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Maximize Your Impact: Top Strategies for Conference Branding

InEvent

Conferences and corporate events play a significant role in marketing and engagement strategies for organizations. With so many events competing for attention, having a solid brand identity is crucial. Event branding shapes how your event is perceived and encompasses elements such as the event name, logo, color palette, typography, and overall aesthetics.

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A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Marin Bright

Smart Meetings

Marin Bright often told the story of how she launched the meetings and events industry’s first lifestyle magazine in 2002, a few months after the devastating attacks on 9/11 and the downturn in the travel industry. Over 22 years, through economic recessions, a global pandemic and personal health issues, as CEO of Bright Business Media, LLC and Smart Meetings , she continued to exemplify the resiliency and grit required to build the Smart Meetings community into the most engaged in the in

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A Digital Marketers’ Survival Guide for This Election Year

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Every year in digital marketing presents unique challenges and trends, but an election year takes the complexity to a whole new level. As the political landscape transforms, the effects ripple across various sectors, including digital advertising. In this survival guide, we explore the nuances of digital marketing in an election year, specifically focusing on the landscape of 2024.

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The Perfect Escapes for Every Budget: California and Florida’s Best Romantic Getaways

Traveler's Q

Are you looking for the ideal destination to enjoy a memorable romantic getaway with your special someone? Look no further than California and Florida! These two sunny states offer a wealth of options to suit every budget and taste, from luxury spa resorts to budget-friendly love nests tucked away in quiet corners. Whether you prefer exploring the great outdoors, relaxing on the beaches, or indulging in delicious food and drink, California and Florida have got you covered.

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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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The Hard Work of Intentional Listening

Convene by PCMA

“If I’m sitting here planning my response while you’re speaking, then I’m not really listening to you,” listening coach and educator Sandra Bodin-Lerner says. (Illustration by Ellen Weinstein) “Listening is part of everybody’s job — it’s just not on people’s consciousness,” said Sandra Bodin-Lerner. Seven years ago, this public speaking coach and communications professor set out to change that, at least on New Jersey’s Kean University campus: She introduced a full semester course on listening.

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CMP Spotlight: Get to Know Gary Murakami, CMP

Smart Meetings

Gary Murakami, CMP, saw his mother work in hotels throughout his childhood. “[She] had a passion and love for the industry,” he says, which carried through to him. “Her dedication and appreciation for the connections with guests and co-workers and the career opportunities hospitality provided for an immigrant coming to the U.S. with a minimal command of English inspired me to pursue a career in the industry also.

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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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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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Ultraluxury Checks into Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

Forget quiet luxury, Las Vegas goes big on experiences and a quartet of new entries to the venue menu prove the point. From new dining and entertainment options to upgraded meeting space and world-class sports infrastructure, the Smart Meetings team toured the latest and greatest while in town for Preview Las Vegas 2024 and sent back highlights to add to your next site visit.

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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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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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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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Enhance Your Event Experiences by Shutting Up and Listening

Convene by PCMA

“Men are the champions of overtalking — and talking over,” Lyons writes in his book. If men learn to listen instead, the event experiences for women are likely to improve. (Illustration by Ellen Weinstein) Dan Lyons is a New York Times bestselling author who has spent much of his career covering technology for Forbes and Newsweek. He’s also “an inveterate overtalker, which has cost me dearly,” he writes in STFU: The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World.

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F&B Smart Moves in New York, Park City and More

Smart Meetings

Rich Lopez and David Bishow Rich Lopez and David Bishow, Westward Look Resort & Spa Westward Look Resort & Spa appoints new executives to its leadership team. Lopez will serve as director of food & beverage, bringing with him 21 years of experience in food and wine in the hospitality industry. He will manage all food and beverage processes and events and will establish and uphold exceptional culinary experiences for guests.

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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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Mastering the art of financial organization for PCOs

MPI

This article explores essential strategies to help PCOs maintain order and their finances to their finances to orchestrate unforgettable conferences.

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Event Professionals ‘Are in the Business of Soul’

Convene by PCMA

Leaders must ask bold, provocative questions to spark imagination and drive innovation, said innovation strategist Shawn Kanungo at PCMA Convening Leaders 2024. (Whatever Media Group) In his PCMA Convening Leaders 2024 keynote session, “The Great Reimagination: Think Bolder,” innovation strategist Shawn Kanungo told the audience of events professionals that they must be willing to innovate their own models and practices to stay relevant in a landscape being disrupted by generative AI and rising

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New and Renovated: Coastlines and Curated Experiences

Smart Meetings

Destination meeting spaces for groups all about luxury These new and renovated properties offer all you can imagine in the category of luxury—resort life like you’ve never seen it. Whether you head off to island paradise in Bermuda or Antigua, or you opt for a private vacation house right by Walt Disney World, your group is certain to leave with a renewed appreciation of just how good it can get.

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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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Technology Is Liberating Creative Chefs To Develop New, Sensory Menus

Travel Daily Media

The post Technology Is Liberating Creative Chefs To Develop New, Sensory Menus appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. What is simmering in the kitchens of commercial establishments? It isn’t just the development of new recipes or the sampling of exotic ingredients; it’s the wave of technological innovation that is sweeping across the culinary landscape, reshaping how food is prepared, presented, and experienced.

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Finding the balance between “yes” and “no”

MPI

Saying “no” appropriately does not indicate a lack of professionalism, according to Karolina Bednarz.

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Michael Dominguez Offers Hospitality Predictions for 2024

Smart Meetings

To watch the full webinar, click here. The new year forecast on the state of hospitality As meeting professionals launch into 2024, Smart Meetings sought out the wisdom of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) CEO, Michael Dominguez, for his outlook of things to come in the new year. Moving Past Normal With the Las Vegas CES setting record numbers for attendance in January, we asked Dominguez what this means for the meeting industry.

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TSE Featured Speakers: Rob Barber, Robin Selden & More

Special Events

Meet the speakers of Catersource + The Special Event!

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Key Takeaways from Knowland’s 2024 Meetings-Industry Report

MeetingsNet

Planners foresee more meetings and more attendees per meeting—but also big cost increases in certain areas that will force them to change tactics. The latest research from Knowland, a meetings-data provider for the hospitality industry, and third-party planning firm ConferenceDirect finds that 42 percent of planners expect to coordinate even more meetings than they did in 2023, when many organizations held a greater number of meetings than usual to make up for those postponed during the Covid pa

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How to Unlock the Power of Listening at Your Events

Convene by PCMA

Structured listening activities, including listening circles, helped
International Listening Convention (ILA) participants feel heard — and improved their listening skills. Facing the context of unrest in certain parts of the globe and challenges like AI, the need for sustaining best listening practices and working out better solutions for “a sustainable future is more important now than ever before,” reads a message promoting the 45th International Listening Convention (ILA), June 12-16, 2024,

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Countdown to Super Bowl LVIII: Q&A with Las Vegas Super Bowl Committee

Smart Meetings

Speaking with Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee’s leading decision makers Las Vegas’ first Super Bowl is less than a month away. In what’s sure to be an incredibly exciting Sunday at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas is poised to show its locals, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors, why Las Vegas has the reputation it does. The NFL wasn’t always destined for Las Vegas—not so soon anyway.

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The 10 Most Bikeable Cities in Ohio

Redfin

Ohio , a state known for its vibrant cities and charming small towns, offers more than just a place to call home. It’s a haven for those who prefer to traverse their surroundings on two wheels, and is home to dozens of cycling events throughout the year. In this Redfin article, we delve into the most bikeable cities in Ohio , exploring the ease of cycling in each location.

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Steps to build a culture of continuous improvement in hospitality

EHL Insights

To thrive in the hospitality industry, businesses must continuously improve their offer to adapt to industry trends and guests' evolving preferences. Achieving this requires a highly adaptive organization with a culture of continuous improvement that fosters adaptability, innovation and an openness to transformation. While building an improvement culture isn’t easy, organizations can achieve it through commitment, effective leadership and robust management practices that focus on transforming mi

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Five Practical Tips for Successful Conversations

Convene by PCMA

Active listening is “a lot of work,” says author Dan Lyons in his new book, STFU: The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World. “Shutting up should be the easiest thing in the world,” Dan Lyons writes in his book, STFU: The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World. “All you have do is nothing, right? But, in fact, not talking requires a lot of concentration.

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Sustainable San Jose

Smart Meetings

The city’s main hubs for meetings and conventions, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, has acquired several certifications showcasing the city’s commitment to eco-friendly, sustainable practices, including the Santa Clara County Green Business and California Green Business Innovator certifications. San Jose’s venues and communal spaces have been making grand efforts to create a more green and sustainable city for locals and visitors alike.

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What Locals Love about Des Moines, IA and Why You’ll Want to Call This City Your Home

Redfin

A city known for its welcoming charm and sense of community, Des Moines, IA, holds a special place in the hearts of its residents. Often associated with its friendly atmosphere and agricultural roots, Des Moines boasts a unique appeal that goes beyond its Midwestern charm. Maybe you’re thinking about buying a home in Des Moines, IA or renting an apartment in the city , or are just curious about what it’s like to live in Des Moines before moving cross-country.

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In-house vs. external training: Which is right for your hotel?

EHL Insights

How do you maintain peak performance amidst the rapid pace of the hotel industry? One crucial aspect of maintaining excellence and competitiveness is ensuring that your staff is well-trained and equipped with the right skills. However, hotels often face the dilemma of choosing between in-house training and external training programs. Both options have their pros and cons, and making the right choice can significantly impact your hotel's success.

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Learning to Listen

Convene by PCMA

This article and those listed below are part of Convene ’s January/February 2024 issue. Find the turn-page versions of this and past issues at in our digital library. Illustrations by Ellen Weinstein Sound expert Julian Treasure gave two TED Talks: “How to Speak so That People Want to Listen” and “5 Ways to Listen Better.” With more than 57 million views, the speaking better talk is the sixth-most-viewed TED Talk of all time — the listening better talk, on the other hand, has 80 percent fewer vi

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The 13 Best Onsite Event Badge Printing Software in 2024

InEvent

Efficient onsite event badge printing software is essential for a seamless check-in experience for your attendees. With numerous options available, selecting the best solution may seem overwhelming. To help you make an informed choice, we have compiled a list of the top 15 onsite event badge printing solutions for 2024, ensuring your event runs smoothly … Post The 13 Best Onsite Event Badge Printing Software in 2024 showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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The 10 Most Bikeable Cities in Texas

Redfin

From the bustling streets of Austin to the serene paths of University Park, Texas offers a diverse range of cities that are perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner looking for a new hobby, you’ll find a city that suits your biking needs in the Lone Star State. In this Redfin article, we’ll take you on a journey through the most bikeable cities in Texas , exploring their unique characteristics and what makes them a haven for cyclists.

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Chinese tourism in Switzerland: How is Lucerne coping?

EHL Insights

We conclude this three-part series on China by taking an in-depth look at how the economic downturn in China is affecting tourism in one of Switzerland’s most emblematic destinations, Lucerne. A small lakeside city surrounded by towering peaks, Lucerne plays an outsized role in Swiss tourism and watch sales.

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