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7 Ways Tech Can Drive Better Event Data and High-Quality Leads

According to research from the Events Industry Council, exhibitors generate an average of 38 new leads from each event. But it’s not just numbers that matter: The best event technology offers a prized opportunity to gather first-party data, explore sentiment markers beyond surveys, and integrate event insights with CRM and marketing tech to superpower your event strategy going forward.

7 Ways Tech Can Drive Better Event Data and High-Quality Leads

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Rafat Ali and Brian Quinn: How to Make a Bad Conference Good

Rafat Ali and Brian Quinn: How to Make a Bad Conference Good
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IEEE Makes a Difference in Jamaica

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, gathered in Jamaica inspiring the country’s next generation of tech professionals.

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4 Strategies to Uncover Unique Meeting Venues & Locations

Bleisure travelers don’t want the same old travel experiences they see on social media; they want to be the first in their friend group to explore and adventure somewhere new. Here’s how meeting planners can organize professional gatherings that fulfill that dream.

4 Strategies to Uncover Unique Meeting Venues & Locations

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Industry Associations Announce New Research, Events, Partnerships and Award Winners

Industry associations have been busy developing research, launching events, forming partnerships and recognizing current and future industry leaders.

Industry Associations Announce New Research, Events, Partnerships and Award Winners

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Meet the Inspiring Leaders Speaking at Skift Meetings Forum 2024

Industry leaders heading up IMEX, Cvent, PCMA & CEMA, TED Conferences will deliver valuable insights at Skift Meetings’ flagship event in September.

Meet the Inspiring Leaders Speaking at Skift Meetings Forum 2024

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Attendee Preferences in Incentive Travel: 2024 Insights

Attendee Preferences in Incentive Travel: 2024 Insights

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New Orleans Convention Center Headquarters Hotel in the Works

New Orleans is one step closer to getting a new headquarters hotel across the street from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Construction is slated to start on a new 1,000-room Omni next year. 

New Orleans Convention Center Headquarters Hotel in the Works

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The State of Destination Selection in 2024

Destination experts share their view from the frontline. We remain in a seller's market, demand remains strong, but there are plenty of challenges ahead.

The State of Destination Selection in 2024

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First-Timers Proliferate MPI’s World Education Congress

More than half of the 700 planners attending MPI’s World Education Congress in Louisville were first-timers, which coincides with the industry's trend of being flooded by newbies.

First-Timers Proliferate MPI’s World Education Congress