Eventinterface https://eventinterface.com/blog en-US Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:30:51 +0000 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0 FeedWriter Eventinterface Welcomes Terry Mullane To Its Professional Advisory Board. http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Welcomes-Terry-Mullane-To-Its-Professional-Advisory-Board Eventinterface is thrilled to welcome Terry Mullane to our professional Advisory Board.

Terry has over 27 years of corporate experience with senior roles in Operations, Finance and Systems with Lucent Technologies, Sony Corporation, and other firms. He has lead merger integration work for over 50 companies, managed global shared services, corporate consolidation and deployed multiple ERP systems on a Global basis.

He launched his consulting company in 2007 fixing statutory reporting globally for Bloomberg, migrated Latin America into shared service and deployed the Oracle ERP systems for Pfizer, and developed the strategy for Bank of America’s General Ledger conversion. Additionally, he has mentored early stage start-ups, supported technology solutions for manufacturing, Internet distribution and banking firms across the United States before he settled in Arizona.  

He has supported entrepreneurship at SeedSpot, for which he received a Mentor of the Year Award in 2013, Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, ASU Furnace and Edison Programs through mentorship and lectures.

Additionally his focus has been on gaining greater support and leadership though networking and aligning experienced executives with start-ups. He teaches finance and accounting at Grand Canyon University. Terry has an Economic degree from Bethany College, MBA from Pace University and holds active licenses as a CPA and CMA, CFM and CGMA certifications in accounting disciplines. He graduated from Babson College Entrepreneurship Executive Management programs.

Terry joins Scott McIntosh and Kyle McIntosh – MAC6, Kiran “Raj” RajBhandary – V12 Studios, Jeremy Babendure, Ph.D. – AZ SciTech Festival and Arizona Commerce Authority, Michael Schifano – Intel Corporation, and Jeanne Leckie on the Eventinterface Professional Advisory Board.  

 

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Welcomes-Terry-Mullane-To-Its-Professional-Advisory-Board
Lunch And Learn Series: Developing Successful Registration Fee Strategies http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Lunch-And-Learn-Series-Developing-Successful-Registration-Fee-Strategies Join us on Thursday, August 7th in Tempe, AZ for a complimentary Lunch & Learn Event and learn to develop successful registration strategies for your events and meetings.

Setting registration prices can be a contentious process. It’s a procedure not necessarily enjoyed by planners or committees. It can become an emotional rollercoaster and it usually lacks a strategy. Developing registration prices has to do as much with meeting budgets as offering opportunities for a large number of people to attend. At Eventinterface we’ve seen a wide-ranging variety of strategies and pricing models. We don’t think we can say that one is better than the other, but we’ve gaged insight into what makes some groups more successful than others.

During this Lunch & Learn event we will share successful strategies and tools to insure your events and meetings attract attendees and generate the revenue you need.

For more information, location and to register, click on the "Sign up today" link below. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone planning meetings, conferences and events is invited. Space is limited, so register early.

SIGN UP TODAY

THE PROGRAM:

11:30 a.m. to noon: Registration and networking

Noon to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Program

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Networking

SIGN UP TODAY


Direct link to sign up page: www.eventinterface.com/lunchandlearnaugust2014

 

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Lunch-And-Learn-Series-Developing-Successful-Registration-Fee-Strategies
Size Matters http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Size-Matters Working out how much space is needed for an event isn’t quite as challenging as you think it is. In this article we are sharing helpful tools that will make figuring out how much space is needed a breeze. Our tips will aid in preparing a venue RFP, and help you in figuring out if the venue you want to use can actually host your function.

CONFIGURATIONS
A variety of seating configurations are commonplace at events.

BANQUET STYLE:
Traditionally, guests are seated at round tables of 60” or 72”, with 8 to 10 seats per table. Some planners will squeeze up to 12 seats at some tables. Non-traditional configurations such as long and serpentine tables take perhaps a bit more planning and space. A half moon set-up of 6 to 7 seats on mostly one side of a 60” table facing the stage is regularly used at conference events. 

Space needs:
A 60” banquet round with 8 chairs requires no less than 100 square feet of space.
A 72” banquet round with 10 chairs requires approximately 150 square feet of space.

THEATRE STYLE:
Rows of chairs are lined up facing a stage or podium. Depending on the length of the row and number of rows, isles may cross through the seating area.

Space needs:
Using traditional banquet chairs, about 9 square feet per attendee/chair is required. 

CLASSROOM:
In this set up, attendees are seated at long tables of 18” or 30” wide. Seats are placed at one side of the table facing a stage or podium.

Space needs:
Seating attendees at 18” wide tables requires about 15 square feet per attendee. 30” wide tables require between 17 to 18 square feet per attendee.

Chevron seating, which places the tables at an angle, requires about 20 square feet per attendee.

RECEPTION:
This type of event requires attendees to stand and mingle. Some high tables may be spread throughout the room. Traditionally no seating is provided.

Space needs:
Planners will need to account for approximately 9.5 square feet per attendee.

TRADE SHOW EXHIBITS:
Average tradeshow booths are 8’ x 10’ to 10’ x 10’.  Planners should account 200 square feet per booth.

HOLLOW SQUARE:
A hollow square set-up is best suited for smaller events. It entails a large rectangular table set-up with chairs on the outside, guests all facing each other. Planners need to account for about 40 square feet per attendee. 

Eventinterface Event Room Setup Diagram

DISCLAIMER

The information in this post is meant to be a guideline.  The maximum number of guests that could be accommodated in a space is dependent on the shape of the room, support columns, local fire codes, exits and service entry points. Insure that you account for these as you review your event set-up.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Size-Matters
Top Promo Items For Events http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Top-Promo-Items-For-Events Picking a winning promotional product for your next trade show or event is seldom the result of randomly drawing from the catalog of the latest hot specialty fads.  In fact, just because an item was a hit for Company X, doesn’t mean it’s going to work for your company.  Selecting giveaways should result from careful consideration of a few factors…

Will the event generate a broad mix of traffic or a more specific audience?

·         Low cost items are best suited for “free goodie gatherers.”

·         Qualified prospects warrant items that reflect your brand and product attributes.

·         And current, valued customers tend to appreciate thoughtful, higher-value gifts and keepsakes.

Additionally, thinking about your company’s brand and the setting in which you will be showcased is important.  Will your company be unique among exhibitors/attendees at the event or are you among a cluttered mix of similar in-category players?

And, in all cases, when it comes to promo giveaways, an experienced advertising specialty distributor can always help you explore a variety of products that suit your needs and budget.

Power in the Palm of Your Hand
Ensure that customers think of your company when they’re on the go with compact power for their mobile devices.  These small, branded power banks are easy to store in the purse or brief case for a quick 2.2amp charge of smartphones and touchpads.  Cost per unit is in the $8-12 range.

The Pen is Still Mighty
Even in our digital world, pens continue to be among the most popular promo giveaways.  And at less than 60 cents per unit, you can hand out the quality Bic® Clic Stick by the handful.  Plus, branding is easy with numerous color options for the clip, tip and barrel.

Brush Your Breath
You’re at a trade show where people gather to mix and mingle, so making a good impression – and fresh breath – are probably near the top of everyone’s list right?  Peppermints/ breath fresheners in a classic premium tin make for an appealing low cost draw,  that your booth visitors are sure to keep close by.   Cost per unit is under $2.

Tout it with a Tote
How do you stand out from trade show floor jam packed with forgettable exhibitors?  You provide a sharp tote back for folks to stash everyone else’s junk!  Place your custom imprinted company logo on this all-purpose promotional tote and get repeat exposure throughout the conference.  Plus, durable fabric and features like pockets and zippers ensure repeat use long after the event.  Cost per unit approx. $5-8.

Have a Drink on Us
Whether it appeals to the space-conscious, the eco-conscious, or the just plain thirsty, these collapsible water bottles make for a bright, fun, giveaway at your booth.  Holding a generous 27 oz. and BPA free, and available in a rainbow of color options, at $3 per unit, this is a product that’s sure to garner some attention.

For more information about these or any other promo product ideas for your next tradeshow or special event, please visit www.monkeybrainpromo.com or email info@monkeybrainpromo.com.

Dan Corredor

 

 

 

 By Dan Corredor

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Top-Promo-Items-For-Events
Join Our Team – We Are Hiring http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Join-Our-Team--We-Are-Hiring Want to be part of a high performing team? Are you ready to work hard and reap the benefits for doing so? Do you think you are perfect for our team? If so, we invite you to apply.

We are hiring a Brand Representative. You will exemplify the Eventinterface brand while assisting meeting and event planners, and attendees in the use of Eventinterface; to assist with customer research; data entry; appointment setting, demo scheduling and confirmation; meeting preparation; general administrative tasks all while adhering to core values of the company which are service, integrity, communication, innovation and success.

ABOUT THE POSITION

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Eventinterface is a startup company offering technology solutions to meeting and event planners that helps manage conferences and engage attendees. Our technology platform is used by Associations, Corporate Meeting Planners, Nonprofits and Institutions to manage conferences, seminars, incentive events, tradeshows, festivals and fundraising events.

Eventinterface is unique in the industry; we offer a subscription-based model much like Salesforce vs. a per transaction fee model traditionally used in our industry. 

Eventinterface has been used for events as small as 25 participants to 32,000 attendees. Some companies and organizations using Eventinterface are: Arizona Commerce Authority, Make-A-Wish International, Software Solutions, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and Up with People. Our office is based in Tempe, AZ.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The role of the Brand Representative will be to exemplify the Eventinterface brand while assisting meeting and event planners, and attendees in the use of Eventinterface; to assist with customer research; data entry; appointment setting, demo scheduling and confirmation; meeting preparation; general administrative tasks all while adhering to core values of the company which are service, integrity, communication, innovation and success.

SUCCESS FACTORS

How you will be successful in the position:

- Perform task in a timely and precise manner;
- Master the use of Eventinterface and company CRM software;
- Respond to planner and attendee inquiries and resolve requests with provided resources in
  a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience in a fast-paced, high growth startup environment is a plus;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Strong attention to detail with solid organizational skills;
- Self-motivated;
- Experience using CRM software;

COMPENSATION

Compensation is comprised of salary, benefits and profit sharing.

OTHER BENEFITS

- Flexible work schedule;
- Access to onsite gym, yoga room, showers and personal trainer;
- Lunch and learn events;
- Equity stake in company based on performance;

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume and cover letter in PDF format to HR@Eventinterface.com. Tell us why you are perfect for our team. Address the above success factors and how you will be successful in the position.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Join-Our-Team--We-Are-Hiring
Eventinterface Launches PITCH http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Launches-PITCH Conference management and attendee engagement software company Eventinterface launched PITCH, an easy-to-use tool for event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors to pitch ideas, questions, services and offers to other registered attendees.

Al Wynant“Attending conferences and connecting with hundreds, if not thousands of people is an enormous challenge,” said Al Wynant, Eventinterface CEO.  “Exhibitors and sponsors want to connect with attendees. Attendees want to learn from others, and during the limited time at the event make meaningful connections that will last post-conference. Eventinterface PITCH enhances the value of the conference experience for all stakeholders by offering an easy-to-use tool to do just that as part of our already robust software platform,” said Wynant.

Eventinterface PITCH invites attendees to share contact details, social media links and a pitch. The pitch helps people share what they have to offer or looking for with other registered attendees. The information is searchable and allows attendees to discover and build relationships pre-conference by making connections with other attendees, requesting appointments, connecting via messaging and social media outlets. The information is only visible to registered attendees, and the planner or the attendee controls privacy. Attendees share the information via the profile function in their attendee account.

Eventinterface PITCH TM

Eventinterface PITCH is included in the monthly Eventinterface planner subscription fee. More information at Eventinterface.com.

 

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Launches-PITCH
Inspiration Friday - Great Event Design http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Inspiration-Friday--Great-Event-Design This week we are highlighting some of the stunning event designs produced by BUREAU BETAK, a special events company dedicated to the luxury industry that specializes in fashion events and special events worldwide.

BERLUTI MEN SS15 - 
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014 -
 ECOLES DE MINES DE PARIS

CHRISTIAN DIOR CRUISE 2015
 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 - 
NAVY YARD, BROOKLYN

CHRISTIAN DIOR CRUISE 2015
 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 - 
NAVY YARD, BROOKLYN

OMEGA, LE JARDIN SECRET
 - FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014 - 
XINGUO BINGGUAN, SHANGHAI

OMEGA, LE JARDIN SECRET
 - FRIDAY, MAY 16TH, 2014 - 
XINGUO BINGGUAN, SHANGHAI


MICHAEL KORS JET SET EXPERIENCE
 - FRIDAY, MAY 9TH, 2014 - 
HONGQIAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SHANGHAI 
See more pictures of this event in our article "Celebrating in Syle."
 

Lead in photograph: ULYANA SERGEENKO COUTURE FW14 - 
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014 - 
PALAIS DE TOKYO, PARIS

All photographs and video courtesy of BUREAU BETAK.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Inspiration-Friday--Great-Event-Design
L.A. Convention Center To Get $10 Million Makeover http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/LA-Convention-Center-To-Get-10-Million-Makeover The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is embarking on a $10 million project to provide a new look and feel to the facility located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Designed to enhance the customer experience and help attract new shows, the year-long transformation begins next month, with work to occur around shows and events in the building.

Read the whole article in Association Convention & Facilities.

Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Photograph courtesy of LACC

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/LA-Convention-Center-To-Get-10-Million-Makeover
Enhancing Conference Engagement Using Technology http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Enhancing-Conference-Engagement-Using-Technology Conferences and events are about creating communities. It is about engaging people in meaningful ways around a topic they are passionate about.

Have you attended a conference lately? It is a surreal experience, hundreds, even thousands of people in one location, many focused on their electronic devices and not the people around them. Technology can do amazing things for conferences, in this post we are looking at how technology, especially Eventinterface, can help planners create communities and engage their audiences pre-, during and post-conference.  It is about using technology pre-event to enhance face-to-face engagement at the conference.

CREATE COMMUNITIES

Each conference brings together a group of people who care about a specific topic or cause. They are there to learn, present or network. Most attendees walk away from the event with new ideas and a stack of business cards gathered between sessions. Back home, they may forget about these new connections, and it is rare for long-term and meaningful relationships to be created out of these brief conversations.

Technologies are now available for planners to create communities around their events. Safe places for registered attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors to interact with each other pre-, during and post-event. A place for attendees to schedule face-to-face meetings during the event and communicate post-event.

Many professional conversations should not be held on public social media sites due to the nature of the content. Closed communities available to event stakeholders after an event allow for meaningful conversation among individuals who are interested in discussing a topic in the secure environment.  Eventinterface allows planners to easily create communities around conferences. It allows for individuals to continue their in-person communications online after the event has ended.

These communities too will help planners learn more about their attendees and help create even better conferences in the future.

ENCOURAGE COMMUNICATION

Speakers come to your event to speak about a specific topic. Speakers could tailor their conversations to the audience if they knew what the audience really wanted to learn. Planners do not always have an excellent grasp on the needs of the audience. Why not ask registered attendees what they want to learn from the speaker?

Speakers and planners can monitor the conversation and deliver a talk that is superbly fitted to the audience.

For events with very large audiences, the same tools could be used onsite to pose questions of the speaker, giving all attendees an opportunity to participate in the conversation. Again Eventinterface allows for this.

ADD VALUE

Planners can add value to conferences by making available access to registered attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors to all stakeholders who have signed up. Individuals can reach out to each other pre-event and schedule meetings during the event.  Sponsors and exhibitors can connect with attendees, and attendees can reach out to sponsors and exhibitors to learn more about their product and services. This is an enormously valuable proposition that can generate a boost in early registrations and generate additional revenue associated with this level of access from sponsors and exhibitors. Eventinterface too includes these functionalities.

TOP TIP

Embracing technology to facilitate conversation, face-to-face engagement and creating communities leads to higher participation, improved programs, and up to 30% more event revenue. Eventinterface offers all of these services as part of our event management, registration and attendee engagement software. There are no transaction fees and pricing start at low as $99 per month. More here

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Enhancing-Conference-Engagement-Using-Technology
How To Stop Arm-wrestling With Venues http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/How-To-Stop-Armwrestling-With-Venues Intimidated to negotiate with venues? Don’t be. Download our complimentary e-book and learn how to negotiate and develop successful partnerships with venues and hotels.

The Eventinterface e-book series is a complimentary resource for event and meeting planners. New e-books are published about every six to eight weeks. Oh, and did we tell you, the books are 100% free.

Click here to download your free copy of "Successful Strategies for Hotel and Venue Negotiations” and to sign up to get updates on future publications. 

 

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/How-To-Stop-Armwrestling-With-Venues
Revamped Meeting Rooms Debut In Fall http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Revamped-Meeting-Rooms-Debut-In-Fall The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is revamping meeting rooms, ballrooms and pre-function spaces as part of an extensive renovation that will be completed in fall 2014.

The meeting and event spaces are receiving a revamping to include new carpeting, lighting, wall coverings and AirWalls. The restroom facilities and pre-function paces are receiving a cosmetic makeover as well.  The resort as a whole has been undergoing an extensive, multi-million dollar rennovation to modernize, while preserving the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture and design.

The 740-room resort offers more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, including four ballrooms and conference center.

More information.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Revamped-Meeting-Rooms-Debut-In-Fall
Celebrating In Style http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Celebrating-In-Style To celebrate the opening of the first Michael Kors China flagship at the Jing’An Kerry Centre, Bureau Betak designed a glamorous event experience in May around the jet set lifestyle that is the DNA of the Michael Kors’ brand. 

The Michael Kors Jet Set Experience held at a private 30,000-square-foot jet hangar at Hongqiao International Airport was the first-ever Michael Kors fashion show in Shanghai.

1,000 VIP guests were immersed in an expansive 360-degree event, surrounding the audience in music, moving images and emotion, a never-before-seen runway show featuring a signature Michael Kors Jet Set Collection and a glamorous party with music by New York-based DJ collective The Misshapes.

Michael Kors Jet Set Experience @Eventinterface

Michael Kors Jet Set Experience @Eventinterface

Michael Kors Jet Set Experience @Eventinterface

Michael Kors Jet Set Experience @Eventinterface

Michael Kors | Bureau Betak

Photographs and video courtesy of Bureau Betak.

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Sat, 05 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Celebrating-In-Style
Happy Independence Day http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Happy-Independence-Day The Eventinterface team wishes you a fun and safe Independence Day weekend. Enjoy the celebrations! 

 

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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Happy-Independence-Day
Enough With The Ice Already http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Enough-With-The-Ice-Already I don’t have anything against ice-sculptures. Amazing artists create stunning translucent sculptures. Sadly these creations are temporary, lasting only a few hours. You rarely see the artist at work, and pictures never do the piece justice. Recently I went on a quest to find a more unique and permanent way to bring logo artwork into events.

During my research I came across a few recreations of company logos used at events. At closer inspection I learned they were made of LEGO block. Having won a LEGO building competition many years ago I was intrigued. My search led me to Mariann Asanuma, a former Master Model Designer for LEGOLAND California.

Mariann found her fascination with LEGO at an early age when she received her first set at the age of six.  Born and raised in the San Diego area, she is a self-taught LEGO artist.  When LEGOLAND opened in Carlsbad, CA in 1999 she fought hard to get her dream job. It took her 4 years to prove herself and get the coveted position. Visiting the park, you will recognize some of her handiwork. She worked on the life-size pirate, a four foot long lady bug, the Miniland Las Vegas sign and many others.

Mariann continued her Lego journey becoming the world's first female freelance LEGO Artist and LEGO instruction author in early 2007.  She has authored two books “How to Build a Round Ball with Square Bricks!” and “Beyond the Ball”. Now Mariann dedicates herself to designing and building custom LEGO models, speaking and special events. She was  commissioned  by Warner Brothers Interactive to design a mosaic for their ”LEGO Batman the Video Game” Launch Party hosted at the Natural History Museum in New York City in September 2008.  Google hired Mariann to create their Chrome logo for their 4 year anniversary.  The sculptures reflected the client’s needs and have become more enduring centerpieces of the events they were built for.

Using LEGOs to create your event centerpiece may not work for all events. It is however an interactive, creative and investment outlasting any ice sculpture. Interested in incorporating LEGOs into your event? Learn more about Mariann and her services here.

Photographs courtesy of Mariann Asanuma.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Enough-With-The-Ice-Already
Inspiration Friday – Conference Giveaways http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Inspiration-Friday--Conference-Giveaways Surefire gifts your conference attendees will love.

JACKET or WRAP

Meeting planners can’t win the venue temperature wars. Some attendees will complain that the venue is too hot, others will share they are “freezing” at the same time. Events could provide branded wraps or jackets to attendees to combat the “too hot - too cold” temperature wars. This is an especially tricky thing to manage when a part of the audience is not used to living in air-conditioned spaces.  

CARE PACKAGES

Care packages make great gifts. Nothing is better than receiving a little swag bag filled with useful items. The bag should include healthy snacks, a reusable water cup, wet naps, hand sanitizer, if in a sunny location a small bottle of sunscreen, all-natural insect repellant when hosting outdoor events, and a favorite for tired feet – a soothing peppermint foot scrub.   

HYDRATION

A decent insulated cup attendees can refill with water at the event. This gift helps “green” your event by eliminating the need for water bottles or disposable cups, and attendees have a useful gift to take home.  Cheap plastic sports bottles are not cool!

OTHER

- High quality writing utensils that last the conference and longer.

- Slippers. Not all hotels provide slippers and travelers usually forget to bring these. Nothing feels better than kicking off your shoes after a long day at a conference and this gift helps attendees’ feet recover.

What are your favorite gifts of swag to give or receive at a conference? Best ever? Share with us on Twitter @Eventinterface or Facebook.

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Inspiration-Friday--Conference-Giveaways
Eventinterface Included In 2014 Book Of Lists http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Included-In-2014-Book-Of-Lists Eventinterface has been included once again in the Phoenix Business Journal 2014 Book of List in the Top 25 Event and Meeting Planners category.

The annual Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists provides a list of hundreds of the hottest area companies in their fields by ranking. Eventinterface has been listed since its inception in 2010 and has steadily climbed in the raking. Based on 2013 numbers, Eventinterface is listed at number 7 of 25 of the top meeting and event planners in Phoenix. 

For more information, and to order your copy of the Phoenix Business Journal Book of List click here

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Eventinterface-Included-In-2014-Book-Of-Lists
Join Our Referral Team And Start Earning Today http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Join-Our-Referral-Team-And-Start-Earning-Today Start earning today with the Eventinterface Referral Program. Our program is super simple, and you can start earning money immediately by referring your event or meeting planning associates, friends and colleagues to Eventinterface by completing the Referral Form here, and yes, you can earn up to $300 per referral. Nothing too shabby!

Whether you are expanding your product portfolio or getting your business off the ground, the Eventinterface Referral Program can help you boost your income stream with no limits on your earning potential!

At Eventinterface, our goal is simple: we want planners to be able to run their events and meetings more easily and cost-effectively. We are a strategic partner with the experience and the tools that will enhance the value of their events and brand. Our cloud-based event management and attendee engagement platform is an all-inclusive system that lets planners manage events and attendees, and generate additional event revenue. Eventinterface supports small organization to enterprise level accounts of any size, and scales as the planning need grows.

Questions? Reach out to Haney at our office here. Ready to start? Visit our referral page here and start referring and earning today!

 

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Join-Our-Referral-Team-And-Start-Earning-Today
Faster RFP Response Time http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Faster-RFP-Response-Time Loews Hotels & Resorts pledges to respond to RFPs within two hours of receiving them. “No one has time to sit around waiting these days, especially when they’re throwing business our way. The new ‘It’s About Time!’ promotion continues Loews’ tradition of putting our clients first and making sure nothing gets in their way,” said David Wiener, Senior Vice President of Sales for Loews Hotels & Resorts.

David WienerThe “It’s About Time!” promotion guarantees that meeting requests for proposals will be responded to within two hours during regular business hours, and applies to bookings of 10 rooms or more during business hours M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., local time for the property.  If a planner does not hear back within that time period, and does book their meeting at a Loews hotel, then Loews will donate $500 to a charity of the planner’s choice, or in the event this option is not available at the property a $500 credit.

Here at Eventinterface we spoke with several planners about this initiative. While most found the initiative appealing, concern was voiced about the quality of the response. “It may be straightforward to respond to an RFP when a block of rooms is needed, but a more complicated conference RFP requires the input from several departments and a two hour turnaround time seems unrealistic,” said one of the planners.

Share your RFP experiences with us on Twitter @Eventinterface and Facebook.

More information at www.loewshotels.com/meetings.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Faster-RFP-Response-Time
Inspiration Friday http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Inspiration-Friday As you know by now, we have a soft spot for Pinterest. It is a marvelous resource for ideas on table decor, flowers, event lighting, décor and more, collected and shared by talented planners around the world. 

As always, we don’t claim ownership of these pictures and have credited them where possible.

To see many more, follow us on Pinterest


All elements working together to create a stunning atmosphere.

Inspiration Friday EventinterfaceHollywood & Highland event. Mindy Weis Party Consultants. Photograph by John Solano Photography. 


A striking way to lead the way.

Lead in Photo: Mindy Weis Party Consultants. Photograph by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography.

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/Inspiration-Friday
The Eventinterface Team Grows http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/The-Eventinterface-Team-Grows We are thrilled to announce that Haney Abdelaziz has joined Eventinterface as our Business Development Manager.

Haney brings 24 years of Business Development expertise to our company. He has extensive B2B experience and has worked for Apple, Infinicom (RICOH) and YOH. In his role at Eventinterface he will take on the responsibility of business development as well as helping to build strategies, processes and sales channels. You can reach Haney here.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 +0000 info@eventinterface.com (Al Wynant) http://www.eventinterface.com/blog-article/The-Eventinterface-Team-Grows