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What Makes a Millennial Meeting Venue?

What Makes a Millennial Meeting Venue? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To court young attendees, meeting planners should start with the perfect venue. 

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6 Takeaways About Airbnb's Potential Impact on the Hotel Industry

6 Takeaways About Airbnb's Potential Impact on the Hotel Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A new report from STR, a hotel industry research firm, looks at Airbnb-supplied data in 13 global markets from Dec. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016, to examine the performance of both hotels and Airbnb. 

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7 Tips for Leveraging Your Speakers as Event Advocates

7 Tips for Leveraging Your Speakers as Event Advocates | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With more and more conference and event organizers competing to attract participants, it is important to use every strategy available to “get the word out”. Conference and event speakers are a largely untapped resource.

Many keynote speakers and breakout session facilitators have extensive and active networks both on and off-line.

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Take These 10 Steps Before Your Event Goes Live 

Take These 10 Steps Before Your Event Goes Live  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Determining your budget, finalising dates, securing a venue space — you’re managing a lot. On Eventbrite’s customer experience team, we’ve helped a lot of people with their events…so we know that there are countless logistical details you need to work through to get up and running.

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10 Tips for Reducing Employee Stress in the New Year [Infographic]

10 Tips for Reducing Employee Stress in the New Year [Infographic] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With the holiday season over, we are all likely experiencing some stress while we try to ramp up for the new year, and manage our backlog of work and our endless stream of emails. This might be a good time to think about what we can do to reduce employee stress.

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7 Ideas to Steal from PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 in Austin 

7 Ideas to Steal from PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 in Austin  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

EventMobi was onsite in Austin, Texas, for the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual conference Convening Leaders January 8-11th, along with more than 4,000 event professionals. 

This annual conference is a mainstay for most industry professionals, earning a reputation for offering some of the best education, most interesting and inspiring keynote speakers, and heralded each year for the risks they take with their space and programming design.

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4 Secrets to Boost Event Promotion

4 Secrets to Boost Event Promotion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What are you doing to arm your stakeholders with the tools to promote your event?

Event promotion can come in the form of paid advertising, word-of-mouth, public relations, social media sharing or even direct mail (yes, people still use the age old snail mail)

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11 Ways to Add Excitement to Your Trade Show Exhibit

11 Ways to Add Excitement to Your Trade Show Exhibit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Boring booths are bad for business.  To make your trade show exhibits more exciting and attention-getting, add one or more of these 11 elements to get more attention, booth traffic, and ultimately, leads.

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A History of Event Planning & Coordinating (And Why It’s So Important)

A History of Event Planning & Coordinating (And Why It’s So Important) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetings catalyze change. They influence participants’ thoughts and behaviors. Meetings enable business exchanges and establish bonds that strengthen alliances and form lifelong friendships. They generate new ideas and facilitate learning. They’re essential both to prevent and respond to crisis.

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10 Prioritization Tips for Event Planners

10 Prioritization Tips for Event Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When in planning mode, event managers have a million and one things to worry about. Time management and prioritization are not just skills, they become a lifestyle. Even the most seasoned event planners can stand to add a few more things to their toolbox. Here are 10 prioritization tips to help you keep calm under pressure and execute on an incredible event.

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Successful Room Block Management Part 3: Cut-off Dates 

Successful Room Block Management Part 3: Cut-off Dates  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This is the final installment in our series on room block management, where we’ve pulled back the curtain to reveal how hotels work to manage your room block and their occupancy. Here are the prior two posts about blind cuts and attrition.

When it comes down to negotiating your hotel contract, few clauses have as much impact to the overall success of your event than your reservations clause and cut-off date.

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Report - Benchmarking the Modern Meeting Planner

Report - Benchmarking the Modern Meeting Planner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Across every industry – meeting and event planners are some of the hardest working people out there. They’re expert coordinators and communicators, and ultimately they’re responsible for creating an event experience that brings the client’s vision to life. As a modern meeting planner, how do you compare to your peers in the field?
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12 Days of Sustainability with MeetGreen

12 Days of Sustainability with MeetGreen | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the holiday season ends, we thought it would be fun AND helpful to do a countdown with the 12 Days of Sustainability. Starting on December 25th we posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts a useful sustainable event tip you could use during the holidays and year round! In case you missed them, here is the full list: Give a plant as a gift that will keep on giving all throughout the year!

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Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event 

Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hiring the right keynote speaker for your corporate event or conference isn’t getting any easier. There seems to be more speakers than ever, on just about any topic. If you Google the term “keynote speaker,” there are over 19.2 million results. So what are some tips that will help you find the best possible speakers for your events?

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The 7 Essential Elements of an Event Website

The 7 Essential Elements of an Event Website | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your event website doesn’t magically sell tickets and registrations for your event. To be effective, your website needs to strategically guide attendees through their decision-making process.

“It’s important to know how each element on your event website communicates the event experience, helps the attendee decide it’s worth attending, and ultimately rationalizes their decision,” says Jason Bayly, Senior User Experience Architect at Eventbrite.

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Food Allergy Awareness: Don’t Serve This, Serve That

Food Allergy Awareness: Don’t Serve This, Serve That | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Accommodating your meeting attendees’ food allergies and food preferences can seem daunting. Here are some quick switches that you and the executive chef can make to create easy meals and snack breaks that avoid common food allergens.

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7 Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Events

7 Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What do event industry leaders think about the future of events? We have asked seven inspiring women about the future of the event industry. The event industry is an incredible environment made of exceptional individuals. A very, very large portion of them happen to be women. Without getting into the diversity talk, which is not the matter of this post and that we have covered many times, we’ve decided to ask some leaders in events to discuss the future of our industry and guess what, they are all women.

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Incentive Travel Report 2017

Incentive Travel Report 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

C&IT's Incentive Travel Report 2017, featuring exclusive research, best practice case studies and a forecast on the future of the sector, provides key stats from surveys of 300 UK event planners across the last quarter of 2016.

 
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Create Community at Your Next Event with Daybreaker

Create Community at Your Next Event with Daybreaker | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s six am on Tuesday and instead of reaching for the coffee mug, you are adjusting your neon-light up wristband. A loud beat is pumping through the speakers and hundreds of other people are bouncing to the rhythm. Crazy outfits, wide smiles, and magical energy fill this space.

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4 Ways to Embrace (And Celebrate) Diversity at Your Association

4 Ways to Embrace (And Celebrate) Diversity at Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Associations may target or cater to specific groups - for example, public educators - but within those groups, there are several sub-groups (e.g. science teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, etc.) that could all use a little attention.

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The Secret Power of To-Do Lists

The Secret Power of To-Do Lists | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planners love a list. What is the secret power of to-do lists, why they are so beneficial and how can you get the most out of them? Are to-do lists obsolete, or essential? Loved, loathed or misunderstood? 

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26 different ways to meet with your team

26 different ways to meet with your team | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The word ‘meeting’ likely conjures up an uninspiring image for you — talking through an agenda (if there is one) point-by-point, some people dominating, others zoning out. The typical format is so easy, it’s almost automatic, without really thinking whether it’s what we really need to make progress. We’re getting of tired meetings.

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5 Charts Showing the Untapped Potential of 360-Degree Video in Travel Planning

5 Charts Showing the Untapped Potential of 360-Degree Video in Travel Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel brands in 2017 have more tools than they did a year ago to give travelers a preview of what to expect. While most travelers haven’t tried 360-degree or virtual reality videos, many say they have an open mind about their being useful in the trip-planning process. That’s according to a survey from digital advertising …
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5 Top New Travel Accessories From CES 2017

5 Top New Travel Accessories From CES 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
CES is always the place to find the greatest in the latest wave of gadgets, goggles and gear, and 2017 was no exception. With new TV streaming services, sup’d-up, wafer-thin TVs, and more do-it-all smart assistants, the show floor was full of new solutions for the digital age. And for business travelers in particular, CES delivered a number of technologies to lust after for the next journey from here to there. Read on for our top five standouts of the show.
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Do You Need To Reshape Your Sponsorship Program?

Do You Need To Reshape Your Sponsorship Program? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many trade shows and conferences fall under the business-to-business classification, but that doesn’t mean organizers need to restrict their brainstorming to the traditional B2B world.
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