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Event Sponsors That Make Less of an Impact on the Environment That Is

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Skift Take: When it comes to event sponsors, the company you keep says a lot about your brand values. Are your sponsors sending the wrong message about sustainability? — Shawna McKinley Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Venues From National Geographic’s List of Most Breathtaking Places in the World 

Smart Meetings

As the pandemic moves into a more manageable phase for most travelers, the event planning space is poised for a massive return in 2023. Based on National Geographic’s list of the 25 breathtaking places around the world, these event locations offer space for future events and the possibility of memorable snapshots for your Instagram and TikTok accounts. .

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How to reduce event costs by optimizing your virtual event budget: 11 top tips

SpotMe Blog

It’s no secret that times are tough and everyone is looking for ways to cut costs. Organizing hybrid and virtual events instead of in-person events is a great way to reduce your event budget. So, to help you understand how to get more for less out of your events and how to optimize your hybrid/virtual event budget, read on. In this article, we’re sharing 11 things we currently see our enterprise customers from leading Fortune 500 companies do to maximize their hybrid/virtual event bu

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Building good habits: How I taught this old dog new tricks

Conferences that Work

Leonard Cohen wrote “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” One bright silver lining of the COVID pandemic is that it’s given me an opportunity to build good habits. Habits that I’ve struggled for years to create, because personal change isn’t easy. Though I’m in my 70’s, I’ve found that I can teach this old dog new tricks!

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Rachel Phillips – How to stay calm under pressure

Prestige Events Magazine

The events industry has long been recognised as one of the most fast paced and dynamic environments to work in. So how can event professionals keep calm under pressure? Rachel Phillips, Sales Director for The Celtic Collection, has worked in the events and hospitality sector for more than 22 years. During her time with The Celtic Collection, she has helped deliver hundreds of events including the 2014 NATO Summit.

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Meeting Spaces Evolve to Accommodate Hybrid Work Demands

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Skift Take: In a world where the word pivot took on new dimensions two years ago, the concept of hybrid meetings has followed suit. Investment in new technology and flexible spaces allows venues to host attendees from anywhere, putting fuel back into the tank of an events industry that needs it. — Carley Thornell Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How to use NFTs for tourism

Oveit

Did you know that almost 1 out of 12 jobs out there is in the tourism sector? And although the industry took a […]. The post How to use NFTs for tourism appeared first on Oveit.

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Event Horror Stories: Scary Good Lessons Learned! (Webinar Recap)

Expo Pass

“In every category when you organize an event, manage all the risk assessments. What can happen in transportation? Food? AV? Decorations? […] A little something will pop up because the event is live […] but the better you will be able to control these things. “ – Valerie Bihet. This is just one of the many ways to ease your pre-event scaries discussed at our Webinar: Event Horror Stories: Scary Good Lessons Learned!

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Heart of Gathering: Legacy Boxing Club Builds Confidence in (and Outside) the Ring

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Our Heart of Gathering Series introduces you to event creators who are helping to foster community. Discover how these creators share their passions with the world. Watch Legacy Boxing Club’s full story here. “You can go through it and it’s okay to struggle,” says Yessenia Montalvo, founder of Legacy Boxing Club. “But you can’t stay […].

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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How to Combat the Rising Cost of Meetings 

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Skift Take: Skyrocketing costs are putting unprecedented pressure on meeting and event professionals to stay on budget and still produce successful events. However, there are ways to alleviate the added costs. — Anna Huddleston Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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What is Event-Led Growth?

Endless Events

The events industry is on the cusp of change. As we exit the pandemic era, companies are looking to understand how they can drive event-led growth and how events can, in turn, drive growth for their business; that’s why we’ve brought on a special guest for this episode of #EventIcons , Mark Kilens. Mark is the CMO of Airmeet , a leading virtual and hybrid event platform.

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The 10 best events to invite your clients to in 2023

Event Industry News

Written by Daniel Groves. High-profile businesses have been inviting clients to events for decades, and there are plenty of reasons why. From increasing loyalty and fostering a community to boosting the hype around your company, it’s a fantastic marketing strategy. In the social age, when everything is recorded and shared, it could give your brand a huge visibility boost, too!

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Heart of Gathering: Mountain Stage Takes the Front Porch to the Airwaves

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Our Heart of Gathering Series introduces you to event creators who are helping to foster a sense of community. Discover how these creators bring their passions to the world. Watch Mountain Stage’s full story here. Since 1983, legendary songwriters like Rosanne Cash and John Prine as well as more contemporary acts such as Wilco and […].

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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Polluting Event Sponsors No Longer Welcome

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Skift Take: When it comes to event sponsors, the company you keep says a lot about your brand values. Are your sponsors sending the wrong message about sustainability? — Shawna McKinley Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Could Airlines Drive New Date Patterns for Meetings?

MeetingsNet

With major airlines’ daily flight volumes shifting to better accommodate leisure travelers, some meetings might benefit from a change in schedule. Here an interesting statistic: On an average day, the big three U.S. airlines—American, Delta, and United—offer 11,800 total flights, according to airline-industry data firm Milanamos. But some days have more flights than others depending on demand.

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Kejina and Jeremy’s DIY Minimalist Candlelit Wedding at Five Brock

EventSource

Kejina and Jeremy’s intimate and romantic big day is everything you could want for a DIY wedding — and more! Planned alongside the brilliant Laura Olsen , the couple wanted to create a wedding that felt like a dinner party they would have at home. The open-concept venue Five Brock not only fit the bill, but it’s also right around the corner from where the couple shared their first date!

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25 of the Best Charity Events in the US by City

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Charity events don’t just raise money — when done right, they can create an immersive experience for donors and supporters. When event creators provide a true emotional connection, it can create lifelong donors and advocates. Looking to cultivate a charity event that’s memorable and effective? We’ve highlighted some of the country’s best local charity fundraising […].

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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Web Summit CEO Explains Why His Event Is Breaking Norms This Year in Lisbon

EventMB

Source: Web Summit Flickr Skift Take: Web Summit 2022 opens today in Lisbon, Portugal and its CEO Paddy Cosgrave predicts there will be 100,000 people participating in it and related events. With many conferences still struggling to reach 2019 numbers, Web Summit is bucking the trend. — Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Everything You Need to Know About GMID 2023

MeetingsNet

Date, theme, leaders, and resources are lining up for next year’s Global Meetings Industry Day. Mark your calendars. After the “Meet Safe” theme of 2022, the recently announced “Meetings Matter” theme for the 2023 Global Meetings Industry Day gets back to the event’s original ambition: to make elected officials and business leaders aware of the value that meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, conventions, and other events bring to people, businesses, and communities.

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Influencer Events: Prime Video Leans into Gamification to Immerse Creators in ‘The Peripheral’

Event Marketer

Prime Video pulled out all the stops to boost awareness of its futuristic original series “The Peripheral” among sci-fi and fantasy fans at New York Comic Con, Oct. 6-9. In addition to an extensive booth exhibit open to all attendees, the brand hosted an intimate activation for content creators that dropped them smack-dab in the center of Clanton, the show’s fictional middle-America town.

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15 Myths About Wedding Planners That Simply Aren’t True

QC Event School

There are a lot of myths about wedding planners out there – and we’re here to debunk 15 of them! Wedding planners are not high-maintenance, they don’t have to be perfect, and they definitely don’t have to know everything about weddings. In fact, most wedding planners will tell you that they learn something new at every wedding they plan!

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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Rethinking Event Accessibility

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Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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TWT: PreCheck Gets Cheaper, Cruise Lines Drop Vaccine Mandates

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. TSA PreCheck Gets Cheaper. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that its current enrollment provider, IDEMIA has reduced enrollment and in-person renewal fees from $85 to $78. Renewal online is still $70.

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Equity Champion Jason Dunn Named Exec. Dir. of NCBMP

MeetingsNet

The longtime Cincinnati CVB executive takes the reins at the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2023. Jason Dunn, one of the most visible leaders working on issues around diversity and equity in the meetings and conventions industry, has been named executive director of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals.

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‘History Starts Now’ for Business Events Industry

PCMA Convene

After being laid off in 2020, Heather Seasholtz, shown here speaking at PCMA Educon 2022, said she realized that she had to “embrace my own unknowns and seize the moment.” (Jacob Slaton Photography). As an event organizer, Heather Seasholtz, CMP-Fellow, DES, has long had a plan for every scenario — “every ‘what if,’ every ‘why’ or ‘why not,’” she told Convene.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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A Pop-up Chapel Co. Styled Shoot at the new Parkdale Hall

EventSource

Having married over 400 couples in just a few short years, the team at The Pop-Up Chapel Co. is excited to be introducing a brand new, stunning new venue to their Toronto venue roster. The Parkdale Hall is a multi-use event space in the heart of the unique Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto. Their space features the original ceiling of the historic Parkdale theatre , restored 100 years after its construction in 1920.

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TWT: PreCheck Gets Cheaper, Cruise Lines Drop Vaccine Mandates

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. TSA PreCheck Gets Cheaper. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that its current enrollment provider, IDEMIA has reduced enrollment and in-person renewal fees from $85 to $78. Renewal online is still $70.

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‘Tis the Season to Plan Wisely

SmartMeetings

A guide to surviving holiday event planning. As the holiday season rapidly approaches, so does the creeping anxiety many meeting professionals begin to experience as high demand for booking spaces and securing event staff begins ramping up. This year, the challenges are more daunting than usual as inflation continues to torment consumers, logistical shipping hurdles keep essential items suspended in purgatory and severe staffing shortages nearly guarantee planners won’t see the requested number