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How better tech experiences will shape the future of events

How better tech experiences will shape the future of events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ultimately, when we make technology feel seamless, invisible even, that technology works for us. Technology is often a barrier, but one that we become familiar with and learn to cope with. However, that doesn’t mean we have to live with it.

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Destinations International Appoints Jane Cunningham Director of European Engagement

Destinations International Appoints Jane Cunningham Director of European Engagement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Destinations International has appointed Jane Cunningham as director of European engagement. In her new role, Cunningham will be responsible for overseeing and developing a long-term engagement strategy for convention and visitor bureaus in Europe. Prior to joining DI, the meetings industry veteran served as community engagement director for BestCities Global Alliance, a consortium of 11 global CVBs. She begins her new post on Jan. 24.

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What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions? Trade Show Industry Leaders Share Their Hopes and Goals for 2022

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions? Trade Show Industry Leaders Share Their Hopes and Goals for 2022 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It goes without saying that many of us in the exhibition industry are looking toward 2022 with cautious optimism. Will this be the year that trade shows and business events truly bounce back, or will 2022 be yet another bumpy, unpredictable extension of 2021? While none of us have a crystal ball to refer to, we asked a range of industry experts what they’re hoping for and setting their sights on – both professionally and personally – in the New Year.

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AEO Forums 2022 launches Friday 11th February at BDC, London

AEO Forums 2022 launches Friday 11th February at BDC, London | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The AEO is pleased to announce the launch of its AEO Forums 2022, which will take place at BDC London on Friday 11th February 2022. 

Having launched in 2006, the Forums continue to focus on delivering content and networking for middle of the building event professionals across marketing, ops and sales functions within organiser businesses.

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How Airlines and Hotels Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future

How Airlines and Hotels Can Engage and Attract Talent for the Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With airline and hospitality industries set for a strong recovery in 2022, the smartest companies are positioning themselves to attract a pool of global talent in an ever more competitive environment, embracing the opportunities and challenges that come along with it.

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CES Is First Show of Many Kicking Off 2022 with Health, Safety in Mind 

CES Is First Show of Many Kicking Off 2022 with Health, Safety in Mind  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

From a spaceplane to a color-changing car, CES 2022 brought to light innovations from around the globe at its in-person and digital event held Jan. 5-7 in Las Vegas and is likely to serve as a blueprint for producing large-scale trade shows this year.

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Change of dates announced for IMEX in Frankfurt’s 20th anniversary edition

Change of dates announced for IMEX in Frankfurt’s 20th anniversary edition | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The IMEX Group has today confirmed that it has secured new dates for IMEX in Frankfurt 2022. The change allows the team to stage the 20th anniversary of its market-leading trade show from Tuesday 31 May – Thursday 02 June, giving the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry an additional five weeks to prepare.

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How to Win at Event Gamification

How to Win at Event Gamification | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The gaming world is booming due to access to new and exciting technology and people staying at home during the pandemic, with figures showing roughly 2.69 billion video game players globally in 2020. And while some criticize gaming for its addictive potential, no one can deny the impact this type of entertainment can have on human behavior.

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Maritz Global Events Unveils First Person Experiences 3D Technology

Maritz Global Events Unveils First Person Experiences 3D Technology | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As part of its evolving lineup of innovative technology solutions, Maritz Global Events gave attendees at the recent IAEE Expo! Expo! show in Philadelphia a sneak peek of its new First Person Experiences initiative. The new technology is designed to increase return on investment for event organizers through a digital replica of a trade show, product launch or other event experience.

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LVCVA: Las Vegas to host Super Bowl LVIII

LVCVA: Las Vegas to host Super Bowl LVIII | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
IMEX's insight:

NFL owners today awarded Super Bowl LVIII to Las Vegas. Slated for February 11, 2024, the Super Bowl will take place at the recently opened Allegiant Stadium and marks the first time Las Vegas and the state of Nevada will welcome the Super Bowl, further solidifying the destination as the Greatest Arena on Earth™.

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22 trends for 2022 | Consumer Trends, Insights and Business Opportunities

22 trends for 2022 | Consumer Trends, Insights and Business Opportunities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Your purpose-driven manual for 2022: a collection of must-not-miss business opportunities and emerging consumer trends and insights that no brand can afford to ignore, plus advice on creating your own innovations.

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2022 Predictions for the Event Industry

2022 Predictions for the Event Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Over the last month and a half, several reports have come out analyzing current and upcoming trends in the event planning industry. While flexibility and duty-of-care responsibilities in the face of ever-shifting governmental regulations continue to be a major trend changing the shape of the industry, several other key factors have been identified in the reports that we have reviewed to bring you some insights.

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Hard Rock International Announces Agreement to Purchase The Mirage Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

Hard Rock International Announces Agreement to Purchase The Mirage Las Vegas Hotel and Casino | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hard Rock International, the legendary hospitality and entertainment company, today announced its agreement to acquire the operations of The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from MGM Resorts International, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Through the acquisition, Hard Rock plans to build an iconic Guitar-shaped Hotel which will be located on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

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Mentors announced for 2022 Fast Forward 15 programme

Mentors announced for 2022 Fast Forward 15 programme | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Fast Forward 15, the not-for-profit mentoring programme for women in the travel, events and hospitality industry is preparing for the 2022 programme. Applications are now open and the line-up of mentors has been revealed.

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Should Event Organizers Have NFTs on Their Radar?

Should Event Organizers Have NFTs on Their Radar? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Non-fungible tokens might sound esoteric, but the digital assets have gone mainstream and are finding their way into meeting and loyalty programs.

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Destinations International, IAEE and PCMA Announce Inaugural Business Events Industry Week

Destinations International, IAEE and PCMA Announce Inaugural Business Events Industry Week | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Destinations International, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will launch Business Events Industry Week, aimed at bringing the global events industry to the U.S. Capital region and consolidating several important annual gatherings into one week.

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micebook partners with Eventprofslive for corporate survey

micebook partners with Eventprofslive for corporate survey | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

micebook is thrilled to partner with Eventprofslive to create an exclusive report on corporate event trends for 2022, which will be presented at our inaugural EXPO re-Engineered in January.

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Virtual? Hybrid? Why this marketer thinks it’s time to bring back physical events

Virtual? Hybrid? Why this marketer thinks it’s time to bring back physical events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Virtual events defined the Covid-19 era – but with the threat of Zoom fatigue becoming very real, what will future event strategies look like in 2022 and beyond? Ahead of The Drum Awards for Experience 2021, The Drum caught up with Becky Harmer, head of event marketing LMS EMEA and LATAM at LinkedIn, to find out what she learned from hosting virtual events in 2020/21.

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Why Omicron Won't Undo All the Progress on Covid for Events

Why Omicron Won't Undo All the Progress on Covid for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The recent emergence of Omicron, a new Covid variant of concern, has sent shockwaves through global markets and led to the WTO conference being postponed days ahead of the planned meeting in Geneva. How concerned should event planners be?

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Events Industry Council Extends Benchmarking Survey for First Phase of Equity Acceleration Plan

Events Industry Council Extends Benchmarking Survey for First Phase of Equity Acceleration Plan | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards, has extended the benchmarking survey for the first phase of its recently launched Equity Acceleration Plan. The landmark plan aims to provide a framework to turn its vision to action and lead the challenge against discrimination and systemic racism in the events industry.

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Business Traveller Awards 2021

Business Traveller Awards 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The 2021 Business Traveller Awards were announced on Thursday, November 25, 2021 by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media.

 

The awards celebrate the achievements of airlines, airports, hotels, rail operators and car hire companies and are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results produced by an independent research company. The awards are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence.

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Evessio partners with The Diversity In Events Awards 2022

Evessio partners with The Diversity In Events Awards 2022 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leading event technology specialist, Evessio has announced a new partnership with Diversity Ally to provide its awards software for the inaugural Diversity in Events Awards 2022.

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3 Digital Transformation Strategies for Travel’s Recovery

3 Digital Transformation Strategies for Travel’s Recovery | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Traveler sentiment has fundamentally changed following the pandemic, and the industry needs to stay in sync with these shifts. Travel companies with a digital-first mindset are best placed to recognize, address, and profit from the opportunities emerging from whatever the new normal turns out to be.

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How to Create a COVID-Safe Trade Show Exhibit

How to Create a COVID-Safe Trade Show Exhibit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the trade show industry continues its return to in-person and exhibiting companies look forward to re-emerging at live events next year, some organizations may be taking a hard look at their exhibit properties and how they can make sure that all visitors remain safe and socially distanced. To understand how companies can design eye-catching exhibits that also adhere to the latest health and safety guidelines, TSNN consulted with the experts—in this case, Adam Deming, creative director of exhibit design at Skyline, to find out what exhibitors should be keeping in mind as they prepare to return to trade show floors in 2022.

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Enhance Attendee Experiences Through Buyer Personas

Enhance Attendee Experiences Through Buyer Personas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Buyer personas are becoming more and more of a necessity when it comes to marketing. When creating your buyer persona(s), consider including customer demographics, behavior patterns, motivations, and goals. The more detailed you are, the better.

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Stats: Business Travel Expected to Fully Recover by 2024

Stats: Business Travel Expected to Fully Recover by 2024 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released key findings of its latest business travel index – the BTI Outlook, according to which business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago, however, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024, ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year sooner than previously forecast.

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