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      1. World Professional Congress Organizers Alliance Notes New Event Trends - International Meetings Review

        Explore International Meetings Review (10 hours, 53 min ago)

        World Professional Congress Organizers Alliance Notes New Event Trends - International Meetings Review

        AOS Conventions & Events (AOSCE) in Malaysia and ICS in Denmark have experienced the growing trend of shorter lead time for business contracting in the last 12 months. In February 2014, AOSCE secured three large events to be held this year. Last year ...

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      2. How the Oval Office Improved a Conference Training Program

        Explore BizBash Media (15 hours, 59 min ago)

        Comment Mentions:   Walter E. Washington Convention Center

      3. Medical Meetings Get Harder

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        A year later, many questions about the Sunshine Act's Open Payments rules remain unanswered.

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      4. Top Emerging 2014 Wedding & Event Trends

        Explore Events + Style (16 hours, 14 min ago)

        Top Emerging 2014 Wedding & Event Trends

        Lately, we've been seeing some amazing event trends that will have your guests talking about your wedding or event for years to come! Here's what's new: 1. Modern Opulence We would't say the the DYI rustic vintage trend is ...

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      5. What are this year's social media event trends? - Event Industry News

        Explore eventindustrynews.co.uk (17 hours, 43 min ago)

        What are this year's social media event trends? - Event Industry News

        Especially interesting are the developments and the newest social media trends in the event industry as well as the comparison of this year's survey results with the data from previous years. Additionally the report again features valuable and ...

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      6. What are this year's social media trends?

        Explore Aktien (22 hours, 14 min ago)

        (DGAP-Media / 23.04.2014 / 09:00)

        XING EVENTS launches its fourth large online survey among event organisers

        Munich, April 23rd 2014 - XING EVENTS (www.xing-events.com), the event

        industry expert on attendee management and event marketing, launches its

        fourth annual online survey among event organisers on the subject of social

        media within the event industry.

        Link to the survey: http://bit.ly/SMER-14

        Is social media a real trend or just a short-term hype? Will organisers be

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      7. Audience Scanning Is The Next Big Thing For Lighting Designers

        Explore Live Design Magazine (23 hours, 14 min ago)

        ORLANDO, Fl – With the recent success of the Justin Timberlake 20/20 World Tour and subsequent Saturday Night Live performance, and with other industry leading entertainers including Drake, Dave Matthews Band, and Jimmy Fallon using audience scanning style laser light shows for their events, an influx of production companies, lighting designers, and performers of all kinds have been contacting Pangolin, asking how to

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        Comment Mentions:   Orlando

      8. Gamification Makes March Madness Last All Year

        Explore Meetings Net (Apr 22 2014)

        By Tony Ventrice, Behavior Lab Co-Founder, Senior Game Systems Designer, Badgeville
        This year’s tournament wrapped up April 7, and with it went the competitive excitement of office pools, enjoyed even by non–sports fans. Gamification can let you create March Madness–style events that keep the buzz going—and the productivity up—all year round.
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        Comment Mentions:   EMC

      9. Recommended Reading April 23, 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Apr 22 2014)

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        Are special events a good strategy for Vail, Colo.?
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      10. 12 Habits of Unsuccessful Event Planners

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Apr 22 2014)

        12 Habits of Unsuccessful Event Planners

        Attention to details, attendee engagement, expectations management. There is consensus about the anatomy of outstanding events. What about when things go wrong? Are there habits we can change to make our events successful? You betcha!

        You should know by now, I despise the ‘you should do this’, ‘you should do that’ talk. I hate cheap advice.

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      11. Special Events Business News for April 23, 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Apr 22 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Business news in special events this week includes a big award for Tony Laurenson of caterer GIG
        Business news in special events this week includes a big award for Tony Laurenson of caterer GIG
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      12. CORT's New Vintage Decor Pieces, Feather Balls, Bistro Napkins

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Apr 22 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        New decor items for events include vintage accents, feather balls and ' bistro' napkins
        New decor items for events include vintage accents, feather balls and ' bistro' napkins
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      13. The Color Of Comedy: Chauvet Professional At The Hollywood Improv

        Explore Live Design Magazine (Apr 22 2014)

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      14. 8 Tips for Using Color to Communicate an Event's Message

        Explore BizBash Media (Apr 22 2014)

        Why Your Event's Color Scheme Matters More Than You Think

        “Colors and color combinations create moods and feelings, consciously and unconsciously,” says Kate Smith, president and chief color expert at Sensational Color, a color consulting firm in Ashburn, Virginia. Check out Smith’s tips for using the psychology of color effectively at events.

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      15. We Came. We Saw. We Rumbled at Event Solutions 2014! | Afr ...

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        We Came. We Saw. We Rumbled at Event Solutions 2014! | Afr ...

        The AFR 2014 MAIN EVENT Design Challenge at Event Solutions in Las Vegas was amazing. There's no other way to put it. If you weren't there, you missed.

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas