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      1. 7 Clients Every Event Planner Has

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jun 24 2016)

        7 Clients Every Event Planner Has

        Event planners get to work with some really amazing event clients, and some really crazy clients! At the end of the day, it’s what makes event planning fun and keeps you on your toes. Here are 7 clients every eventprof will be able to identify. As an event planner, you have probably started to notice […]

        The post 7 Clients Every Event Planner Has by Holly Barker appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      2. Why You're Not Too Busy to Get Your CMP

        Explore Meetings Net (Jun 23 2016)

        The message of a new video from the Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional designation, is that even planners whose plates are full can find time to earn their CMPs. Take a look.

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   CMP International Standards

      3. Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Announces New Mission

        Explore Meetings Net (Jun 23 2016)

        At its 2016 Education Forum, under way at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, FICP announced that the association is kicking things up a notch, with a new vision, mission, and brand position.

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        Comment Mentions:   Ficp

      4. 8 tech conferences every project manager should attend - Cio

        Explore CIO.com (Jun 23 2016)

        8 tech conferences every project manager should attend - Cio

        Project managers who have a technical background and stay abreast of current technical trends and technologies will find it much easier to manage and lead technical project teams. One way to stay current is to attend relevant technical conferences ...

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      5. Cleveland to Set 'Event Zone' To Ensure Safety at RNC

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jun 23 2016)

        To keep things civil, Cleveland will leverage the fabric of the city itself with a 3.3-square-mile city-within-a city dubbed the “Event Zone."
        To keep things civil, Cleveland will leverage the fabric of the city itself with 3.3-square-mile city-within-a city dubbed the “Event Zone."
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      6. Who's News in Special Events This Week for June 23, 2016

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jun 23 2016)

        News this week includes a new role for catering vet Syd Sexton
        News this week includes a new role for catering vet Syd Sexton
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        Comment Mentions:   Orlando   Fort Lauderdale   DMC

      7. 7 Tradeshow Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

        Explore | mastertheevent.com (Jun 23 2016)

        7 Tradeshow Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

        The post 7 Tradeshow Mistakes and How to Avoid Them appeared first on mastertheevent.com.

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        Comment Mentions:   DMC

      8. EXHIBITOR Magazine to Offer Specialized Training for Trade Show Exhibit and Event Marketing Professionals in Chicago, Sept. 13-15

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Jun 23 2016)

        EXHIBITOR Magazine is proud to partner with Marty Smith, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Sensei for General Motors and a recognized expert on pur...

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago   EXHIBITOR   Ctsm

      9. Building a Solid Team For a Destination Event

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jun 22 2016)

        Building a Solid Team For a Destination Event

        Just like its at-home counterparts, a successful destination event requires teamwork--there is no such thing as a "one-man show" in the events industry. With that in mind, it’s important to put together a solid team to ensure that the final celebration goes off without a hitch.

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      10. Uber and Lyft: Driving Hard Toward Meetings

        Explore Meetings Net (Jun 22 2016)

        The ride-sharing services have taken business travel by storm. Are meetings next?
        The ride-sharing services have taken business travel by storm. Are meetings next?
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      11. Six Ways to Engage Millennials at B-to-B Events

        Explore Event Marketer (Jun 22 2016)

        Six Ways to Engage Millennials at B-to-B Events

        Look around just about any b-to-b conference today and you’ll see the man buns, high tops and fresh faces of the millennial generation among the attendees. But don’t be fooled by their casual air. This group of people between the ages of 18 and 34 last year was 54 million strong and comprised one-third of the American workforce, according to Fortune magazine.

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        Comment Mentions:   PCMA

      12. Would You Believe Social Media Can Save You Time?

        Explore Meetings Net (Jun 15 2016)

        Sure, social media can be time consuming and distracting but that's only half the story. Here are five ways social media can save time and make your life easier.

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      13. MPN023 Best Automation Platform for Event Marketing and Launchings

        Explore Grass Shack Events & Media (Jun 15 2016)

        MPN023 Best Automation Platform for Event Marketing and Launchings

        Today’s Meetings Podcast News features this news and posts that we curated for you.  Here are the links we talked about:

        Adam Parry of Event Industry News writes on The Best Event Marketing Automation Platform for Event Launches

        Tim Grable of the Grable Group writes on Three Key Ingredients of An Amazing Incentive Event

        Mitra Sorrells of Bizbash writes on How Audio Tones are Changing Event Communication

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      14. 5 Gobsmacking Reasons Why Introverts Make the Perfect Event Planners

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jun 14 2016)

        5 Gobsmacking Reasons Why Introverts Make the Perfect Event Planners

        It only seems natural that extroverts should be successful as event planners. The social nature of the event industry is a perfect fit, but is being outgoing a necessity? It may seem counterintuitive, but here are 5 reasons why introverts can actually make better event professionals than extroverts. Growing up, did you always have your […]

        The post 5 Gobsmacking Reasons Why Introverts Make the Perfect Event Planners by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      15. What We Learned From Apple's WWDC 2016 Event - Nasdaq

        Explore nasdaq.com (Jun 14 2016)

        What We Learned From Apple's WWDC 2016 Event - Nasdaq

        The iOS 10 introduces an all-new design for Maps. Apple Maps filter choices, make proactive suggestions, provide updates on traffic, or suggest alternative routes. Now one can find a restaurant, make reservations and even book a ride in Maps. All these ...

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