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The right way

The right way | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everyone is a watchdog or whistleblower these days thanks to pervasive social media and deep searches on the internet. Companies can no longer hide their worst traits and habits—and this is a good thing. The more ethical big businesses are, the better off the world will be. At least that’s the theory. Whether it’s true or not is for time to judge.
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Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cybersecurity is more important than ever for meetings and events .Security has always been a concern in planning meetings. But in an increasingly complex world, few would argue that the need to keep information secure is taking on new levels of importance, especially when it comes to online interactions.

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A Sense of Security

A Sense of Security | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
See how AlliedPRA handles an emergency with their Emergency Preparedness Plan and the steps we take to ensure our guests are our top priority
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A Guide to Serving F&B on the Exhibit Floor

A Guide to Serving F&B on the Exhibit Floor | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At the Duty Free Show of the Americas, which takes place in Florida each spring, attendees come face-to-face with almost every conceivable item that might be sold in an airport duty-free store — from necklaces and perfume to cigars, luggage, and, of course, booze. “They serve a lot of alcohol, and they’d like people to sample this, that, or the other thing,” said Mark Gatley, regional general man-ager for SMG at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, which hosted the show for a few years before it moved to the Orlando World Center Marriott.

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The CX Manifesto: Are You Designing Event Experiences with a Blindfold On?

The CX Manifesto: Are You Designing Event Experiences with a Blindfold On? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When you design your event, are you creating a customer experience that you think they want or are you using behavioral data to know what they want.
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How to Seamlessly Migrate to the Right Event Software 

How to Seamlessly Migrate to the Right Event Software  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planners on the hunt for a new software provider may find that there are more options to choose from these days than in previous years. That’s because our industry is growing and fast, with research showing that the global event management software market will increase 8.24% by 2020.

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The Anatomy of a Volunteer Strategy That Works

The Anatomy of a Volunteer Strategy That Works | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are the 7 key elements of a volunteer strategy for your organization or event that will save time, effort, and trouble.
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Incorporating slow food best practices into your meeting

Incorporating slow food best practices into your meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last September, Tracy Stuckrath, CMM, CSEP, CHC, CFPM, of the MPI Georgia Chapter attended Slow Food International’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto event as one of 300 U.S delegates. Below are just a few of her takeaways from that experience.

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5 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Meetings

5 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Disasters can take many forms—from earthquakes and floods that damage infrastructure and halt business, to war, terrorism, cyber attacks, and pandemics, to technological failures such as power outages. The one thing they all have in common is the potential to cause trouble for, and perhaps even shut down, your meetings.

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Hacked Hotel Entry System Highlights Meetings Security Fears

Hacked Hotel Entry System Highlights Meetings Security Fears | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Where there is data, there is cash – at least that’s true from the perspective of a hacker. With technology and connectivity on the rise, the opportunity for exploitation of data is rife. A recent hijacking of a hotel’s electronic key entry system highlights a new vector of attack for fraudsters and a continual security threat for venues and eventprofs alike.

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Event Crisis Management: 5 Tips to Help Event Planners Bounce Back

Event Crisis Management: 5 Tips to Help Event Planners Bounce Back | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Crises happen to the best of us – that’s life. In the events industry, there are many small details that go into the perfect event, so it should come as no surprise that things could possibly go awry here and there. Despite the fear of something going wrong, the best way to address a crisis is to prepare for it in advance. In some cases, that means avoiding the issue entirely while, in other cases, it means having a crisis response plan ready should something happen.

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Is Your Event's Data Security Good Enough? Find Out With This Checklist

Is Your Event's Data Security Good Enough? Find Out With This Checklist | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“In 2015, there were 38% more security incidents detected than in 2014” as reported by PwC, The Global State of Information Security. And that number may continue to grow unless privacy and security becomes a bigger priority for the events industry.

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Turning Temporary Tattoos Into Allergy Warnings

Turning Temporary Tattoos Into Allergy Warnings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Who knew a tattoo could save your life?

At least, it can in Japan, where life-threatening allergic reactions to the country’s popular soba noodles, which are made from buckweat, have caught some tourists, and even locals, off guard.

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Important Clauses You Need To Know in Speaker Agreements

Important Clauses You Need To Know in Speaker Agreements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With minutes until the curtain draw, you peer into the sold out stadium as the crowd roars in anticipation. This is the moment you’ve been dreaming of. You see, ten months prior, this moment was all but a dream. You knew you were ready to take your events to the next level but wasn’t sure how. Although you have access to the top presenters within your company, you knew it was time to book an outside speaker.

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What to Do When You're Forced to Cancel an Event

What to Do When You're Forced to Cancel an Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s inevitable. If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably had to deal with an event you were forced to cancel. So, whether it’s hurricanes, insane traffic, or an alien invasion – here are 3 crucial steps to take to recover from an event cancellation.

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Lights, Camera, Crisis! A Guide to Crisis Planning and Management for Special Events

Lights, Camera, Crisis! A Guide to Crisis Planning and Management for Special Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Crisis planning and management: that little phrase that no one wants to think about, but we all need to plan for. According to Boston University, every one dollar invested in disaster preparedness can prevent seven dollars' worth of disaster-related economic losses! In the midst of a natural disaster, or any other force majeure, a lot can go awry. Planning for the worst and implementing your crisis plan is the best way to ensure your bases are covered.

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Event Security 2.0: 10 Questions Event Planners Need To Ask Their Venues

Event Security 2.0: 10 Questions Event Planners Need To Ask Their Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The world is on high alert and security and safety of our attendees is a major concern. Here are 10 key topics every event planner should be discussing with their venues.

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5 ways to stay safe on-site

5 ways to stay safe on-site | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever walked a show floor during build-up you’ll know that it’s a health and safety minefield with hundreds of potential opportunities for ‘near misses’ or even worse ‘workplace accidents’.

As organisers and contractors, we operate in inherently risky environments. We are building increasingly sophisticated and compelling ‘event destinations’, operating in busy venues, running on tight schedules and managing multiple suppliers, partners and clients on-site. It’s exhilarating to be part of, but also a huge logistical challenge to ensure everyone’s safety.

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Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements

Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you ready to take on your next biggest client? Then you will need to know about the 11 most important sections in an event AV agreement.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security

6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the organiser of an event, you’re going to be faced with numerous challenges, and one that should be a top priority is safety. Outdoor events tend to cover a much bigger area than indoor events, which requires more planning and depending on the type of crowd, more advanced security. It’s important to make sure …
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Will your meeting get hacked?

Will your meeting get hacked? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The widespread release of sensitive information such as credit card and social security numbers has grabbed headlines, disrupting business for several major corporations. Over the past five years, well-respected companies including Sony, Target and Staples have been hacked.

As cyber criminals become more sophisticated, the impact of these breaches has spread beyond the general public. Recently, in one of the biggest, most spectacular U.S. cyber attacks, the personal data of 18 million current, prospective or former federal employees was successfully compromised.

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5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget

5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Without money there is no event and without the event there may be no money. The event budget is vital to the success or failure of your project. This how-to guide explains what you should be thinking about and common mistakes to avoid.

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Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology

Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your reputation—and people’s lives—are riding on your preparedness for riots, protests, shooters and acts of terrorism. Do what you do best: Prepare.
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