Event technology is at the heart of the virtual events trend. From online tradeshows to webinars to live-streamed conferences and performances — technology makes it all possible. But what are the essential tech tools you need to plan a virtual event, drive registrations and engagement, and run the event seamlessly? Here we look at the…

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Event agenda design ideas

Standing out in the event planning industry takes more than on-demand creativity and top-notch organizational skills. Those are essential, of course, but the ability to share your vision—and fast—with current and potential clients is also critical.  To create shareable event visuals, planners and event designers turn to 3D event design software and CAD (computer-assisted design).…

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An example of a casual but tech-friendly seminar space at CEMA 2018

Held over three exciting days in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, CORT Events assisted in inspiring, designing, and executing the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) annual conference, CEMA Summit 2018. The conference, held by an industry organization filled with more than 800 active senior-level event marketers and industry professionals, presented an opportunity to the CORT Events team.…

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This year, the Events Industry Council released their much-awaited study on the economic significance of the meeting and conference industry. Inside was a stat that many meeting planners are already feeling: While the number of meetings increased 5.4% since 2009, a pickup in attendance per meeting lifted the total number of participants by 22.7%. While…

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Hotel asset management

Alongside several other event trends that are shaping the industry, the mobile event app will continue to have much influence over events throughout this year and beyond. Developments in-app capabilities, as well as new guidelines introduced by Apple, have both propelled event app providers to evolve and innovate at a faster-than-expected pace. Luckily, this is…

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Corporate event management tips

Interacting with your audience is the best way to make sure the point of your presentation really gets across. Research shows that an audience that is engaged remembers more, comprehends better, and has more positive associations with the presentation. You can boost audience participation by using some of the great software below. Why great speaking…

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how to plan a virtual party

Many of you are probably wondering ‘what is a chatbot?’ In short, it is a little popup window with a prompt when someone visits your site to chat with an agent, salesperson, or contact. Chatbots can be programmed to appear for certain users, at certain times, or on certain pages of a site – such…

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Sharing event diagrams during event planning makes communicating with partners, colleagues, and clients a breeze. Use real-time collaboration for client communication puts an end to email chains about small changes, as well as to ensure you provide clients with a professional experience. Here’s how to use collaboration for client communications.  Collaboration for client communication puts…

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