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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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Meeting Mythbusters: Bioplastic fantastic?

Meeting Mythbusters: Bioplastic fantastic? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Odds are you’re likely using them at your event right now. But what do you really know about them, and should you be using them? 

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Creating a Virtual Event Sponsorship

Creating a Virtual Event Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Just as show organizers want to reach a wider audience by including a virtual component to their events, so too do your exhibitors/sponsors. Incorporating a virtual event component into your conference or trade show is an added expense but one that, if done well, will pay off for both the event organizer, the online audience, and the sponsor associated with it.

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How to Use Social Media to Promote an Event |

How to Use Social Media to Promote an Event | | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you wondering how to promote an event with social media?

Whether you’re planning a small local gathering or a large conference, social media can be used to get the word out in a powerful way.

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Show Up! 15 Tips to Avoid No-Shows at Events

Show Up! 15 Tips to Avoid No-Shows at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

No one in the event industry likes no-shows. Yet this awful plague affects all types of events, small or big, free or paid, popular or fairly new. Here is your definitive guide to avoid no-shows at events.

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Top 10 U.S. cities for green meetings in 2014

Top 10 U.S. cities for green meetings in 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

 few years ago, the meetings and events industryconfronted a hard truth. The EPA deemed it the second most-wasteful sector in the U.S. — following only building and construction — due to the massive environmental footprint of air travel, audiovisual equipment, food waste and more.

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Don’t Let Thieves Ruin Your Trade Show Displays

Don’t Let Thieves Ruin Your Trade Show Displays | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Most trade show venues offer some kind of professional security for the companies on the trade show floor, but experienced exhibitors know you can’t rely solely on security details that are often overworked and spread too thin.
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How Frank Van Massenhove Broke the Rules

How Frank Van Massenhove Broke the Rules | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Various presentations and workshops tackled the theme in their own way throughout the event, but as far as leading by example goes, no one could best keynote speaker Frank Van Massenhove.  President of the Federal Public Service of Social Security since 2002, Van Massenhove was granted the title Public Manager of the year in 2007. Who better to talk about breaking rules and conventions than the man who turned the lumbering bureaucratic dinosaur that is a federal office into a modern, flexible and attractive work environment?

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Tricks of the Trade Show: Engagement

For any trade show to truly deliver value, participating brands must focus on not solely themselves, but the people standing in front of their booths. Audience engagement is a necessity during these events.

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Want Your Event Technology To Add Real Value? Learn to Facilitate

Want Your Event Technology To Add Real Value? Learn to Facilitate | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Designing conferences used to be straightforward. Get together a bunch of clever speakers with interesting things to say, arrange into an agenda. Job done.
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Should Attendees Have Access to Some Content Before a Meeting?

Should Attendees Have Access to Some Content Before a Meeting? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sharing content, starting conversations, or giving your attendees some homework to do pre-meeting may create better learning and community onsite.
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The Ultimate List of Content Creation Tools for 2014 | Social Media Today

The Ultimate List of Content Creation Tools for 2014 | Social Media Today | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A large part of creating a great blog and engaging social media posts is having great content. If your company is creating useful, relevant content that your audience wants to see, share and interact with, you’ll grow your audience, see more engagement and establish yourself as thought leaders in your field. Not to mention all the SEO benefits. Some of the best ways to create content are through images, videos, screencasts and webinars. If you don’t have design skills, you might have been using ms Paint, Word or PowerPoint to create anything visual. Please, close Paint and take a look at our list of the best tools for content creation for 2014.

Via Maria Cristina Terenzio
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Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies

Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As planes get bigger and more efficient, the world keeps getting smaller and easier to cross. New airlift routes and improvements are announced weekly--and new developments raise frequent debate.
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Report: How Millennials Travel for Business

Report: How Millennials Travel for Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel website Expedia has released a report on how Generation Y (also known as millennials) are traveling, with some interesting insights into the future of the business.
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The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you hear the word “networking?” One might immediately associate it with an event of some sort; an opportunity to exchange business cards while sipping on a crisp glass of wine or a cold beer. You meet a few people; engage in small talk, hoping to spark a great conversation that might eventually lead into something bigger.

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Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings

Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In today’s ever-changing and challenging regulatory environment, there are two kinds of medical meetings: those likely to survive and prosper, and those not keeping abreast of regulatory changes and legislation.

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Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? This challenge presents a major opportunity for associations, but it also calls for a big shift in thinking.

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How to organise the event that no one would want to miss?

How to organise the event that no one would want to miss? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than 1200 Dutch event organisers exchanged their best tips in a series of live masterclasses.

 

"How can you turn your standard meeting into the-event-no-one-would-want-to-miss?"

 

This whitepaper offers concrete tips for anyone who wants to turn his event into a big success. The masterclasses were organised by Aaaaha! the Actor Factory, which is an international production company of session formats and live interaction.

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Your Questions about Participant-led Events, Answered

Your Questions about Participant-led Events, Answered | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You want to make your event more interactive and engaging, but formats like "unconferences" and "conferences that work" that don't have a pre-set agenda can be a tough sell. We recently held a webinar (now available on demand) in which the guy who literally wrote the book on "conferences that work," Adrian Segar, and Curtiss Reed, who uses the format to tackle some really wicked problems during his organization's Vermont VIsion for a Multicultural Future conference, talked about how and why participant-led meetings work.

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My Search for the Perfect Events App

My Search for the Perfect Events App | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Learn from a conference owner’s mistakes in this first-person account of his search for an app that could be user friendly both for attendees and for his event team.

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VIP for a Fee: Airport Services Designed for High Value Customers

VIP for a Fee: Airport Services Designed for High Value Customers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

VIP treatment, such as early boarding, bonus miles, fast track screening, and first class upgrades, has proven to produce the revenue payback eagerly desired by airline management.  The eleven airlines reviewed in this report (Air Asia, Air France, American, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Qatar, and Virgin Atlantic) provide personalized one-on-one airport service that often stretches from curbside to the aircraft door.  The report describes how these airlines allow consumers to buy the package of goodies once reserved for travelers having gold and platinum status.

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Understanding the ABCs of Trade Show Installation

Understanding the ABCs of Trade Show Installation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Do you understand trade show jargon? Before you start your exhibit installation, make sure that you understand what your contractors are talking about.
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Creating a Tech Sponsorship

Creating a Tech Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What a difference a decade makes! Remember when an exhibitor manual was a 5 pound, 250 page binder? Remember when most our event registration was done via fax? Remember when show guides were thick printed directories? Now exhibitors are being
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Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths

Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, the Millennial generation has dominated headlines in the meetings industry. What can planners do to engage this emerging group of attendees? How will these tech-savvy post-graduates impact the future of face-to-face? Will their preferences completely disrupt the exhibit floor?

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Economic Significance Study

Economic Significance Study | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This study quantifies the economic contributions made by the more than 1.8 million meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings that take place across the country.

 

The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy conducted by PwC US was spearheaded by an alliance of CIC members representing the collective meetings, travel, exhibitions and events industries in the U.S. 

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