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!
CHECK THESE STATS
A study by Successful Meetings, found that 80% of Millenials reported the biggest challenge of meetings in 216 would be creating a compelling experience.
More than half of businesses adopt a CRM within the first 5 years. Capterra
"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for." – Harper Lee
"People will stare, make it worth their while." – Harry Winston
"A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support...then sit back and cheer from the sidelines." - Unknown
GREAT READS FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Exhibiting at My First Trade Show
By Cindy Perea, TSNN
A brief look at a couple of pointers to consider when you are a first time exhibitor. You’ve attended events as an attendee before, but anticipating what goes on on the other side of the booth has a unique set of needs.
Will Technology Replace the Event Planner Role?
By Kevin Jackson, Event Manager Blog
With Millenials gaining influence and consideration in nearly every market, Kevin Jackson explains how technology is not a fix-all, rather it enhances the events that we are trying to make memorable. Those event cannot be achieved without face-to-face contact.
Nine Ways to Have More Effective Meetings
By Verónica Maria Jarski, Marketing Profs
Thirty-one hours are spent in unproductive meetings each month. Imagine what could be better done with that time (and money!) Here are a look at several ways to improve meetings to make the most for the attendees and the company.
Informa Exhibitions Launch Middle East’s First ‘Smart Event’ Experience with Konduko
By Adam Perry, Event Industry News
Informa Exhibitions is one of the world’s leading organizations for erxhibition and event delivery. It will not be bringing a new, cutting edge exhibitor and visotr experience to the Middle East in March. A combination of delivering compelling content to attendees, while collecting qualified data on visitor behavior at events.
GREAT READS FOR VENUE MANAGERS
Managing the Growing Needs of Safety & Security for Stadium Events
By Paul Turner, IAVM
The landscape of stadia has changed significantly in the last 30 years. What used to be simple building operations has turned into a managing an entire complex. This article takes a look at the environment, resources, and processes that are needed to identify the growing challenge of safety and security.
Tradex’s Strategy to Increase Venue Revenue
By Tyler Bishop, Ungerboeck Software International
Venue managers have an ever-growing list of things to do and maintain. When tasked with increasing revenues, it’s beneficial to take a broader look at the business model. Brad Styba of Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Center (TRADEX), knew that additional revenue needed to be generated but the option of expanision wasn’t available. Take a look at how he met that need (and how he earned over 75% more per show!)
Fox Sports and NextVR Sign Broadcast Deal
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
Although it is very recent news, venues should be aware of the broadcasting deal just struck in a new method of broadcasting live sports events. Enter the world of virtual reality.