June, 2022

SwissSkills Bern 2022 – Shaping the future for young people 

The MICE Blog

Over 60 percent of young adults in Switzerland choose vocational training or apprenticeship over an academic path. This is an important economic factor that affects a country’s competitiveness in terms of the labour market and low unemployment rate, which in Switzerland is at about 4 percent.

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Pádraic Gilligan

Episode 50: Come, Create, Share: The Touchstones of Event Experience with David Title at Bravo Media

Techsytalk

We’re tapping into the creative mind of David Title, Partner at Bravo Media, about event experience in 2022 (and not […]. The Event Hustler Show

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Einstein Goes to Pride: Creativity and Inclusivity in Advertising

The Abbi Agency

I’ve always admired and looked up to Albert Einstein— not only because his wispy halo of hair resembles my bedhead before a zoom call, but also because his intelligence never got in the way of his imagination.

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.

10 Event Technology Trends: Hot Or Hype?

Endless Events

Today’s episode of the Event Tech Podcast was inspired by a recent Event Leadership Institute summit where Brandt and Will did a fast rundown on ten event technology trends. For each of them, they had to quickly decide whether they truly were a trend or just hype.

The Vinyl Revival: Why People Are Flocking to One of Hollywood’s Most Historic Districts Once Again

Business Traveler USA

The renovation of L.A.’s s legendary recording district is bringing top talent, vibrant venues, and big dollars to the heart of Hollywood. The Hollywoodian is a majestic beast. We don’t grow up like everyone else. In fact, we grow up like no one else.

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Back in St Pete, Florida – 40+ years later

Pádraic Gilligan

by Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE & Managing Partner, SoolNua Marketing Back to the Future Arriving at Tampa International recently I looked for triggers that might transport me back to 1979 when, during my second ever trip to the US, I visited St Pete Clearwater.

15 Community Event Ideas That Bring People Together

Social Tables

Hosted in cities and towns all over the world, community events bring people together. Community events are perfect for promoting positive change, and there’s opportunity for improvement in every community.

Hope is the Thing With Neon Lights- LVIMA: Best of the West 2022

The Abbi Agency

Imagine stumbling down a long dark tunnel and around each bend the glow of a distant light grows brighter and brighter. It feels like approaching the summit of a mountain only to discover that the “summit” is merely a spot with slightly less oxygen. We’ve all spent a couple years in this tunnel.

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Which Personal Technologies Are Useful In The Events Industry?

Endless Events

Technology is advancing at a rapid speed. We all use all kinds of gadgets, software, and hardware products to manage our personal lives. Today, the Event Brew tackles the relationship between personal and professional life as it relates to technology.

All You Need to Know to Retain, Engage, and Energize Your Workforce

The Great Resignation and tight labor market make recruitment challenging and retention crucial. This eBook explains exactly how team building can improve employee onboarding and help you retain, engage, and optimize the performance of your teams.

How to Honor Native American Tribes on the Fourth

Smart Meetings

When most Americans think of the Fourth of July, they fantasize about family barbecues, community fireworks and local parades. It’s a time to enjoy the summer weather and celebrate veterans for their service.

6 DIY Firepit Ideas To Spruce Up Any Backyard

Redfin

Adding a DIY fire pit to your backyard is an excellent way to keep the fun going long after dark. However, figuring out the best fire pit design can often pose a challenge.

Making Shifts to Meet the Evolving Needs of Convention Groups

Convene by PCMA

Plans for the upcoming Phase VI expansion of the Indiana Convention Center call for a new 50,000-square-foot ballroom and more than 140,000 square feet of flexible meeting and prefunction space. The business events industry, at large, is comprised of women — 77 percent , according to the U.S.

15 Audience Engagement Strategies That Actually Work

Social Tables

Audience engagement plays a significant role in the success of any event. Whether in-person or online, event organizers want attendees to pay attention and participate. In fact, more than 80% of marketing professionals believe that audience engagement is a key indicator of an event’s success.

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

Hope is the Thing With Neon Lights- LVIMA: Best of the West 2022

The Abbi Agency

Imagine stumbling down a long dark tunnel and around each bend the glow of a distant light grows brighter and brighter. It feels like approaching the summit of a mountain only to discover that the “summit” is merely a spot with slightly less oxygen. We’ve all spent a couple years in this tunnel.

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The Importance Of Feedback & Follow-Up Meeting After Events

Endless Events

The final step in the event management process is a follow-up meeting after the event to discuss the event’s overall ROI, attendee and sponsor feedback, and make the necessary readjustments to the overarching event strategy.

TWT: A Call for an End to Flight Delays and Monkeypox 2.0

Smart Meetings

Editor’s note : This Week in Travel (TWT) is your essential guide to smoothing the road from here to there for your attendees and yourself. Are Flight Delays in Your Future?

Hidden Gems in Nashville: Local Foodies Reveal the Must-Try Restaurants

Redfin

While Nashville is widely known as the “Music City” – music isn’t the only thing that makes Tennessee’s largest city famous. Nashville is also a foodie’s paradise – with everything from traditional Southern cuisine to upscale, fine dining.

Mental Wellness: How the Business Events Industry is Coping

Convene by PCMA

“We’re now reaching unprecedented levels of stress that will challenge our ability to cope,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association. Martin Sati illustration).

Avelo Airlines and Breeze Airways Make Their Mark on the Budget Airline Market

Business Traveler USA

Avelo Airlines and Breeze Airways are ramping up with affordable discount services. Since launching last year, both Avelo Airlines and Breeze Airways have been making waves in the U.S. market with burgeoning connections between first- and second-tier cities.

The One Where the Abbi Agency Takes Home a Few Awards

The Abbi Agency

The Abbi Agency doesn’t like to brag— if anything, we like to let our work speak for itself. But sometimes, we truly can’t help but run our mouths about something we did.

The Best Unique Phoenix Event Venues For Corporate Events

Endless Events

In-person events are back and they’re smaller and more local than ever. In 2022, they will keep moving out of impersonal hotel ballrooms to more unique venues. One of the biggest event trends in 2022 is sourcing venues with character.

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Make Hybrid Events Worth Every Dollar for Virtual Attendees

Smart Meetings

The average price for a paid virtual event is $443. Are virtual attendees seeing value? It depends. “To demand a fee, digital events must boast compelling content and a seamless experience.

Inflation and House Prices: What Homebuyers, Sellers, and Renters Need to Know

Redfin

Prices are up almost everywhere – from food, to gas, to home prices. In February 2012, the nationwide median sale price of a house in the U.S. was $160,000. More than ten years later, that number is up to a record $412,000.

Putting a Lid on Sky-High Event F&B Costs

Convene by PCMA

Chef Carmen Callo inspects produce from Blue Bear Farm at the Colorado Convention Center. Convention centers growing their own produce is a small way to circumvent rising food costs. It’s the perfect storm: Worker shortages have created supply-chain issues across industries.

Nature-Based Solutions: The Key to Regenerative Tourism

Solimar International

Solimar International’s Director of Conservation & Community Development, Chloe King , has published her White Paper: Climate Action through Regeneration: Unlocking the Power of Communities and Nature through Tourism.

As Covid Restrictions Ease, Long-Haul Flights Make a Comeback

Business Traveler USA

International airlines are starting new routes to the U.S. as borders relax Covid regulations. Among these is Air New Zealand, which is launching a nonstop between Auckland and New York beginning September 17. This will be ANZ’s first such flight, zipping over from JFK in a whopping 17.5

What Is An Event Chatbot

Endless Events

In today’s Whiteboard Wednesday , we tackle the question: What is an event chatbot? Chatbots and digital assistants have become our trusted companions at home and at work.

10 Important Technology Questions to Ask in Your Next RFP

Smart Meetings

The process for creating a request for proposal (RFP) has wildly changed now that virtual and hybrid events are regularly in our repertoire. While we’re excited to welcome back face-to-face events, we know that attendees and companies require flexibility.

10 Pros and Cons of Living in Florida

Redfin

Living in the Sunshine State, as Florida is nicknamed, is a popular choice among retirees and families. The state boasts year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches, and many opportunities for recreation and entertainment perfect for anyone.

4 Design Options That Can Amplify Conference Content

Convene by PCMA

In-person meetings include high-value networking options, but planners should consider a digital post-event experience to add even more value.

Meet Our Summer 2022 Sustainable Tourism and Travel Writing Internship Cohort

Solimar International

Solimar International is proud to introduce our Summer 2022 Virtual Travel Writing and Sustainable Tourism Internship Cohort! This semester’s cohort features 18 talented individuals with a shared passion for sustainable development and tourism.

U.S. Lifts Pre-departure Testing Requirement for Inbound Travelers

Business Traveler USA

The travel industry expects the change in policy to produce a surge in international travel to the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that effective June 12, it is lifting the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for all inbound travelers to the US.

Experiential Events: The Most Powerful Marketing Tool

Endless Events

Events are one of the most powerful marketing tools because they center around an intentionally designed experience. And experience is in high demand. According to Eventbrite’s research , 77% of millennials say some of their best memories are from an event or live experience they attended.