The Meeting Planning Industry Needs a Lasting Strategy

Eventinterface

On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Christy Lamagna, Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Meetings and Events. Our discussion focuses on the need for the planning industry, and meeting professionals to be more strategic to insure long-term success. Listen to show host Al Wynant and guest Christy Lamagna discuss the following: The definition of “strategy” as it relates to the event and meeting planning industry?

Five Top Meeting Planning Trends for 2017

Eventinterface

The new year has landed and its time again to explore the top meeting planning trends and considerations. This coupled with meaningful data collection and the tools to calculate meeting ROI easily and effectively will drive the trend for planners to look for simplicity and cost-effective, fully integrated meeting management platforms. Food and Beverage Trends. It is now easier than ever to brand beverages at events. We are not talking about a signature cocktail.

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Eventinterface Launching Event and Meeting Planning Master Class

Eventinterface

Many events and meetings are run by volunteers or people whose primary job is not planning events. Eventinterface in partnership with eventTALK podcast show is hosting an Event and Meeting Planning Master Class Workshop , a series of virtual workshops that address key tasks in the design and execution of events and meetings. Anyone who has been made responsible to plan a meeting, event or conference can benefit from this series.

The Meeting Planning Industry Needs a Lasting Strategy

Eventinterface

On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Christy Lamagna, Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Meetings and Events. Our discussion focuses on the need for the planning industry, and meeting professionals to be more strategic to insure long-term success. Listen to show host Al Wynant and guest Christy Lamagna discuss the following: The definition of “strategy” as it relates to the event and meeting planning industry?

5 New Apps to Make Meeting Planning Tasks Easier

Connect Your Meetings

The post 5 New Apps to Make Meeting Planning Tasks Easier appeared first on Connect Association. Booking local talent just got a whole lot easier. GigTown is an app that helps you find and book local artists and bands. Post your event to the app and voila! Artists submit their interest, and you book your favorite. Building communities is priority No. 1 for Skoop , a communal app allowing event attendees to stay connected with each other year-round.

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8 Lessons 2016 Taught Us About Meeting Planning

SmartMeetings

Brexit Will Not Stop Innovative Meetings in London. Brexit will, eventually, have a substantial impact on European travel, but that’s not to say it will halt meetings there. In fact, London is more equipped than ever to handle high-tech meetings, marketing itself as the Silicon Valley of Europe. Though the news had an effect on the value of the pound, it had little to no effect on the rate at which groups plan to book to travel to the city.

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5 Ways New SMM Technology Simplifies and Improves Meeting Planning

Aventri

Does it feel like you’re on meetings management hamster wheel with no end in sight? Meetings Management featured

5 Tips for Selecting Virtual Event & Meeting Planning Vendors and Platforms

Event Leadership Institute

Planners know the care and effort it takes to find the right vendors to support the design and execution of their face-to-face events and meetings. The process is no less critical when it comes to virtual events and meetings. Thoughts about how long the event or meeting will stay live.

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Podcast: Task Manager vs Strategic Planner: Using tech to streamline meeting planning

Event Industry News

Download this episode (right click and save) Joining the podcast this week are two guests with a collective knowledge of how technology can streamline the process of event and meeting planning. The post Podcast: Task Manager vs Strategic Planner: Using tech to streamline meeting planning appeared first on Event Industry News.

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Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. But when it gets to “go time,” does that culture manifest at your conferences and meetings? Her boss apparently thought she should spend all her time out “doing meeting planning” and not hanging out in a hotel conference room.

[Webinar] Mission Critical: How One Association Transformed its Live Event to Virtual in Record Time

Velvet Chainsaw

The American Association of Suicidology’s annual meeting had been growing steadily in recent years. COVID-19 Uncategorized association best practices conference best practices meeting planning best practices virtual conference virtual event virtual meeting Webcast webinar

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Five-Step Framework for Effective Collaborative Design

Velvet Chainsaw

Your conference strategy should include a plan to inject fresh content or experiences each year as part of an ongoing improvement process. There are a million ways to make these improvement plans. Working with one of our clients, we devised a simple framework to help develop innovative plans for meaningful and lasting change. Plan – Develop tactics to make this experience come alive.

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Time Capsules, Time Machines And Evolution Of Traditional Meeting Planners

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your annual meeting more like a time capsule or a time machine? Meeting Planning Evolves. Many conference organizers have spent their careers in the rhythms, beats and melodies of meeting planning. Yet too often our past planning procedures serve as the prologue for our future events. It requires more than the traditional meeting planning skills we’ve developed.

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Design Thinking Supports Large-Scale Global Hybrid Event

Maritz Global Events

With the sudden lockdown of the world due to Covid-19 in 2020, we needed to quickly develop a new plan for the upcoming International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 59th Annual Congress later that year — a virtual + F2F experience that would enable us to bring people together all across the globe. Meeting Planning Event Experience Design

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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual & Hybrid Event Production Timelines

MeetingPlay

How much time do you need to get your executives prepped, your guest speakers and customers on board, your sponsors and partners lined up, your gamification planned, and the event promoted? Virtual Events Virtual Meetings meeting planning event tech analytics Hybrid Events Networking

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How much time do you need to produce a virtual and/or hybrid event? (Additional Content)

MeetingPlay

When we last posted about virtual event planning timelines , we were at the 16-20 week milestone. Virtual Events Virtual Meetings meeting planning event tech analytics Hybrid Events Networking Virtual Event Timeline Hybrid Event Timeline

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5 Valuable Lessons Event Professionals Learned in 2019

Maritz Global Events

Meeting and event professionals gained a ton of insights in 2019. The evolution of event spatial design is only just beginning as it moves meetings and events into the future. Crazy and Fulfilling: The Life of a Meeting and Event Manager.

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Your Conference Content Has Magnetic Pull

Velvet Chainsaw

Content developed should help them design each day they attend your event, build anticipation, plan and prioritize, and, most importantly, grow their network. Attendance Marketing Attendance Acquisition attendance marketing conference best practices content marketing Education Education & Adult Learning marketing meeting planning best practices Session MarketingContent marketing has grown by leaps and bounds during the past five years.

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OUCH! The Status Quo Hurts: Injure-Proof Your Events Portfolio Now!

Maritz Global Events

Meeting Planning Event Experience DesignIt’s everyone’s favorite question right now — “What are your other clients doing?” and I know you really want me to give you the answer. But the truth is, they're all asking the same exact question you are!

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How to Plan an LGBT-Friendly Meeting or Event

SmartMeetings

Much of the meeting and event planning industry only recently began evaluating its impact on the LGBT community. Even though you might assume that your meetings and events are free of LGBT influence, there’s always an effect. LGBTMPA Executive Director David Jefferys and LGBTMPA board member Jim Clapes shared some essential steps in planning an LGBT-friendly meeting or event.

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A Lens Into the Attracting & Announcing Phases of the Guest Journey

Maritz Global Events

As we prepare for the road back to face-to-face events, we took a deep dive into each of the 8 Phases of the Guest Experience™ to provide you with some thought starters on our return to post Covid meetings. Meeting Planning Planwell Meetwell

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Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

Velvet Chainsaw

Engaging – If a speaker doesn’t have a plan for chunking content and infusing audience participation, don’t hire them. According to PCMA Convene’s 25 th annual Meeting Market Survey, organizers invest 7 percent of a meeting’s direct expenses into speakers and entertainment. Speaker Emerging Practices engagement keynote meeting planning best practices professional speakers speaker selection

9 Things Every Meeting Planner Should Carry in their Toolkit

SmartMeetings

Just about anything can happen at a meeting—a broken shoe heel, contract confusion , a sudden headache or the dreaded dead phone battery. To help, we’ve created a handy list of things meeting planners should find useful. For meeting and event planners, mobile devices are becoming increasingly important tools for getting the job done. The post 9 Things Every Meeting Planner Should Carry in their Toolkit appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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The Essential Guide to Creating Safer In-Person Events

MeetingPlay

Is it safe to start thinking about planning live events again? Tips Industry Updates Virtual Engagement Meetings and Events Virtual Meetings Event Planning meeting planning virtual event

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Virtual Conferences – the New Reality is Working

MeetingPool

Business Event Industry Events Tech business Event Marketing Event Planning Meeting Planning MeetingsI had my first experience presenting at a Virtual Conference and it was a success, as far as I’m concerned.

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Your Big-Name Keynote Speaker is a No Show. So Now What?

Maritz Global Events

Time is of the essence – so agree to meet back in one hour with updates. There may be negative fallout, so have a plan in place to address it at that meeting. Meeting Planning cancel emergency general session keynote speaker meeting planning

7 Tips to Stop Attendee Churn in its Tracks

Maritz Global Events

Keep “value” at the forefront of your planning process. Regardless of their response, you owe it to your members to look at other meeting options. Marketing Meeting Planning ASAE Annual Meeting attendee churn communication event design meeting planning registration retention

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How Planwell Meetwell® Can Aid Event Designers in a Post-COVID World

Maritz Global Events

But once these events begin again, event planners will need to meet the need guests have to reconnect with one another in this new world. Meeting Planning Event Experience Design Planwell MeetwellThere’s no denying the Covid-19 pandemic has changed people and events.

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Virtual Events: Creating Content with a Wow Factor

MeetingPlay

Virtual Engagement Meetings and Events Virtual Events Virtual Meetings Event Planning meeting planning international time zonesLet’s keep it real.it’s s been a long couple of months. The event industry is, to put it simply, different.

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Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

SmartMeetings

More universities than ever are including conference hotels on their grounds to accommodate meetings of the mind in academic settings. Check out some of these properties and the opportunities they represent for creating smarter meetings. of meeting space in three areas, including a boardroom, dining room and conference space, popular with banquets. of meeting space, including J. The post Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting appeared first on Smart Meetings.

5 TED and TEDx Talks Every Meeting Planner Should Watch

SmartMeetings

There are countless best practices TED talks for general workplace improvements , but some are ideal for meeting planners’ particular pain points and needs. How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings, by David Grady. His talk calls attention to an epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings and how to stop them from bringing down company morale. The power of meetings by Henric Ehrenblad.

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From Virtual to Live: What is Microlearning and What Has It Taught Us?

MeetingPlay

Since the event industry was flipped upside down and turned virtual, we have had to change a lot of our ways, plan differently, and teach differently at our events. You may be scratching your head and wondering why I am talking about microlearning.

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Take the Quiz: Which City is Best for Your Next Event?

SmartMeetings

There’s a fine art to planning an event. We’ll determine the best candidate so you can start planning ! appeared first on Smart Meetings. Meeting Planning meeting destinations meeting planning quizEach little decision in the process will culminate into just one, final opportunity to showcase the fruits of your labor. A key element is choosing the right city.

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How to Master Virtual Event Time Zone Planning

MeetingPlay

Planning an international virtual event with live sessions in different time zones is a great example. Armed with these solutions, you'll become a time zone planning guru in no time flat. Have you ever thought something was simple and then, pow !

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How to Rock Meeting and Event Planning from Home

MeetingPlay

If this is you (or some version of you), read on because we are going to share some tips from industry professionals and work-from-home veterans on how to stay healthy while successfully managing event planning, work, life, and family, all while staying at home. Warning!

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Best Virtual Event Advice from Industry Experts

MeetingPlay

Search the terms “Virtual Events” or “Virtual Event Planning” in your web browser and you might hit on some sage advice. Or, alternatively, you may end up with content from someone who’s never been involved with planning a virtual event.

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At Your Next Meeting, Take a Tea Break

SmartMeetings

The trend toward longer, more inspired breaks at meetings —30, 40 or even 60 minutes to refresh the mind and body—can encompass many activities, or none at all. But it’s a surefire way to make your meeting break rise above the ordinary. The post At Your Next Meeting, Take a Tea Break appeared first on Smart Meetings. News Trends event tips hot tea meeting breaks meeting planning meeting planning tips tea break

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COVID-19's Impact and a Look Ahead

Maritz Global Events

Meeting Planning Live Events Event Experience DesignOur industry and our world have been upended. Years from now when we look back at this time, we will not only remember the negative impact of business and personal interruptions, but also recall the positive.

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The 5 Busy Phases of Event Planning

SmartMeetings

Meeting and event planning is a highly stressful, fast-paced occupation. Incoming—you’ve got a meeting or an event to plan! Production coordination, contracts, logistics, personnel and a detailed site plan are expected to be tweaked to perfection—but we all know that can never be done. Aren’t you glad you made a plan B? If you made a plan C, you’ll be even happier. The post The 5 Busy Phases of Event Planning appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Your Big-Name Keynote Speaker is a No Show. So Now What?

Maritz Global Events

Meeting PlanningYou and your team have been trying to book a big-name, big draw keynote speaker for years. Finally, the stars align, and their bureau and booking agent say yes! But at the last minute, they're out. What do you do?

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