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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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Conference Event Sponsorship Guide 

Conference Event Sponsorship Guide  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If money appeared out of thin air, then there wouldn’t be need for sponsorship. Of course, building sponsorships is a reality and part of the business if you routinely host events.
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Increase Bookings Inside Event Room Blocks 

Increase Bookings Inside Event Room Blocks  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Event Room Demand Study found that, on average, one in three group room reservations in the United States are booked outside of the contracted event…
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How to balance commercial event objectives with attendee satisfaction 

How to balance commercial event objectives with attendee satisfaction  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Last night’s #EventPlannersTalk Twitter chat was about balancing commercial event objectives with attendee satisfaction.
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10 Examples of Strong “Why Attend” Pages

10 Examples of Strong “Why Attend” Pages | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Attendees often need a little urging to come to your event. To make this easier for all involved, craft a “Why Attend” page.
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5 Tips for a Successful First Site Inspection

5 Tips for a Successful First Site Inspection | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Site inspections are the last check before you make your final decision on a hotel for your meeting, event or conference. 

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Free vs. paid events 

Free vs. paid events  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Free vs. paid events is an ongoing debate in our industry. Last year I read a very interesting book called “Free – The Future of a Radical Price”.

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8 Tips to End Attendee Early Departure

8 Tips to End Attendee Early Departure | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are you worried about people leaving your event early? You should be if you’re not doing these 8 things.
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5 Global Locations Event Profs Should Look Out For

5 Global Locations Event Profs Should Look Out For | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Now more than ever, the global event planning industry has spread to other locations around the world. 

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Why Self-Service is the New Standard

Why Self-Service is the New Standard | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Self-service transactions have experienced a surge in popularity over the past few years. According to Self Service World magazine, 27,000 self-service terminals were shipped to retail businesses…...
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More, More and More: How The Event Industry Got it All Wrong

More, More and More: How The Event Industry Got it All Wrong | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event planners seem to have a serious obsession with more. Is it possible you are giving your attendees too many choices?
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6 Steps for Choosing the right Conference Venue

6 Steps for Choosing the right Conference Venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you want your conference to be a success you’ve got to get the venue right. People will only put up with a poor location, difficult transport links and sub-standard facilities for so long, regardless of how amazing the event is.
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The UnConference

The UnConference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We’re excited to see how this concept works in May 2017. In the meantime, it got us thinking of other unconference tactics that could be employed at any event.
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7 Deadly Interaction Sins and How to Fix Them

7 Deadly Interaction Sins and How to Fix Them | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Despite our best intentions, each of us has committed a sin or two against audience interaction when organizing an event. Despair not, dear brothers and sisters!
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How to Scare Away Clients with Event Technology

How to Scare Away Clients with Event Technology | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event technology shouldn't scare your clients. Here are some things to think about - common concerns with eventtech and how to get over them.
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Why don’t participants want to ask questions at events?

Why don’t participants want to ask questions at events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Picture this scene. The presenter finishes their session, the moderator steps on stage and asks the audience “are there any questions?” Tumbleweed rolls by as delegates shuffle nervously in their chairs.
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7 ways to minimise no-shows at your B2B events

7 ways to minimise no-shows at your B2B events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Can drop outs be prevented at your event? What are the ways to minimise no-shows at your B2B event and ensure you have a room filled with engaged delegates.
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How to Increase Attendance by Successfully Switching Over to Digital

How to Increase Attendance by Successfully Switching Over to Digital | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The conference industry works in long arcs of time, and short bursts of excitement.
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Great Questions Define Great Conference Experiences

Great Questions Define Great Conference Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It is much more effective to provide opportunities for conference participants to solve their own problems, then telling them how to solve it.
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Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant

Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are 50%-80% of your conference attendees in your programming at any given time? Or are they filling the hallways, hotel spa and lounge, local restaurants, coffee shops and bars conversing with others?
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Stop Promoting Conference Fast-Track, Artificial, Butt-In-Seat, Surface Learning

Stop Promoting Conference Fast-Track, Artificial, Butt-In-Seat, Surface Learning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How are your conference attendees learning? Yes, of course we should ask, “What are they learning?” More importantly, we need to ask, “How are they learning?
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5 Essential Pieces of The Audience Engagement Puzzle

5 Essential Pieces of The Audience Engagement Puzzle | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The times when participants attended events just to listen to a string of presentations are over. People expect interaction. They want to be part of the experience.
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Your Conference Needs To Focus On Providing 4D Experiences

Your Conference Needs To Focus On Providing 4D Experiences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Conferences need 4D experiences: deep learning, deep play, deep reflection and deep connections. Not fast paced consumption and transactional events.
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Demystifying the Cost of Coffee

Demystifying the Cost of Coffee | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Coffee and labor costs will always fluctuate. How can you ensure you're getting a fair price?
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