January, 2024

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Is Your Meeting Storm Ready?

Smart Meetings

Storms have been hitting the Northeast and East Coast, causing carnage to residents, homes and those who were planning to fly into or out of the area. According to authorities, at least five people have been killed in Wisconsin, Georgia and North Carolina as a result. Nearly 89,000 New Yorkers lost power before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to poweroutage.us.

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Conference Branding: The Complete Guide to Event Branding 

Bizzaboo

Event branding is crucial in creating a distinctive and impactful identity for conferences and corporate events, including creating a theme or idea that matches the event’s goal, principles, and target audience. By incorporating elements such as the event name, logo, color palette, typography, visual design, and overall aesthetics, event branding aims to deliver a cohesive and consistent experience for attendees, sponsors, and stakeholders.

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Concerns about using facial analysis at events

Conferences that Work

Should the event industry embrace facial analysis — a technology that promises to offer new analytic data to event stakeholders? In this post, I’ll explain why I’m concerned. I’ve included: An introduction to facial recognition and facial analysis; A timeline of recent public experiences and responses to the use of facial analysis at events; Why I think the use of this technology is misguided, ethically and legally dubious; and My conclusions.

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START Summit injects innovation into Europe’s startup conference scene

The MICE Blog

START Summit offers an innovative take on entrepreneurship conferences – entirely student-run it gives a fresh perspective on Europe’s startup landscape. It’s scheduled for March 21-22, 2024, in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The history of START Summit dates back to 1997 when it was established as START Global by students from the University of St.

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COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

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How DMCs and Destination Organizations Find Success Through Collaboration

ADMEI

How DMCs and Destination Organizations Find Success Through Collaboration 17 January 2024 There are fewer things more exciting than a group trip! From corporate conferences to large social gatherings, planning an event in a destination away from home is quite an undertaking. Thankfully, event professionals have the opportunity to partner with onsite experts in the locale of their choice.

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What Event Attendees Want Now

Convene by PCMA

There’s encouraging news in the Freeman Trends Report: 2024 Attendee Intent and Behavior , released Tuesday, Jan. 16, by the global events company: Attendance at in-person events, which has risen as the worst of the pandemic has receded, is expected to hold steady over the next 12 months. But comparisons with the past aren’t the point, said Ken Holsinger, Freeman’s senior vice president, strategy and research.

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4 Takeaways from Big Attendee-Preferences Survey

MeetingsNet

Freeman’s annual gauge of event participants reveals a few differences between attendees of different generations—but many important similarities too. Released in early January, the 2024 Trends Report: Attendee Intent and Behavior from trade-show, exhibit, and event-production agency Freeman addresses the key factors that influence people’s decisions to attend in-person events and their satisfaction with those events.

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Concerns about using facial analysis at events: part two

Conferences that Work

My January 15, 2024 article “ Concerns about using facial analysis at events ” generated much discussion. (See, e.g., this thread on LinkedIn which has, at the time of writing, four thousand impressions.) Five days later, Panos Moutafis , co-founder & CEO of Zenus , the “ethical facial analysis” company, responded. I find his response inadequate, and this post explains why.

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When Tragedy Strikes at Events

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: The CEO of the software company Vistex died after falling 20 feet to the stage with approximately 700 members of his team watching. Accidents happen. Do you have contingency plans in place?

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4 Benefits of Belonging to Your Industry’s Association

ADMEI

4 Benefits of Belonging to Your Industry’s Association 03 January 2024 There are countless great quotes about the importance of relationships, from “No man is an island” to “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” Humanity has valued community and collaboration throughout history on a personal level. But have you ever stopped to consider the equal importance of these values when it comes to a career?

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

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Clintons Stress Value of F2F Meetings to Combat Divisiveness

Convene by PCMA

President Bill Clinton and 67th Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed a wide range of topics on Tuesday with Convening Leaders 2024 moderator Holly Ransom. (Whatevver Media Group) In a conversation with Convening Leaders 2024 emcee Holly Ransom on Tuesday morning, President Bill Clinton and 67th Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed the value of in-person meetings for democracy and idea exchange.

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Nominate Your Favorite Smart Woman in Meetings!

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings is looking for extraordinary women to honor in the ninth annual Smart Women in Meetings Awards. As the industry’s first program to recognize and uplift female leaders, our special March issue of Smart Meetings magazine highlights incredible women in meetings and events, followed by our annual Smart Women in Meetings Awards Gala to honor the exclusive group of Smart Women in Meetings.

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Hillary Clinton’s Decision-Making Lessons for Meeting Planners

MeetingsNet

At the recent PCMA Convening Leaders conference, the former U.S. Secretary of State recalled a critical moment in her career that defined her approach to staying open-minded, objective, and energized when leading teams through tough tasks. As a professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Hillary Clinton says this to her students on a regular basis: To make the best decisions, you must be able to hold multiple thoughts in your head at the same time—and often, th

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31st Travel Tour Expo set Feb 2 – 4 at SMX

Travel Daily Media

The post 31st Travel Tour Expo set Feb 2 – 4 at SMX appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Get your travel mode on as the 31st Travel Tour Expo (TTE) 2024 and the ninth International Travel Trade Expo 2024 will once again wow the crowd with unprecedented travel packages, on Feb. 2 to 4, at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City.

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10 hospitality trends for 2024: Crafting tomorrow's experiences today!

EHL Insights

As a testament to its resilience, agility and innovative spirit, this article reflects today’s increasingly dynamic hospitality industry in terms of its long, medium and short-term evolution. Best-selling author, Will Guidara , claims “We are entering into a hospitality economy” – suggesting that what underpins the essence of hospitality, (service excellence, human interaction, personalization and the co-creation of memorable experiences), is actually what many sectors of industry are desperatel

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The Ultimate Guide to Conferences for Event Planners in 2024

Bizzaboo

We know how hard it can be to find great events to attend, so we’ve made it easier for you. In this post, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the most important event industry conferences that every event professional should attend this year. Attending these conferences will allow you to learn more about the events industry and meet other event professionals.

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Why Organizations Are Choosing to Meet in Controversial Destinations

Convene by PCMA

Organizations have been shifting away from boycotting, banning, or canceling their events in controversial destinations, and shining a spotlight on the issues. In 2023, proposed and enacted laws targeting the rights of minority populations swept the U.S. in record-breaking numbers. According to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, more anti-LGBTQ+ bills were introduced in state houses last year than in

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Alexandra Carvalho, CMP

Smart Meetings

If you’re pursuing your CMP, you may be all too familiar with imposter syndrome; Alexandra Carvalho, CMP, says that when she was working towards the esteemed designation, she certainly was. “But,” she says, “the biggest thing is to have confidence that you can do it. In reality, the fears that come with imposter syndrome could not be farther from the truth.

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Making MLK Day 2024 Count: Get Involved in Local Service Projects and Events.

InEvent

Introduction Welcome to the ultimate guide to MLK Day 2024 service projects and events in your local area. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed on the third Monday of January each year, is not only a federal holiday but also a day of service. It’s a day when communities come together to honor the legacy … Post Making MLK Day 2024 Count: Get Involved in Local Service Projects and Events. showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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Dhai Dubai: Stunning new light art festival featuring world-class lineup launches at Expo City Dubai

Travel Daily Media

The post Dhai Dubai: Stunning new light art festival featuring world-class lineup launches at Expo City Dubai appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Dhai Dubai – Festival of Lights Opening day at Al Wasl Plaza., Suneesh Sudhakaran, Expo City Dubai. Dhai Dubai, the first-ever Emirati-led light art festival, has launched its illuminating 10-day programme at Expo City Dubai.

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How to navigate career change when you are 30, 40 or 50 - A guide

EHL Insights

Are you contemplating a career change? It's a journey many embark upon, and it's never too late to start. Whether you're in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, changing careers is a significant step that requires thought, passion, and strategy. This article explores the signs that you're ready for a career change and how to navigate this transition at any stage in your life.

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The 25 Best San Francisco Venues for Your Next Conference

Bizzaboo

San Francisco — with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, historic cable cars, and vibrant cultural tapestry — offers a unique and dynamic backdrop for events of any scale. If you’re looking for a San Francisco event space, you can’t go wrong with the city’s eclectic neighborhoods, world-class cuisine, and scenic beauty. Whether you’re planning a corporate conference, private celebration, or large-scale convention, San Francisco’s diverse array of event venues , from elegant historic buildings t

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Leonard Hoops, Incoming PCMA Board Chair: Why 2024 Is a Big Year for PCMA

Convene by PCMA

“I don’t know if I’d be the CEO of Visit Indy and would have enjoyed the kind of work life that I’ve led for 12 years if not for PCMA,” said Leonard Hoops, incoming chair of PCMA’s 2024 Board of Directors and Trustees. Leonard Hoops has been involved with PCMA in one way or another for a significant portion of his career. He’s been an active member in both PCMA’s Northern California and Greater Midwest chapters when he lived and worked in each of those regions.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Teri Jakob, CMP

Smart Meetings

“When I was little, I had this wild dream of becoming a truck driver,” says Teri Jakob, CMP. “Picture a tiny me with big aspirations of cruising cross-country, soaking in the sights, and never settling down in one place for too long. “Fast forward to today, I may not be behind the wheel of a big rig, but boy, do I still love to drive! Life took a delightful turn, and instead of trucking, I found myself globe-trotting.

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WEC will stimulate your mind and touch your heart

MPI

Through the power of music, Felipe Gomez, keynote speaker for MPI’s WEC 2024, leads audiences through a journey of the body, mind and soul of leadership.

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The Latest Best Practices for Outdoor Activities and Events

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Outdoor activities and events are more popular than ever, but this means more pressure to avoid the pitfalls that can come with large crowds. Safety and sustainability are paramount. Here are three best practices to ensure a foolproof checklist for outdoor activities.

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Food and beverage industry trends 2024: Culinary harmony unveiled

EHL Insights

In the wide-ranging Food and Beverage industry, global trends are increasingly important. As cultures intertwine and borders blur, the industry must cater to a palate that is constantly evolving and universally connected. Here, we delve deep into the international choreography that makes F&B a globally harmonized experience.

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The Top US and Canadian Event Management Agencies for 2024

Bizzaboo

Looking for an event or experiential marketing agency in 2024? Check out this comprehensive list of the best event agencies in the United States and Canada. According to The state of in-person B2B conferences report , 80.4% of event organizers believe that events are the most critical marketing channel for achieving business goals, and 75.9% of organizers believe in-person conferences will become increasingly critical to their organization’s success in the coming years!

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One Surprising Trend Shaping Work in 2024

Convene by PCMA

Employee conflict resolution will be a must-have skill for managers in 2024, research from Gartner shows. If you think we’ve all settled down around the issue of RTO, remote, and hybrid work, and we can look forward to fewer disruptions to the workplace in 2024, think again. Gartner research has identified nine trends we can expect to shape our work experience this year, shared in Harvard Business Review ’s “ 9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2024.

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Smart Moves in Orlando, San Diego and More

Smart Meetings

Alyssa Gernazick and Lindsay Neeley Alyssa Gerzanick and Lindsay Neeley, Conrad Orlando Conrad Orlando expands its executive leadership team with the appointment of Gernazick as director of hotel operations. She brings over 13 years of experience in luxury hotels to oversee daily operations at the property, which will open in 2024. She has held positions from director of front office to assistant director of housekeeping at a number of resorts, including Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orland

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A Chat With the People Behind the Biggest Holiday Events

Special Events

Special Events talks with entertainment services company Production Resource Group (PRG)

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DIY Website Updates

Tourism Tiger

Website updates are always useful to your business. DIY tasks you can work on from the comfort of your home to make your website beautiful.

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The 10 Most Walkable Cities in Indiana

Redfin

Indiana , a state known for its vibrant cities and charming small towns, offers a unique blend of urban and rural living. But how pedestrian-friendly are these cities? In this Redfin article, we delve into the walkability of various cities in Indiana, providing insights into their walk scores and housing market trends. Join us as we explore the 10 most walkable cities in Indiana , from East Side Chicago to Huntington, and discover what makes each city unique. 1.

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17 Ideas for Corporate Team Building Activities

Bizzaboo

Team building activities are a great way to foster collaboration, communication, and trust among employees. In a corporate setting, these activities can help improve team dynamics, boost morale, and increase productivity. Prioritizing team building activities is more important than ever, too. Why? Gallup’s research indicates that only a mere 32% of American employees are genuinely excited about their work.

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Clear Roles, Effective Collaboration With the RACI Matrix

Convene by PCMA

Some components of planning an association annual meeting involve multiple departments and competing priorities. Membership wants one thing; publications, marketing, and chapter relations, another. Having too many cooks in the kitchen — and no clear owner — leads to wasted time, energy, and frustration. As a product and project manager for your annual meeting, you can address this challenge by leading a collaborative process to clearly define individual and team roles and responsibilities.