Neuroscience of Exhibitions and Events – CEM Week

Freeman Alexandria 11 Canal Center Plaza Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, United States

Our brain selects or inhibits information based on our motivations and needs. Our social concerns are the primary drivers for how we behave. As event and exhibitions professionals we must create event experiences that driver deeper meaning, inspire innovation, accelerate connections and maximize our attendees’ brainpower to supercharge results. It is not about creating high energy events and exhibitions; it is about creating experiences that are meaningful and engage the social brain. This course will help you discover the primary colors of intrinsic motivation, explore how to optimize the physical space of our events and exhibitions to produce experiences that influence what attendees think, and how they think so you can drive the results you want from your show.

Housing and Registration Management – CEM Week

Freeman Alexandria 11 Canal Center Plaza Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, United States

Today’s exhibition professional has more to do than simply manage an exhibition. In reality, an exhibition professional is responsible for several crucial service-related elements. Two of the service fundamentals inherent in most events are arranging for accommodations for guests (“housing”) and identifying which guests will be allowed access to which portion of an event (“registration”). Planning must begin early to ensure housing and registration are easily assessed and do not become a hindrance to attending the event. When managed well, housing and registration can enhance an event and create an incentive for future attendance.

Strategic Planning and Management – CEM Week

Freeman Alexandria 11 Canal Center Plaza Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, United States

In order for organizations that plan, manage or own exhibitions and events to remain competitive, they must continually define and review their strategies. This includes measuring where an event falls within a particular market segment, developing plans to ensure business continuity, and positioning an exhibition or event for success.

Event Series CEM: Event Operations

Event Operations – CEM Week

Freeman Alexandria 11 Canal Center Plaza Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, United States

Producing successful exhibitions often hinges upon the proper management of logistics. Every event contains thousands of details that must be processed logically, sequentially and precisely. While managing logistics well is essential, exhibitions are intended primarily to bring buyers and sellers together in an environment that is conducive to their respective objectives. All of the stakeholders of an exhibition must communicate effectively before, during and after the event to ensure its success. Event operations focuses on the unique role of the exhibition organizer and his/her team in orchestrating all of the elements.

Conference and Meeting Management – CEM Week

Freeman Alexandria 11 Canal Center Plaza Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, United States

While planning and managing exhibitions and meetings share some common aspects, competent planning and management of meetings requires special knowledge and skills. Exhibition managers may be called upon to work closely with their organization’s meeting and education manager and should be knowledgeable about the essential aspects of meetings in all of their various formats.

Strategic Planning and Management – Canada

Co-location with CAEM Beanfield Centre/Exhibition Place Toronto, ON, Canada

In order for organizations that plan, manage or own exhibitions and events to remain competitive, they must continually define and review their strategies.  This includes measuring where an event falls within a particular market segment, developing plans to ensure business continuity, and positioning an exhibition or event for success.

Housing and Registration Management – Canada

Co-location with CAEM Beanfield Centre/Exhibition Place Toronto, ON, Canada

Today’s exhibition professional has more to do than simply manage an exhibition. In reality, an exhibition professional is responsible for several crucial service-related elements. Two of the service fundamentals inherent in most events are arranging for accommodations for guests (“housing”) and identifying which guests will be allowed access to which portion of an event (“registration”). Planning must begin early to ensure housing and registration are easily assessed and do not become a hindrance to attending the event. When managed well, housing and registration can enhance an event and create an incentive for future attendance.

Exhibition and Event Sales – Expo! Expo! in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Convention Center , United States

In order to ensure the success of an event or exhibition, there are vital elements involved in the planning process that should be conducted from the ground up. No matter how successful or well respected an exhibition may be, it should be presented as if it were a first-time event – it is the marketing and selling equivalent of zero-based budgeting. This involves highlighting an event’s features and benefits, understanding the phases of the sales cycle and the need to support sales efforts with the appropriate tools and resources, and preparing the exhibition prospectus in a comprehensive and engaging way.