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 […]

5 Alternative Venues for #Eventprofs Obsessed with La La Land

For those of you that haven’t heard of La La Land, how on earth have you missed it? It’s the Hollywood blockbuster that harps back to the golden age of musicals, pitching a perfect balance between old-school movie magic and modern-day LA life. It’s Mia and Seb’s story of unavoidable knock-backs and self-determination set in […]

The Event Industry and Blogging: Are Event Managers Missing a Trick?

I investigated UK Event Management Blogs and was very surprised at the results. I think Event Managers are really missing a trick when it comes to the event industry and blogging. We are really excited to be a collaborative partner in the National UK Blog Awards, which is the first cross industry blog awards to […]

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 […]

Personality Traits of Event Managers

At EIBTM last week I had the opportunity to mingle with many event organisers (#eventprofs as we are affectionately known on Twitter).  Whenever you attend event industry exhibitions such as EIBTM, Confex, the Conference and Hospitality Show, etc or go on a ‘fam trip’ or similar opportunity which gathers event planners together you know that […]