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.
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Accounting for nearly 30% of Airbnb’s revenue are, what’s considered, “illegal hotels” where full-time operators rent out multiple properties. A conference was held between Airbnb representatives and the U.S. hotel industry this week. Mashable
By removing “bad and intrusive” ads from webpages, Brave (a new browser) claims their web pages will load 60% faster. Mashable
"Designing a presentation without an audience in mind is like writing a love letter and addressing it ‘To Whom It May Concern." - Ken Haemer, AT&T
“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.” – Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP of Apple
GREAT READS FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
Coachella Leads The Highest-Grossing Music Festivals Of 2015
By Hugh McIntyre for Forbes
In 2015, Coachella made over $84 million in just ticket sales landing it in the number one slot (including International festival). With the total attendance sitting around 198,000 it’s hard to imagine a bigger event, though it seems likely for 2016
Association for Women in Events Welcomes New Members
By TSNN News
There is now a community dedicated to the professional advancement of women in various facets of the events industry. The association opened its’ doors to new members and not just women.
Booking Conference Centers vs. Booking Large Hotels
By Tyler Bishop of Ungerboeck Software International
Taking a look at the current landscape of venues and how they are being utilized, it’s evident that hotels have been getting additional traffic because of convenience. However, there is more to the equation to be considered when evaluating the options.
Three Difficult Conversations Meeting Planners May Encounter
By Samantha Whitehorne, Associations Now
All it takes is four small words to preface an unpleasant conversation- from “we need to talk” to “the meeting is cancelled” here are tips on how to handle that situation.
GREAT READS FOR VENUE MANAGERS
Rio Olympics Slims Venues
By Andrew Downie for Reuters
In light of Brazil suffering from its worst economic crisis in decades, the International Olympic Committee, Brazilian organizers and federations decided to cut venues. No detail as to the final decrease in seats available for attendees.
First-ever “Global Exhibitions Day” Set to Launch June 8th
A global initiative that plans to unite exhibition organizers, venues, associations and service providers. Industry players like UFI and IAEE want to join forces to promote the industry and highlight its achievements.
Safety and Security and the Performing Arts
By Jason Hensel for IAVM
This year’s Performing Arts Managers Conference (PAMC) will be providing an interactive experience regarding safety, both structural and physical. Leveraging speakers from backgrounds in the Department of Defense and law enforcement, this is a topic we’ll likely see come up across industries.