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Luxury Experiences & Events - #EventIcons Episode 168

Luxury Experiences & Events - #EventIcons Episode 168

June 15, 2019

Today we’re tackling luxury experiences and events all the way from…a luxury location! This week’s #EventIcons looks even better than usual, coming directly from The Resort at Pelican Hill. This wonderful place is the epitome of the word lavish. Surrounded by the most beautiful views, imposing villas, and quite a bit to teach when it comes to luxury experiences and events.

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Safety And Security At Events - #EventIcons Episode 167

Safety And Security At Events - #EventIcons Episode 167

June 15, 2019

Today on a more serious note, we’re talking about physical safety and security at events. This is one of the most important topics to cover, and especially nowadays. There’s always so much to think about when you’re playing an event, right? It’s a rollercoaster, it seems like everything might go wrong, and there’s not enough room space in your brain to worry about every single detail. But there’s one thing that event planners must always keep in mind! And that’s exactly the safety of their attendees.

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IMEX Frankfurt Greatest Hits - #EventIcons Episode 166

IMEX Frankfurt Greatest Hits - #EventIcons Episode 166

June 15, 2019

Endless has been out and about lately – more precisely, around IMEX Frankfurt. This week, we’ve already brought you a very special edition of Event Tech Podcast. But there are so many cool new things to go over, one episode simply wouldn’t cut it! With that in mind, today we bring you an extra spicy edition of #EventIcons.

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Behavioral Science In Event Design - #EventIcons Episode 165

Behavioral Science In Event Design - #EventIcons Episode 165

June 15, 2019

We’re about to get down to the nitty and gritty of behavioral science in event design! This topic will probably send every event professional into overdrive. At the end of the day, events are all about people. Events are about changing behaviors. And behavioral science teaches us about people, what they want, want excites them, and why. As such, knowing these things can be a true game-changer when it comes to event design.

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Using Client Gifts To Close More Business - #EventIcons Episode 164

Using Client Gifts To Close More Business - #EventIcons Episode 164

June 15, 2019

It’s time for another episode of #EventIcons, and this time, it’s all about client gifts. So, it’s no secret that everybody loves gifts, right? They’re a fantastic way to send a message to someone, whether it’s a special occasion or not. However, when we start to talk about gifts in the context of business, things get a little more complex.

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#EventCanvas: Taking Event Design To The Next Level – #EventIcons Episode 163

#EventCanvas: Taking Event Design To The Next Level – #EventIcons Episode 163

June 15, 2019

This week’s #EventIcons continues on the topic of event design. Last Wednesday we dove into design thinking and its impact on events. And to take it a step further, today we’re introducing the #EventCanvas methodology! Now, as everyone knows, designing an event is stressful. Not only is it stressful, but it’s also unbelievably time-consuming. This is exactly the part where having processes in place can make a world of a difference! However, putting the machine to work can be hard if you have no idea where to start…

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Improving Your Attendee Experience: Design Thinking For Events -Episode 162

Improving Your Attendee Experience: Design Thinking For Events -Episode 162

June 10, 2019

This week’s episode of #EventIcons will tackle the amazing world of design thinking for events. Your favorite podcast will have a few episodes dedicated to design, and how it impacts the world of events coming up. As such, today we’re talking all about design thinking, and how this solution-based approach can be an asset for event planners. When it comes to planning, the eyes should always be on the prize – and in this case, the prize is your attendee experience.

It’s time to take a trip down the brave new world of design thinking! So, put your seatbelt on and press play because we’re about to turn your world (and thoughts) upside-down!

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How To Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue – Episode 161

How To Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue – Episode 161

June 7, 2019

On today’s #EventIcons, we’re taking a closer look at how to plan an event without visiting the venue using AR and VR in events. During a very recent episode of the Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger already tackled a similar topic. However, it’s never quite enough! When considering all the unbelievable potential of AR and VR in events, endless (Endless? Get it?) possibilities for discussion are out there. And this week, we’ll jump on the topic of venues, and what AR and VR can mean in this context.

The advancements we’re witnessing in technology are staggering. And while the event industry might be a little slow in adopting some trends, attention should be paid to how our lives as event planners can change. One of the amazing possibilities of AR and VR is paying virtual visits to potential venues while simulating experiences. The concept alone is mesmerizing, and the number of resources that can be saved is more than appealing. 

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How to Use Podcasts & Events as Marketing Tools - Episode 160

How to Use Podcasts & Events as Marketing Tools - Episode 160

June 7, 2019

It’s time to talk about podcasts and events! So, you’ve heard of a play within a play, but when was the last time you heard about a podcast within a podcast? Okay, perhaps the Shakespearean element doesn’t quite fit here. However, today’s episode of our podcast is, indeed, about podcasts. More specifically, podcasts and events.

It seems like every way you turn, someone has their own podcast going on. But there’s still quite a gap in the industry when it comes to bringing podcasts and events together. Why is this the case, considering there’s so much this form of content can give companies? Today, Brandt Krueger and Alex Plaxen sit down with our icons to explore this further. Click here to read the full blog and get the resources. 

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Global Meetings Industry Day: Growing Our Industry Forward, a Leadership Perspective – Episode 159

Global Meetings Industry Day: Growing Our Industry Forward, a Leadership Perspective – Episode 159

April 16, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, #EventIcons was all about Meetings Mean Business, the coalition behind Global Meetings Industry Day. As one of the most important days of the year for the event business, GMID joins professionals from across six continents and over forty countries in events all over the world. In fact, the purpose of the Global Meetings Industry Day is for everyone involved to celebrate the tremendous worth and economic impact of the industry.

Ahead of this remarkable date, Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey sits down with two very special guests for this week’s #EventIcons. First, we welcome Tracey Smith, a longtime meeting planner who now leads the world’s largest association of senior-level meeting & event planners, SPIN. Joining them is Cathy Breden,  an executive VP and COO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) In addition to this, she currently serves as the CEO for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) whose primary purpose is to promote the growth, awareness, and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering research-based knowledge tools.

Sit tight and get listening, as the three discuss Global Meetings Industry Day, its genesis, its future, its meaning, and how the event industry will change moving forward. What are the businesses’ biggest challenges from here on, and how can GMID help? Press play and find out!

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