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The Latest Event Industry Insights

With the meetings industry getting more sophisticated, the costs of event production are quickly increasing. From advanced check-in technology to high-tech VR/AR entertainment, there are numerous areas that require extensive investment. This means smart budgeting is crucial for you to master if you expect your upcoming event to rack up a lot of expenses. So how do you make it smart? While many event planners focus on cost cutting only, the key to success is using as many diverse revenue streams as possible, with sponsorships being one of them.

Sometimes it only takes a catchy subject line and an informative message to turn a contact on your list into a real event registration. This is why it’s true to say that effective email marketing tactics can take your event strategy to the next level. According to DMA Insight, 99% of people who use email check their inboxes every day. That’s an impressive percentage, wouldn’t you say? So what does this mean for you as an event planner? The short answer is that you have many chances to persuade people to attend your events through the emails you send. Let’s explore some of the tips and email event templates that you can add to your professional arsenal right now.

Good food makes for a good mood. This rule works not only for your daily routine, when all you need is a warm pizza box on your lap but also at corporate meetings and conferences. If you can impress your guests with an excellent menu, the chances are you can set a positive vibe for the whole event. We’ve collected some fresh event catering ideas that will help you ensure your attendees leave the venue in a good mood.

The unique story of any conference should begin with the goal and then a detailed plan on how to reach this goal. In his article for Smashing magazine, the founder of HybridConf, Zach Inglis, states that the aim of every conference organiser should be to create experiences that reenergize people and fill them with new zeal for their work. If you understand your target audience, it’s not a challenge to build such a conference vision. However, without a good conference planning checklist, the chances are you won’t be able to transform this vision into reality.