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14 things you can tweet about at a trade show
By Trace Cohen
To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question. Tweeting for the sake of tweeting at a show is fine, but you can add a lot more value if you tweet about relevant things. Most people come to a trade show to find new products, services and/or ideas. Now that we are in the digital age, people are looking more and more to social networks like Twitter to find news from other people. It is time to step up and be the one to tweet something that is interesting.
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Contracts checklist: 5 essential details meeting professionals should never forget
BizBash
Event and meeting professionals may fuss intently over every last decor and logistical detail, but a contract full of holes could doom an otherwise impeccably planned event. From financial specifics to force majeure clauses, here are the important points to keep in mind when writing or signing contracts for events.
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Advice on bridging the generational divide
Associations Now
A growing diversity concern in the American workplace is the increasing generational divide. With at least four generations at work now, organizations are struggling to find ways to manage age-related challenges, said AARP COO Jo Ann Jenkins during her opening address at ASAE's 2014 Finance, HR and Business Operations Conference. As Jenkins pointed out, though, age is really not the problem. The challenge is more about managing the differences in experience and motivation.
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5 counterintuitive ideas for event professionals to boost productivity
Event Manager Blog
While event professionals are masterful at getting things done, it is also one of the most demanding professions where working long hours to meet hard deadlines is common. In this article we look at some thought-provoking and sometimes counterintuitive ways of boosting productivity.
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Thank you, NEC attendees, for your fantastic feedback
SGMP
The attendee surveys are in about SGMP's 2014 National Education Conference & Expo in Portland, Oregon. Sixty-six percent of respondents (the top reply) described their impression of our host city as "excellent" (the highest rating) ... and 59 percent had never been there before. Forty-six percent (the top reply) called their overall experience at the NEC "excellent" (the highest rating). Thirty-nine percent (the top reply) said they "strongly agreed" (the highest rating) that they plan to attend the 2015 NEC in Minneapolis and will encourage their colleagues to attend.
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US hotel profit growth in 'sweet spot'
Hotel News Now
Profit growth in the U.S. hotel industry has been on a fast track since the depths of the downturn in 2009. It's not coming to a stop anytime soon. Industry profits in 2009 totaled $24.5 billion, according to Hotel Operating Statistics, or HOST, Almanac from STR Analytics, a sister company of Hotel News Now. During 2013, profits stood at $41 billion, a 67.3 percent increase from 2009. During the same period, industry revenues grew nearly 30 percent to $163 billion from $125.5 billion.
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Spectacular convention center venues equal extraordinary events
Smart Meetings
Convention centers throughout the United States are leading the way in the meetings industry with regards to green practices, providing access to the latest technological advances and delivering the type of support that results in memorable events.
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7 things event planners want from technology now
BizBash
There's a tsunami of hype around trends like wearables, big data and the "Internet of things." And in smaller squalls, vendors who target the event and meeting space talk about how their new registration software/ticketing solution/Google Glass app will change the face of live gatherings. Meanwhile, all too many planners are stuck using Excel spreadsheets, or just starting to marvel over using Google Docs to share information. So what would planners most like to see from event technology providers?
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Marriott wants to help planners go paperless
Meetings & Conventions
Most hotel companies these days have people who spearhead their sustainability efforts. At Marriott International, one of those people is Andrew Moffett, whose all-encompassing title (Global Discipline Leader, Event Management) doesn't reflect all the "green" pies he has his hands in: helping to develop Marriott's green-meetings philosophy; developing programs with partners and vendors to provide greener solutions; coming up with ways technology can further the sustainability efforts, both internal and external and more.
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4 trends defining the evolution of online travel
Skift
Savvy consumers are looking for personalization, seamless mobility and unique travel experiences. As competition increases and marketing and processing costs rise, travel retailers are challenged to find and keep customers and maintain strong margins. And technology has given rise to unique business models and enhanced traveler options. As a result, here are four areas that are trending in online travel today.
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As hurricane season arrives, associations offer preparedness tips
Associations Now
It's almost summer, and that means the beginning of hurricane season along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Despite predictions of a slow season, many associations are sharing tips and advice to help the public prepare for potentially destructive storms.
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