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EIC Launches New Sustainability Resource at IMEX America

EIC Launches New Sustainability Resource at IMEX America | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At a press conference held September 10 at the IMEX America show in Las Vegas, the Events Industry Council announced the creation of a new EIC Centre for Sustainable Events in partnership with, among other entities, IMEX Group, the United Nations, Freeman, and MGM Resorts International.

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Behaviorial Science Powering Business Events

Behaviorial Science Powering Business Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It was April 2005 when the thought first struck me. I was in Hall 8 of Messe Frankfurt, walking down one of the aisles of IMEX—the international trade show I was working for at the time. It was 3 p.m. and the noise was incredible; everywhere I looked people were interacting: discussing, debating, gesticulating, negotiating, smiling, sharing, influencing and convincing and it was then, as I surveyed this sea of human connectivity, that I realized what powered the most successful global business events.

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4 Ways to Use Email to Hype Your Next Event

4 Ways to Use Email to Hype Your Next Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Marketing an event is all about delivering the right message to the right person at the right time, and if there’s a medium that has withstood the test of time—it’s definitely email. While it’s among the oldest channels out there, almost half of marketing specialists consider it is still the most powerful channel to hype up your event.

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15 Event Coordinator Interview Questions to Ask to Grow Your Team

15 Event Coordinator Interview Questions to Ask to Grow Your Team | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Organising events is a stressful job — and you can’t do it alone. But growing your team can also be stressful, especially when you’ve already got a million things on your plate, and you need to interview candidates.

 

So what’s the key to making the hiring process as efficient and quick as possible? Start with a go-to list of interview questions that will make it easy to find your next team member. 

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What IMEX Can Teach Us About Sustainable Event Planning

What IMEX Can Teach Us About Sustainable Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

IMEX, the Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events, held last month in Las Vegas had a major focus on sustainable events and green event planning.  

 

Going green is a win-win-win that can begin with even those small decisions that come with planning and attending an event. Before the event even kicked off, the organizers behind IMEX suggested that attendees bring reusable drinkware and choose food that generates less waste and use less water. 

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3 Small Ways to Provide Your Members with Added Value

3 Small Ways to Provide Your Members with Added Value | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Value is at the core of member retention. If a member doesn’t feel like they’re getting value from your organization, they’re likely to let their membership lapse. But on the flip side, if they do feel like they’re getting value from your organization, they’re likely to renew - and engage more with your offerings. 

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Meetings, Business Travel, and Human Trafficking: A Benchmarking Report

Meetings, Business Travel, and Human Trafficking: A Benchmarking Report | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A report released by ECPAT-USA at the end of September finds that many major travel-related companies and associations promote specific policies against human trafficking and exploitation of children to their employees and members—but far fewer have conducted training in the past 12 months to ensure that employees and members who travel for business can identify potential trafficking situations and report them to initiate a swift response.  

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The Top 20 Tips for Inclusive Events

The Top 20 Tips for Inclusive Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Even small changes to your venue selection, contracts, and event design can make a significant difference in how welcoming your event feels to attendees.
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The Welcome Guide: Tools and Ideas for Inclusive Meetings

The Welcome Guide: Tools and Ideas for Inclusive Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You know how many hotel rooms your attendees need, and which educational sessions they are looking for. But how much time do you spend thinking about what they need to really feel welcome and cared for? For some, finding almond milk at the coffee station is enough; for others, a great deal more planning is needed to make them feel fully welcome and able to participate at your events. 

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Engaging Your Remote Employees: 3 Tips

Engaging Your Remote Employees: 3 Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More and more people are engaging in - and even seeking out - remote work. It’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. 

But even though working from home has its advantages (for both employers and employees), it also comes with its own disadvantages. For example, if you do have one or more offices where a number of employees work, it can be easy for your remote employees to feel left out. 

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ECPAT-USA Report: Majority of Hospitality Companies Addressing Trafficking, Work to be Done

ECPAT-USA Report: Majority of Hospitality Companies Addressing Trafficking, Work to be Done | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To mark World Tourism Day, Ending Child Slavery at the Source (ECPAT-USA) released a landmark survey of 70 travel industry companies and found that, while more than 70 percent of companies surveyed have anti-human trafficking policies in place, the overall score of 38 percent leaves room for improvement. The Stamping Out Exploitation in Travel report graded efforts based on policies and practices that prevent and respond to human trafficking in the tourism industry.

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World Sleep 2019: Take Charge of Your Sleep Habits

World Sleep 2019: Take Charge of Your Sleep Habits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than 3,300 scientific and medical sleep professionals representing more than 75 countries are converging this week in Vancouver, Canada, to present new findings, data and theories on this crucial health topic.

 

The congress included a 2-day expo hosted by World Sleep Society and was open to the public, during which attendees asked their own questions about all things somnolent. Though you may have missed the expo, you can satisfy your own curiosity with sleep resources provided by their professional members.

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10 Great Brand Activation Ideas

10 Great Brand Activation Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As an event organiser, you are always looking for ways to add that extra wow factor to your event. A brand activation might just hold the answer. We share ideas that will boost your attendee’s experience.

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3 Tips to Write Better Event Descriptions

3 Tips to Write Better Event Descriptions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your event description is often the first (and only) chance you get to grab potential attendee’s attention online. And thanks to modern consumer behavior, you have only 5.59 seconds to do it before they abandon your webpage and move on to the next thing.

So how can you make the most of those five seconds you have to spark readers’ attention and turn them into attendees? Here are our top tips for writing ones that drive attendance.

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13 No-Sweat Smart Ideas for Meeting U.N. Green Goals

13 No-Sweat Smart Ideas for Meeting U.N. Green Goals | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

An IMEX 2019 session on aligning the meetings industry with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals drew an enthusiastic response from audience members eager to share best practices from their own events. Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, director of industry advancement for the Events Industry Council, and Guy Bigwood, managing director of the Global Destinations Sustainability Index and former president of the Green Meeting Industry Council, hosted the session on how meeting planners can support the 17 SDGs.

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Get Ahead of 2020’s Top Dining Trends

Get Ahead of 2020’s Top Dining Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, queried their restaurateurs across 80 luxury properties at home and abroad to compile a list of dining trends for 2020. Here’s the forkful on planning fresh offerings for your next event:

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2020 Outlook for Meeting and Events

2020 Outlook for Meeting and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In its 2020 Future Trends Report for Meetings & Events released during this week’s IMEX America show in Las Vegas, CWT Meetings & Events revealed the destinations that are landing the most meeting and event bookings for the next two to three years, as well as regions that are seeing fewer bookings due to issues larger than their hospitality and tourism industries. The report also provides insight on technology trends affecting attendees’ meeting experiences.

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EIC Launches New Sustainability Resource at IMEX America

EIC Launches New Sustainability Resource at IMEX America | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At a press conference held September 10 at the IMEX America show in Las Vegas, the Events Industry Council announced the creation of a new EIC Centre for Sustainable Events in partnership with, among other entities, IMEX Group, the United Nations, Freeman, and MGM Resorts International.

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Delta identifies sign language-speaking staff

Delta identifies sign language-speaking staff | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Call this a good sign: hearing-impaired travellers can now identify Delta Air Lines employees who can communicate in sign language with a quick glance at their nametag.

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A Year of Inspiration in one Free Report

A Year of Inspiration in one Free Report | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We are very excited to once again release research that will inspire event professionals for the next year.

 

Just for you: 50+ actionable tips from a 350-event research report on sustainability, collaboration, transformation, and inclusion.

What if you could change your event forever?

 

This is the burning question that fuelled this report. We will showcase how some event professionals innovate by thinking differently.

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IMEX Breaks Attendance Records in Ninth Year

IMEX Breaks Attendance Records in Ninth Year | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Some 14,000 event professionals walked into Sands Expo this week to talk about advances in hotels, destinations and event services, and then an imaginative career development program broke out.

 

The theme for the ninth annual IMEX America, which ran Sept. 9–12 in Las Vegas, was the Power of Imagination. IMEX paired the hosted buyer appointments with Smart Monday powered by MPI sessions (900 people strong) and She Means Business content to add value for planners who came from all over the world to share best practices.

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IMEX America 2019: The Magical Moment

IMEX America 2019: The Magical Moment | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Nothing at IMEX America quite matches the excitement and energy of participants when the trade show floor opens at Sands Expo Convention Center on Tuesday morning.

 

“When the doors open, the crowds rush in—and keep in mind that the booth staff are already inside,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group. “People don’t just stroll in; they want to get inside, to get new ideas, make new contacts and learn about new venues, sources and suppliers. They are keen and ready to do business, and the electric show floor atmosphere reflects the excitement that comes with people doing business and meeting both old and new friends.

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What You Missed at IMEX America 2019

What You Missed at IMEX America 2019 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

IMEX America, the Super Bowl of the meetings industry, always generates excitement as professionals from around the globe gather to do business, learn and socialize. This year’s event delivered on its promise, with a Discovery Zone full of innovative ideas and a record number of participants and booths.

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Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care

Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mobile devices are making us feel lonelier–at least according to one-third (33%) of Americans who reported feeling that way in a recent survey of 2,020 U.S. adults (conducted by the Harris Poll* on behalf of Eventbrite). Even major tech companies are aware of the negative side effects of constant screen time and are building features to help recalibrate user behavior. But beyond yearning for social connection, most of us also count on our phones for productivity, entertainment, or just a surefire way to zone out – and it’s starting to take a toll.

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B2C vs B2B: Marketing Ideas for Events

B2C vs B2B: Marketing Ideas for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The key to a great marketing strategy is understanding the needs of your target audience. When it comes to B2C vs B2B marketing, businesses are aiming to capture the attention of two very different audiences: consumers vs other businesses, and therefore need to adopt different approaches to succeed. In this post, we’ll discuss the main differences and similarities between B2C and B2B marketing, as well as our top tips for successfully engaging with your customers at events.

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Meeting and Event Legacy

Meeting and Event Legacy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Corporate and association meetings often leave a positive impact across a destination that goes beyond simple financial benefit. But while most organizations do understand the impact of their events’ social-responsibility initiatives, there is another legacy component that’s often overlooked: event content.

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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.