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Texting isn't the Best way of Having a Serious Chat. But this is…

Texting isn't the Best way of Having a Serious Chat. But this is… | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetology's Jonathan Bradshaw explores why, if you need to have a serious chat, you’d be better off avoiding texting as a way of communicating.

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How To Make Sustainability a Priority Again, According to Green Events Expert Julia Spangler

How To Make Sustainability a Priority Again, According to Green Events Expert Julia Spangler | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For event professionals who are passionate about sustainability, this past year has raised some concerns about the future of green events. As the trade show and meetings industry begins to recover, and with event budgets tighter than ever, will anyone care enough about sustainability to help the cause or will green practices end up on the bottom rung of importance?

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Details of UK's first post-lockdown in-person business event revealed

Details of UK's first post-lockdown in-person business event revealed | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Details have emerged of the first live, in-person business event in the UK since the latest lockdown. The Good Business Festival will host launch event Change Business for Good on 28 April at ACC Liverpool with up to 1,000 delegates in attendance as part of the Government’s pilot event scheme.

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Governor Sisolak: Nevada to open at 100% capacity by June 1

Governor Sisolak: Nevada to open at 100% capacity by June 1 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Governor Steve Sisolak on Tuesday announced a goal for Nevada to reopen to 100 percent capacity by June 1, and to drop the statewide social distancing mandate by May 1. The governor spoke from the Nevada State Capitol on Tuesday, April 13. He noted significant progress in the effort to get Nevadans vaccinated and said about 40 percent of Nevadans 16 and older have started the vaccine process and 25 percent of Nevadans 16 and older are fully vaccinated.

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What Would Gen Z Change About Events?

What Would Gen Z Change About Events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If Gen Zers — aged 25 and under — could change something about the business event(s) they’ve been to in the past, what would it be? If you said better entertainment or better speakers, you’re partially right. But the vast majority — 69%— of 560 survey participants to a recent PCMA survey, conducted by JUV Consulting and sponsored by the PCMA Foundation, would like to see more engaging activities. And that’s followed by more inclusive events, chosen by 39% of survey participants.

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A New North Star for the Meetings Industry

A New North Star for the Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A veteran planner sees six key themes for the future of meetings and events; purposeful, sustainable, digital, experience-based, data-driven and interactive.  

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Las Vegas Convention Center’s expansion opens

Las Vegas Convention Center’s expansion opens | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetings, convention and trade show media heard from Las Vegas leaders of the industry and got their first look at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s $989 million, 1.4 million-square-foot West Hall expansion on Global Meetings Industry Day.

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Positive Impact ignites 1,400 Ambassador community to support global event sustainability

Positive Impact ignites 1,400 Ambassador community to support global event sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Positive Impact Events is empowering its 1,400 strong community of Ambassadors to raise funds that will support the creation of a science-based carbon target and reduction framework, a requirement to ensure future generations can still attend events. Centered around Earth Day (22nd April ’21), the Ambassadors will be asking fellow event professionals, marketing their sustainability initiatives, to do so in a way that will make a difference for the future of the event sector.

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How to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2021 | Successful Meetings

How to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2021 | Successful Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

On Thursday, April 8, meeting professionals as well as leaders in business, travel and government will gather — both virtually and in-person — to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day. More than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic set off unprecedented disruption and damage throughout the world, this year's celebration of the importance of business events will take on a greater significance. Organized by the Meetings Mean Business coalition, this international day of advocacy will be marked by a series of events held around the world — all aimed at showcasing the value of business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel and more.  

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What Is 365 Engagement and How Will It Impact Events?

What Is 365 Engagement and How Will It Impact Events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The pandemic has significantly changed the way attendees engage with content, and while eventprofs are waiting with bated breath for the large-scale resumption of in-person events, there has been an undeniable shift in the industry that will continue to affect event programs moving forward.

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mia and AIEA join forces to support their members

mia and AIEA join forces to support their members | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) and the Alliance of Independent Event Agencies (AIEA) will be further extending their collaboration to aid the recovery of the sector.

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Widening accessibility with virtual networking events

Widening accessibility with virtual networking events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As restrictions ease over the summer, I’m certainly eager to get back into live events and networking. This past year, however, many events managers learned a valuable lesson: for some people virtual is the best - or only - option

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What Role Will Event Tech Play in On-Site Covid Safety?

What Role Will Event Tech Play in On-Site Covid Safety? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the industry begins to return to in-person events, onsite Covid safety and the way it may be facilitated by tech is a hot topic. How are tech providers approaching the next phase of events?

 

As vaccine rollouts pick up the pace in many regions and many more begin to open up, some planners are optimistically looking at in-person event programs for the second and third quarters of 2021. However, vaccine efficacy expectations are changing and not all attendees will necessarily be required to get one. Onsite Covid safety is still very much a concern.

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Events Industry Council Honours Hall of Leaders Inductees

Events Industry Council Honours Hall of Leaders Inductees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The EIC’s virtual ceremony welcomed Hall of Leaders inductees including Jonathan Howe, who served as MPI legal counsel for 46 years. The inductees are recognized global leaders who have shaped the business events industry and delivered extraordinary effort in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

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M&IT brings together associations for Sustainability Now!

M&IT brings together associations for Sustainability Now! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

M&IT brought together 10 associations from around the events world for Sustainability Now!, an idea-packed event on how to drive the sustainability agenda. 

 

Attendees heard a keynote speech from sustainability pioneer Guy Bigwood of the Global Destinations Sustainability Movement, speaking about the Regenerative Revolution, a new paradigm for event management.

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Las Vegas: What's Open and What's Coming 

Las Vegas: What's Open and What's Coming  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As Covid-19 vaccinations lay the groundwork for recovery, here’s what's happening now in Las Vegas and what's in store for the future.

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New Event Tech Awards gongs reflect tech’s pivot perfection

New Event Tech Awards gongs reflect tech’s pivot perfection | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With One World Rental as headline sponsor, the ninth edition of the Event Technology Awards opens for submissions on Thursday 1 April with five new categories. Best Hybrid Event Platform, Best Live Streaming and Video Production, Best Digital Event Production Company and Best Visual Event Platform highlight technology’s truly pivotal role over the last 12 months while the fifth, Event Tech’s Rising Star, recognises next generation initiative and acumen.

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Hybrid Design: Streaming Content to Homes and Hotel Rooms

Hybrid Design: Streaming Content to Homes and Hotel Rooms | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In October, Hilton tested its hybrid platform, dubbed EventReady, by hosting a meeting of its own. From event hubs in London, England, and McLean, Va., each with small in-person audiences, the hotel company’s executives broadcast to top customers gathered for “viewing parties” at 25 properties around the world as well as 4,200 virtual attendees.

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Outlook: 7 Out of 10 Planners Expect Live Return in 2021

Outlook: 7 Out of 10 Planners Expect Live Return in 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
IMEX's insight:

More than 70 per cent of planners expect to hold their next in-person event this year, according to the results of the latest Northstar UK PULSE Survey.

 

The survey, carried out among 134 UK and Europe event professionals in February, found that most respondents expect to hold their next in-person or hybrid meeting or event in the second half of the year, with 32 per cent in Q3 and 29 per cent in Q4 2021.

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‘Tourism Diversity Matters’ Brings Industry Together for Equity

‘Tourism Diversity Matters’ Brings Industry Together for Equity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The devastation suffered by the hospitality industry over the last year was nothing short of tragic, but it could also be a reset, a chance to build back stronger and better. Between the pandemic shutdown of events and hotels and increased focus on diversity in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, many organizations stepped up their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts.

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Las Vegas Restrictions on Large Gatherings Eased to 50 Percent Capacity

Las Vegas Restrictions on Large Gatherings Eased to 50 Percent Capacity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

On Friday, Nev. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced he is further loosening restrictions on large gatherings, including meetings and conventions, entertainment venues and large group gatherings by increasing capacity to 50 percent March 15.

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Trade Shows Will Evolve, But These 5 Things Will Remain the Same

Trade Shows Will Evolve, But These 5 Things Will Remain the Same | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The trade show industry has done everything it could to find its way back. While we can all expect new precautions, rules, and safety limits to create an unfamiliar aspect at trade shows compared to how we once knew them, there are numerous things that we can expect to remain the same. Here are 5 things that haven’t gone anywhere when it comes to trade shows as we know them!

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The New Era of Show-Floor Design

The New Era of Show-Floor Design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meeting venues and show companies have been busy redesigning event spaces for the post-pandemic landscape ever since in-person meetings went on hiatus in March 2020.

 

Wider aisles, a mix of open and segmented booths, and video-augmented encounters are some of the elements that will be used throughout 2021 and possibly longer.

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Orlando trade show demonstrates ability for live events to return safely

Orlando trade show demonstrates ability for live events to return safely | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Following nearly a year of canceled trade shows, Go LIVE Together is working closely with major convention and exhibitions-oriented cities around the United States to help promote safe reopening plans and accelerate recovery for the business events industry’s nearly 7 million employees, as well as the markets they support.

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Corporate Event Buyers Survey reveals key trends for 2021

Corporate Event Buyers Survey reveals key trends for 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Story and Venue Search London’s survey of over 150 corporate event buyers gives a real insight into the current thinking around the timing of returning to live, the ongoing use of virtual and hybrid events together with plans for the all-important 2021 Christmas party season.

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EIC Publishes Covid-Era Resources for Exhibition Managers

EIC Publishes Covid-Era Resources for Exhibition Managers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In May 2020, the Events Industry Council formed its APEX Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force to provide guidance to support the industry’s recovery. Since its first report last summer on designing safe events, working groups have delivered a series of accepted-practices guides focused on hotels, workforce issues, travel, destinations, and more. The latest report provides resources and best practices to b-to-b and b-to-c exhibition and trade-show organizers.

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