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How Conferencing Departments Can Easily Recover Lost Opportunities

By Laura Lafferty | 30th July 2018

Part of the Kx eBook: The One Simple Task Every Conference Department Should Do To Increase Revenue (& Why You Should Start Doing It Right Now)  Increasing Conferencing Revenue Most conference operations are looking for ways to increase their revenue. Offering new services, or raising rates tend to be the most common means of growing…

Are you prepared for GDPR?

By Laura Lafferty | 1st May 2018

The clock is ticking and May 25th is now less than a month away…are you GDPR ready? If you read my blog post last year about GDPR, then you should already be familiar with this new legislation. But have you prepared? The two-year grace period is almost over, and with steep penalties for compliance, if…

Trade Show Tips and To Dos: Part 2 – The During and After

By Emily Wright | 5th February 2018

In our last post, we looked at what should be happening before you attend your next trade show. Now, let’s look at what you should focus on during and after the show.

Trade Show Tips and To Dos: Part 1 – The Before

By Emily Wright | 15th January 2018

It’s that time of year. Time to gear up for trade shows. Some of the best time to showcase who you are and what you can offer.

Let the Numbers Justify Your Purchase

By Emily Wright | 4th December 2017

Let’s face it. Many times, those of us in conference services find ourselves fighting for any number of items: additional staff, software, access to buildings, the right to exist on campus.   There is a way to make your case in an effective way, but what are some tools you can use to justify your purchases?

11 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Software

By Emily Wright | 24th October 2017

A software purchase is a big decision. And when it comes to finding one to handle all the pieces of event management, it can become even more complicated. Looking beyond the priorities and features specific to the system, here are 11 questions to consider when making a new software purchase.

4 Examples of the Worst Software Advice We’ve Ever Heard

By Emily Wright | 3rd October 2017

Okay, yes we are a software company. It is our job to convince you to buy our products. Now that we got that out of the way, we can focus on the fact that we still hear bad software advice. And we have heard some big ones. As you brew your cup of coffee, let’s…

5 Contracting Best Practices for Conference Departments

By Laura Lafferty | 29th August 2017

As one conference season winds down, it is time to look toward the next one. For many, contracting your repeat customers happens right away.  Before you sign everyone on to next year’s camps and conferences with your existing contracts, take a step back and have a look at them. You may want to consider making some changes…

4 Benefits Behind Offering a One Stop Shop Experience

By Emily Wright | 9th August 2017

Imagine you have been tasked with planning a conference for an organization for which you volunteer.  The committee looks at you and naturally, with your conference management experience, want you to handle arranging all the logistics. First, you have to find a venue. You start making phone calls to various venues to find out if they have…

Kinetic Software named as preferred vendor

By Emily Wright | 2nd August 2017

Kinetic Software and Sodexo’s Campus Conferencing entered into a preferred vendor agreement last week, making Kinetic Software the exclusive software provider for Sodexo’s Campus Conferencing.

The EU’s GDPR and What It Means for You!

By Rob Johnstone and Laura Lafferty | 17th July 2017

Have you heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) passed by the European Union Parliament? Since most of our readers are in North America, there is a chance that if you did hear about it, you figured it didn’t apply to you. Well, that may not be accurate. If you have conference guests or…

3 Ways to Track Your Impact on Campus

By Laura Lafferty | 22nd June 2017

Last month, I wrote about three of the biggest impacts a conference department can have on its campus. I firmly believe in those three ideas, but how do you prove it? It is one thing to detail what the impact is, but it also needs to be demonstrated for others to buy in to the concepts. 

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