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    1. What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Pricing

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 15 2017)

      What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Pricing

      Planners know that Wi-Fi is a key component to a successful program these days. But how can they get the best bang for their buck? What may at first blush sound like the best deal—an offer of free or comped Wi-Fi on the part of the host facility—may be good for the bottom line, but not so good for attendee experience.

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      Mentions:   RFP   CMP   Convention Industry Council

    2. 20 Ideas for Facebook Events to Promote Your Small Business

      Explore Small Business News, Tips, Advice (Mar 15 2017)

      20 Ideas for Facebook Events to Promote Your Small Business

      The Facebook events page allows you to link in co-hosts to help you do that promoting, invite targeted guests or groups or share the event publicly and even create an ad to promote it. The social media feature allows you to add photographs or videos to ...

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    3. Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Mar 15 2017)

      Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

      Do you want to innovate and grow as an event professional? Do you want to plan better events? If so, it’s time to get uncomfortable. The magic begins where your comfort zone ends. Growth never occurs within your comfort zone. Have you seen these quotes making their way on the internet as inspirational image memes? […]

      The post Want to Plan Better Events? Make Yourself Uncomfortable by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    4. 8 Tips To Get More Referrals for Your Event Business

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Mar 15 2017)

      8 Tips To Get More Referrals for Your Event Business

      If your event business is new or struggling, the easiest and least expensive way to grow it is through referral marketing, but how do you get happy clients and attendees to talk about you? Try these tips. It’s understandable that people would be willing to hire an event planner that a good friend referred them […]

      The post 8 Tips To Get More Referrals for Your Event Business by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    5. EXHIBITOR Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Certified Trade Show Marketer Program

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Mar 15 2017)

      EXHIBITOR Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Certified Trade Show Marketer Program

      Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, held an exclusive dinner and awards ceremony ...

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      Mentions:   Las Vegas   EXHIBITOR   Ctsm

    6. Authentic Experiences Fuel Millennial Travel, and the Meetings Industry Must Adapt

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 14 2017)

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      In 2016, an important threshold was crossed in the American business-travel segment: The Millennial generation became the largest group of business travelers. One hallmark of this under-35 segment of the workforce is that they’re the first to be “digital natives” who grew up knowing only a world that’s connected by electronic devices and the Internet. However, what this generation’s tech-focused upbringing has instilled in them is a hunger for live experiences.

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    7. Could Your Event Expand to a New City?

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 14 2017)

      Could Your Event Expand to a New City?

      Like most nonprofits, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation plans events near its home in Annapolis, Maryland. But in an effort to tap a new donor base, it expanded its footprint with a new event in Washington. Now in its second year, the DC on the Half Shell cocktail party expanded the foundation’s network of donors to the nearby Washington area, about an hour’s drive away.

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    8. Historic Ames Boston Hotel Opens New Event Space

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 14 2017)

      Historic Ames Boston Hotel Opens New Event Space

      Boston’s event scene just got a new addition: two new meeting and event spaces in the 114-room Ames Boston Hotel. The rooms and prefunction space, designed for both elegance and functionality, add 1,700 square feet of modern meeting amenities to the hotel, which was constructed in 1893. Able to accommodate groups of up to 125, the Ames and Oliver & Oakes rooms can be configured for banquet, conference, lounge, classroom, and theater-style meetings, events, and presentation.

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      Mentions:   Boston   Back Bay   Faneuil Hall

    9. Sitting Pretty in Spring: Using Furniture at Your Next Event

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 14 2017)

      Sitting Pretty in Spring: Using Furniture at Your Next Event

      Longer, sunnier days; alfresco dining; vibrant blooms; and finally-in-season fare mean one thing: spring is almost here! As events make their way back outdoors to the long-awaited mild weather (or carefully crafted designs bring that familiar feeling indoors), spring is the perfect time to reinvent your event style and incorporate furniture. Here are some ways that perfect furniture pieces can elevate your spring event. 1. Get the conversation started!

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    10. EXHIBITOR Magazine Announces Exhibitorlive 2017 Best of Show Award Winners

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Mar 14 2017)

      EXHIBITOR Magazine Announces Exhibitorlive 2017 Best of Show Award Winners

      Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, today announced the winners of its EXHIBITORLIV...

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      Mentions:   Las Vegas   EXHIBITOR   Ctsm

    11. GameBuzz Event Gaming System Makes Sizzling Debut at Exhibitorlive 2017

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Mar 14 2017)

      GameBuzz Event Gaming System Makes Sizzling Debut at Exhibitorlive 2017

      The GameBuzz system—a customizable, multiplayer platform for making event booths more effective lead generators—debuted yesterday to large, boisterous...

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      Mentions:   Las Vegas

    12. New $15M corporate, social event venue opens in Las Vegas |

      Explore Las Vegas Review (Mar 13 2017)

      New $15M corporate, social event venue opens in Las Vegas |

      Enclave, a $15 million high-tech corporate and social event venue located a mile from McCarran International Airport, has officially opened a year after breaking ground . The 75,000 square-foot multi-purpose venue has 22 rooms of various sizes and function including ballrooms, conference rooms, dressing and bridal room. The Enclave will offers services such as event production, beverage, cuisine and branding aimed at corporate events, product launches, trade shows and weddings.

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      Mentions:   Las Vegas

    13. 10 Old Event Tactics It’s Time to Ditch

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Mar 13 2017)

      10 Old Event Tactics It’s Time to Ditch

      Event professionals need to stay on top of current trends. Not doing so can place their client list in jeopardy. Are you doing any of these 10 things? If so, it’s time to let them go. A former boss of mine came of age in the late 70s and early 80s. You know the years […]

      The post 10 Old Event Tactics It’s Time to Ditch by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    14. 3 Things You Need to Know to Determine Your Event’s Internet Needs

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 13 2017)

      3 Things You Need to Know to Determine Your Event’s Internet Needs

      Learning to negotiate Wi-Fi with an event venue requires planners to almost learn a new language so both sides can come to an understanding of how the technology can best help you meet your meeting’s goals. In a recent MeetingsNet webinar, Tim LaFleur, CMP, director, mobile strategy and solutions, Meetings & Incentives Worldwide; and Matt Harvey, vice president, client network services, PSAV, explained the three most important terms for things you need to know about how networks function.

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      Mentions:   CMP

    15. Southern California Event Trailblazers Inducted Into BizBash Hall of Fame

      Explore BizBash Media (Mar 13 2017)

      Southern California Event Trailblazers Inducted Into BizBash Hall of Fame

      BizBash will celebrate veteran event and meeting professionals in Southern California by inducting them into the BizBash Hall of Fame. The honorees are Cheryl Cecchetto, Steve Goodling, Edward Perotti, Sharon Sacks, and the Los Angeles Times’ events team, represented by Scott Dallavo and Hillary Manning. The ceremony, to be held Thursday at the 1220 Event Space at Universal Studios Lot, will also recognize two rising stars in the industry: Caroline Lett and Justin Tribe.

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      Mentions:   USA Today   The New York Times   InStyle

    16. 6 reasons for eventprofs to buzz over to beBee

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Mar 13 2017)

      6 reasons for eventprofs to buzz over to beBee

      LinkedIn, Twitter, and, to a lesser extent, Facebook, have had thriving communities for meeting and event industry professionals. Event professionals who are active on these platforms have made great connections and engaged in some interesting peer-to-peer interactions over the years.

      So is there room for another platform? While beBee seems to be a well-kept secret among eventprofs, it’s picking up steam in other industries.

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      Mentions:   LinkedIn

    17. 10 Unlikely Places to Derive Creative Inspiration for Your Events

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Mar 13 2017)

      10 Unlikely Places to Derive Creative Inspiration for Your Events

      Do you wish you could bring more creative approaches to your events with greater consistency? Stop thinking that creativity is a mystical beast and start seeing it everywhere with these tips. Creativity is the lifeblood of any event planners’ career. Without it, your events fall flat, your attendees are uninspired, and clients will go elsewhere. […]

      The post 10 Unlikely Places to Derive Creative Inspiration for Your Events by EventMB Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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    18. Immerse Your Attendees with Intuitive Touchscreen Technology - Tsnn Trade Show News (blog)

      Explore TSNN Trade Show News (Mar 12 2017)

      Immerse Your Attendees with Intuitive Touchscreen Technology - Tsnn Trade Show News (blog)

      MultiTaction displays are just one fun trend we are seeing more and more at events and in exhibits. Take a look inside our 2017 Trend Tracker guide to learn about additional trends intended to attract, engage and excite your attendee. ]]>Download your ...

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      Mentions:   GES   IAEE

    19. Imex reimagines key education programmes - Travel & Tourism News Middle East

      Explore Travel and Tourism News Worldwide (Mar 12 2017)

      Imex reimagines key education programmes - Travel & Tourism News Middle East

      The Imex Group has also entered into a three-year agreement with EventCanvas.org Foundation, which allows Imex to offer Event Design Certification to selected participants. The certification training will be offered free of charge and provides planners ...

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    20. EXHIBITOR Magazine Announces 2017 EuroShop Awards Winners

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Mar 11 2017)

      EXHIBITOR Magazine Announces 2017 EuroShop Awards Winners

      EXHIBITOR Magazine is proud to announce the following winners in its 2017 EuroShop Awards. Sponsored by Access TCA Inc., one of the largest indepe...

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      Mentions:   EXHIBITOR   Ctsm

    21. The Most Important Event Management Trend of 2017 – And Why You Should Care

      Explore Event Planners Association (Mar 10 2017)

      The Most Important Event Management Trend of 2017 – And Why You Should Care

      There are plenty of things that are changing about the event industry this year. Today, we’re going to talk about one of the biggest – and why it matters.

      2016 was a big year for event management – but 2017 is slated to be even bigger. After all, change is in the air. As always, everyone’s all abuzz about the various trends that are prevalent in the industry.

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    22. 3 Absolutely Valid Reasons Planners Get Nervous Negotiating Event Wi-Fi

      Explore Meetings Net (Mar 10 2017)

      3 Absolutely Valid Reasons Planners Get Nervous Negotiating Event Wi-Fi

      “Wi-Fi strikes fear into many planners’ hearts,” said Tim LaFleur, director, mobile strategy and solutions, with Meetings and Incentives Worldwide during a recent MeetingsNet webinar. Even the most seasoned professionals, those who have no problem with 5,000 people rushing into lunch after a general session, can break into a cold sweat when it comes time to negotiate Wi-Fi, he added.

      So what is it that makes connectivity such a fearsome topic to tackle? LaFleur identified three main reasons.

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      Mentions:   Convention Industry Council

    23. Top 7 Vendors in the Global Event Management Software Market from 2017-2021: Technavio - Yahoo Finance

      Explore Yahoo! Finance (Mar 10 2017)

      Top 7 Vendors in the Global Event Management Software Market from 2017-2021: Technavio - Yahoo Finance

      Eventbrite is an online ticketing and event planning company. It manages events of all types, such as event academies, conferences, classes and workshops, endurance events, food and wine events, fundraising events, music festivals, performing arts ...

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      Mentions:   Emea

    24. EventTech 411: Smart Badges

      Explore Event Marketer (Mar 10 2017)

      EventTech 411: Smart Badges

      From the creators of EventTech, the industry’s largest learning lab on event technology and live events, we bring you EventTech 411, our periodic roundup of new and cutting-edge event technologies. In this installation, we take a look at the burgeoning smart badge market.

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