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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Should You Book a Hotel or a Motel?

Hotel Engine

If you’re preparing for your next trip, you may be struggling to decide which type of accommodation is best for your itinerary. You have a few options when you’re looking for a home away fromro home, with hotels and motels being two of the most common.

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?

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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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.

Commitment to sustainability: Personas & recommendations for Swissôtel

EHL Insights

Part of the Accor hotel group, Swisso?tel tel was founded in 1980 and is a world-leading travel and lifestyle hotel brand. Today it numbers more than 30 hotels globally including flagship properties such as Swisso?tel tel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Swisso?tel tel The Stamford in Singapore and Swisso?tel

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).

Which In-Room Technologies Are Hotel Guest Magnets?

Hotel Engine

Modern in-room technologies make your guests feel at home. Outfitting your guests’ rooms with tech they are likely already familiar with is a great way to provide additional customization, comfort and convenience. It’s also a great way to increase profitability!

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.

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.

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.

Dan Nilsen on Pride Month: Celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bishop McCann

Show Notes. For this Pride Month episode of The Events Experience, we spoke with our Founder and Owner, Dan Nilsen, about the importance of Pride Month for our agency and how we ensure everyone feels welcomed and included. Topics include: Highlights Podcast

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.

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.

TWT: Airlines Get ‘Berned,’ Biz Travel Stats Spike

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. Bernie Sanders Demands Airline Accountability, Airlines Blame FAA.

The Importance of Video in Your Live or Virtual Event

BCD Meetings & Events

The last two years have seen a huge shift in the way we meet and interact, both professionally and personally. The increase of virtual meetings, while working from home during lockdowns, has meant we’ve been glued to our screens even more than usual.

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.

Hyatt announces milestone development plans for Hyatt Centric Edinburgh Haymarket

Travel Daily News

Located in the heart of the city, the full-service lifestyle property will mark the first Hyatt hotel in Scotland and second Hyatt Centric hotel in the United Kingdom

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.

Will Vegas Events Be All Shook Up Without Elvis Impersonators?

Skift Meetings

Some Las Vegas wedding chapels have received cease-and-desist letters instructing them to make sure Elvis has left the building.

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.

An Inside Look at Etihad’s New A350-1000 Aircraft

Business Traveler USA

Our in-flight review aboard Etihad’s new A350-1000 from Abu Dhabi to Paris. Etihad recently unveiled its A350-1000 aircraft, and I was invited on the inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris before it begins routes to New York and Chicago next month.

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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What Makes A Good MICE Destination?

Hotel Engine

The pandemic required a massive revamp of policies across industries — which led to an evolution within the hospitality industry in particular. But now that extra safety and hygiene methods are in place, hotels’ current focus is on attracting MICE to bring business customers back in.