World Class Events: What to Include for the Elitist Feel

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When planning a major conference or event, organizers want to make sure participants leave feeling thrilled they attended and excited to share their experience with the world. But these days, this is no small task. Participants expect the full VIP experience (regardless of status)- with exclusive offers, prizes, and networking opportunities. And event planners are […]

How to Facilitate Networking and Leave Your Guests with a Rewarding List of Contacts

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Invite the Right Attendees Select guests who are willing to engage in networking opportunities. The best part about planning your own networking event is that you will have control over the guest list. You can target specific individuals and invite attendees that you know will mix and mingle well within the crowd. If your objective […]

10 Innovative Ice Breakers for Event Planners to Consider

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Great Ice breakers for Your Next Event Your next event, whether it’s in person or virtually, should always start with an ice breaker. Ice breakers are a long-time tradition of warming up your audience so everyone feels engaged and comfortable participating. It’s also a great way to get to know your attendees. Just try to […]

Audience Engagement: How to Get Them Out of Their Seats

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Industry leaders and experts have an opportunity to impact and influence their audience with their work and words. However, they can’t assume just sharing what they know is enough to get people on the edge of their seats.   Many presenters make the mistake of thinking their reputation, expertise, or subject matter will be enough to […]

The Hottest NEW Event Venue In NYC

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The hottest new venue in NYC is a little place called Hudson Yards. What exactly is Hudson Yards? It’s a 28-acre new neighborhood near Chelsea. The NYC redevelopment project is bounded roughly by 30th Street in the south, 43rd Street in the north, the West Side Highway in the west, and Eighth Avenue in the east. With hotels, office buildings, event […]

Branding Your Venue: 10 Must-Have Elements to WOW Your Audience

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Research shows that events can have a significant impact on your attendee’s opinion of your brand; 84% of event attendees have a positive opinion about a company, brand, or product after attending an event. This means you need to plan ahead and give your audience every opportunity to love you. If your company hosts an event, […]

15 Cool Event Ideas to Inspire Your Next Event Masterpiece

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As live events make their triumphant return, the pressure is high to make the experience one that’s impossible to forget.  And while an impressive agenda and amazing speakers are still essential, there is an unspoken expectation for the experience to be more than a little extra. So where do event organizers even begin?  Here are […]

15 Live Event Hosting Tips by The Event Experts at Van Wagner

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Even for the seasoned professional, pulling off a live event takes a substantial amount of planning, along with the inevitable blood, sweat, and tears required to make it a smashing success. And although some personal flair is essential, there is no need to blaze a new trail. Here are 15 expert hosting tips for event […]