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Personality, Poutine and Happy Labradors… This year’s BNC Event Show!

I think you’re all starting to get the idea now but the last time I visited the BNC Event Show it was as an exhibitor so it was great to be able to return last week in my event planner shoes. Continue reading “Personality, Poutine and Happy Labradors… This year’s BNC Event Show!”

The Future of Experiential? It’s about Capturing the Moment…

I made my annual visit to International Confex at London Olympia yesterday, this time though without a venue sales hat on and I really enjoyed having the time and opportunity to attend some of the seminars, in particular Nick Morgan’s session on the future of experiential. Continue reading “The Future of Experiential? It’s about Capturing the Moment…”

5 Reasons why the Events Industry is the best to work in!

I came into the industry from a PA background approximately 17 years ago and have never left. I love working in the Events Industry and that is the main motivation for my decision to change from Sales Manager to Event Manager. Continue reading “5 Reasons why the Events Industry is the best to work in!”

To App or not to App, that is the question?

I’ve attended a number of industry events recently where technology has been the main topic on the agenda and in particular ‘Event Apps’, so I wanted to write a post giving a bit of insight into what I’ve learnt and what I’ll be thinking about as I embark on my journey into event management. Continue reading “To App or not to App, that is the question?”

5 Tips for Negotiating Discounts with Venues!

It’s all about negotiation!  If you’d love to secure a discount but don’t know where to start, here’s a very quick guide on how to strike a bargain with your chosen venue.  Continue reading “5 Tips for Negotiating Discounts with Venues!”

My Afternoon of ‘Big Data’ on Ice!

In the world of marketing the term ‘Big Data’ is becoming more and more widespread yet still stirs up much confusion.  Big Data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of large data sets that were once difficult to process and the challenges include search, capture and analysis. Continue reading “My Afternoon of ‘Big Data’ on Ice!”

A Lesson in Event Tech

Last night I attended the Eventopedia UK launch event ‘Event Tech That Works’ interested to learn more about what’s current, what’s new and what’s the future in Event Technology and I didn’t come away disappointed. Continue reading “A Lesson in Event Tech”

5 ‘Mocktail’ favourites to try at your next event!

A little post to help beat off the January blues and perhaps inspire those of you in the final 10 days of ‘Drynuary’! Continue reading “5 ‘Mocktail’ favourites to try at your next event!”

Measuring the Return on Events… what are your thoughts?

It’s relatively new territory for me so I wanted my first blog to encourage some conversation and debate as I’m very interested to hear other people’s thoughts and ideas. Continue reading “Measuring the Return on Events… what are your thoughts?”

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