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Eventelligence Report: January 29, 2016

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

With a US population of over 83 million, Millennials make up the majority of the workforce at 45%. Ungerboeck  

Nine in 10 executives say meetings improve their ability to close deals (93%) network (90%) and grow professionally (88%). TSNN

Facebook adoption up 10% as the fastest-goring social media channel for associations. Association Trends

QUOTABLES

“It's better to create something that others criticize, than to create nothing and criticize others.” - Ricky Gervais

"The highest form of leadership is having the singular focus on transforming the lives of others” – unknown

"Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last." - Hamilton Holt

GREAT READS FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS

The Best Event Registration Tool You Might Be Missing
By Mitra Sorrells, BizBash
In the first report of the new digital toolkit offered by CEIR, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, over 400 event attendees answered questions from marketing to badge options. Here’s a look at what they would like to see.

Three Steps to Finding, Pitching, and Keeping Event Sponsors
By David Epstein, Endless Entertainment
Event sponsors are a vital source of revenue for events- here’s a couple hints to finding and keeping those sponsors for guaranteed success year after year.

What Your Meeting Should Learn from Netflix
PCMA
One of the main reasons that Netflix takes a serious advantage over network television is the ability for consumers to access the content they want, when they want. How can you apply this to your conferences and events?

6 Most Common Tech-Related Problems and How to Avoid Them at Your Event
By Dan McCarthy, TechsyTalk
We all know there are more than a handful of problems that can happen at your event, we also know it’s not uncommon that they’re tech related. Here’s a look at some tips to avoid the most common.

GREAT READS FOR VENUE MANAGERS

VenueDataSource: A Look Back at 2015
By Nikki Lekhy, IAVM
If you have plans to revamp or evaluate your processes in 2016, it’s a good idea to take a look back and reflect on the wins and losses of the previous year. VenueDataSource collected webinars and reports that can be vital to your research.

Industry Pros Create New Consulting Firm
By Rebecca Nakashima, Venues Today
A consulting firm created specifically for helping sports team owners and executives build the experience within their venues.

How To Ensure Venue Technology Standards Meet Customers’ Needs
By Tyler Bishop, Ungerboeck Software International
It’s not always easy to mesh technology requirements with the capabilities of your venues, here’s a look at how the Little Rock Convention Center has managed to constantly meet the expectations of event planners.

LA Rams Stadium Designed as a Destination
By Lisa White, Venues Today
The new stadium slated to open in 2019, brings stadium usage and events spaces together. The 80,000-seat stadium includes retail and office space, as well as, a performing arts space, residential units, a hotel and outdoor space. 

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