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Live From IMEX 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 135

Endless Events

In this special episode of #EventIcons, we are coming to you live from IMEX 2018. And now for the main topic in the episode below, live from IMEX 2018! PACKED with 23 #EventIcons (yes, you read that right 23 industry heavyweights!). If you aren’t familiar with IMEX it is THE place to connect as an event prof. IMEX has 3200 plus destinations, venues and suppliers from 130-plus countries under ONE roof in Las Vegas literally everything you can imagine in one place.

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18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018

Social Tables

Using a combination of research and survey data, we’ve rounded up the 18 most important trends set to hit planners, hotels and venues in 2018. Because in 2018, consumers will want to experience the venue as much as the event itself. In 2018, they’re poised to become the norm. Three Downward Trends for 2018. You’re already prepared to stay ahead of the competition in 2018—now you need to show your chops to others in the industry. Event Planning 2018 lists

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11 Event Tech Trends That Shaped 2018

Smart Meetings

Real-Time Apps: Even more planners switched from paper to digital communication at events in 2018 by ditching the printed program and adopting apps that offer dynamic agendas, easy discovery and communication between attendees and social media hook-ups. Hyperloop: 2018 was the year a number of players advanced their drive toward developing high-speed transportation using low-pressure, sealed-tube systems powered by compressed air or magnetic repulsion in a low-friction environment.

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Our Favorite Events From 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 137

Endless Events

Today our hosts are sharing their favorite events from 2018 with us. Check out the epic resources mentioned in this episode: Live From IMEX 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 135 A special episode of #EventIcons from IMEX 2018. This is one of our favorite episodes of the year! If you follow #EventIcons you know our hosts travel the world and see so many epic events. They will discuss what makes a great event, and highlights from the many events they attended this year.

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Best of: New & Renovated 2018

Smart Meetings

Here’s a look at five of our top New and Renovated stories from 2018. These recent openings and renovations redefined what was expected in 2018. The post Best of: New & Renovated 2018 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Keeping track of renovations and the emergence of important new properties is a fundamental part of a meeting planner’s work, and the task has become more challenging recently with the huge upsurge in construction.

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2018 Event Marketing Trends

Endless Events

2018 event marketing trends point to video becoming this year’s content marketing juggernaut. Three Event Trends to Boom This 2018. This 2018, events are seen to better bring out the unique personalities of the audience, featuring intersections between various passions and ensuring everyone can experience occasions in a unique way. This is definitely one of the 2018 event marketing trends to watch! Must-Go-To Conventions for #EventProfs This 2018.

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Smart Meetings’ Best Career Advice from 2018

Smart Meetings

Meeting planners had their hands full in 2018, with data breaches, commission cuts, new event technology and other drastic changes affecting the meetings industry. and includes several other types of resources we encountered in 2018. The post Smart Meetings’ Best Career Advice from 2018 appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Listen Up! Smart Meetings’ Top Webinars of 2018

Smart Meetings

Here are some of the top picks for 2018. Smart Meetings’ Top Webinars of 2018 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Career Tips & Tools 2018 advice artificial ask attendee best career contact event experts financial future hear intelligence lawyer learn legal listen management maturity networking new risk skills Speakers Tips tools top webinarsThere are heaps of helpful advice out there for planners looking to create a better event experience for their attendees.

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Try New Event Ideas For 2018: Create a Roadshow, Book Underrated Venues, Create a Unique Event Experience

Endless Events

As we kick off 2018, we’re excited to discover a lot of new event ideas for 2018 to energize our event planning. Get Ready for the Top Meeting Trends in 2018. If you want to go around the world, there’s the free report about the 25 Best Event Venues and Destinations in 2018, which takes you from Anaheim to Singapore. Brand New Destinations That Will Attract Avid Travelers in 2018. We're going to see a lot of human-centric tech this 2018.

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IBTM World 2018 Puts New Tech Center Stage

Smart Meetings

The team at Reed Travel Exhibitions and IBTM is embracing it wholeheartedly, introducing a new, interactive Exploratory Zone in the center of the IBTM World 2018 conference, set for Nov. So, it was a no-brainer for us to be part of the 2018 edition.”. In addition to the Exploratory Zone, IBTM World 2018 will feature a genius-bar style Tech Bar where attendees can ask experts questions about technology and even get advice for their individual LinkedIn pages.

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Top Event Moments of 2018 & Predictions for 2019

Maritz Global Events

As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, we thought it might be fun to share thoughts from the Experient team – as they look back at favorite event moments in 2018 and look ahead at predictions for 2019. Favorite Moment from 2018? The MGM 2018 event was amazing – the level of consideration, thoughtfulness and overall fun the planning team put into that event is something I’ll remember. Favorite Moment from 2018? Favorite Moment from 2018? Favorite Moment from 2018?

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The future of the travel experience at the TOTEC 2018

PXCom Media

TOTEC 2018: the new technologies in the interests of the travel experience. Emmanuel Vivier, Hub Institute , TOTEC 2018. The post The future of the travel experience at the TOTEC 2018 appeared first on PXCom Inflight Digital Media. : 2 minutes Have a break, have a TOTEC!

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December 2018 Power Player: Holly Valenti

Smart Meetings

The post December 2018 Power Player: Holly Valenti appeared first on Smart Meetings. A college elective changed the trajectory of Holly Valenti’s career from prepharmacy to hospitality. During a summer semester at University of New Orleans, she was inspired to switch majors after taking Harsha Chacko’s course, “Intro to Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism.”. “He He is so passionate and knowledgeable about the tourism industry, I didn’t think twice about starting over,” she says.

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Can You Ace this #IMEX18 Quiz?

Smart Meetings

Events Industry Events Quiz #imexrun 2018 america be well lounge conference convention event hospitality IMEX imex america 2018 imex18 industry julius solaris marriott meeting mgm michael dominguez MPI paul smith Planners professionals quiz sands expo and convention center testThe post Can You Ace this #IMEX18 Quiz? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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2018 Education Conferences: The #1 Education Events Guide

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Last Updated May 4, 2018. Here's a look at some of the top 2018 education events. 2018 Education Conferences. APRIL 2018 CONFERENCES. EUA 2018 Annual Conference. BPLC 2018. OLC Innovate 2018. MAY 2018 CONFERENCES. Going Global 2018.

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Smart Meetings’ Top 5 Videos of 2018

Smart Meetings

Video ruled the social media world in 2018. Marin Bright, CEO of Smart Meetings , kicked off 2018 with a video detailing changes to Smart Meetings magazine. Related: The Best of the Best: 2018 Platinum Choice Winners. The post Smart Meetings’ Top 5 Videos of 2018 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Smart Meetings’ visual storytelling immersed planners in the trends and news of the year. If you missed some videos along the way, don’t worry.

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Marin Bright Reflects on IMEX 2018

Smart Meetings

The post Marin Bright Reflects on IMEX 2018 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Events

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9 Dazzling Disney Developments in 2018

Smart Meetings

They and all their Disney pals have been up to a whole bunch in 2018, including celebrating Mickey Mouse’s milestone 90 th birthday. Paddlefish, which was named Orlando’s best seafood restaurant in 2018 Orlando Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, has private event spaces for groups of 30 to 250. The post 9 Dazzling Disney Developments in 2018 appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Best of 2018: BizBash's 25 Most Popular Stories of 2018

BizBash

Looking back on the year in events in 2018, BizBash editors are reflecting on the news, trends, and other ideas

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18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018

Social Tables

Using a combination of research and survey data, we’ve rounded up the 18 most important trends set to hit planners, hotels and venues in 2018. Because in 2018, consumers will want to experience the venue as much as the event itself. In 2018, they’re poised to become the norm. Three Downward Trends for 2018. You’re already prepared to stay ahead of the competition in 2018—now you need to show your chops to others in the industry. Event Planning 2018 lists

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Live from Connect Marketplace – #EventIcons Episode 127

Endless Events

Check out the epic resources mentioned in this episode: 2018 Event Industry Trends – #EventIcons Episode 92. This week we are live from Connect Marketplace! If you are unfamiliar, Connect Marketplace is all about meeting with the best minds in the industry, they have the most interesting speakers from many industries and it’s a great time to well, connect! This weeks episode is an extended two-hour show with the best and brightest minds in the industry.

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Go Green: How To Jump on Sustainable Event Trend

Endless Events

Sustainable events are one of our top choices for 2018 Event Trends.The sustainable event trend is continuing to grow with no signs of stopping so it’s time to get on board! Sustainability isn’t going anywhere. We are always looking for ways to go green and learn about how we can do our part to impact the environment. It would only make sense that this effort spills into the event industry.

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Looking Forward – 2018 Event Industry Trends- #EventIcons Episode 95

Endless Events

This week we are celebrating the new year and looking forward to 2018 event industry trends. In this episode, our hosts – Brandt Krueger, Alex Plaxen, Tahira Endean & Audrey Gallien are here to talk about what is trending in the event industry in 2018. So, jump into the video below and watch and learn the 2018 event industry trends! PS have your seen our guide to 2018 Event Trends ? Happy New Year!!

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IMEX America 2018 Continues to Break New Ground

Smart Meetings

— SmartMeetings (@SmartMeetings) October 18, 2018. — SmartMeetings (@SmartMeetings) October 18, 2018. The post IMEX America 2018 Continues to Break New Ground appeared first on Smart Meetings. IMEX America’s biggest gathering ever propelled full-speed ahead on Day Three in Las Vegas, fueled by meeting planner and supplier energy and the usual steady supply of news and demos by properties and destinations. Smart Meetings kept pace with the biggest happenings.

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Top 100 Events in Canada 2018

BizBash

Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations seem like a distant memory, and many events that pulled out all the stops in 2017

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October 2018 Power Player: Scott Hermes, President of Irvine Company

Smart Meetings

The post October 2018 Power Player: Scott Hermes, President of Irvine Company appeared first on Smart Meetings. Scott Hermes; photo credit: Irvine Company. Irvine Company Resort Properties in Newport Beach, California, recently appointed Scott Hermes as its president. Hermes has hiring power at Coastal Collection, which encompasses The Resort at Pelican Hill , Fashion Island Hotel and Hotel Irvine. Hire people smarter than you. Prepare them for success. Agree on the goals and plans.

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Planning an Event on a Budget? Help Yourself with These Tips by @dancarthy2

Techsytalk

Are you planning an event? Do you need to attract more people to your business, make your company stand out and get noticed? If so, a good event goes without saying as a major prerequisite for that. Of course, it’s easy for big companies to host events. Well, it’s not that easy but it’s certainly better when you have loads of money at your disposal, right?

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8 Event Practices to Leave Behind in 2018

BizBash

Each year, the event industry sees a number of prominent practices that serve to elevate events—and an equal amount of

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How You Can Make Your Events Awesome By Taking Advantage of Social Media by @dancarthy2

Techsytalk

Events are there to let people hear about what you have to say. Events serve as a great way to reach out to your current customer/client base, they can be used to pitch a new idea to the world and of course, to close deals. And it’s safe to say that events can be quite useful. However, getting the desired number of attendees isn’t an easy job. Getting people hyped about your event requires a few tricks and at least one marketing maestro.

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Wyndham Tops WalletHub’s 2018 Hotel Rewards Report

Smart Meetings

Wyndham Rewards is the best hospitality benefits club, according to WalletHub’s 2018 Hotel Rewards Program report. The post Wyndham Tops WalletHub’s 2018 Hotel Rewards Report appeared first on Smart Meetings. This marks the fourth year in a row that the hotel chain’s loyalty program has come in first, with up to $14.30 in rewards value per $100 spent.

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5 Key Takeaways from MCN 2018

Crowdriff

Here are a few key takeaways from MCN 2018. One of the most common themes of MCN 2018 was the way social media platforms are allowing museum exhibits to take on a life of their own within the museum walls. Social media has revolutionized the museum experience.

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4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

BizBash

So, I’ve put together four cloud predictions for 2018 that you won’t see coming but that should help shape your cloud strategy for the new year. 2018 cloud prediction No. First of all, I hate doing yearly predictions. Also, this is the time of year that every PR firm in the country asks me to read the cloud computing predictions of their clients, which are all pretty much wrong and self-serving.

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Show Stopping Grand Entrance Ideas For Your Next Event

Endless Events

Event Inspiration 2018 event trends attendee engagement common event mistakes company event ideas entrances event decor event design ideas event entrances event entrences event inspiration event inspo event inspriation event planning ideas event trends grand entrance grand entrancesIt’s important to start your event off on the right foot. You want your attendees to be excited and impressed from the very first moment they arrive. With these grand entrance ideas you will do just that.

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5 Key Takeaways From ESTO 2018

Crowdriff

Braving the Arizona sun in mid-summer might raise a few eyebrows, but for those that attended ESTO 2018 the destination and venue could not have been more perfect. from ESTO 2018: 1) There’s a New Visual Format in Town. Jarrod Lyman (@jarrodlyman) August 14, 2018.

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BizBash's 15 Most Popular Stories on LinkedIn in 2018

BizBash

As 2018 comes to a close, BizBash editors are reflecting on the biggest events and innovative ideas featured in stories

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BizBash's 20 Most-Liked Images on Instagram in 2018

BizBash

As 2018 comes to a close, BizBash editors are reflecting on the biggest events and innovative ideas featured on our

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State of Event Sponsorship in 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 97

Endless Events

Event Sponsorship is most essential part of every event. Organization can build a brand by making sponsor in live event which is engaging and driving business results. But how can an event prof make sure the sponsor aligns with the needs of the event? Join us today to find out. This week, We have a special guest Peter Poehle, CEO and Co-Founder of SponsorMyEvent.

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The Top 100 Events 2018

BizBash

Think you can get away with assembling a conference panel that includes no people of color? Or stage an award

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From the Editors: Our Favorite Stories of 2018

BizBash

Later this week, we'll share our annual list of 2018's most popular stories based on page views. But this year

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How to Win at Negotiating AV Prices for Events

Endless Events

Have AV quotes bamboozled you before? You’re not alone there. And if you don’t understand the quote, it can be tricky to know how to negotiate on the price , or if you hold any power to negotiate whatsoever! The good news is, you do have that power. And all you need to put it into action is a little knowledge, which we’re about to arm you with. Get started with negotiating AV prices by: Learning AV lingo. Asking for quote walkthroughs. Establishing payment terms ahead of time.

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Survival Guide for a Productive IMEX Experience

Smart Meetings

Events Industry Events #imexrun 2018 advice america authority awe best caesars center convention destination drink Education food hospitality hotel How To ice cream IMEX industry International keynote las luxury meeting MPI networking nevada Planners pro professionals resort smart monday social speaker suppliers Tips tools vegas venetian visitors what to do whiskey

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Best of 2018: 10 Most Notable Orlando/Central Florida Venue Openings of 2018

BizBash

In Orlando and Central Florida, a number of significant event and meeting venues opened this year. Here's our picks for

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CrowdRiff Recognized As 2018 Best Workplace For Millennials

Crowdriff

I’m thrilled to share that CrowdRiff has been recognized as a 2018 Best Workplace for Millennials. This award is especially meaningful because it is based on direct feedback from our employees from an independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

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