Stay in the know, with Bizzabo. Read the 5 must-know event industry news items for this week, July 20th. In case you missed it, here are breaking event industry news stories from July 13th update, and from July 6th update.
1. Events Are More Valuable Than Ever According To Industry Execs
At Event Innovations Forum in Los Angeles, expert event planners, Kerry Lange and Robert Deal took to the stage to assess the status of the events industry. According to these two seasoned event organizers, who have planned events for Facebook and Google, events are more important than ever. Events provide employees with valuable brainstorming and networking opportunities that cannot be replaced by other methods of communication. Via BizBash
2. Boost Your Catering Creativity With 5 Innovative Ideas
From tailoring event catering options to fit within a specific event venue, to mouth watering Rice Crispy burgers, we have 5 innovative catering ideas to inspire the food selection at your next event or conference. Read more here.
3. Innovative Ways To Increase Event Participation
The creative, Adrian Segar shares 7 tips for getting event attendees involved during your event. From organizing seating in a horseshoe shape, to using “body voting” or peer sharing, Mr. Segar shares 7 great ideas to encourage attendee participation and to boost event networking. Via Event Manager Blog
4. Uber And Lyft Coming To An Airport Near You
Despite constant pushback from state legislators against ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, both companies will be allowed to pick up customers at LAX.
The news comes as a welcome surprise for the companies, as cities like New York are trying to limit the number of licenced ride-sharing drivers.
The news should be noted by event organizers who are often tasked with finding transportation options for out-of-town event attendees. Via Smart Meetings
5. Event Technology Of The Year Award
Wondering what the best event management software is, or which event networking platform you should choose? Soon you won’t have to wonder at all. That’s because the first ever Event Technology Awards will award one event tech solution as the best overall. Results will be announced in October. Via Event Technology Awards
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