2021

Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. Now it’s a must-have. Talk to any meeting owner who has managed a large virtual event this past year using a skilled emcee and he or she will tell you it made all the difference.

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Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021

Eventmobi

If the last year has shown anything, it’s that event technology can help attendees stay connected, even when meeting in person isn’t possible. But is there a way to keep that momentum going with year-round engagement? People are craving connection more than ever before.

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12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

A trend is a passing fancy, like the Pantone Color of the Year. In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors.

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Are in-person events COVID safe?

Conferences that Work

September 2021 — Are in-person events COVID safe?

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

Crafting the Event Experience: Designing the Event Brand

Event Farm

The event experience for an attendee begins not at check-in or registration, but when they encounter your event for the first time, perhaps in an email or on your website. This first impression either lingers with them or leaves no trace.

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Are Hologram Presentations the Next Big Event Trend?

EventMB

As early adopters in the event industry have shown, hologram technology allows presenters to ‘beam in’ with lifelike 3D effects — in real time. With equipment costing up to $60K, however, widespread use may still be the stuff of science fiction.

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What Creatives Can Teach Us About Virtual Events

GEVME

Following the first wave of virtual events that emerged the past year, event organisers are starting to witness attendance fatigue, with many businesses struggling with monetization.

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Hybrid Event Examples You’ll Want to Copy This Year (And How to Take Virtual Events Hybrid)

SpotMe Blog

With the world heading back to some sense of normalcy, many companies are anxious to include in-person components to their virtual events again, and vice versa, to create a hybrid event experience.

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How to Plan a Concert in 10 Steps

Social Tables

Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Going green isn’t just a trend. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events

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We Could Not Be More Proud!

Velvet Chainsaw

Dear Friends, We are so excited to announce that Dave Lutz, our illustrious managing director, has been named an inductee to the 2021 Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders. It is the event industry’s most prestigious award, which acknowledges a lifetime of pioneering and meaningful work!

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How Virtual Event Platforms Can Help Measure Event Success

Eventmobi

2020 helped to accelerate the rapid development of enhanced virtual event technology, and adoption rates have never been higher. Despite this progress, many still aren’t taking full advantage of what may be event tech’s greatest asset — hard data, or the information behind informed decision making.

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The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

2020 challenged us all and it’s not surprising that event planners took one of the hardest hits. If you were fortunate enough to survive company layoffs, you likely faced one of the biggest tests of your career as you navigated complete uncertainty around your work.

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Venue ventilation for COVID-19

Conferences that Work

Attention, meeting planners! Safe meeting venue ventilation for COVID-19 is critical. As we start thinking about returning to in-person events, it’s crucial to check that venues are upgrading their HVAC systems to handle potentially virus-infused air.

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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Events are coming back but planning an event looks nothing like it used to. Venue and governmental regulations keep changing. Many of your regular vendors have lost staff or gone out of business. With so many new safety-related expenses, your old budget template no longer works. .

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FAQs for Creating COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments on Eventbrite

Picatic by Eventbrite

Eventbrite is the leading platform for free registration and ticketing. Its flexible registration allows for many different uses, including for scheduling and managing time slots for COVID-19 vaccine or testing appointments.

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Is Event Tech Evolving to Pit Event Planners Against Their Competition?

EventMB

As investments continue to pour into the event tech sector, many providers are gunning for more end users — a shift that has implications for the way attendees find and interact with content. How could this impact the control event brands have over their own audiences?

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

Connecting The Global Virtual Events Community With GEVME Studios

GEVME

Leading virtual events and events technology provider GEVME has announced the launch of GEVME Studios — an online media network dedicated entirely to virtual events.

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Introducing your new Eventspace

SpotMe Blog

This summer we are releasing a new version of our Eventspace app that has been re-engineered from the ground up for hybrid events. With built-in networking, personalization, content and analytics features, SpotMe now offers the most comprehensive hybrid event experience for you and your audience.

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The Complete Guide to Event Planner Logos: Ideas, Tips, Examples

Social Tables

Want to make your event planning company stand out? Event planner logos are a great way to do exactly that. Whether you’re part of a team or flying solo, just getting started or an industry veteran, great marketing begins with a proper logo.

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Swapcard Welcomes Industry Expert Julius Solaris

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard is excited to announce events industry leader Julius Solaris has joined the team as Head of Engagement

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

Conference Organizers: What Is Your Duty of Care?

Velvet Chainsaw

Just when we thought we were turning the corner on a rise in Covid cases, we are hearing about short-term cancellations of conventions once again as the Delta variant causes cases to rise.

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The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space

Eventmobi

Over the past ten months we have witnessed the complete digital transformation of live events.

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5 Key Takeaways from Anthony Vade on Event Pricing Design

Attendease

With COVID-19 and the event industry pivoting from in-person to virtual formats, we saw a big shift from a pricing standpoint.

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Good meeting design is cheaper than special effects

Conferences that Work

Far too much money is spent on meeting glitz at the expense of good meeting design. Seth Godin makes an analogous point in this post…. Good writing is cheaper than special effects. “In movies, that’s obvious. It costs far less to make The Big Lebowski than a Marvel movie.

Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook

Event Farm

As pandemic conditions continue to change, do you feel that you must wade through wave after wave of information to seek answers and solutions to plan safe live events? We do!

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Checklist: Planning a Grand Reopening Event After COVID-19

Picatic by Eventbrite

Hosting any kind of event requires planning and organization to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Following an event planning checklist can make this process less intimidating — but your old checklist might be out of date.

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Hopin Raises New $450 Million Round of Funding

EventMB

Virtual event unicorn Hopin has announced a fresh investment of $450 million in Series D funding. Hopin has now raised more than $1 billion since February 2020. The company is now valued at a breathtaking $7.75 billion. No, this is not groundhog day, although this story sure sounds familiar.

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