How to Make Your Site Visits More Efficient and Effective

Submitted by kogletree@tsnn.com on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:49

You’ve chosen your city and now need to schedule a visit to meet important contacts at your venue and start planning your event. From working on events of all sizes in my previous career, and now as senior manager of operations for CES, I’ve learned many critical pieces of knowledge along the way.

Here are some tips that have worked best for me.

New Rideshare Option for Small Groups Launches in Las Vegas

Leave it to Las Vegas to introduce a fun new transportation option for groups. For many of us who live in metro areas, taking Uber or Lyft has become a weekly or even daily occurrence—so why not shake things up when you’re traveling for a conference?

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada has launched a new convenient rideshare option for groups of up to 11 riders arriving in the city for meetings and conventions.

Get to Know Amy Calvert, Events Industry Council’s New CEO 

You could say Amy Calvert began her new role as CEO of Events Industry Council by jumping in with two feet. After taking the helm on May 20, her first day on the job was at IMEX Frankfurt. A little overwhelming, perhaps—but overall “it was awesome,” says Calvert. “It was a really fine and appropriate place to begin my career with EIC.”

AIPC, ICCA and UFI Announce Global Alliance for Meetings Industry

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), and The International Congress and Convention Association will collaborate more closely in the future to generate better benefits for their respective members, as well as the international meetings industry. 

“With our Global Alliance, the three of us choose value for our members [and] choose collaboration over competition,” said Craig Newman, president of UFI.

4 Tips From Experiential Marketing Summit 2019

Submitted by kogletree@tsnn.com on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 14:56

The Experiential Marketing Summit provides educational opportunities from some of the world’s leading brands including Pepsi, General Mills, IBM and dozens more. This past May, over 1700 marketers descended upon Las Vegas to experience the world’s largest conference on experiential marketing… and I was fortunate to be one of them.

Here are 4 tips that I picked up on and I hope you find useful.

How to Harness the Power of Social Media for Your Event

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:26

If you want to have a successful event, you must include a social media campaign. Start with a focused strategy that targets who you want to come to your event, who is actually going to your event, and who wishes they came and will attend next time. One thing you can be certain of – everyone has a phone.