert your favorite trope here.)

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Podcast: Collaboration and Advocacy


In this episode of the Event Manager Podcast by Skift Meetings, we are joined by Amy Calvert, CEO of the Events Industry Council (EIC) to discuss advocating for the event industry in the wider business community.

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What are hybrid events and why are they the future of event marketing?

SpotMe Blog

During the height of the pandemic, in-person events shifted to virtual meetings. But now, the event landscape is changing again to hybrid events. . A hybrid event is designed to blend the virtual experience with an in-person experience.

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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 Raw Story Behind Kate Patay’s Move to Join Terramar

Smart Meetings

Kate Patay, Smart Meetings Smart Style Ambassador and the woman behind the eponymous Patay Consulting for the last five years, recently announced that she is taking a role as director of engagement with Terramar US , a DMC Network Company.

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The must-have features you need on your event mobile app.

Expo Pass

Events are all about meeting face-to-face again – talking, chatting, hanging out, and maybe even ignoring our phones for a little while, if we’re lucky. So what’s the deal with an event mobile app? Are they really that important? And what should an event app actually do?

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4 Design Options That Can Amplify Conference Content

Convene by PCMA

In-person meetings include high-value networking options, but planners should consider a digital post-event experience to add even more value.

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NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer’s Mock Graduation Helps Consumers ‘Upgrade’ to the Next Stage of Adulthood

Event Marketer

Comedian and “SNL” star Chris Redd delivered a mock commencement speech centered on upgrading to life’s next stage.

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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.

TWT: Airlines Get ‘Berned,’ Biz Travel Stats Spike

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. Bernie Sanders Demands Airline Accountability, Airlines Blame FAA.

Smart Chat: Megan Henshall on Building a Neuroinclusive Future


Global Events, Strategic Solutions Lead, Google. 2022 Smart Women in Meetings Visionary Award Winner. How do you define neurodiversity? One in 44 people has some form of neurodiversity.

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A Sea Change for Event Sustainability

Convene by PCMA

Monterey Bay Aquarium shares a customized sustainability report with clients who have events at the venue. Individual reports are based on the exact number of people in attendance.

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New Features: New Advanced Event Editor and Recurring Events Manager

Event Smart

We’ve been working on these features for a long time, and in fact we’ve re-written these features twice. That’s a long story and now’s not the time to go into that.

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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.

10 Important Technology Questions to Ask in Your Next RFP

Smart Meetings

The process for creating a request for proposal (RFP) has wildly changed now that virtual and hybrid events are regularly in our repertoire. While we’re excited to welcome back face-to-face events, we know that attendees and companies require flexibility.

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Kimpton Rowan Merges Hospitality and High-end Retail with a Curated Showroom in Palm Springs

Event Marketer

Interactive sampling experiences were provided by a variety of Kimpton partners. Palm Springs, CA, has no shortage of luxury resorts boasting spectacular views, perfectly-manicured grounds, lavish spas and a lively dining scene.

Face-to-Face Event Attendance in 2022

Convene by PCMA

Attendees listen to a session during PCMA EduCon 2022 in early June. Members of PCMA’s Catalyst community discussed the challenges of attracting attendees to their events. Jacob Slaton Photography).

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Jack Hayes reveals how Covid-19 has shaped the keynote speaking industry

Event Industry News

Jack Hayes , a director at Champions Speakers , reveals in this exciting guest post how the Covid-19 pandemic has shaped the speaking industry into the booming business we see today.

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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.

Lessons from IMEX Frankfurt to Look for at IMEX America

Smart Meetings

Even the biggest conferences are always looking for ways to improve.

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Ace of M.I.C.E: Going Hybrid and Running an Impactful B2B Event


Let us give you a small context of what this event is about and who the organizers are. MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) and Tourism industry professionals gathered for the 9th time at ACE of MICE Exhibition on 25-27 May 2022.

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Why Event Technology Companies Lack Pricing Transparency

Endless Events

Pricing transparency in event technology companies is lacking, to say the least. Many event platforms offer no pricing structures at all while others only give ballpark estimates.

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Event Data Is a Goldmine, But Planners Can’t Do It Alone

Skift Meetings

With many parts of the world experiencing the worst inflation we’ve seen in decades, events are getting more expensive to host. This makes it all that much more crucial to get the most ROI possible out of each event, and there is one key factor that can help planners hit the mark: data.

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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.

How Hospitality Hiring Trends Can Improve Your Hotel Experience

Smart Meetings

It’s no secret that the hospitality industry has been understaffed since the beginning of the pandemic. The past few years saw over 70% of hotel staff in the United States and United Kingdom furloughed or laid off while hotels were closed.

Event marketing automation: How can it help your event planning process


The average event planner has a lot on their plate. Between keeping up to date with the needs of every single stakeholder and corresponding with presenters about last-minute whims and fancies, it can be easy to fall into a routine and not give every task its due.

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How to choose the best event platform


A Guide to Finding the Right Platform for Your Event. It all boils down to how much lead time you have. Since the start of COVID, we’ve noticed event planners are juggling shorter lead times and tighter budgets.

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