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  • Event Contingency Plans

    You've heard the age old adage of “hope for the best and plan for the worst.” But are you truly prepared for "the worst” to occur at your event? Many of us consider “the worst” to be the AV going down during a presentation or other procedural hiccups - not enough refreshments, running out of programs, etcetera. But what about true, life and death emergency scenarios - severe weather, heart attacks, allergic reactions, fire?

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  • New! Automated Profile Checking

    Today we're launching a new feature called the "Profile Completeness Check" that allows show managers to see at a glance which exhibitors have incomplete profiles and then simplify the process of collecting that information.  This gives show managers a simple way to request missing pieces from all exhibitors at once, or fill in the missing pieces themselves, quickly.

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  • 4 Critical Relationships for Event Services Professionals

    Event services professionals is an umbrella under which many jobs can fall, and one individual can wear a variety of hats on any given day. Communication and partnership are often the keys you need to find success. Make your job easier and events run smoother by fostering relationships with these four critical groups.

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  • 6 Trends Impacting Consumer & Festival Events

    If you are an event director or promoter, you’ve got to stay on top of current trends to make sure you’re planning smarter, operating efficiently, and developing new revenue sources. Here are 6 trends you should be aware of and consider incorporating into your event(s).

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  • 10 Necessary Elements for a Successful Association Website

    There is no denying that websites are essential or that associations are unique models. Your websites are used to gain and keep members, plan events, educate, advertise, and serve as outreach. What elements are required to maintain a successful website for associations? We’ve addressed the 10 elements we think are most impactful.

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  • Stories from the "Front Lines": Events from a Volunteer's Perspective

    Almost every event has volunteers of some kind, but how do you make the most of them when you’ve got hundreds of volunteers and 60,000+ attendees? Sam Cook tells us what he’s learned from working on the “front lines” of such a large event.

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  • It's All About the Experience

    Conferences and workshops are typically packed full of content. But now that the internet is a universally available and accepted tool, most content information can be acquired in a few moments without leaving your desk. It's time for conferences to shift the focus from the content to the experience!

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  • Exhibit Hall Refresh

    It's not 1995, or even 2005 - your event exhibit hall shouldn't feel like it does! Picture a typical exhibit hall: endless rows of vendors, each with a table, two chairs, and some kind of backdrop. It’s a bit daunting. And a bit boring.

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