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Events Industry Still Playing Catch-Up to Upskill Its Workforce 

Rehiring and reskilling conference center staff is a priority of the industry and must be complete before group business returns to where it was pre-pandemic. 

Events Industry Still Playing Catch-Up to Upskill Its Workforce 

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The Challenges of Systemizing Event Planning

This episode features Jennifer Brisman, founder and CEO at VOW in a conversation about making technology work for event management.

The Challenges of Systemizing Event Planning

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Spiraling Event Costs Won’t Level Off Until 2024: New Report 

Event planners have been struggling with rising costs, and there is no sign of this improving until 2024, according to the latest Global Business Travel Forecast.

Spiraling Event Costs Won’t Level Off Until 2024: New Report 

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What Event Planners Need to Know About Monkeypox

The monkeypox outbreak is now a national health emergency. Here's what event planners need to know.

What Event Planners Need to Know About Monkeypox

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How to Treat Event Speakers

Speakers are tired of being treated like babies and they do not want to have to promote their own sessions as that is the event planner’s job. They want respectful, timely communication and have only a few expectations that many planners seem to ignore.

How to Treat Event Speakers

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Hidden Event Fees Piling Up

With a surge of pent-up demand and the need for hotels and other venues to bring in revenue, hidden fees are finding their way onto many meeting ledgers and planners are furious. 

Hidden Event Fees Piling Up

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Exploring the Future of Associations

In this episode of the Event Manager Podcast, we discuss the future of associations with Rob Eveleigh, managing director of Brightelm. 

Exploring the Future of Associations

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Will Event Planners Reconsider States Where Abortion Rights Are in Limbo?

How will President Joe Biden's executive order to ensure access to abortion impact groups that have vowed not to meet in states where it is illegal?

Will Event Planners Reconsider States Where Abortion Rights Are in Limbo?

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Inflation Impacts Meetings in New Ways

New research shows that meeting planning is impacted by inflation and rising costs in ways few anticipated. As a result, obstacles abound, from unfilled job openings to supply chain issues yet to be resolved.

Inflation Impacts Meetings in New Ways

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Meeting Professionals Prepare for Economic Downturn

How are planners and other meeting professionals preparing for a potential recession? They are tightening contracts, establishing advance payments, exploring new skills, and keeping up with their networks.

Meeting Professionals Prepare for Economic Downturn