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Topic Archive: Conferences/Trade shows

Event Innovators 2016: Karly Giaramita

The director of events at WeWork strives to foster community among company members and staff.

Event Innovators 2016 Posted 8 days ago

How to Drive Retention and Loyalty for Your Events

A new study offers insight into why some attendees return year after year and how planners can make use of those loyal fans.

News Posted May 10, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Create a Winning Volunteer Program

Applications to volunteer at the Collision tech conference doubled this year over 2015.

Event Intelligence Posted May 5, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

How to Use Slack to Facilitate Networking at Conferences and Events

Find out how Social Media Marketing World used the messaging platform to help attendees find others with similar interests and issues.

Event Intelligence Posted May 3, 2016, 7:05 AM EDT

What Disruptive Marketing Means for the Way Brands and Planners Communicate

Microsoft’s Geoffrey Colon says planners and brands need to adapt to this new world driven by changes in technology and user behavior.

News Posted April 28, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

A City-by-City Guide to Donating Food After Events

Find out about organizations that can help distribute excess food from events to organizations that serve the needy.

Event Intelligence Posted April 26, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

McDonald’s Revamps Physical, Digital Experiences to Boost Engagement

See how the fast-food giant translated feedback from its convention task force into action at this year’s event.

Event Report Posted April 19, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

6 Ideas for Bringing an Element of Surprise to Events

Event planners are coming up with new spins on the "surprise and delight" concept to make a memorable impact on guests.

Idea File Posted April 14, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

First Global Meetings Industry Day Unites Event Pros Worldwide

Activities taking place around the globe today are intended to raise awareness of the value of face-to-face meetings and events.

News Posted April 14, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Is Your Event App Secure?

Consider these issues to catch any vulnerabilities before problems arise.

Event Intelligence Posted March 30, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

Are Cameras the Next Trend for Attendee Tracking at Events?

Find out why one of the nation’s busiest convention centers is now offering tiny cameras for exhibitors and planners to watch attendees in real time.

News Posted March 24, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

See How This Trade Show Is Embracing March Madness

A full-service bar on the show floor is providing cocktails and continuous game coverage.

Event Report Posted March 17, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Is Meal Sharing the Next Trend in Conference Dining?

Forget standard banquet fare, a home-cooked meal may be on the menu for your next event.

Q & A Posted March 15, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Why—and How—Salesforce Chose an Industry Conference for a Splashy Product Debut

The cloud-computing company combined a trade show booth, executive dinners, extensive signage, and an invitation-only party to break into the new market of healthcare.

Event Intelligence Posted March 8, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

SXSW App Adds Personalized Features to Help Attendees Navigate Sprawling Show

The new "Recommends" feature will provide customized suggestions based on an attendee’s location, favorites, and activity of like-minded guests.

News Posted March 3, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

How to Book Hotel Rooms and Meeting Space On the Fly

Two new mobile apps offer on-demand services geared towards business professionals and guests.

Event Intelligence Posted March 2, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

8 Meeting Break Ideas That Welcome Winter

Celebrate the season with these activities and snacks that embrace the cold weather.

Event Intelligence Posted March 1, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

Inside TED's Unconventional App Strategy

No social media, no sponsors, no extra content—find out why TED believes this is how a conference app should be designed.

Event Intelligence Posted February 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

How a Financial Summit Avoided Being Boring

The Upfront Summit in Los Angeles featured a 25-piece orchestra playing movie scores, a slam poet, and access to the Oscars' backstage area.

Event Report Posted February 24, 2016, 7:45 AM EST

11 Engaging Activations From the TED Conference

See how organizers create an inspiring and interesting atmosphere for conference attendees.

Event Report Posted February 23, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

5 U.S. Cities on the Rise for Meetings and Events

These hot spots offer an alternative to traditional corporate destinations by providing more availability and better bargains.

Event Intelligence Posted February 17, 2016, 7:45 AM EST

Q&A: Why More Trade Shows Are Catering to the Consumer

President of LeftField Media Greg Topalian discusses the trend of trade shows becoming more accessible to consumers through fan experiences.

Q & A Posted February 15, 2016, 8:21 AM EST

How Snail-Mail Invitations Boosted This Show’s Attendance

Find out why organizers used formal, wedding-style invitations as a new marketing strategy.

Event Report Posted February 2, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

The Best Event Registration Tool You Might Be Missing

Why your guests want to register via text messages and other tips on pre-event communication and registration from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

News Posted January 28, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

New Technology Aims to Bring Back Face-to-Face Encounters

Proxfinity just launched a smart badge that facilitates networking at meetings and events.

The Scout Posted January 27, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

Should You Ban Cell Phones From Your Meetings?

Event and meeting professionals continue to debate over whether attendees should be allowed to use mobile devices.

News Posted January 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

8 Things Planners Should Know About International Meetings

Different countries have unique meeting customs, so keep these things in mind when planning a cross-cultural affair.

Event Intelligence Posted January 22, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

C.E.S. 2016: Nick Cannon and Other Marketing Pros on What Consumers Really Want

Top decision makers from companies like Facebook, Target, and Google spoke about opportunities and hazards in the marketplace.

Event Intelligence Posted January 13, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

5 Things to Consider When Planning Meetings During the Off-Season

Many hotels and resorts boast discounts and fewer crowds during their slow times, allowing event and meeting professionals to get more bang for their buck.

Event Intelligence Posted January 13, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

New Attendee Tracking System Puts Beacons on Every Badge

Eventbit is intended to eliminate the limitations of app-based Bluetooth low-energy tracking services.

News Posted December 8, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

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