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Welcome to our meetings and events industry content hub where we curate our favourite content. You can experience live education sessions at our exhibitions, IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com) and IMEX America (www.imexamerica.com).
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Don't Stress About Stress—It May Actually Be Good for You

Don't Stress About Stress—It May Actually Be Good for You | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How can meeting planning be among both the most stressful and best jobs around? It's all about how you handle the stress of the job.

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Not Just Fun and Games: Why Event Professionals Should Care About Gamification

Not Just Fun and Games: Why Event Professionals Should Care About Gamification | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Gamification is being touted by some as the biggest thing since social media. But, what is Gamification and is it relevant to Event Professionals?
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10 Clever Event Startups You Need to Try Right Now

10 Clever Event Startups You Need to Try Right Now | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s been a while I haven’t served you a proper fix of innovation. Here are 10 startups with new ideas to help event professionals.
I had that feeling I was missing a proper innovation roundup on the blog.
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First Time Exhibiting At A Trade Show? Here’s What You Need To Know To Be Successful

First Time Exhibiting At A Trade Show? Here’s What You Need To Know To Be Successful | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Being a first time exhibitor means that you have a lot of things to do before you can consider your event a successful one. If you’re facing your first event, here are a few tips that you can use to prepare for your first-time trade show appearance.
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3 Ways to Avoid the Drain of a Tradeshow

3 Ways to Avoid the Drain of a Tradeshow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you and your employees dread working at trade shows?  You are not the only ones that feel this way, since there is no doubt that working a trade show event can be tiring and draining both physically and mentally.

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Make Your 2014 Resolution Aligned With Your Promotional Strategy

Make Your 2014 Resolution Aligned With Your Promotional Strategy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
January 26, 2014 by Lisa Apolinski I recently read some interesting data on Statistics Brain about New Year’s...
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The Who’s Who in Your On-site AV Production Team

The Who’s Who in Your On-site AV Production Team | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
I am sure many of you will be left bemused when you first arrive on-site and are surrounded with flight cases, staging, cables, various forms of AV equipment and a multitude of different technicians busily working away, and quite frankly, we don’t...
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Eco Etiquette: 5 Basic Ground Rules for your Eco-Friendly Journey

Eco Etiquette: 5 Basic Ground Rules for your Eco-Friendly Journey | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Before embarking on the do’s and don’ts of eco-friendly living, let’s focus on the delivery versus the message.  It is apparent that we all wish to protect the environment while living healthier, safer lives but not at the cost of appearing judgmental, opinionated or critical of others. Practically speaking, we all acknowledge that by using reusable shopping bags we reduce the amount of plastic buried in landfills.  However, the reality of doing so is sometimes very different. So as we begin this eco-friendly journey, let’s start with these basic ground rules…

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How Social Media Is Changing Event Design — A Discussion with Debi Lilly

How Social Media Is Changing Event Design — A Discussion with Debi Lilly | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Featured image by Anthony Thalier. Pinterest, designers’ blogs, and TV shows are changing the face of...

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What Super Bowl XLVIII Reveals About Corporate Event Marketing Trends

What Super Bowl XLVIII Reveals About Corporate Event Marketing Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
TSNN.com is a powerful international trade show gateway. We've spent years compiling a global, qualified and up-to-date trade show database, including attendees, suppliers, vendors and exhibitors, outside North America.
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Unleashing the Power of Community

Unleashing the Power of Community | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What is a community? A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common? Or is “community” something deeper, more intimate, more powerful— a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of having common attitudes, interests, and sense of purpose?
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How to Get More Sponsors for Your Events

How to Get More Sponsors for Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re hosting a trade conference, wedding show or even charity event there’s a good chance that, in order to be profitable, you will have to get sponsors involved in proceedings. However in many cases, that’s significantly easier said than done.

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15 Social Media M&M Tools Event Professionals Need To Try

15 Social Media M&M Tools Event Professionals Need To Try | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As an event marketer, trying to find the right digital and SM (Social Media) "M&M" (Management & Metrics) tools can be a real hassle — especially if you’re looking for a solution on the che...
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The Five Biggest Challenges You Face

The Five Biggest Challenges You Face | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While 2013’s Quarter 3 Business Barometer made it clear that the meeting industry is, thankfully, no longer holding its collective breath—European business was up 1.5 percent over the last 12 months with projections of a 3.6 percent bump in the coming year, and U.S. meeting professionals clocked a 2.7 percent increase and expect a 4 percent rise in 2014—there are, of course, still challenges ahead.

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Sustainia - Exploring the Sustainable Society of Tomorrow

Sustainia - Exploring the Sustainable Society of Tomorrow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sustainia is a global collaborative platform for communicating a sustainable future and for building a model and vision for a sustainable future
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How to Create Community by Thinking Like a Small Event

How to Create Community by Thinking Like a Small Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Small events where people can really meet are best, I am a big fan of serendipity and always running around trying introduce people, so small is good for me.
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Entertainment, a valuable change agent?

Entertainment, a valuable change agent? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
  Entertainment, a valuable change agent?   In the beginning of December last year Intel, the global leader in computer chip production, decided to sign a sponsorship with FC Barcelona, the famous Spanish football club.
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UFI Survey Indicates Global Trade Show Growth in 2013

UFI Survey Indicates Global Trade Show Growth in 2013 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
TSNN.com is a powerful international trade show gateway. We've spent years compiling a global, qualified and up-to-date trade show database, including attendees, suppliers, vendors and exhibitors, outside North America.
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How to Supercharge Your Speaker Prep

How to Supercharge Your Speaker Prep | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Making sure your attendees are happy starts with making sure your speakers understand their needs. Here’s an inside look at some secrets to how PCMA prepares Convening Leaders presenters.
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The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies

The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. By using social technologies, companies can raise the productivity of knowledge workers by 20 to 25 percent.
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12 Creative New Ways to Promote Hashtags at Events

12 Creative New Ways to Promote Hashtags at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From splashing prompts on seating cards and menus, to scrawling them in lipstick or cake icing, here's how to encourage guests to engage on social media.They may have been introduced more than three years ago, but hashtags remain a cheap, easy, and...
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Social Media Guide

Social Media Guide | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Essential Guide to Social Media for Live Events 2013-2014

1 - Does your business talk to its customers?

2 - Do your customers talk to your business?

3 - Do your customers talk to each other about your brand?

 

Of course the answer to all three questions is ‘Yes’. We’re social animals and we love to talk. It’s human nature. It’s what we do.

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The New Rules Of Event Photography

The New Rules Of Event Photography | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Now that most attendees have the ability to snap and share photos instantly, the rules to event photography are changing. Here's what you need to know to protect attendees’ privacy, aggregate crowdsourced content, and secure the rights to your multimedia. 
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How You Can Go Beyond 85% of Other Exhibitors at a Trade Show

How You Can Go Beyond 85% of Other Exhibitors at a Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Why is it that so many of us, industry and clients alike, keep doing things the way we have always done? Read here to take your exhibiting to the next level.
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