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Five Things Leading Venues Have in Common

Beautiful facilities, exceptional food and superior service probably come to mind when you think about what makes a great conference or meeting venue. These may seem like obvious considerations on a list of elements that leading venues have in common. Yet, there are other pragmatic concerns that determine which venues are the most successful and perhaps the most profitable.

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How to Find and Pick Amazing Event Vendors

How to Find and Pick Amazing Event Vendors | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When it comes to choosing show-stopping event vendors and suppliers, it can be difficult to know where to start. But it doesn’t have to be. Finding the right event vendor—like finding the right event sponsor—can be the difference between event success or failure. If a vendor makes a mistake, it can reflect poorly on you in the minds of your attendees. In brief, the stakes are high.

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25 Event Venues and Destinations To Watch in 2018 

25 Event Venues and Destinations To Watch in 2018  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
At EventMB we are all about rewarding innovation in the event industry. This is why we are introducing a new tool to select venues and destinations for your event.
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What Does the Future Hold for DMCs?

What Does the Future Hold for DMCs? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As many destinations and DMCs gather at #IMEX17 we ask three well-respected names in the industry for their insights into what the future holds.
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How to make the most of a unique venue

How to make the most of a unique venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are few things that annoy me more than boring venues. We have all been to – and no doubt hosted – events in boring venues. You know the ones; dark, dreary and devoid of atmosphere. But things are changing. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of event planners are looking to take their events to “unique venues”.

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How Music Venues Can Get Started on Spotify

How Music Venues Can Get Started on Spotify | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Of the top ten clubs in the world… only two have official Spotify accounts. That’s surprising, given that the music streaming giant has over 60 million subscribers and 140 million active users. If you want to define the feel of your venue, create shareable content, and reach highly engaged music lovers, why wouldn’t you start where fans expect to discover their next favorite artist?

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What Makes A Great Event? 6 Tips for #EventProfs

What Makes A Great Event? 6 Tips for #EventProfs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From sourcing the right venue to choosing the best mobile event app to the speaker to the connections built - of the many different things that event professionals are tasked with, what exactly makes great events, great? 

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What Makes a Destination a Top Meeting Planner Pick?

What Makes a Destination a Top Meeting Planner Pick? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meeting planners surveyed for STR’s DestinationMAP said it was a dead heat between the Windy City and "The Theme Park Capital of the World" when it came to their top choice for North American meeting destinations, with 67 percent each voting for Chicago and Orlando. Washington, D.C., was a close third at 66 percent, followed by San Diego and Las Vegas. 

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Movie Theaters as B2B Event Venues: The Next Big Thing?

Movie Theaters as B2B Event Venues: The Next Big Thing? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetings are to exhibitions as cheeses are to wines: complementary stimuli that enhance the participant experience. With countless exhibitions incorporating education and entertainment as part of the proceedings, exhibition organizers must also consider meeting venues as auxiliary spaces in which to hold supporting events. 

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Will Your Next Meeting Be Inside a Wine Cellar?

Will Your Next Meeting Be Inside a Wine Cellar? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From the outside, the barrel room at the Gallo of Sonoma winery looks like an enormous bunker. Inside, it’s expansive, dim, and cool, with thousands of barrels of wine extending into the middle distance. About three years ago, I walked into the space as part of a corporate group and took a seat at the edge of the room, at a table topped with unlabeled bottles of red wine. Winery staff members led us through a tasting of each varietal — from zinfandel to cabernet sauvignon — before encouraging us to mix our own blends, which soon had us jibing and laughing. Eventually, these bottles were corked and labeled, so we could take them home.

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Check List: Is a First-Year Festival Right for Your Brand?

Check List: Is a First-Year Festival Right for Your Brand? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The story surrounding the Fyre Festival shined a light on the growth of the festival space, its influence and how marketers should approach a partnership.
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Event Professionals Basics: Finding A Suitable Venue

Event Professionals Basics: Finding A Suitable Venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Identifying the factors that determine what makes the right venue is one of the most important tasks for every event professional. As the number of potential attendees increases, the type of the event and the location are all significant issues to factor in, so the choice of your event venue should be first and foremost aligned with the goals you want to achieve.

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Meeting Planners Tell Us: How Can Your Venue Make the Cut?

Meeting Planners Tell Us: How Can Your Venue Make the Cut? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Our recent survey of more than 180 meeting planners from around the world for the IACC Meeting Room of the Future  report delivered many interesting insights. We heard from people who are new to event planning as well as long-timers, and many provided candid comments.  Some of their remarks were anticipated, but some certainly surprised us. So what do meeting planners say venues need to do to appeal to the changing nature of today’s meetings? Here are ten of my insights into the most essential elements of sought-out venues.

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5 Things Event Planners Expect from Modern Venues

5 Things Event Planners Expect from Modern Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you’re planning an event, where you host it is a big consideration. From the time you start exploring your venue options, to the time you complete a site visit, there’s a lot to think about to ensure your venue is supporting an excellent delegate and event experience. As you consider your venue options, take time to connect with the venue’s team. Think about what it takes to create a great delegate experience, and ask your venue how they can help you build that solution. Ask tough questions, ensure they’re ready to sweat the details, and challenge them to demonstrate why their venue is the right fit for your event.

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Designing 21st Century Conference Learning Experiences And Spaces

Designing 21st Century Conference Learning Experiences And Spaces | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Conference organizers must think like designers. Then they can design, create and plan learning spaces that foster participants' learning experiences.
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Looking for a Room with a View? Historic Homes Make Memorable Event Venues

Looking for a Room with a View? Historic Homes Make Memorable Event Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Looking for a Room with a View? Historic Homes Make Memorable Event Venues. America’s Gilded Age estates can host your board meetings, product launches, and parties.

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UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites

UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

UNESCO's huge list of World Heritage properties has grown even longer this month, with the global body voting to add 21 sites.

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How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme

How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Don't host another boring corporate event. To attract attendees and set apart your company's brand, you need a memorable corporate event theme. 

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Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog

Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Deciding on a city to host a global meeting can be a challenging decision when everyone’s travel preferences differ. From choosing a fine hotel to deciding…
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Hosting Events at Your City: A Catalyst for Growth

Hosting Events at Your City: A Catalyst for Growth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From economic growth to innovation & sharing of expertise knowledge, meetings and events have a significant impact on their host cities. Read more here.
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European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017 confirms the resilience of European cities

European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017 confirms the resilience of European cities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In 2016, European Cities Marketing has once again demonstrated the most dynamic aspect of European tourism. Over the last 5 years (2012‐2016), bednights in European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report’s cities (+14.2%) have been still increasing at a faster rate than of the 28 EU nations (+8.8%). Thus, confirming once again that city tourism is growing against disturbances.

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International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer

International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

International travelers spent $20.8 billion on travel to and within the United States in April, more than a three percent increase over April 2016. The first four months of 2017 are the highest for foreign tourism spending on record.

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Reshaping the Asian Tech Landscape

Reshaping the Asian Tech Landscape | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

California’s Silicon Valley established itself as a destination for start-ups by offering access to top tech talent, financial support, expert guidance, and supporting infrastructure. And at least one Asian nation was watching and now stands to follow suit: Singapore might just be the next global start-up capital.

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The DNA of disruption

The DNA of disruption | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hospitality and entrepreneurialism are two words that don’t sit together in the same sentence too often. After all, being hospitable is about your personal approach to others and how you make them feel. Good hospitality has existed for centuries on these values, right?

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