EVENT PROFESSIONAL INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVES ON 2022 EVENTS

After nearly two years of COVID-19, and with the Omicron variant still spreading, there is a clear shared desire to move on. While there is currently no “going back” to the way things were in 2019 and before, as our habits, technologies and approaches have evolved across the industry, there is still an optimism that […]

RELY ON MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS TO SELL YOUR EVENT

As we enter year three of a global pandemic that upends plans from one minute to the next, marketing events remain a highly challenging endeavor. We thought vaccines would bring us back to normal by 2022, but once again, we find ourselves resetting our expectations about event outcomes at this moment. Maybe we won’t see […]

Unintended Consequences of the Empty Exhibitor Booth

An event organizer’s priority is everyone’s health and safety. The Delta and Omicron variants certainly raised concerns as they seemed to pop up overnight. The good news is that events, even large-scale trade shows, have been staging for well over a year now—successfully and safely. Our good friends at Freeman and Epistemix commissioned a study last year […]

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How to Create Your Custom Trade Show Displays

In a sea of businesses, custom trade show displays can help yours stand out. Trade shows are a great way to gain awareness and meet prospective buyers. In order to catch people’s attention, you need a trade show booth design that exhibits company branding. This will enable you to get noticed even when everyone is there hoping […]

MINExpo Demonstrates Resilience, Exceed Expectations

In-person trade shows are continuing to make a comeback, filling a face-to-face business and knowledge gap for the industries they serve that digital-only events just can’t duplicate. Here are two major events that pulled off safe and successful iterations recently. GSX Presented by ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, Global Security […]

Setting the stage for Business, Education and Inspiration

Event professionals and suppliers have happily descended upon Las Vegas since 2011 for IMEX America, but this year is shaping up to be an even more joyful experience for everyone involved, as they join with peers in-person again after a long and challenging hiatus due to the pandemic. IMEX America 2021, billed as a “homecoming […]

Promising Future for a Recovering Events Industry

The future is bright for the meetings and events industry in Mexico and Latin America! This was evidenced by the recent in-person success of IBTM Americas, the leading annual event for the region’s meetings, incentives, conference and events industry. Held Aug. 18-19 at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City and organized by RX Mexico, the two-day […]

6 Steps for a Successful Sessions Strategy

Today’s marketing teams are focused on engaging with the thousands of prospects and customers in their contact databases to generate awareness. Once you have that prospect engaged, the next step for any customer in their journey is education. Customers need to evaluate the companies they want to work with. That process includes attending trade shows, […]

Creating an Engaging Immersive Event

When was the last time you attended a great company event? For many people, it was at least a year and a half ago, before the global pandemic and resulting lockdowns took hold. In part, this is because we instinctively think about an “event” as something that happens in person. But more pertinently, it’s because […]