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Future of Lodging Demonstrates How Events Have Evolved Post-Pandemic

Skift threw out the standard conference template during its Future of Lodging Forum and this is what it looked like. Since remote work is the new way of life, the conference was just two half-days. Attendees appreciated the new format as it allowed them time to digest the information shared while indulging in a half-a-day to enjoy as they desired.

Future of Lodging Demonstrates How Events Have Evolved Post-Pandemic

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Did You Really Think We’d Stop Shaking Hands?

Humans are meant to be together, especially when it comes to conducting business. We yearn to see each other’s faces in person. And we want to touch and shake hands.

Did You Really Think We’d Stop Shaking Hands?

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Podcast: Nothing Matters More Than Connecting People

In this episode of the Event Manager Podcast, host Miguel Neves sits down with Fiona Bruder, George P Johnson Experience Marketing’s president for the Americas. She talks about how to create experiences that connect people in memorable ways.

Podcast: Nothing Matters More Than Connecting People

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How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

A Salt Lake City-based tech startup saw an unmet need in the event industry – how to collect and analyze attendee spend and movement data – and now the company’s growth is skyrocketing. Why this matters.

How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

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Face-to-Face Events Vital in a Remote Work World

The Covid pandemic drastically altered work/life balance, and employees are demanding flexibility. This means offsite events are more critical than ever.

Face-to-Face Events Vital in a Remote Work World

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Cvent Bets on Return of In-Person Events to Offset Doubling of Losses

Cvent's first quarter losses nearly doubled to $31.4 million in the first quarter. CEO Reggie Aggarwal didn't flinch, expressing confidence that tailwinds spurred by increasing in-person attendance will offset inflation and other market worries for the rest of 2022.

Cvent Bets on Return of  In-Person Events to Offset Doubling of Losses

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The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up

Motivational speakers aren’t always who they say they are. There have been cases where some are scams. What can you do to protect your company from being duped?

The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up

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Recovery of In-Person Meetings Proves Double-Edged Sword for Planners

What were meeting planners discussing at the first in-person Global DMC Partners conference since 2019? Just like the conference itself, their events are moving back to in-person — but rapidly rising demand also means growing pressures.

Recovery of In-Person Meetings Proves Double-Edged Sword for Planners

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Podcast: Influencing Destination Selection

There has been discussion for many years regarding the disclosure of paid advertising and marketing from influencers and celebrities, with some governments including guidelines within codes of conduct regarding marketing practices.

Podcast: Influencing Destination Selection

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When State Laws Challenge an Event’s Values

As the U.S. becomes more politically divided and companies and associations more engaged, a state has a greater chance to enact a law that may challenge an event’s ethics.

When State Laws Challenge an Event’s Values