Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

Being Present in the Age of the Mind Outside the Brain

Conferences that Work

The other day, Celia and I were walking in Boston’s beautiful Arnold Arboretum when she asked me who’d responded to an email I’d sent. When I pulled out my phone to answer her question, she said she felt she was walking with a third person, a stranger.

Guest Blog: Low wage does not mean low skilled

Event Industry News

By Juliet Price, Executive Director at HBAA. Many thousands of highly trained and skilled workers such as those in the hospitality and events sector are continually undervalued by being classified as low or unskilled in reports and discussions in the media. There is gathering concern about this from all corners of the hospitality industry including the one I represent, hospitality and events.

The Power of Events [Free Report]

EventMB

Not all events are created equal. Some events leave a long-lasting legacy. This report explores 29 events that made a difference. Events have the power to change the world.

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How to Wow with Your Seminar Space

Cvent

How can you create a seminar space that wows when every attendee is an event planner? CORT Events broke down barriers in seminar space design to answer this question.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

The Events Expert Interview Series #23: Sue Pelletier

G2 Planet

Hopefully you've been following along as we interview expert event professionals in our industry, sharing their insights, advice, and unique experiences.

How to run a hackathon – case of the record breaking HackYeah

Eventory

It goes without saying that coordinating an event for thousands of people demands a great deal of determination and skills. The struggle of passing information immediately to all attendees is real. And the number of situations that has to be done effectively and quickly is even more real.

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Live Events Check Right Boxes for CMOs

Cvent

Today’s marketing world may be dominated by social media, mobile apps and digital, but live events still hold considerable sway for CMOs, according to a recent survey of European CMOs by the CMO Club and compiled by Cvent.

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PE Generators at full power for the Showman’s Show 2018

Event Industry News

PE Generators, temporary power supply specialists return to the Showman’s Show to showcase their R oad-tow and canopied generators , with distribution, cabling and cable ramps , including a new Bruno road-tow and 40kVA on the stand.

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Homeless Fundraisers: Why Painting Over the Problem Doesn't Work

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Space is the most lucrative commodity in Dublin. For those of you who are not familiar with property in Ireland's capital, here are some statistics: There are approximately 9,846 homeless people in Ireland ( June, 2018 ).

7 Ways the Local Area Can Make Your Meeting the Best Ever

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. When considering a venue or destination, it’s good practice to think of the entire local area.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

How to Measure and Evaluate the Behavior of Your Attendees

Eventtia

Event Planning

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Hamburg’s 2017 London pop up wins gold FMBE Award for Most Immersive Brand Event

Event Industry News

The Hamburg Convention Bureau has won Gold at the FMBE Awards for Most Immersive Brand Event or Roadshow for its consumer event Hamburg on Tour 2017.

2019 ASAE Preview: 8 Ways to Enjoy Columbus, Ohio

Smart Meetings

Columbus Skyline photo by Andy Spessard. It’s not even Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to plan ahead for next year’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio. The organization announced this first-time host city all the way back in July 2016, for cryin’ out loud!

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Event Tech for Marketing Lesson 3: Measure Performance and Manage Data

doubledutch

In our final lesson in the Mobile Event Apps for Marketing series, we'll explore how you can glean insight from your event performance data. Event apps are powerful marketing channels embedded with discussion threads, personalized content, and networking features. Event Strategy

Maximize Donations Using Local Events: 5 Tips for Nonprofits

Boomset

Your nonprofit relies on donations for everything from pursuing your mission to covering everyday operations. You’ve run fundraising campaigns in the past, but did you know that local events can help maximize your donations?

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N2O named FMBE Brand Experience Agency of the Year

Event Industry News

Experiential Marketing agency N2O has been named FMBE’s Brand Experience Agency of the Year. N2O was chosen from a shortlist of seven agencies at the FMBE Awards 2018, held on 11 October at the Troxy, London. N2O received two other Gold awards: ‘Most Effective Roadshow or Shopping Centre Campaign’ for Tesco Al Fresco and ‘Most Effective Small Scale/Local Campaign’ for Castrol Car Safety.

Your SEO Tool Kit: 3 Free Tools To Improve Your Rankings

All Seated

Recently we covered the topic of What Google Really Wants From Event Professionals. Today we will be sharing a few favorite free SEO tools that are recommended for website strategy, optimization, and analysis. . Consider this article your free SEO tool kit! Tool for Strategy: KWFinder.

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7 Smart Moves at Hotel Crescent Court and More

Smart Meetings

More : 6 Smart Moves: Wellness Edition. Denise Mope Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas’s Uptown neighborhood added Mope as director of sales and marketing. Most recently, she held the same title at The Westin Dallas Downtown.

Great Events Don’t Just Happen: Event Promotion

Cvent

Somewhere near the top of your list of event goals is probably “Increase Attendance.” It rests on your shoulders to pack the house, so your promotional strategy needs to knock it out of the park.

Robert Dunsmore’s workshop on Scenography, Staging and Set Design

Event Industry News

Freelance creative director Robert Dunsmore will be presenting his live workshop on Scenography, Staging and Set Design on Monday 29 October as part of the University of Westminster’s Event Design Open Lecture Series. The talk will be taking place at 5pm at the Marylebone campus opposite Madame Tussauds. This session will tackle design thinking from the ground up for set and stage design.

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Takeaways from a Mega Startup event: Hubilo at Vibrant Gujarat Startup and Technology Summit 2018

Hubilo Blog

Events provide a platform for the entrepreneurs, bringing them in connection with the biggest and brightest minds, leaders, government bodies and business leaders of the era and helping them grow and build their own venture.

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The Trick to Aging Legendary Kentucky Bourbon, Plus Recipes

Smart Meetings

In Kentucky, where 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is produced, there’s almost as much interest in the process as there is in the finished product. Almost.

News: Welcome ITN International to the Aventri Family!

Aventri

At Aventri, it's our goal to offer a platform that helps our customers throughout the entire event journey. It's why we're excited to announce that ITN International , the industry leader in NFC, mobile and cloud-based technology, is joining the Aventri family!

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ADI feature the UK’s most innovative event LED screens at Showman’s Show 2018

Event Industry News

ADI are the UK’s leading event LED screen provider supplying over 3,500 rental days annually to a wide variety of clients including Goodwood, Formula E and the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, in addition to hundreds of smaller events. At Showman’s Show 2018 ADI will feature some of the most innovative screen solutions on the market.

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Tech Ladies Set the Stage at the Estrel Berlin

Cvent

“You can’t exactly ask 2,000 guests to wait outside for two hours, now can you?” ” says event tech veteran Heike Trebuth in emphasizing the role that time pressure plays in successful event implementation.

Executive Dishes about Marriott at IMEX America

Smart Meetings

During a wide-ranging discourse at a private dinner at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for meetings journalists in Las Vegas—in conjunction with IMEX America 2018 —Steve Heitzner, Americas chief sales and marketing officer for Marriott International , made several key points.

6 Ways to Celebrate National Boss’ Day

Connect Your Meetings

It seems like every month there is a “new” holiday everyone is talking about: National Doughnut Day, National Pizza Day, National Poetry Day, etc., and October is no different. Thanks to Patricia Bays Haroski, we celebrate National Boss’ Day every Oct. In 1958, while working at State Farm Insurance Company, Haroski registered National Boss’ Day with the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Major new motor show for EEAEC

Event Industry News

The East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC) has announced it has been chosen as the venue for a large, new motor show: the International Sports Car and Classic Car Show, May 24-26, 2019. The show will be occupying all the indoor event space available, and much of the 250 acres of outdoor event space.

Columbia, South Carolina, Is Redefining Southern for a New Era

Cvent

In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in Columbia. It’s a modern city where stately buildings buzz with new businesses and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives.

Smart Meetings Heads to IMEX America

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings’ Director of Marketing Jennifer Harrington (left) and founder and CEO Marin Bright (right), with Cheryl Rogers (middle), corporate events manager at Solara Medical Supplies, are on the ground at IMEX America.

PCMA: The Largest Network for Meeting Planners – #EventIcons Episode 134

Endless Events

PCMA truly cares about the personal success of all their members and their organizations. They are committed to making their members they best they can be. They have been around for decades and are constantly pushing the events industry forward.

Blackstone acquires NEC Group

Event Industry News

Private Equity Funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) announce the acquisition of the National Exhibition Centre Group (“NEC” or “the company”), a leading live events venue operator in the UK, from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Founded in 1976, the NEC has grown into the UK’s live events business of choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors, playing host to over seven million guests and 750 events every year.

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Upcoming Webinar: How to Find Answers to Your Top Cvent Questions

Cvent

Cvent’s technology suite is robust. For new customers, it can be challenging to know what resource is best for onboarding, troubleshooting, or enhancing your platform experience. Even experienced Cvent users can be overwhelmed with the number of resources available to them.

Cvent Acquires Social Tables to Power Tighter Collaboration Between Event Planners and Venues

Social Tables

Acquisition delivers unique diagramming, seating, and venue sales solutions that help event planners and venues create exceptional events. Tysons Corner, VA – October 16, 2018 – Cvent , a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced that it has acquired Social Tables , the leading event diagramming, seating, and collaboration platform.

Meet the Team: Roger Price

a2z Innovation Insider

Meet Roger Price, VP of Professional Services with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself? A: Professionally, I’m someone who works best in a fast-paced, growth-oriented work environment, particularly in B2B software and services companies. Personally, I’m a family man who derives most joy from watching my children learn and excel. Q: Tell us a little about your role at a2z? What do you enjoy the most about it?