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    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. Is That Beacon Stalking You?

        Explore Event Manager Blog (14 hours, 57 min ago)

        Is That Beacon Stalking You?

        Beacons have become an established technology for proximity marketing and socialization at trade shows, conferences, festivals and other events. Beacons use the Bluetooth function on your smart mobile device to track you and send you messages. But how should event planners use this technology in a way that is an advantage to attendees and not […]

        The post Is That Beacon Stalking You? by James Morgan appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      2. 2016 event trends: Gamification - Cit Magazine

        Explore Conference & venues news (16 hours, 39 min ago)

        2016 event trends: Gamification - Cit Magazine

        According to a C&IT survey of 30 event agencies, 63% of event planners used the technique at events in 2015, with many citing it as a useful tool for engagement. Last year, drp used gamification at an event for home improvement company, Wickes. "It was ...

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      3. Are you using Pantone's colors of the year--Rose Quartz and Serenity--in your events?

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Feb 11 2016)

        Are you using Pantone's colors of the year--Rose Quartz and Serenity--in your events?

        Pale, pale pink and a soft lavender blue--Rose Quartz and Serenity have been dubbed the colors of the year for 2016 by Pantone. So are those color meisters right?

        Yes, I'm using pastels such as Rose Quartz and Serenity this year
        No, these colors aren't in demand any more this year than in the past
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      4. 3 Blunders of Corporate Entertainment

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Feb 11 2016)

        3 Blunders of Corporate Entertainment
        Entertainment expert Anthony Bollotta shares three mistakes to avoid when booking corporate entertainment for special events
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      5. Event Idea: A Dive Bar for VIPs

        Explore Meetings Net (Feb 11 2016)

        Previous events for a high-level group had gotten raves, so the host company (Cambria Hotels & Resorts) and its destination management company partner (Hosts Las Vegas), had to figure out how to match previous levels of excitement and engagement. Would a dive bar do the trick?

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas

      6. Who's News in Special Events This Week Feb. 11, 2016

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Feb 10 2016)

        Special events business news this week includes Choura's acquisition of Hollywood Tentworks
        Special events business news this week includes Choura's acquisition of Hollywood Tentworks
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      7. MPI Did the Math, and Your Buying Power Is Going Down

        Explore Meetings Net (Feb 10 2016)

        Spending on meetings is up somewhat, but pricing is up more, according to respondents in the latest Meeting Professionals International Meetings Outlook.

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        Comment Mentions:   Meeting Professionals International

      8. 3 Ways to Stay Within Your AV Budget

        Explore Meetings Net (Feb 10 2016)

        3 Ways to Stay Within Your AV Budget
        How to achieve great AV effects, even on a limited budget.
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      9. Trend Tracker 2016: Largest Annual Report of Top Event Marketing Trends

        Explore Problem Loading Page (Feb 10 2016)

        Trend Tracker 2016: Largest Annual Report of Top Event Marketing Trends

        Download your free fifth-annual GES 2016 Trend Tracker report now, and start going through our checklist of valuable tips on enhancing participant experience at your events.

        The post Trend Tracker 2016: Largest Annual Report of Top Event Marketing Trends appeared first on Event Marketer.

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        Comment Mentions:   GES

      10. 2016 event trends: Data efficiency - Cit Magazine

        Explore Conference & venues news (Feb 10 2016)

        2016 event trends: Data efficiency - Cit Magazine

        Tracking technologies, such as iBeacons, can allow event professionals to gather more data on delegates, using it to create a better overall experience. Though such technologies are likely to become more prevalent across the industry this year, Event ...

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      11. 5 Tips to Promoting an Event (On-Line)

        Explore | mastertheevent.com (Feb 10 2016)

        Promoting an event is a necessity when it comes to ensuring attendees receive all the event particulars and information. And with an abundance of social media channels it can be easier than we think. I’m not going to lie. My least favorite part of the event planning process is event promotion. I figure it’s because I feel like that’s what I know the least about.

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      12. 2016 event trends: Short lead times - Cit Magazine

        Explore Conference & venues news (Feb 10 2016)

        2016 event trends: Short lead times - Cit Magazine

        Earlier this week, C&IT revealed its top six event industry trends for 2016, starting with intelligent teambuilding and continuing yesterday with the growing appeal of Eastern Europe as an event and incentive destination. Today, we look at the ...

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      13. No venue? No problem! How temporary structures help your event happen

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Feb 10 2016)

        No venue? No problem! How temporary structures help your event happen

        In cities like Paris, Vienna and Barcelona event organisers are spoiled for choice. When it comes to venues, there’s ready availability of everything from historic palaces to industrial warehouses. But what do you do when the chosen destination doesn’t have suitable venues at all? What do you do, for instance, when your group won’t fit […]

        The post No venue? No problem! How temporary structures help your event happen by Padraic Gilligan appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      14. MPI Announces Host City for 2017 European Meetings and Events Conference - GlobeNewswire (press release)

        Explore Send Press Releases with GlobeNewswire (Feb 9 2016)

        MPI Announces Host City for 2017 European Meetings and Events Conference - GlobeNewswire (press release)

        DALLAS, Feb. 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Granada, Spain, as the destination for its 2017 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). The association revealed its plans earlier today during ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Meeting Professionals International   European Meetings & Events Conference

      15. 5 Fresh Ideas to Run a Successful Event Contest

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Feb 9 2016)

        5 Fresh Ideas to Run a Successful Event Contest

        It’s sometimes hard to be creative and unique when attempting to promote and execute an event contest. Here are 5 ideas to try at your next event. Contests can be exciting, encouraging and creative ways to get event attendees to interact together. However, if not properly planned out, contests can end pretty quickly, and worst […]

        The post 5 Fresh Ideas to Run a Successful Event Contest by Holly Barker appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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