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Conference Management Guide

Your Complete Guide to Conference Management

Conferences are flagship events that form the foundation of your business growth strategy.  They are a critical vehicle to drive modern communication – be it for internal events like sales meetings, board retreats, training seminars, or to reach out key stakeholders through product launches, press briefings, and annual general meetings. Whether you want to increase


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Advanced Social Media for Events: Building a Content Strategy

Most events these days require a social media presence. Channels like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn help planners to build excitement during the run-up to a major conference or exhibition, bolster engagement among event attendees. They drive FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) for anyone not planning to attend while helping to communicate programme details, promote


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10 Best Service Styles to Spruce Up Your Event!

When planning an event, there are numerous bases to be covered. You will need to think about ways to maximise ROI, decide on what event technology to use, and, of course, choose what refreshments to offer your attendees. Food and beverage is usually the largest cost component of your overall budget and a critical factor


A Must-Know Guide To Corporate Event Planning

Events in a corporate environment are often staged to communicate company strategy, change internal company behaviour, launch a product or service, motivate, train or reward staff, or influence the external behaviour of customers towards the brand. In many instances, they bring company employees together, support wider marketing or sales initiatives, incentivise team achievements, or entertain


Liven Up Your Events With Push Notifications!

In this fast-paced world, the ever-growing desire to stay connected to everything around us is driving and shaping human behaviour. This includes the almost 24-hour need to be connected to people, opinions, world events, local events, memes, funny videos, Siri, Google, Alexa and the answers to the millions of random thoughts that pop into one’s


Giant Mobile app

The Secrets to Event App Success

CrowdCompass’ Mobile App Benchmark Report reveals the secrets to increased adoption and engagement rates for event apps. Last summer, the mobile app ecosystem turned 10 years old. This is an industry that didn’t exist prior to 2008. Yet it now sees almost 200 billion yearly downloads from both the App Store, Google Play and Amazon


Research Methods

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research Methods for Your Event

Market research is the bedrock of organising and running an event. Whether it is a small event or a large, complicated one, you need to know precisely what you are planning for. What is the attendee profile? Which caterers address your Food & Beverage needs? What conference material will you require? Additionally, you need to


Mobile app

How Can Mobile Event Apps Maximise Attendee Engagement?

Your events are much more than merely a vehicle to drive business growth. They are about creating great content and bringing people together, to deliver memorable and engaging experiences that keep attendees coming back for more. But with so many events competing against one another, combined with the challenge of enticing potential attendees to make


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Top Meeting Hotels List for 2019 Now Live!

Cvent’s annual lists highlight top performing group business hotels worldwide During IMEX Frankfurt 2019, we released our annual lists of Top Meeting Hotels for meetings and events worldwide. For the second year running, it’s Hilton Prague that tops the list for Europe. The top 10 European hotels as per this year’s Cvent list are: Hilton Prague MeliáCastilla