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Delegates ‘demand more’ as UK day rates surge

Strong demand for meetings and events has led UK day-delegate rates surging – but customers are also seeking more value for their money, according to a new study. Our top story this week highlights BVA BDRC’s latest report, which delivers key insights on changing trends in the hospitality and venues landscape. Read more about it …

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Six digital sponsorships for your next event

Squeezing budgets, rising attendee expectations and higher ROI demands – these are just some of the challenges tradeshows are facing today. So how can digital sponsorship help? Smart event organisers are employing online management platforms that provide online sponsorship options. These digital sponsorships are flexible, data-driven tools that deliver quantifiable value and connect sponsors directly …

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New UFI director: Eventprofs ‘bullish’ despite global crises

The events industry is “bullish and optimistic” despite geopolitical challenges sweeping the globe, according to a new UFI leader. Martha Donato, regional director for North America, pointed to the upcoming “volatile” US election as an example before claiming “the show will go on”. She spoke to ExpoPlatform after taking on the position for the recently …

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52% of event firms to boost staffing in 2024: UFI Barometer

UFI’s latest Global Exhibition Barometer brings positive news for the exhibition industry, with 52% of event firms planning to expand their staff in 2024. The report also sheds light on exhibition revenue growth, the use of generative AI in events and other key developments. That’s your top story this week. Here are the full headlines: …

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Eventprofs must battle for ‘time-limited leaders’ to attend

Organizers must battle to attract time-limited decision-makers who seek events with superior “return on time invested”, according to an industry leader. Paul Miller, CEO of Questex, believes post-pandemic expectations have grown when it comes to the value required from going to an in-person show – meaning many senior executives may only go to a few …

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Raccoon Group ‘doubles portfolio’ in one year

Raccoon Media Group’s event portfolio is set to double within a year after its latest acquisition, according to the company.  The group has taken over Abilities Expo, a series of exhibitions focused on disabilities in the US, and is expected to announce more launches and purchases later in 2024. That’s your top story this week. …

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ETT Club bids farewell after almost four years

The Exhibition Think Tank Club has bid a fond farewell to events industry colleagues after almost four years of collaboration. A special session was held with members from around the world who wanted to give their feedback on how the project had impacted them and their approach to business. ETT Club, as it is known, …

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Nineteen Group boost cyber portfolio with acquisition

Nineteen Group hit the headlines this week after a key acquisition boosted its cyber portfolio. The organiser took over SASIG – an influential industry forum, bringing together two influential entities in the cyber security sector. Here are the headlines: Nineteen Group strengthens cyber offerings with new acquisition Hyve Group pays tribute to ‘inspiring’ former colleague …

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Top tips to improve your brand presence at a tradeshow

With tightening budgets and an increased focus on ROI, exhibitors seek to maximise their returns on every tradeshow dollar spent. This article describes the top ways exhibitors can enhance their brand presence at exhibitions and get more out of their experience. In 2024, event tech will play a greater role than ever in enabling digitally-enabled …

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Events industry has ‘long way to go’ on personalisation

The events industry still has “a long way to go” to improve in-person experiences through AI-powered tools, according to an expert. Matthias Tesi Baur, founder of the ETT Club, was speaking on a webinar panel dedicated to latest findings from the Event Tech Forecast 2024. It found that personalisation of experiences was the biggest opportunity for …

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