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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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UK: Why Meeting Planners Shouldn't Skimp on Catering

UK: Why Meeting Planners Shouldn't Skimp on Catering | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Food causes the most dissatisfaction says report from Warwick Conferences.
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Why You Should Apply Salman Khan’s Approach to Your Next Education Program

Why You Should Apply Salman Khan’s Approach to Your Next Education Program | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
At Convening Leaders 2014 in Boston, Salman Khan, founder and executive director of the Khan Academy, challenged attendees to think about the shortfalls of traditional education in his keynote address.
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Wait! Before You Sign That Next Contract…

Wait! Before You Sign That Next Contract… | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Signing your name on the dotted line can carry serious consequences for your organization. Whether you’re a meeting planner or hotel sales representative, here are some key considerations to remember before you ink your next agreement.
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4 Steps to Create Your First Event Budget Like a Pro

4 Steps to Create Your First Event Budget Like a Pro | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There are two distinct sides to planning an event. There's the creative side, where event planners use their artistic, right-brain skills to help a client's vision come to life.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reminder: You Can't Overprep a Speaker

I almost feel sorry for director Michael Bay, who had a bit of a melt-down at a Samsung presentation at CES.

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Will iBeacons Change Events for Good?

Will iBeacons Change Events for Good? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There is one word that is captivating the attention of most tech pundits around: iBeacons. This is what you need to know about the technology, why it is important, what you can do with it and why Apple thinks you should care.
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Event Managers Guide to the Science of Persuasion

Event Managers Guide to the Science of Persuasion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If your job is getting people to sign up for a conference, exhibition or event of any kind, then really what you’re trying to do is persuade them to do something.
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Anxiety: Why Keeping Calm May Not Help You Carry On

Anxiety: Why Keeping Calm May Not Help You Carry On | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
New research found that perking yourself up before a big presentation or speech may be more helpful in calming anxiety than trying to relax.
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Avoid A "Michael Bay Moment" at Your Meeting

Avoid A "Michael Bay Moment" at Your Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What association meeting planners can learn about selecting and preparing speakers from director Michael Bay's sudden departure from the stage during CES.
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The Pursuit of Happiness: The Benefits of Happy Attendees (& 5 Ways to Help Them Achieve It)

The Pursuit of Happiness: The Benefits of Happy Attendees (& 5 Ways to Help Them Achieve It) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With psychological research suggesting that simply being in a good mood can help your attendees perform better at meeting related skills such as networking and negotiating, isn’t it time you helped them get in the mood to meet?
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How To Use Shatterpoints as Early Conference Warning Signs

How To Use Shatterpoints as Early Conference Warning Signs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A shatterpoint is like a fault line, crack or an area of weakness in a path of action. Here are seven shatterpoints or KPIs you should meausre.
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