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
This year’s annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES2016) utilized over 2.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 160,000 attendees. LA Times
75% of respondents ranked getting enough Wi-Fi bandwidth to meet attendee needs as the primary issue affecting meetings in 2016. Successful Meetings
Nearly half (48.5%) of traffic to websites comes from bots, not human beings. MarketingProfs
"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” - Confucius
“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” - Henry Ford
GREAT READS FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
Seven Principles of Designing a Winning Check-In Zone
By Kelli White, Event Manager Blog
Who doesn’t want their event to stand-out above the rest? Making the most of your check-in soze will leave guests with a strong first impression and help to win your guests over from the very start.
Data Analysis and Event Organizers: What to do with Data
By Michelle Bruno, Ungerboeck Software International
The ability to capture data is no longer the biggest issue; it is what we do with that data that challenges us. Who owns the data and where does it then get stored? By understanding the flow of information, the data will prove to be much more valuable.
How to Tackle Your First International Meeting Like a Pro
By Jason Popp, TSNN
By focusing on bringing people together from different cultures and giving them inspiring experiences, you will be able to take on your first international event like a seasoned veteran.
How Being Anxious Benefits You in a Crisis Situation
By Jason Hensel, IAVM Blog
Anxious individuals process threats or danger in brain regions responsible for action. As an event planner, the most common perception is of being level-headed but being anxious can be beneficial.
GREAT READS FOR VENUE MANAGERS
Are You Being Smart About Your IoT Development?
By Gina Daniel-Lee, Facility Executive
The Internet of Things is going to greatly affect the world of facilities management. It can be hard to keep up with the latest trends and requirements needed to support the devices and networks used.
How to Help Your Sales Team Move Faster
By Ryan Dingley, Ungerboeck Software International
The end goal is helping the sales team improve their performance, when they’re bogged down with unnecessary processes valuable information gets lost. Help your sales team by providing them with the right tools and requiring only industry-specific information.
Top Party Tips (from Venue Managers!)
We’re in the business of hosting parties. It’s nice to know the trends from the industry on how they handle their festivities and what is not recommended.