07 | Dec
2015
Five Gifts for Every Event Planner’s Wish List

With Christmas coming up, it’s time for all you event planners out there to review the year and tally up whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Did you organize your time well? Go eco-friendly with your event venues? Take care of your contracts ahead of time? Use local vendors? Refrain from having a meltdown in […]

04 | Dec
2015
The 12 Best #eventtech Tweets from November

It’s been a big month for event tech, not the least of which reason being that on November 14-16, the Event Tech Awards were held in Paris and Las Vegas, highlighting some of the most exciting innovations in the field from the past year. These days – the age of the smart phone – we […]

30 | Nov
2015
IBTM: Top Ten Tech Innovations Set to Transform the Events Industry

Event professionals from around the globe recently flew to Barcelona for IBTM World, an annual three-day conference that bills itself as “the leading global event for the meetings and events industry.” There, the more-than 15,000 participants got the chance to network, share knowledge and resources and take in exhibitions. It’s a nice gig if you […]

23 | Nov
2015
It Isn’t Easy Being Green: How to Make Your Conference More Sustainable

The sustainability movement has gotten seriously trendy over the past few years – so much so that we sometimes forget there’s more to it than buying bamboo shoes or Uber-ing a hybrid. Properly applied, sustainability strategies can have a big impact, both in terms of reducing your event’s carbon footprint and raising awareness among attendees. […]

19 | Nov
2015
Milan Expo 2015 Wrap-up: Five Exhibitions That Totally Rocked It

The most recent “Universal Exposition” (better known to us Americans as the World Fair) was held this year in beautiful Milan, Italy – the city’s second time hosting the international event, which is staged every five years or so. The theme of the 2015 expo was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” which urged the […]

16 | Nov
2015
Don’t Be a Turkey: Four Tips for Throwing an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Party

There’s no better holiday for collecting a little feel-good karma than Thanksgiving. No matter what your background or beliefs about Starbucks’ new holiday cup, Thanksgiving offers something we can all get behind: stuffing our faces until we can’t move. Capitalize on all that good will with a Thanksgiving event that is sure to rock people’s […]

12 | Nov
2015
Six Ways to Make Your Event Hashtag a #Success

Hey man, you can’t just get all willy-nilly with the hashtags, a’right? If you want your event hashtag to take off, you gotta follow the rules.

10 | Nov
2015
Four Apps to Help Event Producers Get Organized

Among the most challenging parts of being an event planner is keeping yourself organized. From arranging the venue to proofing contracts, there are a million things to do in the run-up to a big event, and if you’re not careful you’ll quickly find yourself drowning in a sea of to-do lists.

06 | Nov
2015
The Winningest Swag for Your 2016 Conference

Somewhere, in some God-forsaken corner of the earth lies every conference planner’s nightmare: a graveyard of last year’s discarded swag. Remember that keychain you tossed moments after finding it at the bottom of your swag bag? The branded mug that you conveniently “forgot” in your hotel room? The gaudy phone case that never even had […]

03 | Nov
2015
Five Ways to Tailor Your Social Media Event Marketing to Millenials

You can just see the Baby Boomers and, to a lesser extent, Gen-Xers having a collective panic attack as the headlines roll in: MILLENIALS POISED TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. While the media initially pegged millenials (defined as the generation born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s), as a bunch of narcissists with […]

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