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Topic Archive: Conferences/Trade shows

See a Financial Conference's Venue Transformation

Organizers of the Roth Conference gave one space two unique themes in 24 hours for back-to-back events.

Event Report Posted March 30, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How To Use a Conference App for Long-Term Engagement

Find out how Marriott employees are using their conference app for ongoing networking.

Event Intelligence Posted March 26, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Inside the Minds of Trade Show Exhibitors

Find out what exhibitors want from events, and what they are willing to spend to get it.

News Posted March 24, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

TED Conference Photos: 18 Steal-Worthy Ideas to Inspire Attendees

The buzzy gathering in Vancouver offered dozens of ideas for facilitating engagement and collaboration, not to mention comfort, in an unfussy environment.

Event Report Posted March 23, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

This Trade Show Saved Thousands of Dollars With One Simple Change

See how organizers redesigned an existing lounge to host an evening reception.

Event Report Posted March 17, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How This Association's Show Facilitates Billions of Dollars in Business

Meeting the needs of all exhibitors, both large and small, is a top priority for the Helicopter Association International.

Event Report Posted March 10, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Why Some Groups are Choosing Cuba for Their Next Event

With travel restrictions easing, some adventurous planners are taking their events to the Caribbean island where immersive, experiential excursions create a unique opportunity for guests.

News Posted March 3, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

8 Event Tech Updates You Should Know About

Find out about new tools available from mobile apps and event management systems, all aimed at helping planners and attendees make the most of their face-to-face experiences.

News Posted February 26, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

Why People Attend Meetings and Conventions

Consider these findings from a recent industry study to maximize attendance at your future meetings and events.

News Posted February 17, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

14 Gifts for Tech-Savvy Guests

From selfie sticks to wireless speakers, check out some of the newest gadgets to give your guests.

The Scout Posted February 12, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

How One Simple Strategy Drives Attendance at a Sales Conference

Find out how a focus on relationship-building inspires this annual real estate industry conference.

Event Report Posted February 10, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

How to Use Live Sports Event Strategies at a Trade Show

Find out how a “fly cam” and other broadcasting tactics were used at this year's P.G.A. Merchandise Show.

Event Report Posted January 27, 2015, 9:35 AM EST

Networking App Helps Set Up "Dates" at Events

Find out how E-180 transforms events into peer learning hubs.

Event Intelligence Posted January 22, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

How to Plan a Kid-Friendly Convention

The Cubs Convention in Chicago had lots of perks for young baseball fans, including video games and meet and greets with mascot Clark the Cub.

Event Report Posted January 21, 2015, 7:48 AM EST

Does Your Event Need an Anonymous Messaging App?

The app Secret creates a communication backchannel for event communities.

Event Intelligence Posted January 20, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Why One Brand Built a Greenhouse Instead of a Trade Show Booth

The accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie took its wares outdoors, building a custom structure on a plaza outside menswear show Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy.

Event Snapshot Posted January 19, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

How to Use Food to Get 3,700 Guests Buzzing

P.C.M.A.'s opening-night party offered an eclectic menu that had guests tweeting and talking.

Event Report Posted January 15, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

8 Tips for Upgrading Your Business Conference

At the Robin Hood Investors Conference, smart design and executive-level perks created a comfortable environment for guests.

Event Intelligence Posted January 15, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

C.E.S. 2015: 5 Top Tech Trends the Event Industry Has Already Adopted

Although self-driving cars have yet to replace valets at big gatherings, drones, robots, virtual reality, 3-D printing, and wearable technology have appeared in various forms at events for years.

Event Report Posted January 14, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #15 Sweets & Snacks Expo

A series of learning and interactive experiences made exhibitors happy by keeping attendees moving around the trade show floor.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #14 Aspen Ideas Festival

Expanding its weeklong festival with an additional three-day intensive on healthcare let attendees dig deep into pressing issues in medical policy, guided by the insights of likeminded experts.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #13 McDonald's Worldwide Convention

The fast-food giant created a holistic online engagement initiative to make the conference meaningful for both in-person and virtual attendees.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #12 National Restaurant Association Show

Attendees got to sample a new “flavor” of educational experience when show organizers put the cooking demonstrations in participants’ hands.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #11 Clinton Global Initiative

A high-tech, interactive map delivered a succinct, visual view of a decade’s worth of efforts initiated by the nonprofit around the world.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:45 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #10 P.G.A. Merchandise Show

New single-session education options were designed to address the needs of busy attendees.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:30 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #9 Microsoft Convergence

The tech giant is focusing on increasing satisfaction for attendees by giving them the opportunity to purchase exclusive perks that upgrade their experiences.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:15 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #8 Social Media Marketing World

Still in its infancy, the conference is attracting attention for providing opportunities for both formal and informal education among attendees and a notable roster of speakers.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #7 PTTOW Summit

The invite-only conclave for entrepreneurs and experts deployed networking ambassadors and “speed dating” to give attendees the chance to connect in a meaningful way.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:45 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #6 TED/TEDActive

On the occasion of the signature event’s 30th anniversary, organizers breathed new life into the buzzy conferences by moving them north to Canada and creating new opportunities for engagement.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:30 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #5 Cisco Live

The tech company put a strategic focus on ambience and cohesiveness for the 2014 conference in its hometown of San Francisco.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 5:15 AM EST

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