Welcome to the weekly Eventelligence Report! Ungerboeck is always on the hunt for industry insights, facts, stats, quotes and whatever else we come across that might be useful, and it would be such a waste for us to keep it all to ourselves! Here’s our pick of what’s hot this week. Enjoy!
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77% of decision makers report finding at least one new supplier at the last tradeshow they attended. Event Manager Blog
According to a recent survey, event professionals identified location, security/safety and quality of accommodations as the top three most important factors when selecting an international destination. Successful Meetings
83% of Millennials report that they sleep with their smartphones. MeetingsNet
“Engagement is the heart and soul of a meeting. Cold perfection is admirable, but inhuman. When you are open to the unexpected, and dance with it rather than fight or deny it, you open your event to the possibility of participant engagement around human imperfections and marvelous opportunities that are always present when people meet.” –Adrian Segar, Conferences That Work
“Great negotiators don’t simply present their demands; they ask careful questions designed to better understand the other side’s interests.” –Carolyn O’Hara, Harvard Business Review
Great reads for event organizers
How to Get the Creative Juices Flowing for your Next Event
By Holly Krenek, Event Manager Blog
At one time or another (say Friday afternoons, perhaps?), we all find ourselves at a dead end when it comes to creative new ideas. Here’s a few suggestions to help you jumpstart your imagination!
5 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Stale Breakout Sessions
By Julie Ferry, Successful Meetings
Are your breakout sessions on life support? No need to call a code blue just yet! Liven things up with these expert recommendations for infusing your sessions with interactive engagement.
A Primer for Hosting Your Own Tweet Chat
By Traci Browne, Ungerboeck Software International
How can you build a wider audience, generate buzz for your event online and spur new ideas for content creation? If you said “with a Tweet Chat,” you’re right (and maybe also psychic)! Find out how to get started from event marketing expert, Traci Browne.
6 Ways to Maintain a New Relationship After an Event
By Michelle Russell, PCMA
We’ve all done it. You work so hard at networking for an event and then the minute it’s over, you get caught up in whatever comes next and drop the ball on all the new connections you just made. Here’s a great little list of strategies to help you make following-up a priority!
Great reads for venue managers
6 Reasons to Love Your Facilities Data
By Lora Mays, Facility Executive
Love is a strong word but we think it’s appropriate in this particular headline. We dare you to read through this list without getting butterflies!
The Arena That Watches You
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
Cool or creepy? The Las Vegas arena and Toshiba are taking advertising to a whole new level with technology that scans the audience to deliver ads to fit the crowd’s demographics.
Conference Centers Offer Companies Meeting Space Without Strings
By Amy Zipkin, The New York Times
Stand-alone conference spaces get a shout out for their ability to offer flexibility and pricing that hotels can’t match.
CRM Is a Warm, Safe Place for Venue Client Data
By Lisa Placa, Ungerboeck Software International
We don’t have to tell you that competition is heating up among venues. You probably also already know that they key to coming out on top is impeccable customer service and personalization. Find out how your data and a great CRM can give you the tools you need to get ahead.