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Feb
19

4 Pro Tips for Providing Proper Event Medical Care

4 Pro Tips for Providing Proper Event Medical Care

You don’t want to use it, but it’s one of the most important things to have at a major event – medical care. Safety and security are top priorities at any event, and an adequately staffed medical team can make this happen.

“An event planner is essentially throwing a party at their ‘house,’ so they want to take good care of their guests,” Dr. Andrew Bazos, chairman of CrowdRx told BizBash. “Event planners are held responsible for their attendees’ conduct, health, and safety.”

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Feb
04

4 Event Expenses Worth the Extra Money

4 Event Expenses Worth the Extra Money

Throwing a corporate event on a budget can be difficult, and many people look for ways to cut corners wherever they can. However, there are a few areas that are worth the extra investment.

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Dec
15

Event Planning Technology: Past to Present

Event Planning Technology: Past to Present

The team at Fourth Wall Events loves technology and its use in event planning. While we normally cover current trends and look to the future, we’d like to take a moment to examine the history of event planning technology and how it’s changed over the years.

BizBash recently outlined some key technological features, showing where industry technology was, where it went, and where it is today:

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Sep
21

Advocacy in the Meetings, Events & Incentive Travel Industry – We Can All Make a Difference

I feel fortunate to be part of our vibrant, exciting industry that creates so many job opportunities for individuals at almost every level in such a wide variety of categories. I’m proud to be a part of it for many reasons – the opportunities we get to make a difference, the ROI we provide, the knowledgeable professionals that make up our hospitality community and the enthusiasm for the work that we do. I am also now proud to be a part of our efforts and gains around industry advocacy – in raising awareness and support for how meetings and events help drive the global economy, jobs and knowledge sharing.

Prior to 2009 and the US financial crisis, advocacy was not a word generally heard in connection with the meetings, events and incentive travel industry. When money seemed like it was flying everywhere but into our pockets or strengthening our businesses, when meetings were being cancelled and planners laid off, our first thoughts were not of advocacy but of survival. In an industry where sole proprietors, and companies of all sizes could do what they loved and earn a good living, the financial meltdown was an unpleasant, unexpected shock and a wakeup call of massive proportions.

The industry had suffered downturns before but this was different. The severity of the situation made us realize it was time for action and since then, the meetings industry has made some substantial progress.

The US Travel Association has served as a consistent voice for the value of business travel and meetings and its direct link to the future health and growth of the US and global economy.

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Aug
19

6 Event Marketing Tips to Build Your Guest List

6 Event Marketing Tips to Build Your Guest List

Fourth Wall has helped you set the date, book a venue, and design a one-of-a-kind corporate event experience, but you might still be worried that guests won’t show up. Successfully marketing your event might seem like a daunting task, but luckily according to Forbes Magazine, it’s a lot easier than you think.

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