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
Recent study lists too much paperwork, excessive meetings and general inefficiency as top productivity killers. Planview
Men tend to buy tickets more last minute while women buy much further in advance. IAVM
New survey finds that just 5% of attendees are booking hotels through the official event registration site. Global Business Travel Association
“Don’t fear rejection: It’s just one person’s opinion.” – Marc Chernoff, Professional Life Coach
Great reads for event organizers
Say Hello to Power Furniture And The Future Of Form + Function
By Michelle Bruno, Event Tech Brief
Attendees have always wanted to hover around outlets and “smart” furniture has been around for quite some time too. But these days, you’re less likely to have to make a Sophie’s choice between access, functionality and style. Get the scoop!
Top 25 Cost-Cutting Tips: Simple ways to save on meetings and events
By Sarah J.F. Braley and Michael C. Lowe, Meetings And Conventions
Budgets across the industry seem to be on an upward trend, but the same is true for costs! Here’s a whole mess of tips to help you when it’s time to trim.
Brands Woo Millennials With a Wink, an Emoji or Whatever It Takes
By Sydney Ember, The New York Times
It’s not entirely clear from the headline, but there’s good news for event pro’s tucked in here!
9 Creative And Cost-Effective Conference Menu Ideas
F&B is consistently one of the biggest line items in a planning budget. Here’s a few great ideas to help you make the most of your money when it comes to menus!
Great reads for venue managers
5 Global Venues that do WiFi the Right Way
By Padraic Gilligan, Event Manager Blog
We don’t have to tell you that robust WiFi connectivity can be a deal breaker (or maker) when you’re trying to book events these days. Here’s a few examples of colleagues who’ve got it down to a science!
CVBs Reveal Best Ideas During DMA West
By Holly Woolard, Smart Meetings
If you work closely with a CVB, here’s some great ideas to bring to the table at your next brainstorm!
Venue Management Process Ailments You Can Fix
By Jason Hill, Ungerboeck Software International
Oh, those common problems that just won’t quit. You know them. We know them. Now here’s a few ideas for how to knock them off your plate permanently!
Several Venues Make Most Instagrammed Places List
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
As the site of major events, it makes sense that there would be some nice representation of venues on a list of most instagrammed places in U.S. and Canada. Did you make the cut?