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How to prepare for the unexpected (and keep your cool on event day).

Expo Pass

Event organizers are master problem solvers. When something isn’t working out, they know just what to do to get the event back on track (with poise and aplomb we might add). So how do organizers stay ready for these inevitable hiccups during an event?

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15 Community Event Ideas That Bring People Together

Social Tables

Hosted in cities and towns all over the world, community events bring people together. Community events are perfect for promoting positive change, and there’s opportunity for improvement in every community.

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Event Planning 101: Top Event Planning Questions to Ask Your Clients

Event Smart

I really enjoy hosting events. I love the buzz and the thrill. Above all, I love seeing how events create a lasting impact on the lives of the attendees. I love how events change people and build relationships. However, I must admit that it’s one of the hardest things to do.

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8 Takeaways From Skift’s First Retreat as a Fully Dispersed Company


The world sputtered shut during the pandemic, but for those with the ability to work remote – it was all systems go. That was the case for Skift. As a matter of fact, the team was so productive that it closed its midtown Manhattan office.

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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!

Which Personal Technologies Are Useful In The Events Industry?

Endless Events

Technology is advancing at a rapid speed. We all use all kinds of gadgets, software, and hardware products to manage our personal lives. Today, the Event Brew tackles the relationship between personal and professional life as it relates to technology.

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Taking Ecotourism to the Next Level: Glamping in a Yurt with Only Renewable Energy

Smart Meetings

Just a few miles from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park lies a unique, eco-friendly travel experience. A series of handmade Mongolian tents in the desert make up the Eco Yurt Village.

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European River Cruises Set Sail in Meetings and Events Market


Once popular for meetings, company retreats, and incentives; the pandemic brought the river cruise industry to a screeching halt. Now that most Covid testing requirements for international travel have been lifted, cruise experts predict the floodgates will soon open.

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Table Projections Stun at Gala Dinner


When you need to deliver an experience that’s immersive and exciting, something truly unique that leaves guests speechless…who are you going to call? Encore! The Event Brief.

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Buick’s NCAA Sponsorship Evolves with a Content Platform Supporting Female Athletes

Event Marketer

For more than a decade, Buick has leveraged a strategic NCAA sponsorship to shift young basketball fans’ perceptions of the brand and bask in the media exposure surrounding March Madness.

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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.

U.S. Travel Names Geoff Freeman President and CEO

Smart Meetings

Travel Association has announced that Geoff Freeman will be taking the role of president and CEO.

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Horror Stories From Labor Shortages Affecting Events


For many meeting planners, staff shortages and supply chain issues are testing their ingenuity to the max these days. While destinations and venues are open, a lack of trained and experienced staff is adding unwanted challenges in hosting all types of events.

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Toronto’s top Luxury Hotels for Weddings & Special Events


Over the past few years, Toronto has become spoiled for choice when it comes to 5-star hotel properties and their respective event spaces.

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Grand Ex 2022: Riot Games Unlocks the Best Campaign of the Year with ‘RiotX Arcane’

Event Marketer

Riot Games’ foray into entertainment experiences helps the industry rethink the role of hybrid—while masterfully writing a new chapter for its legacy esports IP, League of Legends.

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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: Wobbly Travel Recovery, Flight Delays and Hotel Boom

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. Travel Forecast Sees Wobbly Recovery.

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New Carbon Guidelines Can Transform Events


The UN-backed Race to Zero is a campaign focused on supporting member organizations to reduce carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

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Reducing Plastic Waste in the Events Industry

Event Industry News

Attendees and performers at live events and entertainment venues are increasingly demanding organisers to be as sustainable as possible. A recent Planet Patrol report has highlighted that the majority of street, waterway and coastline litter in the UK comes from 10 major consumer brands.

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The 2022 Virtual Platforms Index: A Guide to the Industry’s Top Providers

Event Marketer

EM’s Annual Guide to the Best Virtual Products and Platforms. Virtual events and experiences aren’t just contingency plans for derailed in-person activations; they’re critical resources and strategic avenues for delivering ongoing audience engagement and expanding reach.

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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.

5 Major Wellness Trends for Meeting Planners to Know Now

Smart Meetings

The 10th NYC Experience Wellness and Travel Media event presented by Organic Spa Media on June 17, 2022 highlighted five major wellness trends that meeting planners should be aware of in booking spa experiences or resorts with wellness-centered offerings.

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Podcast: The Event Industry Through the Eyes of a Student


This episode of The Event Manager Podcast by Skift Meetings sees us joined by Panashe Mahakwa, a student at Vistula University in Warsaw and recipient of the 2022 MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award. We’ll be looking at the event industry through the eyes of a student during this episode. .

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Event Email Marketing Ideas That Won't Make People Unsubscribe


Email has become an essential part of our daily lives. More than 333 billion emails are sent every day, and that figure is expected to grow to 376 billion by 2025.

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Lighting Up Events for Over 25 Years

Event Industry News

Lightmedia Displays Ltd are celebrating 25 years in the LED screen hire business and would like to thank all the clients that have made this success possible as the company looks forward to an exciting future in live events media.

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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.

IHG Hotels & Resorts Partnering with Unilever to Eliminate Single-use Toiletries

Smart Meetings

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced a new collaboration this week with Unilever to replace travel-sized toiletries with a less wasteful alternative.

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10 Unique Venues for Corporate Events

Special Events

Take corporate events to the next level with these historic venues

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Attention Meeting Planners: Instant Booking Is Finally Here

Skift Meetings

With many meeting planners and event organizers doubling up their bookings to compensate for postponed events from 2021 (and even 2020), it’s getting harder and harder to find hotel rooms and meeting spaces for groups both large and small.

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SwissSkills Bern 2022 – Shaping the future for young people 

The MICE Blog

Over 60 percent of young adults in Switzerland choose vocational training or apprenticeship over an academic path. This is an important economic factor that affects a country’s competitiveness in terms of the labour market and low unemployment rate, which in Switzerland is at about 4 percent.

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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.

What Do NFTs and the Metaverse Offer Planners?

Smart Meetings

When news came out about a celebrity buying property in the Metaverse, it would make sense if your first reaction was “How?”

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How to Make Hybrid Events More Sustainable

Meeting Tomorrow

As many planners found over the last two years, there are dozens of hybrid events benefits, including sustainability.

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Sky-High Airfares Plus Delays Mean Fewer Attendees, Say Planners


A new MeetingsNet survey finds nearly 70 percent of planners expect fewer attendees on site due to high airfares, while nearly 60 percent have narrowed their destination options due to potential air delays and cancellations.

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