Community Brands & Pathable Announce Mobile Event App Technology Partnership

Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for associations, nonprofits, schools and faith-based groups, announced the company has entered into a partnership with Pathable, an industry-leading mobile event app for meetings, conferences, and tradeshows. The partnership with Pathable and its mobile event app technology further strengthens the Community Brands event management suite as an end-to-end solution while also providing event managers across the association space with integrated access to Pathable’s robust, yet easy to use conference and tradeshow event experience suite.

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4 Top Tips to Consider For a Smooth-Running Sports Expo

With activity-focused events, there are a few criteria that organizers need to think about to make sure it runs smoothly. The venue should be a one-stop-shop for sporting inspiration and expertise, providing a seamless experience for both attendees and vendors alike. This post, courtesy of the sports retail experts at Start Fitness, will run through some top tips that’ll help you pull off an unforgettable event.

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Essential Equipment for Planning an Outdoor Event

From battling the elements to challenging technical logistics, planning an outdoor event poses a unique set of challenges for event managers. So, whether you’re hosting a charity fundraiser, sporting event, or music festival, covering all bases when it comes to your event equipment is key to giving vendors and attendees a memorable experience (for all the right reasons).

Today, the outdoor storage manufacturers at Action Storage are offering event organizers an essential guide on outdoor event equipment – making sure your event goes off without a hitch, whatever the weather.

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5 Ways to Attract Mobile-Addicted Attendees to Your Exhibit Booth

According to findings published by the Centre for Exhibition Industry Research, exhibiting companies are now spending $24 billion (£17 billion) each year on trade show marketing, with 85 percent of executives stating that the number of exhibitions they will take part in will either stay the same or increase over the next few years.

Nevertheless, while 99 percent of exhibitors find unique value from exhibitions, there are significant challenges related to engaging attendees, especially with mobile technology meaning many attendees’ eyes will be on their phones. As a result, intelligent exhibition stand design can be the difference between success and failure.

In this article, we offer five top tips to attract mobile-addicted attendees to your exhibition booth.

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4 Tips To Enhance Attendee Experience

So much of an event planner’s or event management company’s day is spent brainstorming creative and innovating ideas on how to enhance an event and attendee’s overall experience.

Ensuring your event is engaging for your audience is absolutely imperative, so enhancing their experience where ever possible is key. By introducing creative and original ideas you will avoid any chance of them leaving unimpressed and not wanting to come back for future events.

So how can you enhance the attendee’s experience? In this blog, we have created our top 4 tips and best practices to help you do just that. With these hints and tips, you will be sure to see improvements in the attendee’s experience, resulting in an even stronger events strategy and client experience.

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5 Proven Ways to Defuse an Angry Attendee

Nine out of ten seasoned event managers agree that one of the best ways to earn your meeting planning stripes is by working at the onsite help desk. Why? No role represents more clearly the front line than the person answering and defusing an irate or confused attendee. The goal of this article is to teach you how to defuse an upset attendee and turn them into a raving fan using five simple steps — steps that can be unnoticed and are often underestimated because of how easy they are to apply.

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2018 Preview: What Event Planners Say Will Matter Most This Year

Last year it was technology. This year, it’s technology AND security (data and actual), weather, and the economy weighing on event planners mind.

We’ve pulled together top preview lists from some of the most-read event profs websites out there so you can position your 2018 event predictions against the industry.

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3 Ways to Make Sure Your Conference Website Pops in 2018

The events industry continues to grow, but not all of its subsections are growing at the same rate.

General event attendance experienced just a 3.6 percent bump from 2015 to 2016, a 30 percent dip in growth compared with the year before, Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey reported. Despite the slow pace across the board, some events continue to thrive. Austin’s SXSW grew a whopping 66 percent in 2016, while Google I/O expanded an impressive 25 percent.

What separates

What 6 Studies and Experts Say is that Best Way to Prepare for an Active Shooter at Your Event

No one wants to think that their event or conference will be disrupted by an active shooter, act of god, or terrorist attack. Unfortunately, there are clear precedents from the last few years that show event planners must be prepared regardless.

Even though an active-shooter or terrorist event is still very unlikely at your event, we’ve gathered recommendations from 6 studies and experts to help you prepare, just in case.

Assess Your Risks and Have a Plan

In a recent

What’s Hot in 2018? Event Engagement Apps

There’s been a lot of buzz that chatbots and virtual reality installations will be the hot trend in 2018. But a recent study by the QHotels Event Profs panel shows that white label event engagement apps like Pathable will continue to be the hot thing in 2018.

Here are our some of our top favorite tips for getting the most out of your event engagement app.

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