Looking for Solutions to Supplier Woes and Planner Frustrations
Key vendors who service the events industry lost a great deal of experienced talent during the pandemic and they haven’t fully restaffed. Here’s how event organizers can ensure they are still getting the service they require.
The Third-Most Stressful Job in the World
Before the pandemic, one could argue that jobs with life-and-death consequences were surely more stressful than planning an annual conference. But things have changed.
4 Ideas to Consider When Making Main Stage Contingency Plans
As event professionals hope for a full return to in-person events amid continued uncertainties, having speakers agree to contingency plans is a wise move.
3 Formats for the Next Generation of Panel Sessions
It’s time to bring back panels — but not in the same tired format. Here are three ideas to mix things up.
Making the Business Case for Attending Events
It’s going to take some time to build conference attendance and corporate travel budgets back to 2019 levels. As we progress through the recovery, conference organizers — now more than ever — must help potential attendees justify their in-person participation in the event.
How to Deal With 7 Curveballs Thrown at Event Organizers
Planning large conferences has gotten even more complicated. The pandemic and the subsequent Great Resignation have greatly reduced the number of skilled workers in hospitality and related industries. Here are seven areas to take into consideration.
4 Design Options That Can Amplify Conference Content
As live conferences return, event organizers need to make complex decisions about how to incorporate digital product extensions into their business model. Here’s a framework to consider.
New Rules for Conference Sponsorship Pricing
Revenue recovery is an urgent priority for organizers of major conferences and trade shows, and sponsorships can help get you there.
5 Tips to Develop a Plan for Optimizing Event Registration
If you had a major meeting in Q1 or Q2 of 2022, you’ve likely had some sleepless nights, thanks to your registration pacing. Here’s some help for that.
7 Hub Spaces to Meet Your Attendees’ Needs
For years, high-tech conferences have designed innovative hub spaces to engage and nurture their top customers. While some of the elements in these areas can be costly to implement, creating a town-square-like experience can help bring your participants together and grow your community.
Leaving Your Event’s Host City Better Because You Were There
After living through a pandemic, conference participants will be more apt to lean towards conferences that align with their beliefs and passions through corporate social responsibility efforts.
Event Planners’ Duty of Care During the Pandemic
As we return to in-person meetings, questions and best practices are evolving for hosting large gatherings.