Event Attendees Are Peeved — Find Out Why

Liz Lathan, CMP, CMO, and Cofounder of Haute Companies has crowdsourced some of the worst attendee pet peeves that are featured in the book, The Attendee Bill of Rights.  There's no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we all look at our work lives. Professionals in all in … | Continue reading


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Buenos Aires Delivers a Fresh Pitch to Revive Its Once-Dominant Meetings Market

A weeklong event in Buenos Aires acted as the unofficial relaunch of the meetings sector after the pandemic slump. But recovering lost ground — just 20 percent of the business is back — while dealing with new hybrid models could take about two years, tourism officials admit. Buen … | Continue reading


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Future of Lodging Demonstrates How Events Have Evolved Post-Pandemic

Skift threw out the standard conference template during its Future of Lodging Forum and this is what it looked like. “The pandemic has merged all boundaries of work and personal lives, in many cases permanently. And technology and life have adjusted to address this new reality of … | Continue reading


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Arabian Travel Market Swears by Live Events, But Won’t Give Up on Virtual Yet

Arabian Travel Market Virtual starts online today following a successful 29th edition of the in-person show that attracted more than 23,000 visitors to the Dubai World Trade Centre. EventMB spoke with Danielle Curtis, exhibition director Middle East for Arabian Travel Market. The … | Continue reading


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Event Professionals Share Creative Inspirations

Drawing a blank around event ideas is something most within the industry grapple with at some point. With this in mind, event professionals share their go-to creative inspirations. In a recent podcast featuring Stephanie Cheung, director of strategy & insights at MarketID, Cheung … | Continue reading


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Podcast: Nothing Matters More Than Connecting People

This episode of the Event Manager Podcast features George P Johnson Experience Marketing’s President - Americas, Fiona Bruder in a conversation about creating experiences that that connect people. Fiona is a marketing executive with over 25 years experience leading teams globally … | Continue reading


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How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

A Salt Lake City-based tech startup saw an unmet need in the event industry – how to collect and analyze attendee spend and movement data – and now the company’s growth is skyrocketing. When Jay Kinghorn was the associate managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, he was co … | Continue reading


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ON24 Stocks Plummet a Year After Going Public

ON24 has had a steep year-over-year decline in revenue with an operating loss of $5.7 million in the last quarter. How will this legacy company respond?  ON24 attributes its negative revenues in the first quarter of 2022 to client budget rationalizations, the high cost of energy, … | Continue reading


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A Year After Going Public, ON24’s Stocks Have Plummeted – What Does the Future Hold?

ON24 has had a steep year-over-year decline in revenue with an operating loss of $5.7 million in the last quarter. How will this legacy company respond?  ON24 attributes its negative revenues in the first quarter of 2022 to client budget rationalizations, the high cost of energy, … | Continue reading


@eventmanagerblog.com | 1 year ago

Face-to-Face Events Vital in a Remote Work World

The Covid pandemic drastically altered work/life balance, and employees are demanding flexibility. This means offsite events are more critical than ever. The world as we knew it came to a standstill during the height of the Covid pandemic. Corporate offices closed, forcing many e … | Continue reading


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Cvent Exceeds Earnings Projections

Cvent continues to report strong growth, exceeding its Q1 earnings projections made in March 2022. In its first Q1 earnings call since going public last July, Cvent reports exceeding its Q4 guidance as it continues to achieve strong growth. CEO Reggie Aggarwal expressed confidenc … | Continue reading


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The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up

Motivational speakers aren’t always who they say they are. There have been cases where some are scams. What can you do to protect your company from being dupped? Faith was the focus of Eric Ruluack Farrington’s motivational speeches. Farrington, the president of Eric Farrington S … | Continue reading


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How to Make Your Hybrid Events More Fun, Accessible, and Engaging

Looking for ways to make your hybrid program more fun, engaging, and accessible? Your event tech toolbox is bigger than you think. Learn the latest tips and tricks for bringing your audience into the action. When event organizers think about engagement, some of the usual suspects … | Continue reading


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Recovery of In-Person Meetings Proves Double-Edged Sword for Planners

What were meeting planners discussing at the first in-person Global DMC Partners conference since 2019? Just like the conference itself, their events are moving back to in-person — but rapidly rising demand also means growing pressures. It’s no secret that the pandemic has decima … | Continue reading


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Podcast: Influencing Destination Selection

This episode of the Event Manager Podcast features Irina Graf, founder of The MICE Blog and Event Planners Talk, in a conversation about Destination and Event Marketing. Irina began her career by studying tourism and hospitality before switching her degree focus to events. She se … | Continue reading


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When State Laws Challenge an Event’s Values

As the U.S. becomes more politically divided and companies and associations more engaged, a state has a greater chance to enact a law that may challenge an event’s ethics. Pivot MIA, a conference focused on business and technology, pulled out of Florida in March after a bill was … | Continue reading


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New Tech to Help Events Reach Net Zero

It is no easy feat for an event to become net zero, but event professionals can now track their progress in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions using industry-dedicated tools. Much of the event industry has committed to becoming Net Zero, eliminating global greenhouse gases … | Continue reading


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Virtual Event Tech Insiders Offer Their Insights

Event tech thought leaders share insights on partnering with tech providers to create personalized, immersive event experiences that deliver meaningful engagement. This article is based on content included in the 2022 edition of the EventMB Virtual Event Tech Guide, a valuable re … | Continue reading


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5 Essential Strategies for Building a Successful Event Community

Want attendees to feel FOMO 365 days a year? Learn how to turn events into touchpoints for a year-round community with these five strategies. The digital revolution may have begun decades ago, but it has undeniably accelerated over the past two years. Technology has helped to bri … | Continue reading


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6 Post-Pandemic Tips From the Planner of the TED Conference

The annual TED Conference is an invitation-only affair that draws more than 2,000 experts, visionaries, and influencers from all over the world. TED head of conferences Monique Ruff-Bell, a 23-year veteran of the events industry, shares her takeaways. Monique Ruff-Bell, head of c … | Continue reading


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Planners’ Insights to Virtual and Hybrid Events in 2022

In its research, EventMB identified five key planner trends when it comes to embracing a balanced hybrid event strategy with a mix of in-person, hybrid, and virtual events. This article is based on content included in the 2022 edition of the EventMB Virtual Event Tech Guide, a va … | Continue reading


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Podcast: Passionate Strategy

Senthil Gopinath, CEO of ICCA joins us for this episode of the Event Manager Podcast, which focuses the future of the event industry. Senthil has over 20 years experience within the meetings, association and leisure industry. He has held a variety of positions within the meetings … | Continue reading


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Are Food Trucks A Safer Alternative for Event F&B?

Eye-catching branding, unique culinary offerings, and convenience make food trucks an attractive alternative to standard event catering. Now, increased attendee safety is an important asset as well. With the return to in-person events, food trucks have seen an uptick in demand, o … | Continue reading


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Covid Still Generating Anxiety for Event Planners Over Possible 11th Hour Cancellations

Face-to-face gatherings are returning but the risk of last-minute cancellations remains a top concern of event planners. Event cancellation remains a worry. Nearly three-quarters of planners cite this as a top concern, according to a survey from “Winning Strategies in Destination … | Continue reading


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Incentive Travel Is Back But Planners Face New Challenges 

Even with Covid variants still emerging, the war in Ukraine still raging, and economic indicators still flashing trouble, many signs point to a swift rebound from the 2020 bottom. Part of the reason is pent-up demand after two years of travel restrictions and companies either sla … | Continue reading


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Paris 2024 Olympics Will Offer Venues as Digital Twins

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is using the latest digital twining technology. Interactive 3D models of key venues will be used by the organising committee, TV broadcasters and other stakeholders. Innovation is set to take center stage at the Olympic and Paralympic G … | Continue reading


@eventmanagerblog.com | 1 year ago

What Does the Lifting of Mask Mandates Mean to Events?

To mask or not to mask, that is the question. Industry experts advise event planners to adhere to local health guidelines and pay attention to Covid infection and hospitalization rates. As mask and vaccine requirements are rolled back, what does this mean to event planners who wa … | Continue reading


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The Need for Pricing Transparency From Event Tech Companies

With the rise of virtual and hybrid meetings and the proliferation of platforms to support them has come a new source of frustration for planners: lack of pricing transparency.  Time-squeezed meeting planners are pleading with tech companies to stop requiring buyers to sit throug … | Continue reading


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The Tax Implications of Virtual Events

As event organizers work to monetize events happening online and in virtual reality, they will need to pay close attention to how governments will assess taxes on registration fees and transactions in these digital environments.  There was a time when it was questionable if digit … | Continue reading


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Podcast: From events to communities

Our guest for this episode is Mathijs Vleeming, Online Community Evangelist & Strategy Consultant at Open Social. Our conversation focuses on community building for associations. Among other topics we cover: How the biggest value of associations is the ability to connect people H … | Continue reading


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Is Your Event Protected From a Russian Cyber Attack?

Whether state-sponsored or rogue, cyber threats from Russia aren’t new. But they are newly worrisome as U.S. officials warn that the Kremlin may be readying a fresh spate of cyberattacks against the U.S. in retaliation for sanctions related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Are ev … | Continue reading


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Using Old Tech to Tell New Stories at Events

For digital storytelling to be compelling, event planners do not necessarily need to use or rely on the latest technology. By finding new creative uses for existing tech, digital events can tell stories with impact.  With virtual and hybrid events now firmly rooted in the industr … | Continue reading


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Event Industry Turns to Robots to Help Ease Staffing Shortage Pain

Face-to-face meetings and events are returning, but many of the employees who worked in the hospitality industry in 2020 are not around to greet them. Droves who have worked in travel, tourism, hospitality, and events have moved on to other workforce sectors. Airlines are canceli … | Continue reading


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Making Events Accessible to the Deaf

As event audiences have expanded, planners must make sure their gatherings are accessible for all. Unfortunately, deafness, an invisible disability, is often neglected when planning events, a mistake. Online events, a necessity during the Covid shutdown, continue as a critical mo … | Continue reading


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Cvent Connect Showcases the Hybrid Event Approach for Event Planners

Event planners can learn a lot about organizing in-person, virtual, and hybrid meetings by studying how Cvent Connect, the annual event technology convention, uses various tools to plan, market, run and analyze its show.   If there is any question that meeting and event planner s … | Continue reading


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Podcast: Impactful Events Are Successful Events

In this episode we talk with Alon Alroy, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Bizzabo. The main topic of our conversation is the recently launched book, Event Success - Maximizing the Business Impact of In-person, Virtual, and Hybrid Experiences written by Alon along with fe … | Continue reading


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The New Look of Event Industry Training

Over the past two years, many event professionals have reskilled themselves to meet market needs. As a result, industry training has had to adapt by implementing new educational offerings.  The Covid pandemic served as a major disruptor of the events industry, prompting widesprea … | Continue reading


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Is a Recession Looming? What Does This Mean to the Event Industry?

In wake of the Covid pandemic, the event industry is being challenged by higher costs, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. A recession may also be up ahead. Is a recession on the way? Analysts from Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and RBC have been sounding the alarm since ea … | Continue reading


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Return to In-Person Events Highlights Accessibility Challenges

The return of in-person events has sparked a great deal of excitement, but not for all. New data suggests that virtual events have accessibility and inclusion benefits that cannot be ignored. In addition to the more favorable environmental impact, new data indicates that virtual … | Continue reading


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Events Industry Confronts Yet Another Wave of Covid

The new Omicron subvariant BA.2 is on the radar of event planners as the number of worldwide cases ticks up. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this new variant is even more contagious than the last strain of Omicron. “BA:2, the most transmissible … | Continue reading


@eventmanagerblog.com | 1 year ago

Event Tech Plug and Play Is No Longer a Mirage

VSef, the not-for-profit developers of a universal data format for hybrid and virtual events, recently announced the release of version 2.0 of its data standards and introduced Stephen Knowles as the new CEO. VSef, which aims to make it easy for event organizers to move data secu … | Continue reading


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Global Meetings Day Puts Spotlight on Power of Face-to-Face

The event industry was celebrated across the globe through events that focused on connection and collaboration. Advocacy, research and a new relief funding legislation were top of the agenda. Orange County Convention Center bathed in blue, MMBC’s signature color, in celebration o … | Continue reading


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Event Industry Faces These Challenges Getting to Net Zero

With corporate giants, financial regulators, and scientists all focusing on the carbon emitted from every sector, now is the time for the event industry to get ahead of the curve.  From July, Microsoft, the third largest company in the world, will raise the internal price of carb … | Continue reading


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Podcast: Real People In Real Places In Real Time

The latest episode of the Event Manager Podcast features Padraic Gilligan, managing partner at SoolNua and chief marketing officer of SITE Global in a conversation about incentive travel and motivational events. We cover the evolution of incentive travel and the sector's recovery … | Continue reading


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Confidence to Travel to In-Person Events Returns: New Survey

Eighty-four percent of business travelers plan to take at least one trip to attend conferences, conventions or trade shows in the next six months, according to a new survey by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA). “The return of in-person meetings and events — and business travel i … | Continue reading


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9 Travel Trends Impacting Events Right Now

Skift Forum Europe 2022 brought together Europe’s top minds in travel and set the scene for what recovery from the Covid pandemic will look like in the event industry. Here we take a closer look at the key trends identified.  Business Travel May Never Recover to 2019 Levels “We s … | Continue reading


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4 Types of Assistance Your Event Tech Partner Should Provide

Virtual and hybrid event platforms, and the entire tech stack they support, continue to evolve at a rapid rate. However, a recent survey suggests that although event tech is advancing in its products, integrations, and innovations, the level of comfort event professionals feel ar … | Continue reading


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Strained Supply Chain Wreaks Havoc on Events

A supply chain bottleneck is impacting all aspects of the event industry. From an increase in food prices and transportation costs to the shortage of microchips affecting hybrid and virtual meetings, event planners are finding open lines of communication and advance deadlines are … | Continue reading


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