Events and Meetings spend

DDR and Meetings Spend Rises Signal Industry Positivity…

…But how price-focused are event organisers? Average spend per meeting is on the rise, alongside venue day delegate rates (DDR) according to two recently published pieces of industry research. The HBAA Meetings Barometer reveals an 8.8% increase in the average spend per meeting to £2,144 during the past 12 months. The average spend per delegate


Event planning checklist

Effective Venue Sourcing: Key to Your Event’s Success

One of the most critical decisions an event planner is responsible for making is picking the ideal venue for an event. Finding a venue that is available at the right time and the right price involves more than just negotiating a competitive room rate — you also have to factor in the meeting space, food


Sustainable Events Positive Impact Survey

Creating Sustainable Events of the Future – Contribute Your Part!

Sustainability and environmental issues like climate change have risen to the forefront of challenges faced by the global economy in recent years. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is now an integral part of a company’s identity. What’s more, relationships with stakeholders and the public are infused with ethical principles based around the well-being, economic development, and


The Celebrity Experience at Cvent Connect Las Vegas 2019

Cvent CONNECT Las Vegas 2019 was bigger and better than ever, especially for Cvent Celebrities.  Over 700 Cvent Celebrities joined us at Cvent’s marquee event to come together, learn, and embrace the power of live.  We rolled out the red carpet and took the Cvent CONNECT experience a notch higher for our Celebrities. Celebrating Our


Event Branding Guide 101

Event Branding Guide 101

Developing a strong brand for your event can help build credibility, loyalty, recognition and support. It helps attendees buy-into your brand promise and allows them to feel they are making a statement about themselves by their very participation. But how exactly do you go about developing an event brand? And what are the characteristics and


Meeting Room Report

What will the Meeting Room of the Future look like?

IACC releases the findings of its annual future-facing survey into planner predictions   ‘The meeting room of the future will need to place greater emphasis on sustainable practices as planners become more conscious of their environmental and social footprint.’ This is one of the key findings from a survey of 250 meeting planners from five


Event Sponsorship Ideas

Six Innovative Event Sponsorship Ideas

B2B events have a come a long way from the tedious, conventional affairs they once were. Where sponsorship branding amounted to nothing more than stands manned by a couple of salespeople handing out engraved pens and monogrammed badges. Today, with the world fully pivoting towards digital, a whole new vista of branding options has opened


The Invisible Workload

9 Ways to Reduce Your Invisible Workload

It’s the morning of the event. You wake up with a handwritten name badge stuck to your forehead – one out of the 800 badges you were trying to alphabetise last night in your hotel room. You then open your phone to see four missed calls from your sponsor, asking you to change the entire


People using facial recognition software on their phones

Five Ways Facial Recognition Could Improve your Event

Facial recognition software is already widely used in airports, crowd-control management and other use-cases for which there’s a need to identify large groups of people from an existing database in a non-intrusive way. It is also used to gain access, deliver personalised advertising messages, enhance the mobile user experience, and so much more in our