Why This Financial Summit Had Its Own Roller Coaster

BizBash

A daylong conference about financial volatility doesn’t typically feel like a day at the beach. But that’s exactly the atmosphere

How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services

BizBash

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.

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.

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).

Ashfield Meetings & Events announces 2016 financial results

Event Industry News

Ashfield Meetings & Events, a full-service global event management company that specialises in serving the healthcare sector and part of UDG Healthcare PLC, has announced its results for the financial year ending September 2016. The post Ashfield Meetings & Events announces 2016 financial results appeared first on Event Industry News.

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

BizBash

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

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

BizBash

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

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.

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. Also In This Issue Engagement + Marketing Magazine Construction Financial Management AssociationPhoto Credit: Adobe Stock.

A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Food & Beverage CareerDiane Tighe (pictured, reviewing details with event planners), director of catering and conference services at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, shares what she wants to know from planners and why more is not always better, it’s just…more.

13 Ideas for Better Attendee Transportation

MeetingsNet

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

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

MeetingsNet

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.

9 Meeting Breaks You've Got to Try

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Food & Beverage Medical MeetingsCheck out these creative ideas for getting attendees past the mid-afternoon slump and through a long meeting day with energy and good humor. read more.

5 Ways to Increase Your Advance Ticket Sales

Eventbrite

Advance ticket sales mean financial security, so you can focus on creating a great experience for your attendees. Event Promotion Featured March Marketing Ticket Sales advance ticket sales financial security sales strategies sell moreHere's how to sell more tickets earlier. The post 5 Ways to Increase Your Advance Ticket Sales appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo

MeetingsNet

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.

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?

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.

How One Association Is Combatting the High Rate of Suicides Among Construction Workers

PCMA Convene

You add all that up together, and unfortunately it’s a terrible recipe for potential harm to self,” said Stuart Binstock, president and CEO of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), which has 95 chapters and nearly 8,000 members across the United States and Canada.

Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security?

MeetingsNet

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.

United CEO Charms GBTA Audience

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical MeetingsOscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better.

Real-Time ROI Dashboard Launched by Etouches

MeetingsNet

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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Simple Expense Reporting with Integrations

MeetingPool

Apps business Expenses Financial TravelIf you’re an events professional, you no doubt have a mountain of receipts and expenses to track. From large accounts like space rental and travel to smaller miscellany for details like décor and linen, organizing everything quickly rises into an overwhelming mountain of numbers. Fortunately, there are several SaaS companies that have recognized the need […].

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Simplified tax deduction available for planners with a home office

Plan Your Meetings

Financial management home office deduction taxesAs meeting planners or suppliers, some of you probably have a home office like I do. The IRS now offers a simplified method to give you a tax deduction for it. You might have heard something about the home office deduction in the past.

Incentive Attendees Meet and Eat With Locals

MeetingsNet

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.

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Commentary: Don’t Cancel Your Overseas Travel

MeetingsNet

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.

How a Conference Transformed a Parking Lot for Three Back-to-Back Parties

BizBash

For a financial-sector event, the annual Roth Conference brings big-name talent and production values not so far off scale from

Simple Expense Reporting with Integrations

MeetingPool

Apps business Expenses Financial TravelIf you’re an events professional, you no doubt have a mountain of receipts and expenses to track. From large accounts like space rental and travel to smaller miscellany for details like décor and linen, organizing everything quickly rises into an overwhelming mountain of numbers. Fortunately, there are several SaaS companies that have recognized the need […].

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Top 25 Destination Management Companies for 2016

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Design Event PlanningBy Special Events. We've got this year's ranking from our sister magazine, Special Events. See who made the list, and read about the trends DMCs are watching, including longer booking windows and higher customer expectations. read more.

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10 Examples of Strong “Why Attend” Pages

EventMB

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.

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Guerilla Marketing for Events. 15 Brands We Can Learn From

EventMB

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.

Grass Roots awarded three-year Sibos contract

Event Industry News

SWIFT (The Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) has appointed Grass Roots to provide a range of delegate management services for Sibos, its annual conference and exhibition for the financial industry, until 2021.

5 Tips for Planning the Perfect Startup Event [Video]

EventMB

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.

A new kind of association service — Open Collective

Conferences that Work

A new association service, Open Collective , offers an intriguing way to raise funds and provide radical financial transparency to members. Financial transparency.

The Top 6 Tips for Optimizing a Corporate Event Budget

GEVME

Sponsorship revenue can add substantial financial value to your event. One thing is for sure, you can’t spend a budget you don’t have; but what you can do is make as much use of it as possible. You won’t believe how incredibly flexible an event budget can be.

Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

Large companies, especially those in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries, tend to have greater restrictions on what they can and can’t share. One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place.

How to Easily Create an Event Business Plan [infographic]

Eventtia

No matter what kind of event you’re planning, you must set clear goals and build an actionable strategy that will help you avoid having to cancel the event because of financial-related issues (among […].

Corporate Conference Planning Checklist

GEVME

Take care of financial details (collect all payments and receipts in one centralised place, finalise budget reports, etc.). The unique story of any conference should begin with the goal and then a detailed plan on how to reach this goal.

Becoming a Corporate Event Planner

GEVME

A corporate event planner career is definitely one that will bring you financial prosperity if you work hard enough.

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.

How to Easily Create an Event Business Plan [infographic]

Eventtia

No matter what kind of event you’re planning, you must set clear goals and build an actionable strategy that will help you avoid having to cancel the event because of financial-related issues (among […].