Author Archives: Becki Cross

About Becki Cross

Becki Cross is passionate about the event industry and organising conferences is her forte. She set up Events Northern Ltd in 2004. Originally from Yorkshire, Becki has embraced life on "the wrong side of the Pennines".

Trends Round Up – April 2019

The world of events is constantly changing and innovating. Here is our round up of essential inspiration, news, happenings and interesting snippets for the event industry in April 2019. Making Event Ideas Happen If you have an event idea you…

Why 70db is the New 85db

Working in the hustle-bustle of the events industry, people are constantly working in loud environments. Have you ever thought of the damage that all that noise could be doing to your ears? There are thousands of people in the United…

Trends Round Up – February 2019

The world of events doesn’t stand still for long. Here is our round up of essential inspiration, news, happenings and interesting tidbits from the event industry in February 2019. Coloured Light Filters Oversized event letters have been a hit for…

11 Things People Hate to Hear at Events

At conferences and events, there are a number of words and phrases which will strike fear into every attendee. Believe us – no one wants to hear these dreaded words. Avoid these at all costs! We created a list of…

26 Ways Conferences Will Be Different in 2029

Conferences are constantly evolving and look and feel very different today than they were 10 years ago. But what changes can we expect to see from conferences in the next 10 years? What will conferences look like in 2029?  …

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…

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Event Trends for 2017 [Panel Discussion]

EventMB – the number one blog for event professionals – recently launched their latest free report: 10 Event Trends for 2017. Covering event technology, meeting design, venues & destinations and marketing & social media it is essential and recommended reading for everyone…

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Blog On MSI September 2016

Freshly back from #BlogonMSI, a blogging conference in Manchester, here are my event highlights in terms of conversation, brands and learning. This was my third Blog On event, and the biggest attendance by far, selling out in just three weeks….

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Blog On MSI Ice Breaker

Next Sunday is the fantastic Blog on MSI Conference, which is a not to be missed event for bloggers at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This will be the third time I have attended and I always…

Strong Woman – Karren Brady [Book Review]

I have always had a lot of respect for business woman Karren Brady CBE, and this has only increased now I have read her autobiography “Strong Woman – The Truth About Getting To The Top“. For anyone who isn’t familiar,…

Blogging Goals for 2016

As 2016 dawns I have been reflecting on my personal, business and blogging goals for the coming year, as is the tradition. Inspired by this New Years Resolution post I wrote for EventMB and this post by Sir Richard Branson…

25 Eventprofs You Need to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is the most recent social media phenomenon. The photo sharing tool has 300 million monthly active users worldwide, with 14 million of those from the UK (as at July 2015). Now owned by Facebook, it’s visual nature has made it a…

Event Blogger of the Week

Huge thanks to Square Meal who have voted me their event blogger of the week! What an honour and what a lovely notification to receive out of the blue! I will display the badge with pride! Many #eventprofs will already…

So What is Egg Rolling?

On Easter Monday I had my first experience of Egg Rolling. Despite living in Preston for 11 years I have to admit this was something I had heard about but didn’t really understand and had definitely never seen in action….

Event Trends 2015

Happy New Year! The dawn of 2015 is now upon us. Every year we look forward to the event trends we predict will impact on the events industry within the next 12 months. We think these are some of the major…

Is This the Best Twitter Wall Ever?

There are a number of event Twitter Walls (feeds) available and we have experimented with a number of different (largely free) solutions over the years. Recently however I discovered Tweetbeam and I was delighted when they offered me the opportunity to test the…

What Can the Apprentice Teach Us About Event Management?

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…

Be Brilliant in Business

Last night was the Central Lancashire Business Event.  This is an annual free event organised jointly by Preston, South Ribble and Chorley Councils.  The event has been running for seven years and this was the fourth year that we have supported…

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…

Kirstie Allsopp and the Great Event Management Degree Debate

TV personality Kirstie Allsopp has once again reignited the debate around whether Event Management degrees are worthwhile through a tweet questioning why anyone would study event management. As an event management graduate, and now an associate event management lecturer at…

The Venue Expo 2014 Review

This morning I had a flying visit to the Venue Expo exhibition at Event City in Manchester.  It was the first year that the show has run and the first exhibition of its kind in the North West region aimed at MICE Professionals….

My honest V Festival 2014 Review

Regular readers of this blog and anyone that knows me will know that I adore V Festival at Weston Park, Stafford and have attended the festival religiously over the best part of a decade.  It is true that in the…

V Festival 2014 Must See Acts

I LOVE V Festival!  Many good times have been had over the years, although I admit that we now attend in style; 2 nights in a hotel rather than a tent in the muddy campsite!  I have only missed attending…

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…

How Do I Merge Two Google+ Pages?

I noticed recently that I had two Google+ company pages and no idea how to merge them together.  I had the brand page which I had created some time back and post to as often as I can (see here –…

The Meetings Show Exhibition Review 2014

Last week I attended the Meetings Show at Olympia, London (8th – 10th July 2014).  Here is my review of the exhibition, which I was attending for the first time. I spent Wednesday and Thursday at the show, days 2 and…