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Sherrif Karamat

Looking Ahead: Embracing the Future

Business events are at the epicenter of the technology boom. Let’s capitalize on the opportunities that brings.

October 31, 2018

Behind the Scenes: ‘An Uncomfortable Position’

Event technologies can help make events run more smoothly, but that’s not the only kind of experience we should be designing for participants.

BY Michelle Russell October 24, 2018
The Spark

The Spark: Events Need Element of Surprise

Your participants aren’t looking for predictability at your events.

BY Don Neal October 24, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Events Business, Tourism are Different Species

Both the role of event professionals and the business of events are being transformed. You told us so.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2018

3 New Ways to Think About Professional Events — That All Start with ‘I’

It’s time to rethink the three C’s event model. Consider the 3 I’s – Insight, Intentionality, and Intimacy.

BY Don Neal August 1, 2018

The Downside of Looking on the Bright Side

One hazard with being hopeful things will work out? You can unintentionally eliminate the possibility that they may not.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2018

‘Every Day is About Problem Solving’

Bear Analytics CEO and Co-Founder Joseph Colangelo on his biggest professional mistake, his next big career goal, and his advice to young meeting professionals.

BY Cristi Kempf August 1, 2018

Talent, Chatbots, and More at ECEF

Lippman Connects President and Founder Sam Lippman kicked off the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum with his take on the top challenges for the current state of the industry — including audience attendance and proving exhibitor ROI.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2018

Best Practices to Grow Events

John Barrett, executive director of The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, stressed the importance of developing and maintaining trust through partnerships and acquisitions during his ECEF keynote.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes August 1, 2018

Vancouver, You Sustained Me

At a Green Meetings fam trip sponsored by Tourism Vancouver, sustainability came in all shapes, from e-bikes to green roofs to sablefish.

BY Jasmine Zhu August 1, 2018

MPI = Meeting Professionals in Indy

Visits to Indy hot spots gave MPI WEC 2018 attendees an experience to remember.

BY Casey Gale August 1, 2018

#WelcomeWorld

How two U.S. destinations on opposite coasts are working to get the message out to international visitors that their arms are open wide.

BY Barbara Palmer July 25, 2018