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For every smooth registration, there are many more frustrating moments that cause people to bail on your conference invitation. You worked hard to earn that “maybe” click…
The Convention Industry Council (CIC)’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) initiative has turned its focus to the problem of room-block poaching. Within the meetings industry, the term refers to businesses that actively seek to recruit or divert event attendees away from official room blocks and into other hotel bookings…
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The only reason that conference education sessions exist is to drive a business’ outcomes. (paraphrase author Rita Smith.)
Ok, sure some conference education sessions exist for personal development, hobbies or pleasure. But most of us attend conferences to learn and grow professionally.
Yet, in many cases, the business, meaning an attendees’ employer and business, is the primary customer of a conference’s education…
Conference organizers, whatever scares you when planning your event, plan to do it now!
That’s right, run to your fear and escape your conference comfort zone!
Why? Busting out of your conference comfort zone leads to a longer, happier, smarter life with increased confidence, gratification and satisfaction, to paraphrase author Ken Budd…