2022

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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. Most of the trends have gotten their own standalone Event Tech Podcast episode already.

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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. However, for millions of Native Americans alive today, the day carries a reminder of how their ancestors were gravely mistreated by European colonizers.

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Seven Fun Activities for Bringing Teams Back Together Post-COVID

Best Corporate Events

As vaccination rates rise and COVID cases fall , live business events and meetings are coming back in a big way. The recent IMEX gathering in Las Vegas drew more than 3,300 meeting professionals for in-person education and networking, and Smart Meetings is reporting that urban venues are seeing the return of group business. Concerts are back. And according to AdWeek , while virtual and hybrid events are here to stay, “Few believe the limitless audience of a virtual event is worth the in-pe

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Stop networking at meetings

Conferences that Work

It’s time to stop networking at meetings. No, I’m not saying we should only listen to lectures at meetings. Rather, I’m going to explain why using the term “networking” for all occasions when attendees get to talk with one another subtly directs attention away from can be the most valuable outcome of well-designed meetings: connecting with others.

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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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New Privacy Regulations for Event Data Coming in 2023

MeetingsNet

If the way you handle attendees’ information doesn’t meet the EU’s GDPR standards, it may not meet some U.S. state’s standards being enacted in 2023. It’s been about five years since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, went into effect, putting strict rules in place for collecting, storing, and processing data on EU citizens.

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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 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. The sidewalks of our neighborhood are paved in stars, after all. Pink Corvettes cruise the boulevard driven by the same bombshells seen on the billboards lining the boulevard.

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Meet Your Best Event Planning Resource: AI

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Using artificial intelligence to plan events is no longer a dream, it's a reality. — Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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TIS2022 to define the future of global tourism

Travel Daily Media

The post TIS2022 to define the future of global tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. TIS – Tourism Innovation Summit 2022, the technology event for travel and tourism professionals, returns to Seville (Spain) from 2 to 4 November. TIS2022 will address 5 strategic axes for the industry: innovation, recovery of traveller confidence, digitalisation, sustainability and inclusive tourism, which summarise the challenges that tourism businesses and destinations are faci

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Service Robots and AI: What impact on the future of Hospitality

EHL Insights

Would you allow a humanoid robot to greet a paying guest at your hotel? Would the hotel guest prefer the ease and convenience of service robots or the warmth and service of a fellow human being? There is no doubt that AI will create both challenges and opportunities for the industry. This article reviews the trajectory and impact of AI in the hospitality industry.

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Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’

Convene by PCMA

Event planners and providers are looking for ways to mitigate the ballooning costs go audiovisual services. (Jacob Slaton Photography). Inflation hit a four-decade high of 9.1 percent in June, putting continued pressure on consumer’s wallets nearly everywhere that people spend money. It is just one of many issues audiovisual suppliers — as well as event organizers working with tight budgets for their events — are facing right now, according to John Rissi, senior vice president, customer and indu

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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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Why Customer Support Should Be Your #1 Event Tech Feature

Endless Events

When we talk about the most popular event platform features , we typically think of registration and ticketing , integrations, gamification, and analytics reporting, for example. But what good are any of those if event planners are not taught how to use them or if they stop working mid-event? Will and Brandt think that the #1 event tech feature should therefore be customer support.

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U.S. Travel Is Up, But Not Out of Weeds Yet

Smart Meetings

On May 4, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Destination DC President and CEO Elliott L. Ferguson came together at Union Market for its annual Travel Rally, held during U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week—which happened this past week—where they discussed the region’s forecast and data from 2021. While there was plenty of great news about D.C.’s visitation level, it still isn’t as it used to be.

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Blockchain and Finance Events: The #1 Guide to Blockchain Conferences in 2022

Bizzaboo

Discover blockchain events and conferences happening throughout the world in 2023. Some say blockchain is the future of more than just currency. Today there are a plethora of blockchain conferences, blockchain networking events, and more happening worldwide every year. Whether you’re a savvy investor, a blockchain diehard, or someone just interested in learning more about this pivotal technology, there are hundreds of events out there — which means finding the perfect blockchain event to a

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The real job of leadership

Conferences that Work

What is the real job of leadership? Kevin Kelly provides this suggestion in this April 2022 post: “When you lead, your real job is to create more leaders, not more followers.” —Kevin Kelly, 103 Bits of Advice I Wish I Had Known. (Kelly offers plenty of other great advice; check out the link!). The real job of leadership — create more leaders!

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Survey: Job Stress Pushing Planners to the Breaking Point

MeetingsNet

The latest MeetingsNet research finds that 42.3 percent of respondents have considered leaving the planning profession entirely since 2020. If stress has been a constant weight on your shoulders through two years of pandemic, you’ve got lots of company. New MeetingsNet research, which will be released in full on May 3, found that nearly 46 percent of planners said that their job has become much more stressful since the Covid pandemic began in March 2020, with another 43 percent saying their job

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Maintaining Employee Retention During Tough Times

Special Events

If retention has caused headaches in the past or you simply want to become a better leader, these team-building techniques will keep your business and its employees on the right track.

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7 New Trends in Tourism Planning You Must Know

Solimar International

What is Tourism Planning? . Tourism planning consists of creating strategies to develop tourism in a specific destination. Knowing and understanding current trends allows those in the industry to tailor their operations to meet demand. It is crucial for DMOs and tourism businesses to stay up-to-date. . Origin and development of tourism planning. Tourism planning was born from the necessity of simultaneously balancing the economic goals of tourism and preserving the destination’s environme

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A Guide to Burnout for Event Professionals

Skift Meetings

Mental health issues are not new to the events industry — these experiences have been present for some time. But with event profs currently facing exceptionally high-stress levels, more people are living with mental health challenges like burnout. Mental health can be somewhat of a taboo topic. People generally don't talk about their struggles and […].

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Arab Health to showcase the USD5 billion healthcare metaverse

Travel Daily Media

The post Arab Health to showcase the USD5 billion healthcare metaverse appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Arab Health has underscored its commitment to showcasing the latest advances in healthcare technology and innovation with the launch of the Intelligent Health Pavilion and the return of the Future Health Summit, which will explore healthcare in the Metaverse.

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Talent Attraction Spotlight: Greensboro, NC

DCI

As cities and regions across the country vie for talent , we are featuring economic development organizations implementing creative talent attraction marketing efforts as part of our Talent Attraction Spotlight blog series. This week, we are diving into talent attraction efforts out of Greensboro, North Carolina. Talent Program at a Glance. Action Greensboro , housed under the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, acts as a catalyst for public-private partnerships that advance the city.

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4 Strategies to Guide Your Return to Live Events

Convene by PCMA

At PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2022, the Promenade Stages on the show floor brought speakers in front of attendees in a more intimate way. (Jacob Slaton Photography). David Saef. The rush back to in-person events is made more challenging by staffing shortages, changing circumstances, executive scrutiny, and the need to make timely decisions despite many variables and uncertainties.

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Event Management Versus Event Production: What’s the Difference?

Endless Events

You’re gearing up to plan your next event, but you already feel overwhelmed between finding a venue, planning your A/V, and picking the perfect caterer. You need a little help, and that’s a smart move. Pulling off your biggest event of the year takes a lot of work, so there’s no shame in asking for some help. . A Google search opens up countless event companies.

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The Raw Story Behind Kate Patay’s Move to Join Terramar

Smart Meetings

Kate Patay, Smart Meetings Smart Style Ambassador and the woman behind the eponymous Patay Consulting for the last five years, recently announced that she is taking a role as director of engagement with Terramar US , a DMC Network Company. Here in her own words is the story behind the decision to shed the event boss mantle and join a team again. Talk about the decision to go back to working for a company.

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Trends in hospitality – The impact of an energy shift

EHL Insights

The news is rife with headlines about the COP27, climate change and the critical need to make an energy shift in terms of consumption. How to diversify the energy supply and implement more effective energy management systems? Winter is coming, here we take a look at what's brewing energy-wise for the hospitality sector.

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Scratching the surface

Conferences that Work

Sometimes, it’s only at the end that we realize we’re just scratching the surface. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Scratching the surface appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts.

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Take a Swipe at Event-Tech Costs

MeetingsNet

As the cost of AV and event technologies continues to rise, planners need to get smarter about what the really need and how to get it at a fair price. While audiovisual, production, and event technology have long been budgetary sore points, they’re even more expensive these days. About 75 percent of respondents to a recent Meeting Professionals International survey said they were seeing increases in AV costs—and about 25 percent of them said the increases were more than 10 percent.

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Turning Interest into Action: Breaking Down Marketing Funnels from Top to Bottom 

Special Events

Unpredictability is best avoided in business, so you must learn how to use each stage of the marketing funnel to your advantage as soon as possible.

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What is Community-Based Tourism and Why Does it Matter?

Solimar International

Community-based tourism is one of the most significant parts of the tourism industry and key to destination sustainability. Despite their importance, communities are often neglected in tourism. Many tourism destinations overlook local peoples, or at best use them as gimmicks and labor for foreign visitors. Instead, tourism should serve as a tool to improve destination development and locals’ quality of life.

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How Event Planners Can Get the Most Out of Online Communities

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Online groups and chat rooms for event planners are proliferating, resulting in much curiosity. Planners wonder if it’s better to post or chat? Are they worth paying to join, and if so, which ones? — Vincent Alonzo Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How to Choose the Right Event Tech Stack

Stova

Behind every leading company is a smart tech stack, or a combination of technologies that it uses to run every part of the business — from front-end and back-end tools to frameworks, databases, and more. To execute virtual events that will deliver ROI not only to your company but to each of your attendees, you also need a smart event tech stack — i.e., a winning mix of tools that help you execute every last detail, including pre, during, and post-event.

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US State Department Starts Off 2022 With 16 New Travel Advisories

Travel Pulse

The US State Department issued elevated travel warnings for 16 international destinations earlier this week, due to Omicron infection levels and other safety concerns.

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Designing Events That Build Communities

Convene by PCMA

In her Stanford d.school guide and book, Susie Wise offers a framework for belonging that rests on nine parts of a journey or community experience — from the first touchpoint, the invitation to join or participate, to an intentionally designed ending. (© 2022 by Rose Jaffe). Designer Susie Wise has taught for 15 years at the design school at Stanford University, where, among other things, she founded a lab that explores how design thinking can be applied to education.

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Event Marketing Strategy: The Best Recipe For Event Success

Endless Events

Every event professional understands that events are a form of marketing – especially in a B2B and B2C world. A Splash study shows that it might be the most powerful tool in the marketer’s arsenal! Like any other marketing effort, events need a comprehensive event marketing strategy to get the best results. What does it entail? There is no one-size-all approach in a world of diverse and versatile events.

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What Event Planning Best Practices Are Here to Stay?

Smart Meetings

No one really knows what events will look like in a post Covid-19 world and it’s difficult to see how things will pan out over the coming year. The most recent seasons have taught us that venues with the ability to quickly adapt to their environment and their experiential offerings were the most resilient in a time of peak uncertainty. The reality is likely that for the foreseeable future, most attendees will be split between those willing and able to attend in person and those who cannot and wi

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Sustainable Business Practices vs Business Recovery

EHL Insights

In the current business context, most hospitality organizations are finding themselves wanting to strike the right balance of "building back better" without jeopardizing a speedy recovery and keeping sustainable business practices at the heart of it all.