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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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Key Ways to Choose an Effective Giveaway for Your Trade Show

Key Ways to Choose an Effective Giveaway for Your Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
While an enticing trade show display is important, giveaways also play a major role in exhibiting success.
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The most valuable 100 nation brands in the world

The most valuable 100 nation brands in the world | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As with companies, branding is also a crucial factor in determining the success of countries: A destination with a strong, recognized brand with a good reputation more easily attracts investment, tourism and professional talent, generates...
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Five Qualities for Top User Conferences

Five Qualities for Top User Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A recent report shared insights on how businesses can create better user conferences for their clients...and their potential clients. Take a look at some of the tips...
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Unpredictable weather can cause travel problems for speakers

Old Man Winter doesn't care that you’ve chosen the perfect keynote speaker and confirmed every conference detail a year in advance. Think of the two recent winter storms that paralyzed much of the country, one ruining many a Thanksgiving dinner and the second dropping snow and ice from Texas to Tennessee—a region of the country you’d expect to be well above freezing.

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How to Navigate Cultural Differences in Global Meetings | International Meetings Review

How to Navigate Cultural Differences in Global Meetings | International Meetings Review | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As more businesses go global, and as more events bring in international attendees, the chances are fairly good that you will have to plan a meeting or conference for an international crowd.
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Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block?

Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

AirBnB is becoming more popular all the time with the vacationing public, but could it potentially also pose a risk to your conference's room block?

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Mayo Clinic Extends Its Conference's Virtual Reach

Mayo Clinic Extends Its Conference's Virtual Reach | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How an event designed to spur innovation uses technology to
bring its message to a global audience.
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Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones

Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A pill to beat the misery of jet lag could soon be developed, after Oxford scientists found a specific gene which stops our body clock from re-setting.
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10 Tips for Exhibition Success - Event Industry News

1. Define your objectives Consider the competition at your event and what makes you different then decide what you would like to achieve from your exhibition. Build brand awareness? Promote / demonstrate a specific product or service?
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APEX - Bandwidth and High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) for Events

APEX - Bandwidth and High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Demand for advanced Internet access that accommodates richer media and a higher density of devices leading to increased bandwidth consumption frequently outweighs the demand for more basic connectivity. Planners and suppliers often do not understand the difference between basic and advanced access, which best suits attendee needs and best practices for selecting and managing event bandwidth. Impacts include lost efficiency, cost overruns and a reduced effectiveness 

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