What is Event Management?

As surprising as it may seem, some people haven’t got a clue what event management actually is, let alone what an event manager does every day! At networking events, there can be puzzled looks on people’s faces trying to figure out what a professional event management company does. It is not uncommon to be asked, […]

L is for Lighting

The importance of lighting at an event can often be overlooked. When it is done right, it can be one of the most effective ways of completely transforming a space. It can help set the atmosphere that you are trying to create far better than any number of themed props or table decorations. Here are […]

Event Recap – PENNA 2015

Who: Patient Experience Network What: The Patient Experience Network National Awards 2015 (PENNA) Where: The Repertory Theatre, Birmingham (@BirminghamRep) When: Wednesday 2nd March 2016 Why: To celebrate the delivery of outstanding patient experience by those involved in the health and social care industry. The Event: The Patient Experience Network National Awards is an opportunity for anyone working […]

How to Add Live Interaction to Events

At the Meetings Show I really enjoyed attending a masterclass by Erik Peekel (@ErikPeekel) entitled “Session formats: how to add live interaction to your content.”   It is well documented that attention spans are short and that talking at people is not an effective method for learning.  We are always keen to challenge the traditional conference […]

Is This the Best Event Thank You Gift Ever?

Over the years we have been lucky enough to receive lots of lovely and unexpected thank you gifts from happy clients.  These have ranged from thank you notes, flowers, wines, chocolates, teddy bears and other token gifts.   I always think that it is really lovely when people do take the time to send a […]

Conference Essentials for Event Managers

We have lost count of the number of conferences and events we have organised over the years but there are certain essentials which we ensure are on hand at every single event we organise. We started putting together our list, which soon rattled up to 20 conference essentials which are outlined below! 1. Memory sticks […]

All the Right Noises: Enhancing Your Seminar through Sound

If you’re planning a seminar or business conference and are wondering how to give it that extra dimension it needs to really become something special, the answer is simple – introduce sound. Bringing extra auditory aspects into your conference not only allows it to operate on an additional plane, but also guarantees to maximise engagement […]

Why I Love Organising Conferences

Recently I was talking to a fellow event manager who is tasked with organising various conferences and they were saying that they would much prefer to be organising a dinner or team building exercise, or indeed any other type of event rather than conferences. This is the complete opposite to myself – I love organising […]

10 Reasons to Organise a Conference, Seminar or Workshop

The #BEDN topic for today is “10 Things” so I wanted to share with you 10 Reasons to Organise a Conference, Seminar or Workshop. To share learning and best practice from thought leaders and experts To engage with like minded people with shared interests To inspire and generate ideas and new thinking To be seen […]

Conference Trends 2013

We can’t believe the first month of 2013 has gone already! This inspired us to think about the changing landscape of the events industry and changes and developments we foresee for conferences in the next 12 months. It will be interesting to review this post in early 2014 and see if our predictions were right! […]