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Eventelligence Report: May 20, 2016

Eventelligence returns from a short hiatus; we've been busy with the very exciting announcement of our new President & CEO, Manish Chandak! In case you missed it, the press release can be found here.
Also, stay tuned as we have some big plans in store for Eventelligence!

Check These Stats

There were more than 42.2 million attendees at US B2B events, and over 11,000 exhibitions are conducted in the U.S. every year according to CEIR 2015 Census.

Quotables

“Don’t be addicted to money. Work to learn. Don’t work for money. Work for knowledge.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way” – Tina Fey

Great Reads for Event Organizers

How to Plan Events for Gen Z
By Danna Schwerdt, Ungerboeck Software International
Millennials are the now and Gen Z is the very near future. Here is what you should anticipate with the emerging generation and how their preferences will influence event planning.

Living in Real Time
By Jeff Davidson, Plan Your Meetings
In the profession of event planning, days are typically spent anticipating the next hour, day, month, etc. We are constantly looking towards what needs to be done; here are tips to slow down and the benefits of living in real time.

Stop Using Printed Material and Move to the Digital World
By Jay Tokosch, TSNN
The offerings of digital technology have many benefits for event planners- save money, time, go green, easy adjustments – the list goes on. Have you made the switch yet? If you’re still critical on ditching the hard copies, this article could help sway your mind.

Infographic: How to Market and Promote Your Event on Social Media
By Matt Banner, Genioso
Today’s marketing platforms change on a daily basis- keeping up with these changes can be difficult. And figuring the best way to utilize these platforms is an even bigger challenge. Here is a beautiful look at gaining maximum reach with social marketing.

Great Reads for Venue Managers

Atlanta Falcons’ New Stadium Will Offer $2 Hot Dogs and $5 Beer
By Ahiza Garcia, CNN Money
With concessions being the third most important factor in fan satisfaction at a game, high prices for F&B are the common downfall. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opening in 2017, intends to revamp this common issue.

Flares Will Be Banned from Festivals in the UK by Next Year
By Emily Ashton, Buzzfeed News
Flares, fireworks, and smoke bombs will be banned from live music events in the UK. The law already exists at football stadiums but the government is looking to offer the same protections to festival attendees as well.

Matt Hollander Talks Venue Renovations
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
There is a significant increase in venues that are either renovating their current spaces or building an entirely new facility. With a $650 million budget, the Miami Beach Convention Center is being overhauled. Learn more about why these renovations, and considering the same for your venue, are a valid consideration.