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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Data security and physical security are the top concerns for the events industry moving into 2016. IAEE
The top social media platform for event promotion among meeting professionals is Facebook. Successful Meetings
“Attendees are going to do what works for them. We need to embrace it and make our meetings support them rather than resist it.” Claire Smith, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre
“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” John Steinbeck, American Author
Great reads for event organizers
The Ultimate Hostess Challenge: Entertaining People Who Don’t Drink
By Jamie Lauren Keiles, New York Magazine
At your events, are you doing everything you can to make sure happy hour is happy even for guests who don’t drink? Here’s a few good ideas to help you make it happen.
10 Event Trends for 2016
By Julius Solaris, Event Manager Blog
The most popular post of the year is up over at the most popular blog in the industry. Far be it for us to deprive you of the goodies!
4 Ways to Get the Most From Your Speakers
By Corin Hirsch, PCMA
Who better to help you learn how to maximize your speakers than the business coach those speakers have been coming to for more than 20 years to transform their careers?
5 Ways to Transform A Single Event Into A Buzz-Generating Viral Sensation
By Rachel Kirkpatrick, Event Marketer
Achieving viral status isn’t something that lends itself well to advance planning, but there are a few things you can do to make it more likely for lightening to strike. Maybe even twice.
Great reads for venue managers
Beacon Technology is About to Explode at Properties: Are You Ready for Them?
By Corbin Ball, Social Tables
The possibilities of iBeacons or other IoT technologies are increasingly promising (and cool!), but it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. Is your property ready to face the challenges?
On the NICE List—Setting Holiday Building Schedules
By Jeff Davis, IAVM
The shake-up of schedules around the holiday season offers a great opportunity to review your daily maintenance schedule and institute a greener, more efficient routine during this time of “darker” days.
Powered-Up Performing Arts: Tips to Surviving The Funding Famine
By Adam Beevors, Ungerboeck Software International
The struggle to stay ahead of the funding game is nearly universal among small and midsize performing arts venues, but there are things you can do to ease the pain. Check out these practical tips to help you stay afloat.
Bears may offer suite life at ground level
By Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times
What’s an NFL stadium awash in new advertising profits whose only options for expansion are vertical to do? Build luxury suites at field-level, that’s what!