Global Events: Translation, Interpretation & Captioning

Endless Events

As event planners were thrust into the throes of virtual events in early 2020, confusion and fear were the first things to settle in. And now that it seems as if the worst of the pandemic is behind us, everything shifts radically once more for the events industry.

Events UnPaused - A Maritz Global Events Podcast

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As we look at events in a post-pandemic world, we still see a fair amount of uncertainty, but we also see opportunity and exciting change on the horizon. This foresight has inspired us to create a community of industry experts and event professionals that we call “NEXT.”.

The Official 2019 Global Event Forum Report Breakdown!

Endless Events

On this week’s Event Brew, we’re breaking down the Global Event Forum report. So, just in case you don’t know, the Global Event Forum brings together the most influential live event professionals. And here, they debate and discuss the hottest and most relevant topics impacting the live event industry on a global level. What Was The Global Event Forum Report All About? Why Does The Global Event Forum Matter?

The Biggest Takeaways from the Global Event Forum – #EventIcons Episode 154

Endless Events

For the second time ever, the International Live Event Association (ILEA) held the Global Events Forum in August 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The forum brought together 30 of the brightest and biggest influencers in the events industry to delve deep into issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the event industry today. Christian Seidenstuecker JOKE Event AG ( @ CSeidenstuecker ). Will Curran of Endless Events ( @ ItsWillCurran ).

[CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] : A Collaborative Global Event Reboot


The Coming Together of Event Minds. This conference was posed to be the ultimate brain date with the best minds and personalities in the live event industry that continue to disrupt and help shape the future of events and experiences. CTRL] +[ALT] + [DEL] : A Collaborative Global Event Reboot. Three well-known international event professionals have come together to keep the spirit of this conference alive—in just a few hours notice. Event Planning News

5 Takeaways from a Customer Deep Dive with the Director of Global Events at South China Morning Post

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Razlan Manjaji, Head of Global Events at South China Morning Post (SCMP). The pandemic had stirred up transformative changes for the events industry in the past year. Digital events are not as forgiving now compared to the start of COVID-19.

Breaking Barriers: Translation & Captioning For Events

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Just like with events, the main purpose of translation and captioning is to bring people together and break down the barriers between them. We learned a very valuable lesson the hard way: an event on the other side of the world can impact the entire globe.

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The Buck Stops Here: The Life of a Strategic Events Manager

Maritz Global Events

If you’ve ever wondered who plans the events for an event management company, look no further. Let us introduce you to Dan Potter, Senior Strategic Events Manager at Maritz Global Events. Anyone who has attended one of our many strategic events has seen the magic that Dan has conjured alongside his equally talented peer, Karen Watson, Sr. Director Strategic Events. The Days (and Nights) of a Strategic Events Manager.

Prioritizing Event Security in Uncertain Times

Maritz Global Events

It only takes a few minutes of perusing news headlines to grasp how important event security is in this day and age. Safety and security is one of the biggest issues we have in our business currently and people are talking about it continually,” said Ben Goedegebuure, Vice President, Global General Manager of Maritz Global Events. Event security is by no means a new issue. Keeping Event Security Top of Mind.

Airline Food: An Around-the-World Comparison


Check out these meals served by 15 global airlines on their 2016 flights. Food & Beverage Global EventsBest bet: The dessert from Qantas! read more.

Implementing Experience Design in Small, Yet Powerful Ways

Maritz Global Events

The term “experience design” is thrown around a lot in the meetings and events industry. But does everyone who uses it truly understand how to apply the concept to their events? But that doesn’t mean overhauling your entire event. . For many event strategists, it feels as if there’s no wiggle room to stop and think like this. Our checklists seem to get longer by the second and the event countdown is always speeding up. So how does this look for your events?

20 Global Meeting FAQs


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ICCA partners with Explori to enhance event experience and education

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Explori’s platform allows global event organisers, agencies and venues to capture high-quality attendee feedback from any market in multiple languages

Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security?


Two presenters at the recent Global Business Travel Association Convention say the same focus has not been turned on meeting attendees. Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Global Events Medical MeetingsDuty of care practices are well established for individual employees traveling the world for their companies. read more.

Commentary: Don’t Cancel Your Overseas Travel


Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Global EventsThe only way to know what it's like on the ground in your destination is to be on the ground. Don't let attendees' perceptions keep you from giving them the opportunity to enrich their lives through international travel. read more.

United CEO Charms GBTA Audience


Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical MeetingsOscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better. United’s new premium Polaris seats (pictured) should help. read more.

The road to the events industry recovery: Lessons learnt from the Eurovision Song Contest

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Hosting an event of such big scale during a pandemic requires high levels of collaboration, creativity, resilience and innovation. The ESC is one of the best examples of what a global event in the post-pandemic world can look like. Future of hybrid-event formats.

PCMA’s Visionary Award Winners Announced at Ceremony

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26 honored some of the business events industry’s stars at the Visionary Awards ceremony, held at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C. Business Event Strategist of the Year: Bob Bejan , CVP: Global Events, Studios and Marketing Community at Microsoft.

Redefining ‘Live’ Events in COVID Times

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For the Convene September/October issue cover story , we focus on how the pandemic has spurred the development and growth of different business models in the events industry. It’s changed the meaning of “must-attend” events, because it’s bigger than a physical location or moment in time.

A ‘4 Cs’ Framework for Omnichannel Events

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Creating engaging future events will partly involve more active audience participation, says one events organizer. Henshall shared what she called the “4 Cs” — four pillars to keep in mind when designing engaging and impactful events in the digital, hybrid, and face-to-face space.

How Maritz and Seattle Set the Stage for a Long Overdue Industry-wide Conversation

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In many ways, the past year-and-a-half has been a warp-speed adolescence for the business events industry — a period of awkward realizations and growing pains, but also transformation.

Exploring Event Experience Design with David Peckinpaugh – The VIP Lounge

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In this edition of The VIP Lounge podcast, we’re thrilled to showcase an interview with David Peckinpaugh, President of Maritz Global Events. Our chat with David starts with a closer look at his career journey, as he shares more about what he enjoys about the events industry. While many might talk about event experience design, few have focused so intently on this crucial success driver.

How to Plan Multilingual Virtual Events


Virtual event software is becoming more and more sophisticated, enabling experiences that surprise and awe audiences. With this, organizers are doubling and in some cases, tripling their pre-COVID-19 events attendance, attracting international participants from across the globe.

People on the Move

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INNOV8 Meetings + Events has added Mary L. Castellanos to its team as director, global accounts. Castellanos has an extensive sales, marketing, and special events background, and most recently worked as executive director at ODC Products.

New Retreats Promise to Rebalance the Soul

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It is no secret that COVID-19 and the global pandemic managed to turn much of life and work as we know it on its head. Chopra Global is announcing a line-up of integrative health retreats that may become life savers and life boosters.

Smart Moves in Lake Geneva, Cancun and More

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Innov8 Meetings + Events named Castellanos director of global events. Castellanos has experience in sales, marketing and special events; she previously worked as executive director for ODC Products. Jenna Darcy.

The MICE Exchange, episode 3: Is it time to rethink geographic market segmentation in the events industry?

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The event industry consists of agencies, corporate events planners, freelancers, associations and so on. Sabrina began her career as an Australian event planner, and after having moved to the UK was a UK event planner. In that respect, the trade events need segmentation.

#RotterdamExperiment 1 – How global transformation in technology, organisations and values will impact the future of events

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It is necessary to explore and experiment with new event formats and seek creative solutions. But this is not enough; we also need to look more deeply into the global trends that involve technology, organisational structures, generational shifts, learning, values, leadership, etc.

Reinventing Joy: The Optimism Strategy

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Lisa Marks made her leap more than a year before the world shut down by starting her own event strategy and turnkey planning company Brand Alive. Marks was head of events at family-owned Shaw Communications in Calgary, Alberta.

The Peaks and Valleys of Events Industry Recovery

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News Junkie is a daily PCMA newsletter emailed to subscribers that curates news stories related to events, travel, hospitality, CVBs, convention centers, and other overlapping sectors, from a variety of sources. For the business events industry, that whiplash is especially painful.

6 Key Considerations for Surfacing Impactful Event Marketing Data


Data can be a gold mine for event marketers. To overcome the event impact gap—and create events that deliver fantastic attendee experiences and incredible business results—marketers must look past intuition and tap into the huge wealth of data in their tech stacks.

Top 5 Event Planners: Orlando

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Just Events! This team has been planning and implementing award winning events for over 20 years. With separate teams for weddings, corporate meetings and special events, Just Events will make sure you have the expert for your specialized needs. Florida Coast to Coast is a Global Events Partner with decades of experience in travel, incentive planning and full service events. Join the movement for a better event. E-Events. Group.

Designing for Your Event Objectives & More: 5 Key Takeaways from e4 2019

Maritz Global Events

The full version of this article was originally published in the Maritz Global Events Blog. When we ask clients about their event challenges, we frequently hear: “Every year it becomes harder and harder to top last year’s event.”. At Maritz Global Events, we face the same challenge. Particularly for e4 , our annual invite-only educational event for clients and prospective clients. Understand Your Event Objectives and Design For Them.

7 Smart Moves in Boston, Memphis and Malibu

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Pencak’s more than 15 years of experience includes roles with SmithBucklin as event director; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, as global event manager; and Thompson Management Associated as conference manager. Julia Greenwald.

How Bad Was 2020? EIC Plans to Find Out


The Events Industry Council is gearing up for a global economic-impact study that will quantify losses from the pandemic. The study will use 2019 as a benchmark and quantify event-related economic losses in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Maritz Is Reinventing What’s Next in Seattle

Smart Meetings

When Maritz Global Events decided it was finally time to get back to face-to-face, the experience-design company brought 500 people who represented the entire meetings ecosystem to Seattle—clients, employees, team members and partners—and focused on talking openly and solving shared challenges.

The Lines Are Blurring Between Event Production and ‘Other Worlds’

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In early September, Megan Henshall, CMP, DES, shared on LinkedIn that she was part of an experimental “group project” at Google, where she is the global events account manager. RELATED: The New Now: How the Pandemic Changed the Events Industry. We used Nowhere for a social event.

Why CMPs Matter More Than Ever

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: We asked Amy Calvert , CEO of Events Industry Council, to share her perspective on how meeting professionals are evolving to meet the needs of post-pandemic era events and why professional designations like CMPs are changing to support that shift.

How the World’s Safest City Is Shaping the Future

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million square feet of flexible event space as well as six on-site hotels. million square feet of flexible event space, 12 column-free exhibit halls, and six on-site hotels, the venue delivers an interconnected, walkable campus ambience.

Esports 101: Grasping the Phenomenon That’s Disrupting The Events Industry

Maritz Global Events

Post Authored by Taylor Ward, Strategic Accounts Manager, Live Events. Gaming and esports are two of the fastest-growing segments in the event space. When I joined the Maritz Global Events team in 2018, my goal was to spearhead new gaming and Esports initiatives.

35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020


We encourage every event planner to mark their calendars for the following 35 events and conferences in 2020. We know how hard it can be to find great events to attend, so we’ve made it easier for you. Event Name. Attend to boost your skills as an events professional.

Case Study: How Destination Southern Tasmania honed their storytelling to achieve growth in website engagement through a global pandemic

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How Destination Southern Tasmania honed their storytelling on their website to achieve year on year growth in visitor engagement through a global pandemic. When events were cancelled, we started writing about other things to do to escape the crowds.

The Road to IMEX: 3 Months to Go, and an Outpouring of Interest

Smart Meetings

We’re now firmly on the road to Mandalay Bay and can’t wait to welcome back the business event community to IMEX America,” said Carina Bauer , CEO of IMEX Group, when we talked in mid-August. Early on, Bauer’s team decided the event would not be virtual or hybrid.