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We are biased against creativity. Though most people say they admire creativity, research indicates we actually prefer inside -the-box thinking.

Are You Attracting the Right Audience to Your Lead Gen Events?

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Live events give you an opportunity to connect with prospects in a way that can’t be done online. But just like other forms of lead generation, your efforts will only be worth the investment if your event attracts the right people: those who are likely to become customers.

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“IT’S NOT ME, ITS YOU.” 9 reasons to dump your event partner

Event Industry News

By Sarah Lorish, Associate Producer and Content Marketer at TalkingTree Creative. NSYNC. Is it time to break it off with your current event partner? Look, we get it break-ups are hard! Going out on the prowl is exhausting. First meetings can be the worst!

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Top Event Technology Tools for Social Media Engagement


Photo courtesy of rawpixel on Unsplash It’s time for your company’s next big event. Social media is an important tool to utilize not only for your event’s content but also for the content your attendees will create.

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 Power of Offering Pay Later


Grenadine Event Management helps you plan events with ease from start to finish. Our app has many wonderful features that will help you and your team throughout the lifecycle of your event, allowing you to do everything you can to make sure it runs seamlessly.

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4 Tips to Make Your Live Music VIP Experience a Smash Hit

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One of the fastest growing trends in the live music business, particularly within music festivals, is the rise of VIP ticketing programs. These programs allow fans with deeper pockets to skip lines, access reserved lounges, and enjoy a slew of other deluxe perks.

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Stay Sniffle-Free During the Holiday Traveling Season

Smart Meetings

It’s the holidays, and we all know what that means: it’s cold, it’s stressful and illness is in the air. Whether you’re traveling, filling out reports in the office or working hard at an event, it’s easy to catch something if you’re not being careful.

Ascent: Why Elizabeth Shoesmith Launched The Inclusive Foundation

PCMA Convene

It took a bad conference experience — at which her husband was excluded — for Elizabeth Shoesmith to launch The Inclusive Foundation. Shoesmith is one of PCMA’s Ascent Luminaries, a series made possible by VisitDallas.

Four Event Installations That We Loved in 2018


Each year we’re blown away by the innovative exhibits and incredible installations that premier around the globe. With 2018 being no exception, we wanted to highlight some of our favourite events that took place this year. SXSW Does Westworld.

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GH Display acquires Hytner Exhibitions to increase operating space & service levels to customers

Event Industry News

GH Display has today announced the acquisition of Hytner Exhibitions Limited for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will combine the complimentary skills held across the two exhibition and display companies and increase the operating space to offer an even better service to customers.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

To Get the Best Hotel Internet, Ask the Right Questions

Smart Meetings

Smart phones are smarter than ever, streaming has never been easier or more common, and the constantly connected technology of modern society is pushing events to jaw-dropping heights. That is, if your internet connection doesn’t crash. Ron Fariss.


Be Smart About Gift-Giving

PCMA Convene

Across Asia, gifts can symbolise the beginning of meaningful relationships, but ‘it is important to ensure the right gifts are presented at the right time.’. By Kim Benjamin, Untangled. Joycelyn Hoh. With the holiday season in full swing, many thoughts turn to gift-giving.

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a2z is BEAMING the Fun to Expo! Expo! 2018

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Attending Expo! in New Orleans? We’ve got many fun interactive activities and giveaways planned in Booth 1115 at the event to make the experience extra special for you! Win a BEAM Wearable Dynamic Display! Be on the lookout for flashing lights and music emanating from the a2z booth.

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Podcast Special: Events for Namuwongo

Event Industry News

In a special edition of the Event Industry News podcast, host James Dickson is joined by former AEO president Trevor Foley to discuss Events for Namuwongo , a charity set up in 2011 to improve the lives of people in the Namuwongo region of Uganda.

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To Get the Best Hotel Internet, Ask the Right Questions

Smart Meetings

Smart phones are smarter than ever, streaming has never been easier or more common, and the constantly connected technology of modern society is pushing events to jaw-dropping heights. That is, if your internet connection doesn’t crash. Ron Fariss.

Why To Stay Loyal

PCMA Convene

Responding to a recent Communique article on hotel loyalty programmes , CWT’s Nina Gomez says such schemes have benefits. But do your homework. Nina Gomez. Many event planners care about loyalty programmes as they’re an effective way to defray costs and generate savings.

Find New Hotels and Renovated Classics for Your Next Meeting in St. Pete/Clearwater


With an average of 360 days of sunshine, the St. Pete/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast is the perfect meeting destination, whatever the season.

The 10 Best Event Venues in Paris for Your Next Meetup or Conference

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Paris is the perfect city to host your next event. A rich history, striking architecture and world-class cuisine are just a few reasons why it draws millions of international visitors each year. Event Experiences

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3 Technology Tools for Better Meeting Management


There are a lot of moving parts in meetings management and yet, there are only 24 hours in the day.

Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting in Japan

PCMA Convene

Japan’s economy is humming again, and it’s welcoming ever increasing numbers of tourists and business visitors. Plan a visit, and you’ll see why. Event participants can start to feel a little jaded as they jet from one city to the next around the world.

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Upcoming Webinar: How to Find the Best Cvent Resource for All Your Questions


At Cvent, we’ve invested heavily in ensuring our customers receive the best support possible. There are a lot of incredible features you can use within the Cvent platform, which naturally means questions do arise.

This Is What Happened When Fear Showed Up At My Conference

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

This post won't tell you how to sell out your tickets or get funding. Nor will it tell you how to mingle, or the jokes to tell to make strangers like you. Links

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Love Local Catering


The story of Love Local Catering is one centered around a heartwarming mission: to change the world through healthy, delicious food from a brand that supports their community and prioritizes giving back.

Calgary’s Dedication to Clean Energy Attracts Top Industry Meetings

PCMA Convene

This year Solar Canada — the country’s largest solar-energy conference — was held in western Canada for the very first time. The host organizations, the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and Hannover Fairs (Canada) Inc.,

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Cvent’s Top 10 Event Blog Posts of 2018


This year, we’ve featured several blog posts focused on the basics of event planning, using metrics to power your event ROI, and the power of personalization. We’ve compiled the top event blog posts below for you to read for guidance and inspiration as the year draws to a close.

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Gamble on These Fun Things to do in Atlantic City

PCMA Convene

Empanadas (above), avocado toast, and smoked fish options at Olón make for a breezy brunch and beginning of your day in Atlantic City.

3 Simple Errors That Leaders Need to Stop Making Now

PCMA Convene

These three mistakes can occur at any level of responsibility, but all can be traced back to leadership. ). Read More

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Auto Shows Adapt in a Changing Landscape

PCMA Convene

Buffeted by change, vehicle showcases like the Detroit auto show are losing influence and manufacturers. ( The Detroit News ). Read More.

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What Beyonce and Jay-Z Can Teach You About Digital Strategy

PCMA Convene To inspire attendees to take action, try giving them a small taste of the main entree — and then taking the plate away. ). Read More

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26 Event Predictions for 2019

PCMA Convene

Event professionals — including PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat — on the key factors they think will shape the events industry next year. ). Read More

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Hotel Arms Race in Orlando’s Convention Industry

PCMA Convene

Hotels across Central Florida are competing for convention dollars by expanding meeting space capacity, as visitor numbers at the Orange County Convention Center swell. Associated Press ). Read More

‘Better Than Before’: Puerto Rico’s Recovery Nearly Complete

PCMA Convene

“It’s not just a comeback,” Brad Dean, chief executive officer of Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s marketing organization, said of recovery efforts. “It’s a comeback as better than before.” ” ( SF Gate ). Read More. Marketing & Sponsorships

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