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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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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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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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Eventaa's curator insight, August 4, 5:31 AM
Eventaa.com facilitates all in the Indian event management industry to come to a common platform.
 
Bien Venue's curator insight, August 7, 3:08 AM
Consider swapping Saturday night for Monday morning at the movies for your next event?
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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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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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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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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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Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events

Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Today's chief marketing officers, brand managers, and event organizers are focusing more on in-person brand experiences to engage more with customers and c
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Don’t Forget To Ask These Questions At Your Next Summer Site Visit

Don’t Forget To Ask These Questions At Your Next Summer Site Visit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After visiting multiple venues in multiple locations, it can be easy to forget what questions you need to ask to ensure that you get all the information you need to make an informed decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you tour each venue. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a good place to start if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed.

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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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6 Steps for Choosing the right Conference Venue

6 Steps for Choosing the right Conference Venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you want your conference to be a success you’ve got to get the venue right. People will only put up with a poor location, difficult transport links and sub-standard facilities for so long, regardless of how amazing the event is.
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10 of the Best European Venues for Large Events

10 of the Best European Venues for Large Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are 10 venues in 10 cities where you can comfortably cater for larger capacity events for 1000 plus, with the authentic uniqueness of European culture.
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