Diary of an #Eventprof

A blog on the crazy and inspiring world of events



Professor Plum, in the Conservatory, with the Rope!

Whilst most were busy getting into the flow of Christmas 2015, I was spending an enchanting afternoon with 8 Northumberland for the big reveal of their plans for Christmas 2016! Continue reading “Professor Plum, in the Conservatory, with the Rope!”

Lessons from Leaders!

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin. Continue reading “Lessons from Leaders!”

A Lesson in Event Management!

Last month I delivered my first major event project, Retail Recharged, a half day conference and networking event for the retail and retail technology communities on the 20th October. Continue reading “A Lesson in Event Management!”

5 Food and Drink Ideas that offer a real WOW Factor

It can be challenging to come up with something a little different when you’re looking for a WOW factor for guests. Whether it’s for an evening reception or even just an afternoon break, so I’ve selected my top 5 suppliers that I’ve come across over the past six months for you. Continue reading “5 Food and Drink Ideas that offer a real WOW Factor”

Logo Pops, Treasure Hunts and Sponge Trees… The #TMS15 Hosted Buyer Reception!

I was delighted to be invited to The Meetings Show hosted buyer reception last week, and for the very first time as a buyer!

I received my invitation from the lovely folks at Lime Venue Portfolio, official hosts of the event held on Monday evening at Dartmouth House, headquarters and home to the English Speaking Union in Mayfair. Continue reading “Logo Pops, Treasure Hunts and Sponge Trees… The #TMS15 Hosted Buyer Reception!”

Une Leçon de Grand Cru!

As an event organiser do you know your plonk from your grand cru?

I’ve just returned from a very relaxing two week break with Mr Moon in the Rhone Valley or to be precise Châteauneuf-du-Pape, so it’s only fitting that my first post-holiday diary post should be on this very famous wine! Continue reading “Une Leçon de Grand Cru!”

Get your Mind around Meeting Design!

What is meeting design?

To put it quite simply, meeting design is the art of matching the form or format of a meeting to it’s aims and Meeting Designers are professionals who create the programme of a meeting. Continue reading “Get your Mind around Meeting Design!”

Hand Held and Sugar Free… The Year’s Top Catering Trends!

I’ve an event coming up in October where innovation, interaction and engagement are crucial for the event to be a success, we’ve decided on the room layout and the technologies we’ll be using to deliver this but what about the food? Continue reading “Hand Held and Sugar Free… The Year’s Top Catering Trends!”

An Intermediate’s Guide to Networking!

What type of networker are you? Do you love going to networking events and work the room like a bull in a China shop or are you the type of person that would rather hide yourself away in a dark cupboard than mix with a room of potential strangers? Continue reading “An Intermediate’s Guide to Networking!”

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