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    Understanding Lighting Equipment Cost

      When it comes to organizing live events and meetings, the ambiance and visual presentation can significantly impact the overall experience. Lighting is a crucial component of this, setting the mood and highlighting key elements of the event. However, navigating the costs and options for lighting and AV equipment can be daunting for event organizers and planners. Some costs can seem low or high depending on the supplier, making event planners scratch their heads and ask why. Here are the…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations

  • Industry Optimistic About 2023

      After two years of remote and hybrid arrangements, most event professionals are optimistic and expect in-person events and budgets to increase in 2023, according to the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events. The 2023 Global Meetings & Events Forecast is based on a survey of 580 meeting and event (M&E) professionals across the value chain in 23 countries, as well as interviews with industry leaders. Key findings from the report include: 77 per cent…

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  • Pandemic Positives? Event Venues Pivot for Public Good

    Convention centres have been hit hard by COVID-19, with many still seeing staff layoffs and rising budget deficits nine months into the pandemic. Although a coronavirus vaccine is on the way, there’s still a long road ahead as it may be summer or even longer until the vaccine is available to everyone. And then, even after the health crisis is under control, attendees may not flock back to in-person events, at least right away. As a result, venues are expected…

    Event Operations

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