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    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. 6 Key Traits of a Professional Meeting Planner

        Explore Meetings Net (Apr 25 2016)

        6 Key Traits of a Professional Meeting Planner
        It takes a certain type of person to plan a successful conference, meeting, or event. Does this sound like you?
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      2. What's Next for Cvent and Meetings Following Its $1.65 Billion Acquisition? - Skift

        Explore skift.com (Apr 25 2016)

        What's Next for Cvent and Meetings Following Its $1.65 Billion Acquisition? - Skift

        Cvent, the world's largest meetings and event management technology platform, announced last week an agreement to get acquired in a landmark deal by Vista Equity Partners for $1.65 billion. Upon completion of the buyout, expected in the third quarter, ...

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        Comment Mentions:   CIO   Alhi   CMO

      3. 9 Steps to Gaining Profitable Corporate Event Clients

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Apr 23 2016)

        9 Steps to Gaining Profitable Corporate Event Clients

        Working with corporate clients can be very different than working in the personal event space, but it can also lead to big rewards. Corporate business means larger events, expanded budgets and most of the time higher stakes. While working in corporate events can be a lucrative business for many planners, you need to work hard […]

        The post 9 Steps to Gaining Profitable Corporate Event Clients by Kelli White appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      4. Looking at Loyalty, Handling Bad-Buzz and Killer Content Marketing

        Explore Branding Magazine (Apr 23 2016)

        Looking at Loyalty, Handling Bad-Buzz and Killer Content Marketing

        The 17th annual event flagship event, ClickZ Live New York (April 13-16), brought together leading experts from brands, agencies, and tech providers who offered cutting-edge digital strategies to inspire, convert, and retain customers. Comprised of four simultaneous tracks, we decided to focus on the “Engage & Convert” program.  What follows are key takeaways from several insightful

        The post Looking at Loyalty, Handling Bad-Buzz and Killer Content Marketing appeared first on Branding Magazine.

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      5. How To Make Every Conference That You Attend A Worthy Investment - Investor's Business Daily

        Explore Investor's Business Daily (Apr 22 2016)

        How To Make Every Conference That You Attend A Worthy Investment - Investor's Business Daily

        For many advisors, time management poses an ongoing challenge. And that's without the allure of attending conferences . Advisors can choose from more events than ever. Big banks and brokerages host gatherings with prominent thought leaders and ...

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      6. Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Apr 22 2016)

        Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events

        GoToMeeting, Skype, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp keep us hyper-connected. However, they haven’t managed to eliminate our primordial need for Face-2-Face encounters. The more we connect, it seems, the more we want to be connected and the ultimate fulfillment of that desire is the reassuring comfort of a handshake or a hug given in a real place […]

        The post Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events by Padraic Gilligan appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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        Comment Mentions:   Emea   Icca

      7. Tips for Planning a Great Corporate Event

        Explore Business 2 Community (Apr 22 2016)

        Tips for Planning a Great Corporate Event

        Corporate events can be hard to pull off, especially if you have short notice or not enough help in pulling them together. Fortunately, if you start planning these events early and have a few contingency plans in place, you'll be able to create an ...

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      8. How the DMCA silences cybersecurity experts, and makes all of us more vulnerable - Digital Trends

        Explore digitaltrends.com (Apr 22 2016)

        How the DMCA silences cybersecurity experts, and makes all of us more vulnerable - Digital Trends

        Weeks before the event , Felten received a letter from SDMI Foundation Secretary Matthew Oppenheim, which stated that sharing the team's findings could “subject your research team to enforcement actions under the DMCA.” Yes — simply revealing the ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Sony Pictures

      9. Keeping Meetings on Track When You're Not in Charge - Harvard Business Review

        Explore Harvard Business Review (Apr 22 2016)

        Keeping Meetings on Track When You're Not in Charge - Harvard Business Review

        In a large technology firm, for example, the CEO led a bi-weekly meeting of her top 20 people to review the business and make key decisions. Although the CEO's chief of staff prepared an agenda in advance, the CEO was a passionate, curious person, who ...

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      10. Celebrate Earth Day with outings and events - Madison.com

        Explore host.madison.com (Apr 22 2016)

        Celebrate Earth Day with outings and events - Madison.com

        ... 1 John Nolen Dr; free admission. Check out the 10,000 square feet of scale-model box cities constructed by 1,500 area students and teachers using “green” design principles. Other activities include a cookie-building challenge and LEGO building area.

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      11. 6 Habits of the Forward Thinking Event Business

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Apr 22 2016)

        6 Habits of the Forward Thinking Event Business

        Technology is ubiquitous and touches every part of our lives. We can no longer rely on “old” methods of planning and producing events. We need to rethink, retool and for many, change some day to day practices. This has to start with the tools we use daily to run our businesses, because digital disruption has […]

        The post 6 Habits of the Forward Thinking Event Business by Tahira Endean appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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        Comment Mentions:   RFP   LinkedIn

      12. Prince's Purple Reign Sadly Ends

        Explore Welcome (Apr 21 2016)

        Even if rock-star deaths seem weirdly commonplace in 2016 and he felt ill on a plane from reported flu symptoms last Friday, the news that Prince collapsed at his home outside Minneapolis and died today seems inconceivable. He was only 57 years old and looked ever-youthful in the orbit of his enigmatic, creative aura.

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        Comment Mentions:   Metro   House of Blues

      13. Event planning industry shows staying power - Greenwich Time

        Explore GreenwichTime (Apr 21 2016)

        Event planning industry shows staying power - Greenwich Time

        The Darien resident opened her event planning firm, Bash, in Greenwich last June. Since 2011, the party pro has executed weddings and celebrations throughout Fairfield County and the greater New York area, from milestone birthdays and anniversaries to ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Reed Exhibitions   Gartner

      14. IMEX in Frankfurt Celebrates 'Innovation and Investment' at 2016 Show - Successful Meetings

        Explore Successful Meetings (Apr 21 2016)

        Today marked the final day of the 14th annual IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, which took place April 19-21 in Frankfurt, Germany. The organizer, IMEX Group, called the show's "three busy days" a huge success, attracting nearly 9,000 hosted buyers and ...

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      15. Hosts Global Alliance Creates Crisis Plan Template

        Explore Meetings Net (Apr 21 2016)

        If you're not having the conversation, you're putting your meetings and your organization at risk.

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