7 of the Top Event Planning Conferences in 2021

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Many event planning conferences were canceled or postponed, and most of those that weren’t took place virtually. Read on to learn more about some of the top event planning conferences that 2021 has to offer. Discover some of 2021’s top event planning conferences: 1.

Virtual Conference Best Practices & Ideas


Virtual conferences have been on the menu for more than a year now — initially seen as something to plug the gap left by in-person conference cancellations, virtual conferences are here to stay, definitely in the short term and most likely much longer than that.

Reopening Amsterdam conference city: We are ready!

Travel Daily News

Until 2019, conferences at RAI Amsterdam alone were generating an annual turnover of approximately 690 million euros and employment of 6.300 FTEs. In general, a turnover of 1 euro added value for RAI Amsterdam is 7 euros added value for the region

IEG: The World Wind Energy Conference 2022 at Rimini's Palacongressi Conference Centre

Travel Daily News

The WWEA (World Wind Energy Association) has chosen Rimini’s Conference Centre to host the annual WWEC conference to be held from 28th to 30th June 2022

AIRTEC 21, Trade fair and conference on innovations in aviation

Travel Daily News

Exhibitors from ten countries will present their products and services at the trade fair from October 26th to 28th in the MTC Conference Center in Munich (Germany

How an Australian Space Conference Beat the Time Zone Challenge

Smart Meetings

A NASA scientist hunkered down in his dark garage—the only place he can get cell phone reception—gives his keynote presentation to over 2,000 attendees at the world’s largest space science conference being held virtually from Sydney, Australia. It’s late January in 2021.

How to Get Creative with Conference Staging Ideas

Endless Events

As you know, conferences are the bread and butter of event planners. You plan so many conferences of a similar nature each year that it can be easy to get stale. But, just because conferences have a heavy business-focus, doesn’t mean they need to be (or should be) lifeless! Even on a small budget, there are simple ways to get the most out of conference staging ideas. If you just started planning your next conference make sure to take a look at our.

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) Travel


It is a highly lucrative industry revolving around incentive travel , though there is a distinction between incentivized travel and business conferences. Some travel groups have recently begun to move away from “MICE” as an acronym and toward terms like “events industry” or “conference travel.”

4 Types of Video All Conferences Need – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Are you using video to enhance your conference? Today Will Curran will walk you through 4 types of video that all conferences need to create your best conference yet! Video Transcript – Whiteboard Wednesday – 4 Types of Video All Conferences Need. What everyone’s want to have that conferences, no one wants PowerPoints or images anymore. We’ve all been there before, where you’re sitting in a conference.

AC21: The Story Behind Planning the First Major Conference in Baltimore Since the Pandemic

Smart Meetings

By all measures, this week’s Destinations International Annual Conference 2021 (AC21) in Baltimore, Maryland, was a huge success. Or a completely on-site event at the scale of the 2019 conference in St. Conference of Mayors Partnership, and the 2021 DestinationsNEXT Futures Study.

12 Takeaways From HIMSS’ Successful, Fully Vaxxed Conference

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More than 700 companies exhibited at HIMSS’ 2021 Global Health Conference & Exhibition, just more than half the number they typically see at their annual conference. 23, only six out of the 19,000 in attendance reported positive test results since the conference — or.03

Virtual Conferences – the New Reality is Working


I had my first experience presenting at a Virtual Conference and it was a success, as far as I’m concerned. For all of the organizations that have depended on trade shows, conferences, and other types of events to help generate business (sales […].

Understanding Conference Sponsorship

Endless Events

With that being said, in order to build conference sponsorship, you have to first look at your brand’s purpose and the values of your company. The key to building conference sponsorship is to create a strong sponsorship pitch that sells your event. Now that you know the basics of conference sponsorship, how do we go about creating a sponsorship deal? The Evolution of Conference Sponsorship. Organizing conference sponsorship is crucial for a successful event.

How To Bring Life Back To Corporate Conferences by @purplepatchgrp


Corporate events include conferences, client events, internal meetings, parties, and team building events. It can be a one-day event or a week-long conference. Traditional methods cannot bring back life to corporate conferences. How to bring life back to corporate conferences. Most conference organisers in London and other major cities are already using and reaping the benefits of the virtual world.

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Conference Venue

Endless Events

Finding a conference venue is a lengthy and detailed process. The main component of a conference is the venue, it’s where the main show takes place! Finding the perfect conference venue can be challenging. Although sourcing the perfect venue is paramount there are a lot of other aspects of your conference that need to be considered before your venue search even begins. So, here it goes, our step-by-step guide to finding the perfect conference venue.

Travel Tech announce its fourth 2021 Virtual Conference

Travel Daily News

Travel Tech LATAM & SPAIN Second Edition, from September 13 to 17, 2021. The event will provide to professionals in Latam and Spain tourism trade with educational resources based on the latest technological trends

Everything You Need to Know for Killer Conference Breakout Sessions

Endless Events

Breakout sessions are a staple at conferences. If you are wondering what conference breakout sessions are and why more and more conferences are incorporating them, then continue reading. All of these topics revolve around a central theme, the conference’s main theme. More than ever we are seeing conference breakout sessions used to create a more personal feel that feeds off participation and involvement from the audience. Organizing Conference Breakout Sessions.

2019 Women In Tech Conferences: Empowering Events


We've created a thorough directory of the top women in tech conferences happening in 2019. These events focus on empowering women through conferences that help attendees learn new skills, make valuable connections or access motivational leaders. January Women in Tech 2019 Conferences.

2021 Conference Agenda Announced!

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Our Event Industry Conference Attendee Strategies – Event Brew #001

Endless Events

Time to brew some conference attendee strategies! On this week’s episode, Will Curran, Nick Borelli, Dustin Westling, and Thuy Diep get together to talk about conference attendee strategies. As members of the event industry, we’re more than used to attend conferences directed at us. Conference Attendee Strategies – Who’s Coming? When it comes to the types of people that attend conferences, Will believes there are two types.

Land ahoy for the FCCA Cruise Conference

Travel Daily News

The interest of FCCA Member Line executives is again clear, with 40 already confirming - including six Presidents and above - as of August 31, and the platform will benefit from a revamped format putting the event’s long-standing one-on-one meetings on the main stage

How We Engaged 70,000 Tech Professionals at a Virtual User Conference - Case Study


How do you make 70,000+ data professionals at a virtual user conference feel like they are face to face ? To make it happen, a data and AI technology company partnered with MeetingPlay to host their 2020 user conference on our virtual event platform.

5 Conference Pricing Strategies


Setting conference fees is tricky. This article on conference pricing from The Balance Small Business blog was written pre-pandemic and is focused on live events, but its take on five basic strategies are evergreen. Now that your event is virtual, the puzzle is more complex.

Destination spotlight Bern, Switzerland: Site visit from 28–30 August 2020 for Event Planners Talk e-conference

The MICE Blog

When the idea to stage an international, multi-day conference in Bern was born back in 2018, we didn’t know how things would turn out, and that we’d need to change our plans upside down. The Belle Etage is the banquet facility, with conference rooms located next to each other.

Health-Care Workers Split on Attending Digital and In-Person Conferences

Convene by PCMA

A LinkedIn post asked healthcare professionals if they feel safe traveling to in-person conferences in the fall. Physicians need to complete a certain number of continuing medical education hours each year, and that drives a lot of conferences.

Creating Conference Goodie Bags for Virtual Events


On May 4th 2020, also known as Star Wars Day, the biggest convention in the name of the space-opera franchise was a little different. Event Marketing

41 Best Hotel Amenities for Conference Attendees

Endless Events

Something often overlooked when booking hotel blocks for conferences are hotel amenities for conference attendees. People pay a lot of money and travel far to get to your conference, so don’t you want to make their home away from home a positive experience? We have gathered a variety of the best hotel amenities for conference attendees to look for when finding the right hotel for your next conference. Need ideas on conference breakout sessions?

Conference Networking: How to Help Attendees Make Meaningful Connections

Endless Events

Conference planning is well underway. You know that conference networking is important, but you’re not sure how to help your attendees make meaningful connections. A recent study done by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) showed that 76% of almost 9,000 participants said networking was a top driver when deciding whether or not to attend a conference or event. And why it’s important to do so when it comes to conference networking.

How to Survive and Thrive on Conference Calls


Conference calls can be all but impossible to run effectively. Conference calls can be difficult for a variety of other reasons. Despite plenty of obstacles in your way, you can conduct a successful meeting and survive a conference call by following a few simple rule.

Your All-Out Guide to Conference Planning

Endless Events

A conference is more than just talks and booths inside a ballroom. This means their experience both during and in-between conference events are in your hands. Not to worry, that’s why we’ve put together all our conference planning guides here, to make sure you plan the best event experience for them. Conference Events Think Outside the Ballroom. Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations. How to Get Creative with Conference Staging Ideas.

Conference Events Think Outside the Ballroom

Endless Events

When planning your next conference event, it’s always important to think of ways to add value for your attendees and promote your brand outside of the ballroom. While this can be done in many ways, one of our favorites is by planning conference events and parties. Conference events can be created in a variety of ways to create anticipation and buzz around your brand or event. Reasons Behind Conference Events and Parties. Ideas for Your Next Conference Events.

This is not a tourism conference: How European cities step out of their comfort zone to create change

Travel Daily News

The Pre-Conference, on September 16, gathered experts of data, trends, marketing and decision-making that helped answer many questions for what’s next

Ultra-luxury Conferences and Incentive trips at Sea


… The post Ultra-luxury Conferences and Incentive trips at Sea appeared first on AIME. Silversea Cruises has set the standard in corporate and incentive travel.

Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations

Endless Events

When it comes to planning a conference, location is key. Today’s conference attendees expect more. And that all starts with a great conference location. . A conference is more than just the convention center. Most professionals are invited to dozens of conferences a year and have to choose the most desirable and convenient events to attend. The content and networking is invaluable, but what often sways a decision to attend is the conference location.

Webinar: How Flanders Hosted Their First US-Sourced Conference Since the Start of the Pandemic

Convene by PCMA

Secondly, attendees will through a case study get an idea of what it means to organize a conference in Europe (Belgium – Bruges) taking into account all the covid 19 measures and restrictions.

The Commonsense Guide to Coronavirus for Events and Conferences


Should screening reveal an elevated risk for an attendee, the person will be isolated immediately to prevent exposure to conference participants. You can see the full list of RSA conference updates here. COVID-19 has landed.

Esprit Award Winner: How We Saved a Virtual Conference by Training Eighty Virtual Speakers in Two Weeks

Blue Spark Event Design

They quickly became overwhelmed with the additional planning, execution, and branding involved with a virtual event, and they literally ran out of time to train the lifeblood of the conference – their virtual speakers, and panelists. on the virtual conference day.

2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide


The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. Or looking to wrap up 2018 with an exceptional conference? This carefully curated conference directory features over 200 (and growing) 2019 tech conferences across multiple industries. January Conferences.

Our Best Tips to Finding Engaging Conference Speakers

Endless Events

We all want to create an event that is full of uniquely engaging conference speakers, but how do we do that? First, we need to change the way we look at conferences. Most events no longer want basic conference speakers. When you find an engaging conference speaker, you are finding someone that will connect with your attendees from the beginning to the end. Ensuring conference speakers are engaging will lead to audience engagement which creates loyal attendees.

Stay Connected: A Complete Guide to Conference Event Apps

Endless Events

Conference event apps are a must for any conference in today’s world. Adding conference event apps to your next event will create accessibility with content, notifications, feedback, and everything else you will need to communicate with your attendees. Conference event apps are no longer a nice addition to your event, they are expected. 97% of millennials own a smartphone leverage this to your benefit by creating a conference event app.

C2 Montreal – Not Your Average Conference

Endless Events

Business and event planners around the globe are raving about this year’s C2 Montreal conference. There were over 6,000 participants that attended the C2 Montreal event this year and although the 2018 event was at the end of May, the groundbreaking is already planning for the 2019 conference with the theme of tomorrow. For their 2018 conference, the theme was Transformative Collisions to spark the collision of interests, ideas, and realities.

Smart Conference Rooms Push Meetings to the Cutting Edge

Smart Meetings

High tech—or “smart”—conference rooms, and the advances that go into them are giving new shape to the future of meetings and events. Gone are the stark conference rooms that starve the senses,” Hotel Manager Anne Marie Johns says. Where there aren’t interactive displays and intriguing new presentation spaces, there are rooms with a ping-pong table as the conference table, swings hanging from the ceiling or walls of stick-on sheets.

How to Develop an Award-Winning Conference Video Strategy

Smart Meetings

Conferences can be powerful catalysts for learning, networking and growing together—an efficient way for industry professionals to meet other professionals and share their experiences. How do you get more out of your next conference? Capturing your conference on video is an excellent way to not only get the most out of the money you spend on your conference, but enhance your overall branding efforts. Benefits of Videoing Your Next Conference.