2017

8 ROI-Driven Trade Show Goals & Objectives by @QuickTapSurvey

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A trade show is an opportunity to boost your brand awareness, capture leads, and even launch a new product to a receptive and targeted audience. The goals you set before the show will help you streamline your efforts and maximize your ROI on the money you spend to get there and exhibit. You’ll also be able to measure the success of the show in a tangible way.

15+ Event Ideas to Help You Wow Attendees on a Budget

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Events serve an important business purpose. They help establish a brand, market products, gain clientele, raise funds, and increase employee morale. Luckily, as important as events are, they don’t have to break the bank. Here are some tried-and-true event ideas to help you wow attendees and bosses on a tight budget. Event Ideas for Themes. You may intuitively think that a customized event theme is costly. However, themes actually narrow down choices for catering and decorating.

Our Favorite Gifts for Event Professionals

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Gifts for event professionals can be hard to choose. What to get the event prof in your life that has it all? Gifts for event professionals can be hard to choose. When picking gifts for event professionals keep in mind these individuals are busy, stressed, and usually have a higher taste for things. We’ve hand-selected our favorite gifts for event professionals so that you can ensure your gift to them something they will love to have! Better yet?

How Technology Continues to Help Improve Sustainability at Events

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One of the earliest improvements in regards to events and sustainability was the option for using significantly less paper during conferences, trade shows, and other meetings. Mobile devices paved the way for event-specific apps, giving attendees access to all of the information they needed without having to print out large packets and handouts. As ticketing […]. Tech Event Planning green technology sustainability Tips

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.

2018 Event Trends That Will Change the Meeting Industry (part 1)

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If you’ve been reading the news or following social media lately, then you already know the buzzword that’s been causing people to throw themselves into passionate debates these days: Bitcoin. From $6,550 to $15,000 in less than one month, Bitcoin marks a new chapter in the world economic system. The insane growth speed Bitcoin (and […]. La entrada 2018 Event Trends That Will Change the Meeting Industry (part 1) aparece primero en Eventtia | Event management software. Event Planning

2017 Preview: Emerging Event Tech You Should Know About

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Developing and Delivering Authentic Adventure Travel in Asia

Path Destination Management

There are a handful of words that it seems DMCs and travel companies feel the need to use at every turn.

5 Meeting Trends that Will Prioritize People in 2018

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IMEX Group predicts the coming year will see meetings focus more on participant needs. The IMEX Group is predicting that meetings in 2018 will be all about bringing humanity back. Here are the five trends it says will put people at the heart of today’s issues: 1.

How to Choose a Projector Screen for Events

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Projection screens come in a huge variety of sizes and shapes, and are used for a number of different purposes at events. This can make it difficult to know what screen is the best option when planning for conferences and meetings. The last thing you want is to have a screen that can’t be viewed by all attendees, or worse yet, one that’s not compatible with the space or projector!

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10 Commandments of Incredibly Successful Trade Shows by @QuickTapSurvey

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A tradeshow is an investment, so approaching it the right way is a must. Make sure you consider the following items, from the way you approach the show to the swag you bring and even your behavior on site before your next big event: Make Sure the Event is Worth it. Every event has to generate enough ROI to pay for your team to attend.

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

Best Practices for the Perfect Trade Show Follow-Up Email by @QuickTapSurvey

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So, you made it through the big industry trade show. Those events can be utterly exhausting, and you may not have accomplished everything you wanted to, but you made a ton of great connections. What is your next step? It is time to follow up on those links and make your magic happen. What you must do is write a follow-up email. We’ve put together some simple tips to help you write the perfect email to cast your business in the best light possible. Act Quickly.

Event Security & Logistics 101: Best Practices for Minimizing Risk

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Event security entails far more than just dotting the venue with security personnel. The process is quite complex and requires extensive coordination and communication. By employing the right security practices, you’ll ensure the safety of your guests and staff, plus you’ll prevent damage to the venue and related property. Below, we’ll dive into recommended practices for managing crowd control and keeping the logistics spot on. The Logistics of Event Security.

Trade Show Checklist: What to do Before, During and After the Show

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Planning to attend a trade show can be overwhelming; having a clearly defined set of goals and a timeline can help you spread things out and ensure you have a successful show. From the initial strategizing and planning to the actual day of the event, here’s how to prepare for a successful show. 6 Months to 1 Year: Strategize. Which shows will you attend this year, and what are your goals? How much will it cost to attend and which shows are most likely to help you meet your goals?

Work Smarter in 2017 With These Productivity Tips, Tools, & Tricks

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Regardless of the color of your collar, there’s no doubt that you’re in a crunch for time. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, adults employed full time in the United States reported working an average of 47 hours per week, which equates to nearly six days a week. That’s a lot of time spent trying […]. Apps Communication Productivity Technology Tips

2018 Event Trends That Will Change the Meeting Industry (part 2)

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There’s no way to keep up with all the changes that happen on a global basis. From new ways of doing business to innovative event technology, industry features and characteristics literally shift overnight. However, thanks to the dedicated work of different experts from the meetings industry, we were able to extract a few glimpses on […]. La entrada 2018 Event Trends That Will Change the Meeting Industry (part 2) aparece primero en Eventtia | Event management software. Event Planning

3 New Ways to Incorporate Virtual Reality at Your Events

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Destination Canada launches the world’s first national UGC network, powered by CrowdRiff

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Every day, people are sharing the photos and videos of their experiences in Canada, from Newfoundland to Nunavut to Vancouver Island and everywhere in between.

An Operator’s Choice: Western versus Local Tour Guides

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It wasn’t too long ago that pretty much every adventure travel trip had a ‘Western’ tour guide leading it or, at the very least, accompanying local tour guides.

15 Ways to Power Up Your Meeting Breaks

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Try these options to re-energize your attendees during breaks without resorting to cookies and coffee. Breaks tend to be a time when attendees scour their email, return calls, and hit the restroom before running back into the next session. They are on information overload, feeling fatigued, and probably craving a sweet treat or caffeine to keep them going. What if you could allow your attendees space to process the information they just learned and feel refreshed going into their next session?

How to Choose a Projector Screen for Events

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Projection screens come in a huge variety of sizes and shapes, and are used for a number of different purposes at events. This can make it difficult to know what screen is the best option when planning for conferences and meetings. The last thing you want is to have a screen that can’t be viewed by all attendees, or worse yet, one that’s not compatible with the space or projector!

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6 Killer Secrets to Building Relationships with Sponsors by @dancarthy2

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Unless your company is already financially sound, you’re probably going to heavily rely on corporate sponsorship for funding your event. Unfortunately, acquiring sponsorship isn’t as easy as just sending out a request via email. Sponsors are bombarded with dozens of request letters hardly different from your own. Here are six secrets to up your prospects of securing sponsorship and cultivating a long-term relationship with event sponsors. Check Sponsor Guidelines, if Applicable.

Make your Event Management Business Travelling a Fun Experience

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The event management team are experts in knowing the best locations and destinations for different types of events and we have spent a lot of time building and developing relationships with our international contacts. The good news for all of our clients is that we deal with overseas events in exactly the same way as we would for a UK based event… the key is to ensure everyone has fun and the event leaves a lasting impression on all of the guests.

Don’t Overlook These 5 Things When Planning an Event on a Boat

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Regardless of how many events you’ve put together, planning an event on a boat venue is an entirely different ball game. Here are 5 factors to consider when planning your marine occasion: Your guests want privacy and exclusivity. While sifting through potential boat venues, read the fine print as to what sections of the boat are available to you and your guests.

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{SPONSORED POST} A Visit to the Newly Renovated @MarriottGTown

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Just before all the inauguration craziness in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to spend a weekend at the very newly renovated Washington Marriott Georgetown. You may have seen me posting about my experience there on Twitter and Facebook with their Marriott Reward Points program (I’m a sucker for free points – ha!). From meeting space to rooms, they just completed a $28Million renovation and the results of their work was easy to see from the moment you stepped into the hotel.

3 Ideas to Make Sessions a Little More Interactive & Engaging

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It never hurts to go back to basics and dig in to see where you can improve your events. One thing many planners always seem to be on the hunt for are more opportunities, techniques, and ideas for injecting a little more interactivity into their events in order to coax a little more engagement from their […]. Event Industry Communication Event Planning Technology

What is Content Marketing for Events, and How Does it Really Work?

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Create an event webpage, start a blog, publish a few posts, share them on your social media, and … done! There. You just promoted your event and reached a bigger number of potential attendees. Now that you’ve applied these “tricks,” all you have to do is sit back and wait for the magic to happen. […]. La entrada What is Content Marketing for Events, and How Does it Really Work? aparece primero en Eventtia | Event management software. Event Marketing

Summer Party Ideas: 10 Rentals for Outdoor Events

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As summer party season heats up, event planners need to consider possible outdoor issues like stormy weather and lack of

CrowdRiff’s new AI-powered capabilities set new standard for working with visual content

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In a world of travelers who rely on visuals to decide where to go and what to see, experience and buy, you need a platform that learns and evolves based on audience perception and performance.

Local Small Business Suppliers: Mae Wang Elephant Home Case Study

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Why working closely with local small business suppliers is the right path for destination management companies to deliver responsible tourism.

5 Ways to Move Your Meetings Ahead in 2017

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Here’s how to grab the new year’s big onsite trends by the horns to make your events more successful. read more. Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Event Design & Ideas Meetings Fuel

Event Crisis Management: 5 Tips to Help Event Planners Bounce Back

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Crises happen to the best of us – that’s life. In the events industry, there are many small details that go into the perfect event, so it should come as no surprise that things could possibly go awry here and there. Despite the fear of something going wrong, the best way to address a crisis is to prepare for it in advance. In some cases, that means avoiding the issue entirely while, in other cases, it means having a crisis response plan ready should something happen.

15 Must-Have Items Every Planner Should Bring to an Event

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When you’re on site for an event, you never know what might happen, because despite months and months of meetings, plans and timelines, some unknown thing will inevitably pop up that you didn’t even dream you needed to prepare for. But could you have? . Trust us. Having these items around could come in handy in a pinch. Click To Tweet.

A Brief History of Event Planning & Coordinating (And Why It’s So Important)

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I wish I could tell you that what I remember best from high school French class was how to converse a la Parisienne, but it’s not. It’s that the French Revolution began with a meeting on a tennis court. When We Meet, We Change the World. Meetings catalyze change. They influence participants’ thoughts and behaviors. Meetings enable business exchanges and establish bonds that strengthen alliances and form lifelong friendships. They generate new ideas and facilitate learning.

The 6 Must-Have Event Planner Skills You Need for Career Success

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Being an event planner is both a rewarding job and rated to be one of the most stressful in the world. So when it comes to securing a successful path through the events industry, you’re going to need a diverse set of skills to help you. Here are just six event planner skills you will need for career success. To help you through your events industry journey, you’ll need a diverse set of skills. Click To Tweet. Organizational Skills. Event planners are highly organized people.

Hidden Event Planning Fees – 20 Items that Planners Forget to Budget

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You’ve been there before. Finalizing the budget for your program, and realizing that you are suddenly over your anticipated budget amount. How could this have happened? You budgeted everything you could, however the final numbers tell a different story. We all can relate to the anxiety that builds up as we realize that there are other hidden fees that were not accounted for in our budgets.