The Top 5 Events for Event Managers in 2018

Part 1: US-based

DECEMBER 20, 2018
Christmas and New Year are coming. Holidays are certainly the best time to bond with family and friends and take a rest. However, it’s also a high time to look back over the previous twelve months and sum up the previous year in review and, of course, make great plans for the next year.

We won’t speak here of 2017 in review, yet we can help you in setting up professional plans for 2018 🙂

It’s very easy to get lost among many event conferences lists. That’s why we’ve compiled a very short, but still comprehensive list of five of the most interesting professional events in 2018. They’re definitely worth visiting.

January 23-25, Baltimore
Ticket sales and event management are crucial parts of the modern event.

It goes without saying that being aware of the latest technologies and ticketing company offerings is a must for any event professional.

INTIX is a key event for the whole ticketing industry. So, if you ever thought about changing your ticketing platform or just want to find out what is happening in this market, this is the best event to visit.

All the industry leaders will be there, and there is also a separate section for event tech startups (as you know, we are fond of such things).

While attending INTIX, make sure to stop by our booth #813 and chat us up!
2. BizBash Live

May 16, Florida / July 18, LA / TBA, New York
Year after year, BizBash, one of the most influential media in the industry hosts an outstanding series of events. Thousands of event and meeting pros convene in Florida, Los Angeles, and New York for the most important experience in the industry—BizBash Live.

BizBash Live is a place for key decision makers from the most innovative and trusted brands in the world to assemble, collaborate, discover, and get inspired in creating new and incredible events. Just select a city that is closer to you and go for it!
3. MPI’s World Education Congress

June 2-5, Indianapolis
According to a recent MPI member survey, the average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is roughly $20k/year more than members with a CMP and nearly $30k/year more than members with no credentials.

Impressed? We too! If you still don’t have a CMP certificate or just want to enrich your knowledge with the latest event industry trends—consider visiting MPI World education Congress next June.

It is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities for meeting and event planners.

According to their website, every programming decision MPI is making for #WEC18 is toward the goal of revitalizing you as an event professional and the events you plan.

#WEC18 will be the place to recharge yourself and the experiences you design. We can not argue with that.
4. IMEX America

October 16-18, Las Vegas
Much more than just a trade show, IMEX Las Vegas offers brilliant speakers, fresh ideas and continuous inspiration over four days.

The conference offers valuable insights and solutions to professionals in the industry. This conference sets the pace for doing business on an international scale and provides a great opportunity for event organizers to learn from the brightest minds in the space.

Known as the “pulse of the meetings industry”, with more than 180+ education session, IMEX is one of the best places to learn the latest trends in the event industry and meet with industry leaders.
5. EVENTtech

November 12-14, Las Vegas
World’s only conference and exposition on using social media and technology to reinvent, re-imagine, extend and amplify live experiences.

The conference is focused (obviously) on the latest technology trends. At least some of them will affect the future of events.

Thousand of marketers from across the Fortune 1000 and the most innovative marketing agencies will be here, and what about you? 🙂
Many influential event pros called 2017 a year of event technologies. We’ll see what’s going to be next. However, it seems to us that the implementation of ubiquitous technologies is the main event industry trend for the next few years. Don’t worry about newness. Just go and discover! Thanks to this article, you now know where you could find the most interesting things.

We wish you a Happy Holiday! May the New Year bring you happiness and love.
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