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What Makes Events Truly Accessible

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“Disability is not a monolith – someone who has experience with one will not necessarily have it with others,” said Samantha Evans, certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.

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How nonprofits can use event tech to host amazing events.

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Nonprofits are experts at planning events of all kinds. Conferences, galas, 5Ks, BBQs, you name it, they can plan it! But what can event management software do to streamline a nonprofit’s planning process? And, how can event technology benefit a nonprofit in the long term?

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What Is An Event Chatbot

Endless Events

In today’s Whiteboard Wednesday , we tackle the question: What is an event chatbot? Chatbots and digital assistants have become our trusted companions at home and at work.

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The Evolution of Meetings: Lessons for Navigating a Hybrid Future

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note : As part of Back Light, a series of articles sharing illuminating insider observations, we asked Geoffrey Wellen, chief customer care officer of 6Connex f or lessons learned from two years of virtual and hybrid events.

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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!

Learn the Latest Efficiency Hacks That Event Tech Has to Offer

EventMB

Event planners who are feeling overwhelmed with their current workloads might look at event tech as an added challenge they simply don’t have time for right now. It’s an understandable outlook given all the emphasis lately on live streaming tools — and even futuristic visions of the metaverse.

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The Current State Of Event Technology Labor

Endless Events

Between the brain drain in the events industry and labor shortages, the event technology labor has transformed dramatically. And not for the better: event planners are finding it increasingly hard to hire reliable and experienced vendors at a reasonable price.

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Winning at Maximizing Virtual Audience Engagement: 10 Fun Ideas from Dahlia El Gazzar

Smart Meetings

“Know thy audience!” urges Dahlia El Gazzar, DES, altMBA, EWD, and Tech Evangelist & CEO at DAHLIA+Agency. Coming off her session at the Event Leadership Institute’s Innovation and Engagement Summit, we connected with Dahlia about how to maximize virtual event engagement today.

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Podcast: The Importance of Reconnecting

EventMB

This special podcast episode was recorded on site at IMEX in Frankfurt 2022. It features testimonials from a diverse group of 21 event industry professionals who share their core reasons for being at the 18th edition of the trade show, the first since the start of the Covid pandemic.

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HBO Max Offers Three Insights on Mastering Modern Brand Partnerships

Event Marketer

Formulating highly-curated partnerships has become an effective way for brands to expand reach and get more value out of their marketing efforts—and budgets.

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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.

Giving Better Feedback as an Association Leader

StraussCA

Picture this. As the board chair of your association, you’ve been noticing that the membership committee chair, Bob, is not fulfilling his responsibility as a volunteer leader. Bob has been absent for meetings, is not engaging the rest of the committee, and is not sticking to agreed-upon timelines.

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A Master’s in Meetings and Events Gives New Meaning to Emotional Intelligence

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note : Smart Meetings reached out to San Diego State University alumnus Anthony Bollotta to discuss the benefits of furthering your career via education. .

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IMEX Reinforces Prospects of Event Industry Recovery

EventMB

IMEX in Frankfurt is back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. Organizers reported 9,000 attendees, including close to 3,000 buyers, and 2,300 exhibiting companies taking part, making it the largest event industry trade show to take place since the start of the Covid pandemic.

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How to achieve higher ROI with your events

Event Age by Swapcard

In-person events are back and on the rise in 2022. But make no mistake, they are not what they used to be. Hybrid events

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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.

8 Strategies to Reduce Event Attrition

MeetingPlay

Today, we’re going to share some of our favorite strategies to reduce your event attrition rate. It’s a phrase that strikes fear into the heart of many event planners. Event attrition rate is an industry phrase that refers to the percentage of people who register to attend an event but don’t show up.

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TWT: Delta’s Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia, Canada Remains Covid-Cautious

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. Delta Cuts Ribbon on Tech-filled Terminal C at LaGuardia.

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IMEX Frankfurt Asks Attendees to Take Pledge on Sustainability

EventMB

As the business events community gathers in Germany for the 20 th anniversary of IMEX Frankfurt, not only is there a focus on reconnecting after being away for two years but on sustainability as well.

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Event Tech Live London 2022 opens call for speakers

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live ’s (ETL) flagship show moves to ExCel London in-person on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November and organisers are calling for speakers to join their illustrious cast.

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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.

Data-driven Tips for Using Email Marketing to Promote Events

Eventtia

If you’re looking for a powerhouse way to engage your customers, generate leads, and build your brand, then hosting a series of killer events is the way to go. And, a majority of marketers agree.

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How a Storied F&B Kitchen Went Halal to Accommodate Allies

Smart Meetings

When John Walsh, general manager of The National Conference Center, started preparing the legacy Leesburg, Virginia, meetings venue for its newest clients, he knew he was in for a life and palate-changing experience.

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Drone Light Shows Bring Next Level of Branding to Corporate Events

EventMB

Drones are taking the event industry to new heights, especially as environmental concerns related to fireworks increase.

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3 ways Event Specialists has become the “Superhero” of events

Event Industry News

A “superhero” may not wear a cape in the Event industry, but the best Event partner can save the day.

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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.

How to Achieve Longevity in the Event Industry with an Operational Foundation That Lasts

Special Events

With a solid operational foundation in place, you'll feel well equipped to scale your business and take action toward your goals

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Virtual and Hybrid Meeting Tech Updates You Need Now

Smart Meetings

After two years of testing streaming platforms, meeting professionals are asking for more comprehensive solutions and a number of event technology companies have risen to the challenge.

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What Attendees Are Talking About at the Return of IMEX Frankfurt

EventMB

IMEX Frankfurt, the annual meeting and incentive travel exhibition event, is back after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.

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zkipster company culture

zkipster

In the decade or so since it was founded, zkipster has become a trusted global authority for guest management in the special events world. High profile brands and businesses rely upon our tech, and it powers the world’s best and most buzzed about events and guest experiences.

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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.

Announcing The 2022 Canadian Event Award Finalists

Canadian Special Events

Congratulations to the nominees for the 25th Annual Canadian Event Awards. Thank you to our esteemed panel of judges for their time and efforts in scoring hundreds of submissions.

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Event Specialists Inc.

Event Industry News

Events Specialists Inc. is one of Canada’s premiere Event Management and Production firms. Our “raison d’être”: to create stress-free, tech-driven events that bring impact & build memories that last long after the event is over.

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Gala Award Submissions Now Being Accepted!

Special Events

Check out this year's new categories

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