Retail Apocalypse and the Rise of Event Experiences

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Big brand retailers are rapidly announcing closures and liquidations as physical retail space is failing. The post Retail Apocalypse and the Rise of Event Experiences by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

Jack Morton Worldwide partners with Oculus to create experiential retail campaign

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Oculus this week kicks off ‘Rift and Touch’ – the brand’s retail brand experience, which will take place at shopping centres across the UK. The post Jack Morton Worldwide partners with Oculus to create experiential retail campaign appeared first on Event Industry News.

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drp increases footfall at SPAR Retail Show by 100%

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drp and its exhibition arm drpexhibition has significantly increased footfall at the annual SPAR Retail Show for retail giants A. Since drp won the SPAR retail contract in 2015, footfall has increased by a […].

6 Tips for Getting the Best Speaker Possible at the Best Price

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Back-of-the-Room Retail. Planner Tips & Tools attracting bleasure camera charity entertainment finding ideas incentives keynote new nonprofit opportunities payment publicity retail sales speaker Tips trade

How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

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IBIE is sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), and Retail Bakers of America (RBA), and run by a volunteer committee made up of ABA and BEMA members, representing attendees and exhibitors, respectively. “We

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6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting

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Event planners can take advantage of the unique landscapes offered by stores large and small to bring people together and add a dash of retail therapy. The post 6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting appeared first on Smart Meetings.

New international travel retail digital exhibition to be launched

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Duty-free and travel retail industry association Tax Free World Association (TFWA) is set to launch a new digital exhibition at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes in October 2017.

How to Plan an Awesome Annual Kick-Off Meeting

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Research retail centers in the location of your kick-off. How To Tips & Tools annual building client customer field guest ideas inspiration kick kickoff meeting mindset off perform retail sales stores tactics team workIt’s getting to be that time of year again.

drp increases footfall at SPAR Retail Show by 100%

Event Industry News

drp and its exhibition arm drpexhibition has significantly increased footfall at the annual SPAR Retail Show for retail giants A. Since drp won the SPAR retail contract in 2015, footfall has increased by a […].

Planning The Audience Experience And PR For Your Events

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Retail: Taubman Shopping Centers. Andy Perez, a Los Angeles based marketing and public relations consultant who has created more than 1,000 events in his career joins EPN and Event TALK. Andy will be discussing the importance of public relations in preparing for an event.

Welcome to the Farm! Meet Ryan Speaker and Steph Shuff

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I'm a futurist nerd at heart and spent the past seven years in technology hardware development and retail. I'm also fascinated by how event technology can disrupt the retail space.

Dunelm Film Festival brings Ricoh Arena national recognition

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Live events agency Meet & Potato transformed the Coventry venue’s 6,000 square metre Ericsson Exhibition Hall into a film festival for home furnishings retailer Dunelm’s annual Conference, hosting over 500 people.

GES wins prestigious UK Furniture Shows contract in multi-year deal

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The shows are widely recognised as one of Europe’s premier furniture exhibitions, boasting major international brands and attracting more than 20,000 trade buyers from the worlds of retail, hospitality and interior […].

When Conference Participants Vote With Their Feet

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You have a limited amount of resources, money, time, conference retail space (room, agenda time, etc.) They’re voting with their feet. It’s a common phrase. And one that we as conference organizers should pay attention to.

Could Amazon Take Ticketmaster’s Crown in Event Ticketing?

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Online retail giant Amazon is in talks with US venues in an attempt to take on the world of event ticketing. Amazon wants a slice of the event ticketing market and there’s only one firm standing in the way. Here we look at how that will affect the event industry.

7 Top Tips To Attract More Attendees To Visit Your Exhibition Booth

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Author Bio: Reno Macri is a founder and director of a leading exhibition and event company Enigma Visual Solutions , specializing in retail designs, interiors, graphic productions, signage systems, office refurbishment, event branding, exhibition stands design and much more.

Dave Beachnau Is Detroit’s Good Sport

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Coming soon is the completion of The District Detroit , a 50-block retail, dining and entertainment development. Dave Beachnau is the Detroit Metro CVB’s new vice president of sales, marketing and sports. That’s about all you can say is new about the Motor City veteran.

Events DC is Delivering More Outside the Convention District

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Shaw: Growing Neighborhood for Foodies and Retail Shoppers Alike. Convention and leisure travel are more connected than many meeting planners might believe. It’s no surprise that attendees frequently turn their conference trips into vacations.

Media 10 officially announces Ideal Home Show entry to China

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Enough Clickbait: Here's Why Event Marketers Need Data

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Businesses and organizations that once existed exclusively online—retail stores like Warby Parker and media sites like Mashable —have created real-life experiences by either opening brick-and-mortar stores or by fully embracing events and experiential as part of their business strategy.

Seneca Designs for CANFAR’s Bloor Street Entertains

Canadian Special Events

Seneca College students and faculty transformed five Bloor Street retailers into elegant dining spaces for Bloor Street Entertains; the annual event which takes over boutiques and galleries in the Bloor-Yorkville corridor to raise between $500,000 and $1 million annually for CANFAR. “We

8 Meeting & Event Trends that Could Explode in 2017

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The pop-up is also finding its way into the retail sector, with lots of retail parks and shopping centers allocating space to a range of pop-up food vendors.

Canadian Producers Score an Emmy

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Planning an Event? How to Garner an A-List Guest List

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Firms such as AAA Displays offer a range of shelving and retail options to meet with your event or conference requirements. Whether you are planning a networking event, a team building session or even a celebratory occasion, attendees can make or break an event.

Virtual reality for events: Who is using it?

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For example, at CES 2017, Samsung’s President, Tim Baxter, announced that sales of Samsung Gear VR headsets (retail price: US$100) have exceeded 5 million.

Why Design Matters When Creating an Event

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If you are a retail company, for example, then look to the work of the architect Peter Marino for examples of the design principles that are used in luxury retail outlets. Retail companies understand better than most how to attract and retain customers using great design.

Why the Food Marketing Institute Shelved FMI Connect

PCMA Convene

Over time, we saw a waning interest among food retailers and wholesalers to do business in a traditional trade-show environment. We were still welcoming the leaders of the food industry with 52 of the top 75 food retailers, but those companies were sending much smaller teams to the event.

Inside an Association’s Total Rebrand: Creativation

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Behind the name change is a push to appeal to a younger demographic of manufacturers, retailers, designers, emerging businesses, influencers, bloggers and creative professionals. A mime, a Dixieland band, and Visit Phoenix President and CEO Steve Moore walk into a trade show.

Battling — and Bottling — Potential Food Waste

PCMA Convene

This spring, when Dutch department store chain Vroom & Dreesman (V&D) went bankrupt, tons of produce intended for the retailer’s on-site restaurants suddenly had nowhere to go. The culinary team at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center feeds 1.5

Not Just for Selfies, Your Event Team Needs This Drone

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It will be available in March 2017, at a retail price of $249. Air Selfie drone is the only pocket sized handheld drone camera. It is portable, small, durable and easy to use. AirSelfie integrates into your mobile phone cover for a perfect selfie.

How To Hypercharge Your Events (and Personal Brand) With Experiential Marketing

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When Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes , opened a retail shop (his fourth) on London’s Regent Street in 2011, hundreds of fans waited on line for hours — some of them camping overnight — to be among the first to visit the store.

4 Insider Tips on How to Make Your Event Successful

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AUTHOR BIO: Reno is a founder and director of Enigma Visual Solutions, a leading exhibition service and event company , specializing in retail designs, interiors, graphic productions, signage systems, office refurbishment, event branding, custom exhibition stands and much more.

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Augmented Reality for Events and Experiential Marketing

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Goldman Sachs’ 2016 report * declares the market will reach $80 Billion by 2025 affecting every industry from engineering, education, entertainment, retail, real estate, and live events, that are expected to hit $4.1

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Baltimore Bustling With Redevelopment, Luring Business Travelers

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It will include offices, retail space, restaurants and a new campus for Under Armour, a multibillion-dollar sportswear company. The former industrial complex is being transformed into a mixed-use project featuring an array of offices, residential units, retail space and a hotel.

Museum of the Bible Opens for the Masses

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Hobby Lobby] is in the retail business, and we find we do best when we are [near] similar retail. If Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has his way, Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. will bring the Good Book back to the masses.

How to Increase Visitor Satisfaction – Lessons from Star Wars Celebration event

Event Industry News

There will be two stellar sessions for attendees at Event Tech Live 2016 The first will allow attendees to discover how retail and brand marketers create great customer experiences.

What Is a ‘Typical’ Event Planner Salary?

Event Planning BluePrint

Lynda, a 36-year-young retail manager switched careers because she’s dreamed about being a wedding planner for many years.

5 New Hotel Amenities on the Rise

Smart Meetings

Look better: The Hotel Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas launched a “Dressing-Room to Guest-Room” in partnership with its luxury retailer, Stanley Korshak. Forget the mini bar.

The Community Driven Convention Center

PCMA Convene

Architects had the foresight to include space for retail establishments when the center opened in 2003, said Gregory O’Dell, president and CEO of Events DC, which owns and operates the center and other venues. The 11 retail spaces in the exterior of the Walter E.

Exhibition Industry Posts Modest First-Quarter Gains

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Declines were seen in the sectors of education and nonprofit; consumer goods and retail trade; and business. After a slight dip at the end of last year, the exhibition industry grew modestly, posting a year-over-year gain of 1.6