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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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International Travel Trade Show's Economic Impact Rivals Super Bowl

A comparison of the economic impact of the 2013 IPW event in Las Vegas with a similar study of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis shows that, while the Super Bowl attracted more attendees, the measurable total impact of IPW is longer—three years as opposed to four days—and significantly larger across key economic categories. For the host city, IPW produced more than four times as many direct expenditures; delivered more than five times the amount of GDP value-added direct impact; and generated greater tax revenues across the local, state and federal levels.

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11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers

11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many association meeting managers are dealing with slashed budgets, decreasing attendance, and shrinking room blocks. However, convention centers are under their own financial pressures to generate revenues. How has the equation changed when it comes to planners getting the best value for their dollar? Here are 11 lessons from convention experts.
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Sub-Saharan Africa in Spotlight at UFI Sustainability Conference

Sub-Saharan Africa in Spotlight at UFI Sustainability Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Rashid Toefy, CEO of Cape Town International Convention Centre (South Africa), winner of the UFI 2013 award on “Best reporting on sustainability” and Justin Hawes, Managing Director, Scan Display, Johannesburg (South Africa), winner of the UFI 2013...
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How to Use a Contest to Drive Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth

How to Use a Contest to Drive Traffic to Your Trade Show Booth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you’re planning on taking your trade show display to an event, you need to know how to encourage visitors to stop by and learn more about your company! One of the best ways to do this is with an in-booth contest.
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A New Approach To Improve Networking at Conferences

A New Approach To Improve Networking at Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new research gives fresh insights to improve attendee networking at meetings and conferences. Learn all about it here.
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Germany: Green Meetings Awards and Certificates in the Stuttgart Region

Germany: Green Meetings Awards and Certificates in the Stuttgart Region | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
More venues and hotels throughout Germany's Stuttgart region are winning accolades from environmental organizations. Take a look at some of the greenest facilities in the area...
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17 New Rules of Guest Etiquette at Events

17 New Rules of Guest Etiquette at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Don't stockpile Swedish meatballs, don't play Candy Crush, and other tips to offer your guests for polite behavior at meetings and networking events.When it comes to meetings and networking events, some rules of etiquette stand the test of time (yes, you should wear that name tag).
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6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions

6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The life for a manager inside an organization has an unrelenting pace, with very few occasions where there is uninterrupted time. As a result, relationship building and development opportunities may fall by the wayside.
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Get the Most Out of Your Next Trade Show

Get the Most Out of Your Next Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A successful trade show requires a carefully orchestrated dance between planners and exhibitors, one in which each side is attuned to the objectives of the other. The lines of communication need to be kept open from start to finish. Here are a few ways to ensure profitable and long-term relationships, as well as successful trade show experiences.

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The Secret to Marketing to Millenials

The Secret to Marketing to Millenials | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Millenials want to experience your brand, not be sold to—give them what they want. Sometimes it feels like there is a lot of pressure to design trade show exhibits that are all about selling. Sometimes it feels like the kids just want to play—why not let them?

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9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your main goal is to tell a story that will inspire your audience — who will then share it with others.
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The Economic Contribution of Meeting Activity in Denmark

A new in depth analysis highlights "The Economic Contribution of Meeting Activity in Denmark" and now it’s official; 928,000 commercial foreign delegates visited Denmark in 2010. DKK 3.5 billion was their contribution to the Danish economy and DKK 3,070 was the average daily spending/cost per person.

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Why People Hate Your Event Name Tags + Ways To Make Them Better

Why People Hate Your Event Name Tags + Ways To Make Them Better | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event name tags don’t have to be a “necessary evil.” They can be readable and effective. Here’s how to make better name tags people will like and wear.
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5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters in our Content Strategy

5 Lessons From 2 Years of Using Email Newsletters in our Content Strategy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a platform that helps people, businesses or organizations with their content strategy, it's always been natural for us to use content ourselves in our communication. For a lot of companies - including Scoop.it - communicating through content means having several distribution channels - including email - and today we'd like to share a few things we've learned using email newsletters as a content marketing distribution mechanism.

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Convene Article 3 New Ways to Engage Webinar Attendees

Convene Article 3 New Ways to Engage Webinar Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We've trained webinar audiences to be passive bystanders, says an e-learning expert. That can change — if we change how we think about webinar design.

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4 Top Trends in Medical Meetings

4 Top Trends in Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In-person medical education conferences and scientific meetings are a huge delivery vehicle for the healthcare initiatives that are on everyone’s minds these days. Medical associations and societies fill education gaps, establish care standards and protocols, influence legislative and regulatory decision-making, and much more.
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How to build an event budget - Infographic

How to build an event budget - Infographic | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Building an event budget isn't always the easiest thing to do, which is why we created the How to Build an Event Budget infographic .
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Quick Guide to Event Floor Plans and Seating Arrangements

Quick Guide to Event Floor Plans and Seating Arrangements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Get an at-a-glance look at the basics of creating an event floor plan / seating arrangement / table layout with this helpful infographic.
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Using LinkedIn To Connect With B2B Buyers At Trade Shows

Using LinkedIn To Connect With B2B Buyers At Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
LinkedIn, especially when combined with Twitter and Google+, offers show presenters & attendees a way to connect with others before, during & after trade shows.
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How to Really Budget for a Trade Show

How to Really Budget for a Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many people don’t know what a proper exhibit budget looks like. You book a show, get your space and now need to decide what goes in it. What does it all cost?
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Confessions of a Trade Show Project Manager

Confessions of a Trade Show Project Manager | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Problems at trade shows? You aren’t alone! Learn the difference between real and fixable problems and how to solve them in an effective and logical way.
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16 Ways to Help Your Exhibitors Get the Most Out of Trade Shows | BizBash

16 Ways to Help Your Exhibitors Get the Most Out of Trade Shows | BizBash | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Consider these ideas to help your exhibitors keep costs down, generate publicity, and drive traffic to their booths.Happy exhibitors are repeat exhibitors.
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Place your bids for Business Class: Airline upgrades now up for auction

Place your bids for Business Class: Airline upgrades now up for auction | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Flying economy getting you down?

 

The good news is that getting bumped up to Business Class just got more affordable. Last month, Iberia became the latest carrier to roll out an online auction scheme that allows customers to bid for seating upgrades.

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Speaker Management 101: Help Your Speaker Help You

Speaker Management 101: Help Your Speaker Help You | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event planners can significantly improve their event by helping their speakers help them & it's not terribly difficult or time-consuming.
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