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5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event

5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event

Planning a corporate event can be challenging. Everyone seems to want something different. The traditional route of hiring a casino table or taking a trip to the local hotel does no longer meet the imagination of a diverse workforce. Guest blogger Dakota Murphy shares her top 5 tips for fabulous...

Planning an Event? How to Garner an A-List Guest List

Planning an Event? How to Garner an A-List Guest List

Whether you are planning a networking event, a team building session or even a celebratory occasion, attendees can make or break an event. When it comes to making sure that your event is memorable, for all the right reasons, it’s essential to keep a close eye on your A-list guest...

Why Design Matters When Creating an Event

Why Design Matters When Creating an Event

A well-designed event or conference will be more memorable than one that has been thrown together at short notice. It is important to understand how the various aspects of the event can be crafted to maximize the effectiveness and staying power of your message.

Interviews with Planners

Interviews with Planners - Harris Schanhaut

Interviews with Planners - Harris Schanhaut

Big data will play a bigger role in events, from survey analysis, to live feedback and analyzing live traffic patterns. We also have to make our event registration systems more secure to deter hacking. Event safety will become increasingly important as terrorists will see large groups of high profile targets...

Interviews with Planners – Robby Slaughter

Interviews with Planners – Robby Slaughter

Every second of dead time feels like a minute to attendees. You have no more important duty than maintaining your event attendees’ focus and attention.

Interviews with Planners - Lisé Puckorius

Interviews with Planners - Lisé Puckorius

Remember the fundamentals. What is the purpose of your event or meeting? Understand your organization’s objectives, and what you are trying to achieve. Keep a focus on those goals and make sure you are planning the event or meeting from your audience’s perspective.

Event TALK

Top Tips and Best Practices for Managing Event Technology

Top Tips and Best Practices for Managing Event Technology

On this episode of Event TALK, we are speaking with Laura Craven, Event Producer and Director of Communications and Marketing at Imperial Dade about how to select, and manage event technology to meet your organizational and event goals.

Top Tips to Create and Communicate the Story of Your Event

Top Tips to Create and Communicate the Story of Your Event

On this episode of Event TALK, we are speaking with Ben Baker, President of Your Brand Marketing, about storytelling and how this applies to meeting and event professionals, and their events.

Using a Science-Based Approach to Avoiding Event Disaster

Using a Science-Based Approach to Avoiding Event Disaster

On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the Disaster Avoidance Expert, about how meeting and event planners can use science to avoid disaster.

Destinations and Venues

Large Event Venue Opening in Midtown Manhattan

Large Event Venue Opening in Midtown Manhattan

Scheduled to open October 1, 2017, the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan will seat up to 1,200 guests in a stunning ballroom inspired by the 1930’s luxury cruise liner SS Normandie.

Le Méridien Denver opening September 14, 2017

Le Méridien Denver opening September 14, 2017

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the 272- room Starwood Le Méridien opens later this summer, offering12,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.

Oceanfront Resort Emerges in Style Following $100 Million Transformation

Oceanfront Resort Emerges in Style Following $100 Million Transformation

With more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,000 guest rooms, and a recently finished renovation, this resort offers a sophisticated oceanfront destination suited for large conferences and events.

News

Event Technology Companies Join Forces to Empower Events

Event Technology Companies Join Forces to Empower Events

Four world-class technology companies collaborate to make event planning more efficient, grow attendee engagement, and increase revenue opportunities from events.

Eventinterface selected an ibtm 2017 Tech Watch Awards Finalist

Eventinterface selected an ibtm 2017 Tech Watch Awards Finalist

Eventinterface has been selected as one of the finalist for the renowned Tech Watch Awards by ibtm, the leading exhibition for the meetings industry. The winner will be announced at ibtm world 2017, hosted in Barcelona, Spain, November 28 to 30.

How facial recognition is shaping the future of conferences

How facial recognition is shaping the future of conferences

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, your face may be your ticket to your next event. Thanks to improvements in facial recognition technology, meeting and event planners have access to a whole slew of tools to make their conferences and events more interactive, engaging and secure.