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We Could Not Be More Proud!

Velvet Chainsaw

Dear Friends, We are so excited to announce that Dave Lutz, our illustrious managing director, has been named an inductee to the 2021 Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders. It is the event industry’s most prestigious award, which acknowledges a lifetime of pioneering and meaningful work!

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Debunking the Myth of All-in-One Event Management Software with Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Attendease

We recently spoke to Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, CEO at Nifty Method , about the concept of all-in-one event management software, why this concept is flawed, and what approach can tech providers and event planners take.

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Conferences that Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the in-person meeting industry.

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Are Smart Glasses Coming to an Event Near You?

EventMB

Google may have debuted their first smart glasses in 2012, but the technology is only now starting to gain momentum. Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook are all developing their own products. But what are smart glasses, and will they be coming to an event near you?

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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!

These are the events we’ll be watching (and learning from) in 2022

Expo Pass

From Super Bowl LVI to the Beijing Winter Olympics to countless conferences and festivals, in-person and hybrid events are back on the books for 2022. But what are organizers doing to ensure that these events are a big success?

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Las Vegas Approves 29-mile Hyperloop

Smart Meetings

Nevada’s Clark County Commission made a decision that may forever change that way travelers traverse the Las Vegas Strip.

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Who Really Controls High-Value Attendee Data From Events?

EventMB

Event tech providers take different approaches to how they collect and manage attendee data. Now, there is growing concern among organizers about how this data management may impact them down the road. Here’s what you need to know.

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15 Tricks (and a Treat) for Planning a Murder Mystery Party

Eventbrite UK

If you’re looking for interactive ideas for Halloween events this year, consider the merits of a murder mystery party. These types of parties are generally themed events where a fictional murder occurs, and the attendees have to solve a mystery by figuring out who committed the murder.

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Ready for the ‘Reverse Pivot’? Eight Insights on Moving From Virtual to In-person Events

Event Marketer

If you didn’t produce or attend a virtual event in 2020, are you really an event marketer? The industry has spent the better part of the last year and a half perfecting digital engagement and catering to audiences at home.

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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 Importance Of Movement At Events With Lizzy Williamson

Endless Events

When we talk about movement at events, our minds might go to walking around the venue at in-person events or walking to the fridge if we’re attending a virtual experience. But what if we told you that a little movement goes a long way even before or during speaker presentations?

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Will Meeting Booking Platforms Ever Be as Automated as Travel Sites?

EventMB

Meeting booking platforms purport to streamline the RFP and venue sourcing processes, saving hours in the search for venues and back-and-forth with sales staff. While the process isn’t fully automated yet, some say it never can be. How far will the trend go?

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21 Tips on How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue

Milestone Events Group

There are a lot of moving parts that go into your perfect day- dress, colors, food, cake, guest list, etc. But the one that seems to stand out the most is the venue. In 2022, almost everything about your wedding is optional- except you will need to pick where you get married.

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A Revolutionary New Event Management System by Seatedly

Python Events

An event management system provides an online solution for selling tickets and merchandise. You can also gather data to formulate your future marketing campaigns. However, if you have never used an online ticketing solution, you may not know where to start.

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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.

Social Networks: Is It Time To Log Off?

Endless Events

Two weeks ago, a brave whistleblower came forward and told the world the ugly truth about Facebook. The result? The social network came crashing down and many users decided to abandon the platform once and for all.

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Your Hybrid Event Team Checklist

Event Manager Blog

Event planners are navigating a new frontier of delivering successful hybrid events. But what mix of technical and creative expertise do event teams need to do this successfully? We share seven key players you need in your hybrid event team.

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3 Days of Delight in Southern Florida

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings National Experience at the sunny Eau Palm Beach , Florida, indulged, educated and inspired meeting professionals to get back to what they do best: surprising and delighting. Pssst. Check out all the fun photos from the event here ! Negotiating for the Win-win.

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Everything You Need to Know About Volunteer T-Shirts

InitLive

Everybody has a favorite t-shirt in their closet. That t-shirt is probably the perfect level of worn-in, soft, and comfortable at the same time. It might have a photo on it of your favorite band or your favorite baseball team’s logo.

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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.

2Heads in the running for four Event Technology Awards

Event Industry News

2Heads Global Design , the UK’s leading independent experiential agency have been synonymous with innovation and experience design for nearly 40 years. Renowned for creating merging the limits of live and online, 2Heads were nominated in four categories at this year’s Event Technology Awards.

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How iHeartMedia is Scaling Music Fan and Sponsor Engagement

Event Marketer

Setting the stage for what hybrid music festivals can deliver to both attendees and brand sponsors, the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival went live Sept. 17-18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with in-person performances and experiences for consumers.

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Border Openings Update: International Business Travel Restarts

Smart Meetings

Countries are reopening their borders like crocuses cautiously poking their noses out of the spring ground. Not everyone is ready yet, and some countries are emerging from their pandemic restrictions more slowly than others.

Is The Term "Hybrid" Simply Marketing Fluff?

Event Age by Swapcard

It’s always fun when you get to sit down with someone who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on a topic that genuinely interests you. That’s where Swapcard’s VP of marketing, Daniel Glickman, comes in.

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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.

Meeting Industry Jobs Outlook

SmartMeetings

Loss and Opportunity jobs outlook. Brandt Krueger. Early in 2020, I expressed some concern about “brain drain” in our industry. With so many people being laid off or furloughed, it was going to be inevitable.

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How Bombay Sapphire is Democratizing the Art Scene

Event Marketer

This original artwork by sculptor Dan Lam served as the focus of the Sensory Auction. Bombay Sapphire disrupted the art scene with its first-ever Sensory Auction held on Oct. 19 in New York City’s Lume Gallery.

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The 7 Friendliest U.S. Cities for Recreation

Smart Meetings

Even on business, your break matters. You should enjoy it. Whether planning business travel for the purpose of team building or as an incentive trip , recreation should factor into your choice of city.

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Camp Bestival expands the family business

Event Industry News

Fresh from announcing a second location for Camp Bestival 2022 – Weston Park, Shropshire – co-founder/curator Rob da Bank talks sell-outs, suppliers, locals and line-ups with Event Industry News.

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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 Attendees Can Find Their Voice at Virtual Events

MeetingPlay

One of the challenges event software providers and event professionals have to overcome (still) while hosting virtual events is: how can we ensure that our platform is capable of giving a voice to virtual attendees? It's ambitious and yet crucial to your event's success.

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How Salesforce is Embracing Safety, Tech to Elevate its Dreamforce Event

Event Marketer

In-person attendance at Dreamforce was limited to 1,000 invitees, who experienced a 100-precent outdoor event. Salesforce’s Dreamforce returned Sept. 21-23, at Moscone Center in San Francisco, one of the city’s largest in-person events held since COVID-19 began.

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Nottingham Set for Significant Spend with Large Conferences and Events Returning to the City

Prestige Events Magazine

Nottingham is attracting national organisations with large-scale events and conferences set to return to the green, legendary and creative city from 2022 and beyond following a successful showcase at The Meetings Show.

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