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, […]

First Monday in May – Film Documentary [Review]

Netflix is a treasure trove of great documentaries and I was delighted when a friend directed me to the ‘First Monday in May’, directed by Andrew Rossi. The title refers to the long-standing Met Gala annual date, and the 90-minute film is a must-watch for any event professionals that want to get a glimpse into […]

Ten Event Management Lessons from the Apprentice 2015

I am am avid viewer of the Apprentice and I particularly enjoy any of the tasks that demand event management skills from the candidates.  Consistently the contenders get it seriously wrong and make mistakes which only highlights the skills of good Event Managers and why we are sought after! In Series 10, Episode 5 Lord Sugar set the task […]

Events Northern Contributor to Event Manager Blog

We are delighted to officially announce that Becki Cross of Events Northern is the newest contributor to the fantastic Event Manager Blog – the number 1 blog worldwide for event professionals. We have been regular readers of the Event Manager Blog for many years since it was established by Julius Solaris in 2007, so imagine our excitement when […]

10 Reasons Why I Love Working on Festivals

I get really excited whenever I have the opportunity to work on Festivals and Outdoor Events.  I love organising conferences; that is definitely my forte, however it is always good to have a change from the norm.  In my opinion the more varied your event management experiences the better, more rounder Event Manager you become as 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 […]

Event Trends 2014

The event industry is constantly evolving.  Last year we wrote a blog post on Conference Trends 2013.  Reading back over the post we think that we predicted the year ahead fairly accurately (even if we do say so ourselves!) and so here is our post looking forward to event trends 2014…. Although some sectors seem […]

Are Event Management Degrees Worthwhile?

In October 2013 Conference and Incentive Travel Magazine published this article: The Big Debate – Are Event Management Degrees a Waste of Time?  The Event Wide Blog then responded with this piece: A Response from an Event Student and Joanna, another event management student, blogged about it here: To a Degree of Relevance.  Event Management qualifications certainly […]