May, 2024

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How to Choose the Right Event Technology Provider for Your Association: 16 Essential Questions for Vendors

Eventmobi

Selecting the best event technology for your association is crucial for creating engaging events and meetings for your members. But with so many different vendors on the market, trying to make sense of all your options is often overwhelming. That’s why asking the right questions upfront is essential to finding a provider that aligns with the goals and objectives of your events program.

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Smart Glasses Are On the Rise: Can They Help With Event Planning?

Attendease

Technology is constantly evolving, and various industries are delving into and exploring innovations and digital solutions. The event sector is no exception, as event planners and managers are starting to experiment with tech to enhance events and the planning process. In fact, many event trends for 2024 are skewing heavily toward the digital world.

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IMG Recognized as Finalist at the 22nd EX Awards

IMG

We at Innovate Marketing Group are thrilled and honored to announce that we have been recognized as a Silver Finalist at the prestigious 22nd EX Awards , presented by Event Marketer. Being acknowledged among the top contenders in the industry is truly humbling. It reaffirms our commitment to excellence and fuels our passion for creating unforgettable experiences.

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Cultivating Respect in Facilitation

Conferences that Work

Through attending decades of Vermont Town Meetings, I learned that effective facilitation requires respect. For over two hundred years, my little hometown of Marlboro, Vermont, met at least once a year for “town meeting” : a form of local government where every eligible resident can directly participate in town governance. At our main annual town meeting, we discussed and voted on published agendas that included the town and school budgets and many other articles.

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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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New Events Venture Group Launched

EventMB

Skift Take: A Shark Tank for the events industry has been unveiled to connect event entrepreneurs with investors. When a deal is struck, capital and mentorship will help their idea become a reality.

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Help Us Elevate Event Planning: Leave a 5-Star Review on G2!

eventplanner

At eventplanner.net we're all about giving back to the event community – from free event software and resources to a massive network of venues and suppliers. We love what we do and we hope it shows!

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Post-Event Survey Questions to Ask (+ Email Best Practices)

Attendease

Some may think an event is over when the guests leave the venue, and the doors are shut, but event managers still do much more work. Part of the work is to gauge attendees’ satisfaction and measure the event’s success. Today, we will share some best practices to help you create effective event surveys to measure this success. What Are Post-Event Surveys?

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Celebrate Success: 7 Company Anniversary Celebration Ideas That Will Leave a Lasting Impact on Your Attendees

IMG

Hey there! let’s talk about fun and exciting company anniversary celebration ideas! These occasions serve as reminders of the hard work, dedication, and successes achieved along the way. But let’s dive into these exciting celebration ideas that will leave a lasting impact on your team and organization. Why Company Anniversary Celebrations Matter?

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Industry Trailblazer Julius Solaris Honoured with Outstanding Contribution Award at Event Technology Awards U.S. and Canada

Event Industry News

The Event Technology Awards U.S. and Canada proudly announces the winners of its latest edition. Among the esteemed recipients is industry luminary Julius Solaris, who has been lauded with the esteemed Outstanding Contribution Award for his profound impact and innovative contributions to the field of event technology.

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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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Cvent Announces Top Meeting Destinations for 2024

EventMB

Skift Take: Cvent’s top meeting destinations and top meetings hotel lists offer a valuable image of where corporate America’s is looking to hold its meetings and events.

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Siqi and Mikai’s Opulent Wedding at Casa Loma

EventSource

Love found its grand stage amidst the towering spires and historic refinement of Casa Loma as Siqi and Mikai began their journey to everlasting happiness and love. Every moment of their opulent celebration, seamlessly planned by Designed Dream Events , felt like a scene from a modern fairy tale with all the elements of romance and luxury. The morning started with the couple getting ready surrounded by their loved ones.

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De Vere Hotels named in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024

Prestige Events Magazine

De Vere , a collection of historic mansion house estates, distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations, has been recognised in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024, being acknowledged as one of the happiest places to work in the UK. Laurie Nicol, De Vere’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Being recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to work in the UK is something we can all be proud of at De Vere.

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4 Easy Ways to Boost Event Registration by 20%

Attendease

You’ve spent countless hours and resources planning an amazing event. But what happens if no one shows up? Event registration can make or break the success of your event. A seamless event registration process leads to more attendees and higher revenues. A leaky process, on the other hand, leads to missed opportunities and diminishing ROI. Let’s examine an often overlooked but important source of attendees for your event: incomplete registrants AKA the people who stalled midway through your even

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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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EMS 2024: 12 Top Takeaways from the 22nd Annual Experiential Marketing Summit

Event Marketer

Events are impactful. Events are revenue-generating. Events are memorable. Indeed, events are everything , and it’s the mantra that guided the 2024 Experiential Marketing Summit in Las Vegas. From April 24-26 at the MGM Grand, the industry convened for a three-day discussion that explored every aspect of the event marketing discipline, including exhibit design, neurodiversity, harnessing creativity, measurement, digital + IRL, mobile tours, hospitality, and the list goes on.

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Sizzle Nightclub and El Paradiso Beach Club announce major digital transformation in a first for Zante’s tourism scene

Event Industry News

Sizzle Nightclub & El Paradiso Beach Club have announced an exclusive long-term partnership with Glownet.com to power the hottest events & personalized resort packages in Zante. In a move that marks a first in the region, Glownet.

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Does Remote Work Make Less of an Impact on the Environment?

EventMB

Skift Take: Many meeting and event professionals work from home. Climate benefits are associated with not commuting to an office, but home setups aren’t the most environmentally friendly.

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Event Crisis Communication Templates Worth Copying

Smart Meetings

Are you ready for the next crisis to strike at your event? What plan do you have in place to communicate important messages to your attendees? Crisis communication is an essential, if often overlooked, element for all events. In fact, I believe it is so critical that I just took the time to complete a dual master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security from American Military University on top of my certifications in Crisis and Disaster Management from American Milit

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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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Leading German Expo Organizer Chooses Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

In a significant development for the event industry, a premier German exhibition organizer has selected Swapcard, an event engagement platform, as its official partner. This strategic collaboration represents a significant leap forward in digitalizing events, leveraging event technology to centralize and streamline every aspect of their events.

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How to Create the Best-Ever Atmosphere at Your Next Event

eventplanner

Have you ever asked yourself what the human side of your event is? In a world where speed of execution is paramount and digital experiences dictate the way we should plan and run events, making your attendees feel truly cared for can be a hard task.

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Concept caterer Penni Black launches ‘Bounty Boards’ with umami drinks pairings

Prestige Events Magazine

London caterer Penni Black has created a series of showstopping ‘Bounty Boards’ for the summer season complete with a range of umami cocktails to accompany them. Each board can be styled around an event’s theme and colours, or clients can choose from the variety of concepts created. Culinary concept creator and CEO of Penni Black Charlotte Penniceard said, “the Bounty Boards are an interactive feast of joy and celebrate everything that is fun in life.

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Superhero Suppliers: The Stage Bus

Event Industry News

The Stage Bus is an event production and stage hire with a difference; all of their stages are solar-powered! Based in Birmingham and covering outdoor events nationwide, The Stage Bus proudly boasts an eight-strong fleet of stages that are amongst the most innovative around. So what makes their stages stand out from the crowd?

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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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7 Ways to Deliver a Better Attendee Experience at Coastal Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: Coastal destinations offer the perfect blend of business and leisure for an enhanced event experience, as exemplified by Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods, a coastal area in Southwest Florida ready to take your meetings and events to the next level.

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Dynamic pricing for event and venue businesses: Using data to optimize revenue across seasons

Planning Pod

Event and venue businesses traditionally tend to rely on static pricing models…in other words, setting a fixed price for packages regardless of the season or other fluctuations impacting demand. While this approach offers simplicity, it fails to help your business benefit from the dynamic nature of the event industry. Any seasoned event pro knows that peak seasons, holidays, and popular dates often see high demand, while slower periods often come with struggles to fill available space.

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Want Meetings with Year-Round Impact? Use These Strategies

MeetingsNet

To extend engagement and reinforce messaging, build a plan to connect with attendees before and after in-person events. Part one of our feature on pre- and post-event strategies for year-round impact Organizations set lofty goals for their in-person meetings: educating participants, building business relationships, enhancing brand visibility, recognizing excellence, boosting business momentum, and so on.

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7 Ways to Capture More Leads at Your Event

Event Age by Swapcard

Did you know a whopping 81% of trade show attendees hold buying authority 1 ? That's a goldmine for exhibitors! But capitalizing on this opportunity isn't without its challenges. Firstly, the high competition at trade shows means standing out is crucial but difficult, as numerous exhibitors vie for the same audience's attention. Secondly, the quality of leads varies significantly; not everyone visiting a booth is a genuine prospect, making it essential to effectively identify and qualify the rig

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

The last year and a half has been one of extreme stress and anxiety for the American Workforce. A 2021 New York University School of Global Public Health survey of 5,850 people who drink alcohol found that 29 percent have increased their drinking during the pandemic. Among people who have been experiencing depression (64% more likely) and anxiety (41% more likely), which have also become more prevalent over the last 18 months, the risk is even higher.

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What to Expect at MPI WEC in Louisville

Smart Meetings

You have heard of craft beer, craft cocktails and even craft stores, but how about craft events? Playing on the small-batch distilling and culinary legacy in Louisville, Kentucky, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is approaching its annual World Education Congress as a personally crafted experience that allows attendees to build a calendar of sessions that fits their career goals.

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Working in the Event Industry is Not Easy, But it Makes You Happy

eventplanner

Business confidence is low and has hardly increased since the start of the corona crisis in 2020 and the subsequent energy crisis in 2021.

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MCI Group Seeks U.S. Growth:  Insights from CEO Sebastien Tondeur

EventMB

Skift Take: Getting into the mind of MCI Group CEO Sebastien Tondeur provides a compelling insight into the company's strategic direction and the evolving landscape of the events industry.

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