June 2023 In Events: Event Industry Latest News.

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Posted on July 10, 2023

Welcome to the June 2023 edition of our Event Industry News blog series, where we bring you the most relevant and insightful updates from the dynamic world of events. Whether you’re an event professional, a business owner, or an enthusiast, join us as we explore the latest developments and share valuable insights to fuel your event planning success. Stay ahead of the curve with our June 2023 Event Industry News roundup.

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1. Watch out for these trends disrupting event planning in 2023.

From the rise of virtual conferences to integrated AI-driven event technologies, 2023 is excitingly transforming the event planning landscape. As a savvy planner, this is your chance to stay ahead of the curve and level up your event game. Ready to be a disrupter? 

2. RetailFest UK set to disrupt the traditional business event format.

The inaugural RetailFest UK event took place on Thursday, 22nd June, at Oakley Court in Berkshire. Modeled on a music festival, complete with live music, food trucks, tents and pergolas, and even games and a giant bouncy castle, RetailFest UK hosted some of the biggest names in UK retail, bringing them together for a day of interactive learning and relaxed and engaging networking.

3. Inspiring Pride Events That Sparked Change this June.

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4. AEO Conference 2023 returns to Brighton

The AEO Conference, hosted by the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), is back! Mark your calendars for September 7th at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole, UK. Welcoming approximately 250 top industry professionals, including MDs, group MDs, portfolio directors, SME directors, and heads of departments from the UK and beyond, this event is not to be missed. With the theme of ‘Building Collective Intelligence’, the conference aims to explore the industry’s collective strength, covering exciting topics such as diversifying revenue streams, harnessing the power of AI, and more. 

5. One World Rental successfully delivers event technology and wireless solutions for Taste of London, in London’s Regents Park.

One World Rental, a leading global provider of event technology, has once again showcased its expertise by successfully delivering state-of-the-art event technology, wireless connectivity, and secure payment systems for the highly anticipated Taste of London event in Regents Park, London. Interesting fact: OWR is also a partner with InEvent. 

6. Blackstone Seals the Deal: Cvent Acquisition Complete!

Cvent Holding Corp. has been acquired for approximately $4.6 billion by an affiliate of Blackstone, a private equity fund. Alongside this, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has made a minority investment, and Vista Equity Partners, an existing stockholder, also participating. With Blackstone’s support and resources, Cvent aims to maintain its leadership in event technology. The company will continue to invest in innovative solutions to enhance customer engagement and drive success.

7. Las Vegas Is Getting a Convention Facelift

Las Vegas is gearing up for an eventful year with the opening of the MSG Sphere, hosting the first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix, and a $600 million renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The LVCC renovation aims to enhance its design and accommodate more conventions and tradeshows, while the new Fontainebleau Las Vegas hotel will offer extensive meeting and convention space. Additionally, Caesars Entertainment plans to integrate Horseshoe’s Jubilee Tower into Paris Las Vegas, adding luxury rooms and expanding their room count in Vegas.

8. Evolution of Medical & Pharma Events: Pre-COVID vs. Post-COVID Analysis

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has had a major impact on the medical and pharmaceutical industries, with many events changing from pre-pandemic to post-pandemic. InEvent takes a deep dive into the changes that have occurred in conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions in the pharma and medical sectors. From digitalization to contactless technology, we explore how medical and pharma events have been adapted according to safety regulations created during the pandemic. Download this report to get an overview of the latest trends in medical and pharmaceutical events. Guess what? It’s Free. 

9. Apple Unveils New Products That May Impact Business Events 

At the WWDC23, Apple unveiled an array of innovative products set to significantly impact business events. One standout is the Vision Pro headset, merging virtual and augmented reality to usher in a new era of spatial computing. With the iOS 17 release comes NameDrop, facilitating the seamless sharing of contact information across iPhones and Apple Watches. Moreover, Apple introduced remarkable upgrades to video conferencing, including screen sharing, presenter overlay features, and fresh video reactions. For meeting and event planners, the upcoming iPhone software version will bring a host of enhancements, like a check-in feature and new accessibility tools. Prepare to witness the next level of technological advancement.

10. Global DMC Partners Celebrates Successful 2023 Connection in Dubai

Global DMC Partners successfully concluded its annual Connection conference in Dubai, bringing together industry professionals and experts. The event celebrated the rebound and growth of the meetings and events industry, with attendees experiencing unique offerings in Dubai. Key themes discussed during the conference included budget challenges, talent acquisition and training, sustainability, technology integration, and the importance of partnerships in delivering successful programs. Additionally, meeting planners face obstacles such as rising costs, limited availability, and difficulties in securing approvals and negotiating contracts.

11. MindOS rolls out a generative AI tool for the events industry

Event managers often find themselves bombarded with repetitive questions in the days and weeks leading up to an event. As planners explore new generative AI tools to handle routine attendee queries, it’s worth checking out which emerging platforms hold the most potential in the event management space. One tool for event planners is MindOS, by MindverseAI, which aims to allow event planners to tailor and customize large language model-based AI and to the brand voice and industry of a particular event. don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for your chance at a free trial.

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