How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services


This table below highlights how blockchain can disrupt various aspects of the financial services industry. Compiling and maintaining these databases is expensive for financial services; this can lead to duplication of effort and can delay transactions. All financial services firms, payment card networks, regulators. Clearing & Settlement Centralized clearing and settlement for all financial instruments.

How to Verify Financial Need for Campers


Most camps these days offer some sort of scholarship or financial aid for campers who can’t afford your full fee to attend. What isn’t awesome, is the process you as the camp has to go through to verify financial need for campers.

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Organizers Created a Custom Space for a Growing Financial Summit—and Then Fully Transformed It


NEC Group strategy drives significant financial growth

Event Industry News

The NEC Group (“the group”), the Birmingham-based operator of five of the UK’s leading live events venues, has filed its second set of financial results since being acquired by LDC on 1 May 2015.

How to Make Realistic Financial Projections for Your Event


For owners of new events it can be incredibly challenging to make realistic financial projections. The post How to Make Realistic Financial Projections for Your Event appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. Here's how to get started. August Event Management Featured Growth Leadership / Management Owner Small Business Ticket Sales Event Budget Event finance Event growth event-planning

13 Ideas for Better Attendee Transportation


Financial/Insurance Meetings Event PlanningHow to get attendees to register their travel information, keep them happy during long transfers, and more. read more.

New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo


Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Medical MeetingsBenchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections. read more.

Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security?


Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Global Events Medical MeetingsDuty of care practices are well established for individual employees traveling the world for their companies. Two presenters at the recent Global Business Travel Association Convention say the same focus has not been turned on meeting attendees. read more.

Should planners engage speakers for free?

Plan Your Meetings

Advice and best practices Budgets and contracts Ethics Financial management ethics speaker feesIt’s a very controversial topic that is generating a number of heated discussions in LinkedIn Groups. Some common threads are emerging, but it is clear that the industry is divided on this issue.

5 tips for presenting financial information to company executives

Plan Your Meetings

And even more specifically, how to present at a financial meeting with executives. This one might go without saying,but going into a financial meeting with executives unprepared is a big no-no (regardless of how good you might be at speaking off the cuff).

Real-Time ROI Dashboard Launched by Etouches


Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Objectives/ROI Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsEtouches is aiming to make measurement of a meeting’s return on investment both more simple and more powerful, through continuous measurement and ways to get flagging metrics back on track.

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Two Planners Share the Love With Back-of-House Staff


Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Event PlanningYour meeting success is totally dependent on them, but when’s the last time you stopped to thank (let alone celebrate) your meeting hotel’s back-of-house staff? read more.

10 Examples of Strong “Why Attend” Pages


Attendees often need a little urging to come to your event, not to mention financial approval. To make this easier for all involved craft a “Why Attend” page. Here’s how to do it with ten great examples.

Commentary: Don’t Cancel Your Overseas Travel


Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Global EventsThe only way to know what it's like on the ground in your destination is to be on the ground. Don't let attendees' perceptions keep you from giving them the opportunity to enrich their lives through international travel. read more.

Guerilla Marketing for Events. 15 Brands We Can Learn From


These brand ideas can be done for your event with a lot less financial outlay than you are imagining. Think guerilla marketing is just for big brands with deep pockets? Think again. You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase – Go Big or Go Home.

3 Fintech Startups to Watch Next Month

PCMA Convene

EXCLUSIVE— Fintech is continuing to grow, as more startups across payments, insurance, blockchain, and other areas carve out niches for themselves in the financial ecosystem.

3 Ways to Better Engage Audiences

PCMA Convene

Like most member-based organizations, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) unites its audience face-to-face at one big gathering each year. Engagement + Marketing Magazine Tips Construction Financial Management AssociationPhoto Credit: Adobe Stock.

20 Ways to Modernize an Annual Meeting – Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

Publish committee reports and financials online. Most annual meetings have used the same template agenda for decades. They just replace the filling each year.

Incentive Attendees Meet and Eat With Locals


Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Food & BeverageCorporate groups can dip their forks into the collaborative economy by planning meals in local homes. Read how one group will remember their Dublin dinners forever. read more.

The service charge vs. tip controversy

Plan Your Meetings

Advice and best practices Budgets and contracts Communication strategies Financial management service charges tipsDetermining best practices for service charges, gratuities and tips continues to be an area of confusion in the event and meeting industry. What does the service charge cover?

Quadrant2Design® to exhibit at International Confex 2018 for the first time

Event Industry News

For the first time, exhibition stand specialists Quadrant2Design® will be exhibiting at International Confex 2018, the UK’s leading B2B exhibition for event organisers, to launch their new ‘Freedom2Exhibit®’ plan.

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Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Vendors should take extreme precautions to keep your exhibitor, attendee and financial data secure. Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space.

Tax season is right around the corner—check out our tips for planning out your refund and savings


Info for consumers Financial educationFree tax filing resources can reduce the cost of filing and give you more money to save.

Associations exist only in the mind

Conferences that Work

Dee was the first CEO of what became the mammoth multinational financial services corporation VISA , a company with a current market capitalization of over $200B. Without those agreements, VISA would not exist and we would return to the pre- VISA world when every financial entity had to have its own independent system of offering credit to its customers. Embed from Getty Images. Professional, trade, and public interest associations are significant businesses.

May 23, 2017: Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert Kills 22, New Start-Up Offers Street-Food-Inspired Catering for Events, New York's Financial District Sees Influx of Movie Theaters


BOMBING AT ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT KILLS 22: An explosion at the entrance hall of the Manchester Arena has killed

How to Secure Your Headline Sponsor


Securing a headline sponsor is often the key to getting your event off the ground, or ensuring it's financially sustainable. Here's how to get one. The post How to Secure Your Headline Sponsor appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. August Featured Sales event sponsorship

How to Protect Sensitive Company and Conference Data


It’s essential to only store and send data on a wireless network using encryption, such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), especially important at conferences when financial and personal attendee data is processed. Computer applications and apps can be reinstalled.

Hawthorn celebrates record year

Event Industry News

Award-winning technical event production company Hawthorn has recorded a 25% increase in turnover to £18 million in its last financial year (July 2015-June 2016).

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Central Hall Westminster achieves record turnover

Event Industry News

Central Hall Westminster today announces it has seen a record turnover of over £7m for its 2015/16 financial year, ending August 2016.

Getting value from Google Adwords without breaking the bank!

Arlo Training & Events Software

This would be the number one tip in my opinion to create some valuable campaigns without sacrificing financial stability. Google doesn’t measure the financial feasibility of your campaigns, they will gladly take your money as long as people keep clicking.

5 Tips for Planning the Perfect Startup Event [Video]


There might be financial reasons for that, it may be a sense of invincibility, but when it comes to planning an event, you really shouldn’t go in blind. In this new video, we’re talking 5 tips for planning the perfect startup event. Startups like to get stuff done by themselves.

How to Measure the Success of Your Conference


For planners, it may indeed be attendee numbers and room pickup; for financial people, it may be profitability; for marketers, it may be the number of leads generated. Traditionally, measuring the success of a conference was pretty simple.

How They See You

PCMA Convene

In the survey, respondents told us they sought business acumen — contracting, negotiation, budgeting, and financial management — as well as so skills, including the ability to lead others.

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Hidden Event Planning Fees – 20 Items that Planners Forget to Budget

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Planners need to account for everything possible within the initial budget so that the starting point is representative of how the event is tracking financially. Making sure to account for some of these hidden budget items can put you on a better path for financial success.

With Smartphones Being So Popular, Do You Still Need a Professional Photographer at Your Event?


It only makes sense to cut extraneous services and features that don’t provide an appropriate amount of value as this allows you greater financial stability. As an event professional, you understand the value of keeping your costs low. In today’s world, where practically everyone is carrying a smartphone with a camera, the idea that you […]. Events Event Industry Event Planning Marketing Technology Tips

Real life business network platform TableCrowd goes for funding

Event Industry News

TableCrowd, the networking specialist feeding conversation by putting people together over dinner, based on their industry or a theme, is seeking financial support via crowdfunding, to serve its remarkable recipe abroad.

Employee Events are Good for Business


It’s easy to justify the time and financial resources these events require. EMPLOYEE EVENTS ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS. Events serve many important functions when it comes to business.

Dave Beachnau Is Detroit’s Good Sport

Connect Your Meetings

An avid sports fan, Beachnau counts scoring the 2009 Final Four—at the height of Detroit’s financial problems—as his biggest accomplishment. Dave Beachnau is the Detroit Metro CVB’s new vice president of sales, marketing and sports.

Regpack Introduces Purchase Protection to the Registration Market


If an applicant cancels last minute, you won’t suffer financially for this last-minute loss. This week we have released this long-awaited feature to the Regpack suite of registration and payment tools: Purchase Protection! What is Purchase Protection?

11 Tips to Secure Conference Sponsors

Event Farm

Most importantly, from a financial perspective, securing a full roster of sponsors requires a tremendous amount of preparation and foresight.