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Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career

Blog: Balancing motherhood with an events career | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

C&IT speaks to Fiona Batten, general manager Australia, cievents, on juggling a career in the events industry with being a full time mother.

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New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design

New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At the end of the day,” according to Janet Sperstad, CMP, “we’re all human.” 

That observation is at the heart of a new study that Sperstad, program director of the meeting and event management degree at Madison College, is writing with Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, associate professor and chair of Indiana University’s School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

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How Big Data is Driving Conference Success

How Big Data is Driving Conference Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There are two key factors that contribute to the success of a conference. On one hand, we have attendee satisfaction, and on the other, the need to ensure the best possible Return on Investment (ROI).

The integration of technology to attendee-centric conference management, creates unique and impactful experiences in revolutionary new ways. The immersion of big data in our industry is a true catalyst for success and – if used properly – can lead to more accurate and faster ROI measurement in addition to greater delegate engagement.

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How to Lower Stress at Work

How to Lower Stress at Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What stresses out your employees? Deadlines? A never-ending to-do list? An overflowing inbox?

While the concept of work-life integration is designed to reduce workplace stress, sometimes it can have the opposite effect, as schedules become blurry and we try to cope with being “always on.”

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Event Organizer Roundup: The Latest Event Marketing Ideas 

Event Organizer Roundup: The Latest Event Marketing Ideas  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You have to invest in marketing to create excitement, attract press, and ultimately sell tickets to your event. But it’s challenging for a busy organizer to stay on top of marketing trends and know which efforts to invest in. This month, we’ve curated the most on-point marketing insight from experts around the web to help you take your event marketing to the next level.

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Why Face-to-Face Events Are Critical In Today’s Complex and Changing World

Why Face-to-Face Events Are Critical In Today’s Complex and Changing World | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last month, we had the opportunity to come together as a meetings and business-events industry to promote the value of face-to-face meetings. On April 6, more than 100 events were held in nearly 25 countries across six continents as part of the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day, a Meetings Mean Business Coalition initiative.

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7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient

7 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Efficient | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An infographic outlining some of the things that can breathe new life—and enhanced productivity—into your next event.
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4 Ways To Personalize a Large Meeting

4 Ways To Personalize a Large Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I’ve been doing research into and thinking about the mass-personalization wave that is dramatically changing what and how we buy as consumers. I’ve learned that personalization can be achieved in a number of ways.

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Why Event Gamification Is Not What You Think It Is

Why Event Gamification Is Not What You Think It Is | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Along with live video and chatbots, gamification is one of the most talked about event trends at the moment. Even though the term has spread like wildfire throughout the events industry, there is misunderstanding about what gamification is and how it can be use to enhance an in-person event.

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Forget the Impossible Dream of Achieving Work/Life Balance

Forget the Impossible Dream of Achieving Work/Life Balance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While I’d be the first to say that I love technology and have quite the crush on my iPhone, our constant connectedness has changed the pace at which we work. And it is making the whole work/life balance thing even more of an unachievable dream, especially for meeting professionals.

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4 Reasons to Send More Targeted Event Emails 

4 Reasons to Send More Targeted Event Emails  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Two thirds of consumers have bought something because of an email. But a recent study also found that marketers can improve conversion by 355% — and increase revenues by 781% — by sending more targeted emails.  

Why? Because targeted emails specifically address your recipient’s needs and interests, while mass emails get deleted or marked as SPAM.

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What Really Drives Event Attendance? Don’t Fall into These Traps

What Really Drives Event Attendance? Don’t Fall into These Traps | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to Meeting Professionals International, about 1.8 million meetings and events occur in the U.S. each year. Surprising? Not at all. Events are one of the few marketing tactics that provide both tangible and intangible benefits for your organization. But why are some events filled with “cult followers” while others struggle for attendance?

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3 Big AV Trends That Will Excite and Engage Your Attendees

3 Big AV Trends That Will Excite and Engage Your Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

AV is a unique element of events. Most people, upon hearing the term, think of monitors and microphones and leave it at that. But thanks to the exponential growth of technology, it’s pretty much everywhere at every event. It can be used for everything from providing big visuals that excite attendees to providing helpful and clear instructions to help attendees find their way around your event.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Elevate Human Interaction

How Artificial Intelligence Will Elevate Human Interaction | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The PCMA European Influencers Summit will gather approximately 40 European business events leaders in Monte Carlo, Monaco, June 25–27, to address the future of the events industry. Although the event is invitation-only — intended to be a discussion by Europeans for Europeans — Convene will be covering the summit and passing along key insights and takeaways.

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Where We Get It Wrong: The Shortcomings of Travel Sustainability Policy

Where We Get It Wrong: The Shortcomings of Travel Sustainability Policy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Travel policy is an impactful way to move toward more sustainable practices for meetings and business travel—and there’s plenty of room for improvement, according to a survey of travel management pros by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation in conjunction with AIG Travel.

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Female Empowerment in the Exhibition Industry is a Numbers Game

Female Empowerment in the Exhibition Industry is a Numbers Game | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You would think that an industry in which the majority of the workforce is female would make an effort to advance women. That may or may not be the case in exhibitions; but, to even begin a discussion on this topic, we need to talk about measurement.

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Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers

Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A GBTA Foundation study finds only one in six travel management professionals incentivize business travellers to stay in hotels with sustainable practices.
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10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices - EventMobi

10 Healthwise Event Menu Choices - EventMobi | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With more and more attendees under doctor’s orders to reduce their intake of calories, sugar, carbohydrates, and salt, it’s important for event planners to give more attention to healthy choices when making menu selections. Participants don’t have to attend many events and meetings to realize that healthwise event menus are hard to find.

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T-Shaped Event Professionals (And How to Learn it All)

T-Shaped Event Professionals (And How to Learn it All) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
10 Ways to Become a Stronger Event Professional - The t-shaped #eventprof by MeetingPlay, the most engaging mobile event app.
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Hacking the Hackathon: A Chat with Jamie Murdock

Hacking the Hackathon: A Chat with Jamie Murdock | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Jamie Murdock lays out the the details of what a hackathon is and how it could change your next event in amazing new ways.
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12 Event Trends to Watch in 2017

12 Event Trends to Watch in 2017 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With innovation in VR and alternative formats on the rise, we’re going to see major changes in 2017. We've rounded up of 12 event trends to watch this year.
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Blockchain in Travel for Dummies

Blockchain in Travel for Dummies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While still in its infancy a lot has been written about blockchain, the technology believed to transform many of the business models that we know today. The buzz it’s been generating especially over the last year has been massive, comparable to that of the Internet in the early 90s. And the blockchain is often referred to as the next generation of the Internet – the Internet of Value.

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Here’s What Makes For A Successful Hackathon

Here’s What Makes For A Successful Hackathon | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Jenine P. Humber, CGMP, GVEP, is no slouch when it comes to meetings. As special-event coordinator for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) at Harvard University, Humber has access to some of the most technologically advanced venues in the United States. She is both a Certified Government Meeting Professional and a Government Virtual Events Producer.

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Are Mobile Apps Taking People Away From Your Room Block?

Are Mobile Apps Taking People Away From Your Room Block? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attendees used to rely on one screen for all their housing needs: their desktop computer. But as the mobile revolution shrinks the size of their devices, they’re enjoying the anywhere-anytime ability to compare room rates from their smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. And their searches are taking them to many digital destinations outside the “Hotel & Travel” section of the typical conference website.

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This Is What Medical Meetings Will Look Like In The Future

This Is What Medical Meetings Will Look Like In The Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., attended his first medical conference more than 20 years ago, when he was a neurology resident at the University of California, San Francisco. It was organized by the American Neurological Association, and what Johnston most remembers is “the awkward feeling of everybody else knowing each other,” he said in a recent interview, “and me not knowing anyone and sitting in gigantic auditoriums trying to absorb the basic science of what was shown on the gels and all that.”

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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.