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Trade Show Experience Supercharge: 4 Ways to Improve Your Exhibitions

Trade Show Experience Supercharge: 4 Ways to Improve Your Exhibitions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the events industry continues to evolve and change, so does the nature of exhibitions and trade shows. We can no longer rely as heavily on repeat attendees to help us generate revenue year after year. What’s the solution? Invigorate your exhibitions and trade shows’ experiences!

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Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips

Engaging Your Association’s Introverts: 3 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about introverts. You might even BE an introvert. But are you taking enough action to engage your association’s introverts?

If not, it might be time to offer a few new outlets/opportunities. In fact, here are three specific ways to engage your association’s introverts.

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Video Trends in Events: Mixed Reality, Camera Robots, and Projection Mapping

Video Trends in Events: Mixed Reality, Camera Robots, and Projection Mapping | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One event tech trend that’s gaining significant traction lately is video. We’ve discovered articles about record-breaking projection mapping, how to use immersive mixed reality in events, and the Grammys autonomous robotic cameras taking center stage.

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Getting Attendees Involved in the Content Mix

Getting Attendees Involved in the Content Mix | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Creating a great brand experience and creating great content are not distinctly different activities. A successful brand experience maximizes all the ways you can engage attendees, setting the stage for them to interact, network, and share information. And as they say, content is king.

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Virtual Reality’s Real Operational Opportunity

Virtual Reality’s Real Operational Opportunity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Everybody is talking about how virtual reality will change the events industry. While the opportunity is exhilarating, it’s also important to know how to best approach VR from a strategic standpoint and how to put the right people in place to ensure success.

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5 Tips for Evaluating Hotel Proposals

5 Tips for Evaluating Hotel Proposals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Negotiation is often considered an art form! Perhaps, it is because of all the complex components that must come together for a perfect picture. Negotiation by its very nature is collaborative. It requires a keen eye and a host of support to get it right when evaluating RFPs for your meeting.

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5 Social Media Trends Travel Marketers Can’t Ignore in 2017

5 Social Media Trends Travel Marketers Can’t Ignore in 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From Instagram being on the rise to Twitter taking a downward spiral, here are 5 social media trends travel marketers must be aware of.
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Whose Show is It, Anyway?

Whose Show is It, Anyway? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After twelve months and hundreds of exhibitor interviews, one of the many findings that I found surprising is that exhibitors really do not understand who owns the show they exhibit in. There is a significant disconnect about who owns and puts on the tradeshow that the exhibitor is exhibiting in!

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3 Things That Scare Your Members (And How Your Association Can Help)

3 Things That Scare Your Members (And How Your Association Can Help) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Check out these three things that likely scare your members, and more importantly, how your association can assist:
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Multi-destination events

Multi-destination events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Multi-destination events may not always be the most straightforward events to organise. Numerous elements thrown into the mix in large quantities; from Read More
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Assif Khan's curator insight, February 26, 6:36 PM
Here is an interesting article on multi-destination events.
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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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Attracting Millennials With Experiential Events

Attracting Millennials With Experiential Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Understanding attendee profiles and how they behave is vital to any organisation. Attracting millennials or different age groups to any type of event plays a key role in its success, but also comes with several challenges. Ways of engaging with millennials for example, are quite different from the ways of getting Generation X or Baby-boomers involved. 

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Assif Khan's curator insight, February 26, 6:48 PM
A good read on overcoming challenges for MICE events. 

 From live.mci-group.com - February 23, 1:00 AM
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How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event? 

How Do You Find Great Speakers for Your Event?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Each speaker you select for your event can make a massive difference to its attractiveness to attendees. However, this doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of pounds for a high profile celebrity.

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Suzanne Axt's curator insight, February 22, 3:08 PM
Great insight!
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Guiding Your Attendee’s Experience Through the Use of Beacons

Guiding Your Attendee’s Experience Through the Use of Beacons | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event organizers are always on the lookout for technology that can help them improve the experience of those in attendance. While the addition of interactive content stations, digital smart walls, and QR-codes are still highly desirable features, those planning for the events of tomorrow know they need to branch out.

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Indoor Lighting Best Practices and Inspiration for Your Next Event

Indoor Lighting Best Practices and Inspiration for Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When it comes to indoor venues, the possibilities are endless for event lighting. From corporate parties and fundraisers to weddings and other social get-togethers, an indoor space can act like a blank canvas that is just waiting to be transformed.

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Your Guide to Breaking Down Badges

Your Guide to Breaking Down Badges | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Few things in the event space are more symbolic of networking than badges. They invite personal introductions, legitimize events as professional, and they are a great outlet for extra corporate branding. But while badges for conferences, summits, and the like are a staple, they can also become quite a task to secure. 

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Diversity in the Meeting and Events Industry: 7 Strategies to Eliminate Bias

Diversity in the Meeting and Events Industry: 7 Strategies to Eliminate Bias | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know in the world of mobile event technology. Follow us for valuable resources, big feature releases, and the latest gossip in event tech!
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7 Things Seth Godin Can Teach You About Event Planning

7 Things Seth Godin Can Teach You About Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leaders can learn a lot from reading and Seth Godin is one of those authors you just want to sit down and have coffee with. His practical advice speaks to professionals in a variety of industries. These quotes can help you see event planning from a new perspective and may inspire you to forge your own path.

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How to Create Knock-Out Sponsorship Packages for Recurring events

How to Create Knock-Out Sponsorship Packages for Recurring events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are you trying to line up sponsors for recurring events with little lead time in between? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
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Why Setting Goals Makes You A Better Eventprof

Why Setting Goals Makes You A Better Eventprof | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Setting goals can help your workload and eventprof career. Here are some expert tips to help you utilize them to your advantage.
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Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future

Event Planning In The Hotel Of The Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We analyse how the changes in event technology will impact events in the future and in particular, how they are planned.
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German Exhibition Industry: Digitalisation and Data Protection

Digitalization is nothing yet to come. We are all living in the age of digitalization. We are already embedded, but it should not be considered as an end in itself. The question is: What’s in it for the customers or what’s in it for your own organization?

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Wading Through the Waters of Floor Planning

Wading Through the Waters of Floor Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With today’s technology, it is increasingly important to have multiple ways to achieve the same result anytime and anywhere, and floor-planning tools for meetings, events, and conventions are no ex…
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How to Turn Networking from Nerve-Wracking to Nourishing

Although many find networking to be nerve-wracking, I find it nourishing.  It energizes me, provides a source for innovative ideas, and gives me sense of belonging, connecting me with people from all over the world and reconnecting me with dear industry friends!

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