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Great stuff on events, participants and MATE

  • Post-Event Follow-up Emails: Effective Ways to Boost Audience Engagement

    • Post-Event

    Follow-up E-Mails sind eine der effektivsten Kommunikationsstrategien nach einer Veranstaltung. Hier finden Sie einen kurzen Leitfaden für Follow-up E-Mails nach einer Veranstaltung. …

  • Sponsorship for Your Event

    • Event Concept
    • Event Success

    Event Sponsorship: A very effective marketing tool to increase sales and external funding. Learn more about it here. …

  • How Event Management Software Helps You Make Events More Successful

    • Eventplanning
    • Tech & Tools

    Event management software that helps event organizers plan, execute, and evaluate their virtual or hybrid event is all the rage right now. Are you still unsure whether you need something like this or …

  • What's New(s) at MATE - July & August

    • Tech & Tools

    In our July & August update, we show you some of the latest features and functions of MATE. …

  • The SWOT Analysis for Events

    • Eventplanning
    • Event Excecution

    The SWOT analysis - dusty theory or a helpful tool for event management? We will explain how it works and how you can use the SWOT analysis to plan your event. …

  • Green Events

    • Event Concept

    Many companies are currently moving to more sustainability - step by step. With the digitalisation of invitation and participant management, you too can significantly reduce your CO2 emissions and …

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  • Successful Live Streaming of Events

    • Event Excecution
    • Tech & Tools

    Successful live streaming still is a challenge for many event managers. We show you what's important, where common mistakes are made and how to plan successful live-streaming that excites everyone. …

  • 5 Tips on Hosting a Virtual Event

    • Event Excecution

    On paper, organizing a virtual event doesn't sound like much of a challenge. What sounds simple in theory, looks different in practice. In this article, we want to share with you the lessons learned …

  • Product Update: MATE's Updated Email and Website Builder

    • MATE and more

    We've released new feature updates of our Email and Website Builder …

  • What's New(s) at MATE - May & June

    • MATE and more

    In our May & June update we show you some of the latest functions and features of MATE. …

  • 5 Things Event Attendees Will Expect in the Future

    • Eventplanning

    Hardly any industry has suffered as much from COVID as the event industry. One thing can be said for sure: It will never be the same again. Wondering what will be important when events are possible …

  • Virtual Workshop

    • Event Concept

    What if that much-needed workshop can only take place virtually? Don't lose your cool, we've researched and summarized the best 10 tips for planning, productive execution and happy participants. …

  • Virtual Trade Fair - the Future or Just a Trend?

    • Event Concept

    If the visitor can't go to the trade show, the trade fair has to go to the visitor. You can find out here how this works in detail, what virtual trade fairs look like, how they are organized and what …

  • Measure Event Success through Event Data

    • Post-Event

    With virtual events, you have access to more data than ever before, from which you can draw valuable conclusions about your target group and their needs. Not sure where to start? We'll walk you …

  • The Top 5: Virtual Gift Ideas

    • Virtual Events

    Are you looking for inspiration for the perfect gift for your virtual event? Then you are in the right place! We have researched and listed our top 5 virtual give-aways for partners, sponsors or …

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  • Hybrid Events

    • Event Concept

    Challenging times have always brought innovative news. New event concepts such as hybrid events are currently on everyone's lips. We explain what this is all about. …

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  • Data Protection: Regulations for Photos at Events

    • Eventplanning

    Nowadays, pictures are taken at almost all events. We explain what you need to bear in mind in order not to violate the GDPR or the KUG. …

  • Virtual Events - What to Consider According to the GDPR

    • Virtual Events

    A meeting with the stakeholders at 5 p.m. and an evening meeting with the team members who are scattered far and wide - before Corona, that would have been impossible to reconcile. Thanks to virtual …

  • Live Communication

    • Event Excecution

    Live communication is becoming increasingly important for creating intensive brand experiences. Here we reveal exactly what you need to pay attention to. …

  • Anonymous Online Voting

    • Tech & Tools

    Companies, clubs and associations can't execute their votes as usual right now - we reveal how it still works. Secure and effective! …

  • Case Study: Digital Movie Premiere With MATE

    • Tech & Tools

    Together with the communication agency monteundvogdt- Kommunikation aus Berlin GmbH we developed an innovative virtual solution for online film premieres. …

  • 2021 State of Event Management Report

    • MATE and more

    The State of Event Management Report 2021 is based on over 175 responses from event experts. Find out what drives Event Managers and how they overcame many of the challenges of 2020. Download now! …

  • Social Wall - Why You Need a Wall at Your Event.

    • Event Concept

    Walls in general create boundaries - a Social Wall removes boundaries and becomes an extension of your event on all social media channels. An exciting way to interact with your guests and an option to …

  • The 11 Most Important KPIs for Your Event

    • Post-Event

    By evaluating your event KPIs, you make the success of your event measurable and can then take optimisation measures to meet the interests of your target group even better and therefore increase …

  • The Digital MATE-Christmas Card

    • Guest Management
    • Tech & Tools

    In 2020 Christmas will be digital. With a virtual Christmas card from MATE, you can bring joy to customers and event participants! …

  • Guest Registration - a Simple and Safe Explanation

    • Tech & Tools

    Guest registration sounds like just another duty for most restaurateurs, which nobody knows exactly how to assess. Nevertheless, it is necessary as protection against the Corona virus. We want to shed …

  • Attendance Lists in Times of Corona and Beyond

    • Guest Management

    Anwesenheitslisten sind für viele Veranstalter, Gastronomen und andere Betriebe in erster Linie eine weitere Pflicht in Zeiten von Corona. Wir unterstützen Sie bei der Umsetzung. Muster als Download! …

  • Case Study: Virtual Trade Fair With MATE and Vystem

    • Event Excecution

    Corona forces event organisers to find creative solutions to carry out your events. Here you can find out how MATE supported a trade and information fair in the education sector with a smart solution, …

  • Event marketing

    • Eventplanning

    Event marketing is a very special form of product marketing, combined with an unforgettable experience for your visitors. But what exactly is event marketing and how can it be used successfully? Find …

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  • Despite Corona: How Christmas Markets Can Work

    • Guest Management
    • Event Excecution

    Christmas markets and the coronavirus do not go together. The flood of cancellations confirms this. Find out here how you as an organiser can still hold your market with MATE guest registration. …

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  • Guide to the Perfect Registration Form

    • Guest Management

    Registration forms are the easiest way for customers and companies to get in touch. How to perfect your forms and what you need to consider when creating them? Find out here! …

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  • How to Organise a Festival

    • Eventplanning

    Festivals are booming! Hardly any other area of the event industry has experienced such growth in recent years. Here you can find out how to organise your own festival and what you need to be …

  • Fire Protection at Events - How, What, Why?

    • Event Concept

    If you want to organize an event, you have to have a few things in mind. One important point that should not be underestimated is fire protection. In this article, we explain what this involves, what …

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  • 5 Problems With Event Guest List Management and How to Solve Them

    • Guest Management

    Guest list management is the key to a successful event. Knowing your visitors and their needs is crucial to create memorable experiences. Find out about the 5 most common problems and how to solve …

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  • The Perfect Event Invitation

    • Eventplanning

    A good invitation is the basis of a successfulevents. It invites, informs and, in the best case, makes people want the event so much that the recipient can't help but accept. …

  • The Event Format of the Future: Your Guide to Virtual Events

    • Virtual Events

    Without question, Corona has turned the events industry upside down. But this is no reason to put your head in the sand: Times like these are also the chance to open up new possibilities in event …

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  • More Power: MATE Migrates to Vaadin 14

    • MATE and more

    Case Study: MATE migrates to Vaadin 14. The migration from Vaadin 8 to Vaadin 14 was completed in 5 months. MATE is now ready to support even larger events in the coming years. …

  • Case Study: Visitor Documentation With MATE

    • Guest Management

    Germany is opening up! This does not only concern the borders to our neighbouring countries, but also bureaus and chambers. But normalisation is bound to strict regulations. Read this article to find …

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  • Venue Scouting in Times of Crisis

    • Eventplanning

    How do booking platforms for conference and event rooms react to the COVID-19 crisis? How can revenues continue to be generated despite the loss of the entire industry? An interview with our friends …

    Nahaufnahme des COVID-19 mit Schrift davor
  • 2 Years GDPR - a Well-Intended Review

    • Tech & Tools

    Seit zwei Jahren gehört die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) nun zum Alltag deutscher und europäischer Unternehmen. Doch was hat sich dadurch tatsächlich für die Unternehmen und seine Kunden …

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  • 11 Tips to Make Your Virtual Event a Guaranteed Success

    • Virtual Events

    Virtual event: This does not have to be a boring webinar or a pixelated conference livestream. With a few good ideas and the right tools, it can become an event with real added value that will inspire …

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  • Categories and Types of Virtual Events

    • Virtual Events

    The term "virtual event" can be divided into different types. It is used to describe events with an entire program or certain components designed and implemented virtually. To give you an overview, we …

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  • The Best Tools for Virtual Events and Conferences

    • Virtual Events

    We will support you and show you which video conferencing tools we have tested and which one best suits your requirements best. Read all from the most important information the essential steps to set …

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  • These Events Will go Virtual in 2020

    • Virtual Events

    You have to cancel your event because of the current situation? You are not alone! From small to large, everyone is affected. …

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  • Invitation: By Letter or by Mail?

    • Eventplanning

    Part 2: A good invitation is the foundation for a successful event. It invites, informs and, in the best case, makes people want the event so much that the recipient can't help but accept. …

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  • Life PR: Carsten Maschmeyer Invests in MATE

    • MATE and more

    Not only for our own events, but also as a service provider for our customers, we are always interested in innovations and tools that make organization more efficient. …

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  • In Ceimzeit Test: Digital Guest Management with MATE

    • MATE and more

    Not only for our own events, but also as a service provider for our customers, we are always interested in innovations and tools that make organization more efficient. That's why we tested the guest …

  • The 11th BACB Business Award Goes to MATE

    • MATE and more

    IDuring the traditional annual meeting, the Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg (BACB) will award the BACB Entrepreneur Prize on 23rd November. This year, the founders of MATE Development GmbH, …

    Das MATE-Team erhält den jährlichen Unternehmerpreis des Business Angel Clubs