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Connection, attachment, and meetings

Conferences that Work

A teacher recently advised our daily meditation group to seek “connection free from attachment” This is a wise practice for me. But what does it mean in the context of meetings? Surely we sometimes become attached to people we meet? Isn’t creating and strengthening attachments one of the desirable functions of meetings? So what is the relationship between connection and attachment when people come together?

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Event branding grows your audience year after year. Here’s why.

Expo Pass

Brands are an unavoidable constant in our daily lives. From our coffee in the morning to our favorite TV show at night – branding is never quite out of sight. Not to get too Mad Men-y here! But how important is branding for events?

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23 Webinar Best Practices to Drive Attendance and Engagement

Social Tables

The most successful webinars are specific, interesting, and engaging. They have captivating hosts, cover relevant content, and provide attendees with invaluable information. But how do webinar organizers take an idea and transform it into an appealing virtual event?

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The 9 best event platforms for HCP events in 2023

SpotMe Blog

HCP events: what HCPs want in 2023. Pharma companies are talking about going back to in-person HCP events in 2023. But is that what HCPs really want? To go back to traditional event formats? Not exactly. According to Veeva and Ashfield Health, almost 70% of HCPs are digital natives.

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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!

How to Deal With Conference Scams

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: As in-person meetings and events come roaring back, so do the bad actors looking to rip off your attendees, your sponsors, and your organization. Be on the lookout for these common conference scams so you can stop the scammers before they do any lasting damage. —

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Event Marketing Strategy: The Best Recipe For Event Success

Endless Events

Every event professional understands that events are a form of marketing – especially in a B2B and B2C world. A Splash study shows that it might be the most powerful tool in the marketer’s arsenal!

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Net Zero Carbon Events will launch its Roadmap at COP27 on 11 November

Event Industry News

Net Zero Carbon Events will be launching its Roadmap for the events industry at COP27 at Sharm El- Sheikh in Egypt on 11 November – Decarbonisation Day.

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Securing Your Campus with Safety Compliances

VBO Tickets

At your college or university, internet security is one of the major ways you keep your students, staff, and faculty safe.

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Innovation as the Driving Force Behind Sustainable Growth


Skift Take: In this episode of the Event Manager we discuss sustainable growth through innovation with Angeles Moreno, Country Manager Spain at AIM Group International. Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Podcast

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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.

Hotels Raise Rates and Meeting Planners Scramble

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Higher lodging costs are complicating the already tricky task of planning an event. Paul Cook Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Event Management Destinations International Edge Venues Great Potential hotel rates

Redbull Racing puts support behind industry food waste reduction

Event Industry News

Red Bull Racing is supporting the event industry’s move towards reducing event-based food waste.

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Metaverse Q&A Part Two: On Leveraging Brand IP, Adding Scale and the Value of Co-creation

Event Marketer

A follow-up conversation with S tate Farm and iHeartMedia on the challenges and opportunities of marketing in the metaverse.

IMEX America 2022 Celebrates Meetings Comeback


Skift Take: The 2022 edition of IMEX America sent a strong signal that the meetings and events industry is back and booming. Here are our takeaways from the show. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings. Business News

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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.

Don’t Ask for a Covid Force Majeure Clause Now, and Other Advice from a Hotel Attorney

Smart Meetings

Good news: The outbreak of Covid force majeure cancellations and postponements that plagued the industry in 2020 did not lead to a rash of precedent-setting lawsuits. Most meeting planners found ways to move ahead, even if there were some tense moments and damages paid.

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Ticket Tailor shortlisted for Best Ticketing Technology at the Event Technology Awards 2022

Event Industry News

Ticket Tailor is thrilled to announce they have been named a finalist for the Best Ticketing Technology category in this years’ Event Technology Awards.

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Advance Planning: A Meeting Planner’s Best Tool


You can’t predict cancellations or staff levels, but you can build in flexibility. At a recent international event that had been rescheduled three times due to Covid, a major sponsor backed out of reserved rooms at the last minute. There goes the room minimum!

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Destinations International Unveils New Booking Agreement


Destinations International’s Don Welsh explains the new booking agreement during IMEX as (from left) Emily Scheiderer, DI; Melissa Riley, Destination DC; Junior Tauvaa, Visit Anaheim, and Dustin Arnheim, Choose Chicago look on.

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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.

TWT: Spirit Shareholders Approve JetBlue Bid, Airlines Report Rebound, Marriott Acquires Mexican Hotel Group

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. Stockholders Approve Spirit-JetBlue Merger. Spirit Airlines announced today that its stockholders have approved a merger with JetBlue Airways.

Ray-Ban Engages Gen Z in Style with a ‘Colorblock’ Concert Series at Elsewhere

Event Marketer

Ray-Ban and Elsewhere partnered with the Everyday People day party platform to draw attendees. Since their debut in 1952, Ray-Ban’s Wayfarers have been a mainstay in sunglasses trends, from the ’60s rock revolution to the ’90s hip-hop scene.

The 2023 Global Industry Forecast and What It Means for Your Event Budget

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Demand for hotel space is rising almost as fast as inflation. In this challenging climate, what can meeting and event professionals do to secure the best deal? Five experts from Hilton spill their secrets. Hilton Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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SITE Appoints MPI Chief Revenue Officer Annette Gregg as New CEO


Annette Gregg, chief revenue officer, MPI - Photo courtesy of IMEX Skift Take: A significant career move for Annette Gregg who moves from number two at Meeting Professionals International to the top job at Society for Incentive Travel Excellence.

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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.

9 Haunted U.S. Hotels to Thrill Meeting Attendees

Smart Meetings

Group gatherings in conference meetings spaces are great. Group gatherings in meeting spaces with a haunted, scary story behind them are better—or, at least, more adventurous.

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Espolòn Tequila Launches a New Premium Product with a ‘Crystal-Clear’ Pop-up Experience

Event Marketer

The layout of the Urban Cenote pop-up included a top floor with an open bar and a ground floor offering sampling and interactive experiences. In Mexico, cenotes are natural wonders—sinkholes among age-old caves with crystal-clear waters where adventurers can swim, scuba dive and relax. For the U.S.

Artful Christmas Parties at Tate Modern

Event Industry News

From small, intimate gatherings to large scale corporate events, Tate Events take pride in delivering memorable event experiences through innovative food and beautiful gallery spaces. And with the festive season drawing in closer, Tate has launched two new Christmas party packages.

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Events Staff: The Difference & Why They’re Important

Tigris Events

[…]. The post Events Staff: The Difference & Why They’re Important appeared first on Leading the Canadian Industry in Dynamic Event Staffing, Event Planning & Experiential Marketing. Blog Brand Ambassadors Events Staff events staffing

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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.

Australia Says G’Day to Returning Groups

Smart Meetings

After reopening to the world in February, Robin Mack, executive general manager of commercial and business events with Tourism Australia , reported in an interview at IMEX that groups are coming back to the country with postponed and new events both for the coming months and out to 2027.

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Everything We Experienced at the Second Annual SEPHORiA Virtual House of Beauty

Event Marketer

A branded entry moment led to the “foyer” of the house where all rooms could be accessed. Even as the live events industry roars back to life, Sephora says its customers continue to show an inclination for virtual experiences.

The Business of Events announces programme for UK Policy Forum

Event Industry News

The Business of Events has today announced the programme for its 2022 UK Policy Forum, which will take place on 02 November at the QEII Centre, Westminster, London.

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