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Conference News- Blog

 •  February 1

speaker-general Choosing the right speakers for your event can either make or break it, and ultimately impact your reputation in some way. It is important that you identify your speakers early in the planning process, so that not only will they have enough time to prepare for your event, but you’ll have time to fully get organised and deal with any...

Conference News- Blog

 •  January 25

By Simon Clayton, chief ideas officer, RefTech We’ve all received emails we don’t want – regardless of whether they’re relevant or not. Normally, it’s just a case of scrolling down and clicking the “unsubscribe” link and as long as the company sending the email is responsible then you won’t hear from them again. Some people wrongly assume that...

Conference News- Blog

 •  January 25

Robert Dunsmore walks us through a study in counting down to success, now enshrined in law… live “You have five years to reinvent the legal profession…” legal futurologist Richard Susskind told the Law Society’s annual conference in April 2017. Neither I, nor anyone from BE Vivid, was present to hear Richard in April, but energy created at live...

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 •  January 16

With a recent news story reported by The Telegraph highlighting that 1 in 3 ‘sick notes’ are due to mental health issues, employers are being implored to do more to support staff who are struggling to cope. Now a mindfulness trend from Japan is being hailed as a way to combat depression...

Conference News- Blog

 •  January 15

Conferences are changing. Gone are the stuffy, suited events featuring endless cups of coffee and Power Point presentations. Instead they’re becoming exciting and creatively curated hubs of opportunity and innovation. There is, of course, still quite a lot of coffee. 2017 saw 72 conferences take...

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 •  January 11

By Matthew Stubbs is CEO of BookingTek The meetings and events industry is “thriving”, says Issa Jouaneh, general manager of American Express Meetings & Events. In fact, the industry is set to grow in all regions of the world in 2018, according to the company’s latest research. But growth doesn’t mean the industry will stand still. Technology and...

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 •  January 8

There are six lawful reasons to store and process data. I covered one – ‘legitimate interests’ – in my last blog so I thought the next obvious step would be to explain the other five. I’ll start in order of least general relevance to the majority of the conference industry, so we can quickly get the less interesting...

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 •  January 5

Becky Walker, head of pitch strategy, from Fresh takes a look at the strategic planning for events and how events can be even more successful We recently carried out a survey with over 150 senior stakeholders within the events industry to establish how strategy is being used within the events industry. It certainly produced some interesting results...

Conference News- Blog

 •  January 5

The holidays are typically the busiest time of year for event planners. As you wind down from your 2017 events, it’s never too soon to be thinking about the ways you can make your 2018 events even bigger and better. Whether you are a resolution-fan or not, CN connected with Eventbrite again to share three event trends to resolve and test out this...

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 •  January 3

You have all of the event details expertly organised and planned, so how do you get people to attend? Event marketing is an aspect of event planning that can be overlooked. Budgeting for event promotion is as important as budgeting for your big event items, such as venue and talent. But how much do you need in your event marketing budget? The...