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Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements

Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you ready to take on your next biggest client? Then you will need to know about the 11 most important sections in an event AV agreement.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security

6 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Event’s Security | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the organiser of an event, you’re going to be faced with numerous challenges, and one that should be a top priority is safety. Outdoor events tend to cover a much bigger area than indoor events, which requires more planning and depending on the type of crowd, more advanced security. It’s important to make sure …
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Will your meeting get hacked?

Will your meeting get hacked? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The widespread release of sensitive information such as credit card and social security numbers has grabbed headlines, disrupting business for several major corporations. Over the past five years, well-respected companies including Sony, Target and Staples have been hacked.

As cyber criminals become more sophisticated, the impact of these breaches has spread beyond the general public. Recently, in one of the biggest, most spectacular U.S. cyber attacks, the personal data of 18 million current, prospective or former federal employees was successfully compromised.

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5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget

5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Event Budget | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Without money there is no event and without the event there may be no money. The event budget is vital to the success or failure of your project. This how-to guide explains what you should be thinking about and common mistakes to avoid.

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Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology

Planning for disaster: Best practices and essential terminology | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Your reputation—and people’s lives—are riding on your preparedness for riots, protests, shooters and acts of terrorism. Do what you do best: Prepare.
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How to develop a global risk management strategy

How to develop a global risk management strategy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With an increasing number of incidents occurring around the world, meetings and event planners are understandably seeking assurances from their chosen event partner. In light of the recent attacks we have witnessed, this is particularly true for Europe, where we see a great number of our clients placing a much stronger emphasis on emergency response planning.

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Terrorism and Events: What Event Planners Need to Know

Terrorism and Events: What Event Planners Need to Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the contribution of top security experts in the industry and law enforcement, here is what you need to know about protecting your event.
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How to Gracefully Cancel an Event 

How to Gracefully Cancel an Event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know that unforeseen circumstances can get in the way of an event. Maybe your venue cancels on you at the last minute, or bad weather puts your attendees’ safety at risk.

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A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model

A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Dr. Linda Robson of Endicott College explains her model for creating a custom event risk management plan
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The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is there a rational, logical approach to regulating short-term rentals from the likes of Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey? It's hard to tell, quite frankly, when
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‘Your Reservation May Be in Jeopardy’

How one housing-pirate company is duping registrants out of their hotel rooms — as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars — by using fake websites.
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Room Block Poachers: What You Need to Know!

Room Block Poachers: What You Need to Know! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Fraudulent room block poachers or room block pirates can cost a delegate, company or organisation an undue amount of money and trouble. What you need to know!
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9 Ways to Avoid Those ‘Last Minute’ Event Changes That Stress You Out!

9 Ways to Avoid Those ‘Last Minute’ Event Changes That Stress You Out! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Dealing with last minute changes is the primary stressor for event planners, so what can you do to tack them and cut your stress levels back down to size?
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What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting?

What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s up to meeting professionals to identify all the possible things that could go wrong, then find ways to avoid, minimize, or eliminate unacceptable risks.
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Every Meeting Professional Needs This Kind Of Insurance

Every Meeting Professional Needs This Kind Of Insurance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s the notification no meeting professional wants to read: someone stole your data. Unfortunately, that’s the letter that Bobby Heard, MBA, CAE, Associate Executive Director, Membership & Education, American College of Emergency Physicians, received at his desk a few weeks ago. A telemarketing company that ACEP uses to contact its members regarding renewals was hacked, which means that their audience’s credit card data could be in the wrong hands. There’s one piece of positive news in this nightmare scenario: ACEP carries cyber insurance.

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13 Tips to Improve the Security of Your Event

13 Tips to Improve the Security of Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Consider these ideas from security professionals to create a safe environment for your attendees. Security has always been an important component of event planning, but the frequency of violent incidents at public venues in recent years has heightened awareness and concern.
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Reducing Risk and Adding Value During Event Planning

Reducing Risk and Adding Value During Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
For seasoned planners, project managers and organisers, the inevitable ‘to do’ list when organising an event or meeting destination for clients across the globe is often steered by managing budgets and operational logistics.
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What You Need to Know to Build an Effective Event Map

What You Need to Know to Build an Effective Event Map | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A detailed event map eliminate staff confusion and increase efficiency. Here are the top 8 things you need to take into consideration when building your event map.
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3 Ways to Plan for the Unthinkable

3 Ways to Plan for the Unthinkable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Managing risk is a balancing act for meeting planners — but being aware of your surroundings may be the most powerful weapon of all.
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Don’t Let Murphy Ruin Your Event

Don’t Let Murphy Ruin Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Anybody who works in event management business knows that, worries of almost all event organizers are usually the same and most of them are prepared for bad weather scenarios with a backup plan. But do you think yours is good enough? Are you sure that, flights will not be delayed because of the heavy snow storm, your famous speaker will be able to attend your event even he got flu and there will be electrical power in the event scene after the hurricane or roads are still safe after the terrorist attack somewhere in downtown?

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Event Planning and Special Dietary Requirements

Event Planning and Special Dietary Requirements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As an event planner you must be prepared to meet the special dietary needs of your attendees including vegan, gluten free, paleo, allergies, halal and more.
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Overcoming event industry threats and improving the value chain 

Overcoming event industry threats and improving the value chain  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Having the right team of event industry professionals will make the critical difference between risky and risk-averse - taking every event from average to outstanding.
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There's a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers

There's a Safety Gap Separating Female and Male Business Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Men and women travel differently, and assume different risks when traveling for business. The challenge for companies and travel managers alike is how to ensure business travelers are not only safe, but comfortable, when on the road.
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6 Things to Avoid when Organising an Event

6 Things to Avoid when Organising an Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many things and anything can happen while preparing for an event as well as come event day. A small overlook can cause a lot of trouble and damage to an event that was demanding to plan and execute, which can be difficult to recover from.
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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.