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6 Tips for Securing Large Outdoor Events

6 Tips for Securing Large Outdoor Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Festival security isn’t just about crowd control and safety—it’s about hospitality too. Festival organizers face a specific set of challenges when it comes to security.

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Legal Corner: What Planners Need to Know about Contract Law

Legal Corner: What Planners Need to Know about Contract Law | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It takes a lot of paperwork to get from initial planning meetings to the beautifully decorated, buzzing ballroom full of excited attendees.

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10 Venue Security Tips for Planners

10 Venue Security Tips for Planners | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There is no more important job for a planner than ensuring a hotel, conference room or convention center is a safe zone for attendees. A few veteran event professionals share their helpful ideas.

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How to Cancel an Event and Not Damage Your Reputation

How to Cancel an Event and Not Damage Your Reputation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We all know that our best-laid plans can be knocked off course and not come to fruition. When it comes to events, you might feel you’ve done everything right, from understanding your target audience through to a brilliant marketing campaign, but still you’ve not sold enough tickets.

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Getting hacked is a Nasty Business. Events are in for a Rude Awakening.

Getting hacked is a Nasty Business. Events are in for a Rude Awakening. | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It happened again. A conference was hacked. This time, hackers managed to obtain personal details from attendees of two conferences hosted by the Linux Australia User Group. Michael Robinson, program director, cyber forensics at Baltimore’s Stevenson University, took a look at media reports of the incident to describe what happened and provide some advice on how event organizers can do a better job of protecting their attendees from what could be inevitable. It was probably an inside job.

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10 Ways To Make Your Events More Accessible For Disabled Attendees

10 Ways To Make Your Events More Accessible For Disabled Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ignore disabled people when you plan your events and you ignore a big market. Follow these 10 simple steps to make your events more accessible.

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Food Allergies and Preferences: How Far Do You Have to Go?

Food Allergies and Preferences: How Far Do You Have to Go? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Now that everyone seems to have special dietary needs or wants, meeting planners are perplexed at the lengths (and costs) to which they have to go to satisfy attendees’ appetites.
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SMMP in 2015: Time to Evolve

SMMP in 2015: Time to Evolve | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
SMMP stands for Strategic Meetings Management Program; In other words, ROI (return on investment). Having spent over a decade in the Meetings and Exhibition business, I have to say that the idea of...
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A Moveable Feast: The Art of the Dine-Around

A Moveable Feast: The Art of the Dine-Around | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For success in planning a dine-around, look no further than the skills required to create a great meal: Prepare extensively, be flexible with ingredients and know who will be sitting at the table.

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Sweet Tweets are made of this – how to respond to Twitter queries

Sweet Tweets are made of this – how to respond to Twitter queries | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We recently published the first wave of results from Twystery (our new technique using mystery shopping to assess how brands respond to consumer tweets). We sent 900 tweets to 30 brands across six product sectors, asking a range of questions. We evaluated them on several measures, including the response rate, the speed of response and the quality of response.
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How Regulatory Changes in Europe Are Affecting Medical Meetings

How Regulatory Changes in Europe Are Affecting Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Like PhRMA and AdvaMed before it, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations has adopted stricter reporting requirements for industry–physician interactions. Here are 10 things medical meeting organizers — including planners in North America — should know about them.
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Do you follow these safety guidelines for your events?

Do you follow these safety guidelines for your events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Simple, easy to follow guidelines to keep your attendees safe during your event. Major catastrophes that happened in the past, as sad as they are for everyone involved, have one positive effect.

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Where Meetings Management Strategy and Interior Design Overlap

Where Meetings Management Strategy and Interior Design Overlap | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A well-known phenomenon in Meetings Management is mistaking the implementation of a meetings technology system, or the contracting of sourcing and planning services to a third-party planning compan...
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Prepared and Confident

Prepared and Confident | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
IMEX's insight:
Proper planning ensured a successful decision to Shelter-In-Place when a severe thunderstorm coincided with a Taylor Swift concert.
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We Like Eggs Poached, Not Room Blocks: 5 Ways to Stop Poaching

We Like Eggs Poached, Not Room Blocks: 5 Ways to Stop Poaching | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Room block poaching is a nuisance that just doesn’t want to go away. Unauthorized companies pop up and seize opportunities to solicit attendees and exhibitors with hotel rooms and services, only to vanish when it’s check-in time.

What can be done? I recently joined the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) APEX Room Block Poaching Workgroup which was formed to conduct research and develop resources to combat poaching. While poachers don’t appear to be going away, here are five steps that event organizers can take to keep them at bay.

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8 Best Practices To Avoid Piracy at Your Next Meeting

8 Best Practices To Avoid Piracy at Your Next Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are eight top tips for combatting pirates, poachers, or interceptors (or any company that has not been invited by you as the organizer to assist with your event).
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Why Meeting Planners Must Learn More About VAT Laws

Why Meeting Planners Must Learn More About VAT Laws | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
VAT - it’s an acronym that can cause serious headaches for meeting planners. Find out how VAT laws are evolving in Europe .
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How Accessible Is Your Meeting For Attendees With Disabilities?

How Accessible Is Your Meeting For Attendees With Disabilities? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Planning a meeting is about more than helping attendees with disabilities get around the venue.
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“Weather” to Cancel or Not

“Weather” to Cancel or Not | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With the gorgeous weather the east coast has been enjoying this summer, it’s hard to think about inclement weather beyond a sharknado. But if extended forecasts (predictions) are right, much of the country is in for a cold and snowy winter. With event planners working on winter events now, we thought we’d pass along some helpful tips and resources for making weather contingency plans.

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5 Tips for Hiring Event Security Teams

5 Tips for Hiring Event Security Teams | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Organizing an event can be stressful. What’s more, when sorting out stages and ticketing, it’s easy to forget safety. Safety is paramount during any event.

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Your lucky 13: Smart steps to safer meetings

Your lucky 13: Smart steps to safer meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Despite your best efforts, an event can be hit by an emergency. So we asked experienced planners how they prepare for a worst-case scenario.

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Revaluing Trust: Shifting from WHY back to HOW

Revaluing Trust: Shifting from WHY back to HOW | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We are at a global tipping point, where the significant risk and costs of dis-trust (disengaged trust) are increasingly being exposed and experienced across a range of industries and professions. 

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Sunshine Act 101: Accommodating Medical Meetings

Sunshine Act 101: Accommodating Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Planners and hotel staff can sometimes speak different languages. Understanding what each side needs from the other can be challenging, from the use of varying industry acronyms to different internal practices accepted by each company.
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