2013 In Review: WordPress Annual Report

Happy New Year! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for the Event and Conference blog (how kind of them!). Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times…

Becki Cross, MD, Events Northern Ltd

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

We thought it would be interesting to look through our WordPress stats and identify and recap our most viewed blog posts of 2013. Not all of the following blogs were written or published within the last year but they are…

Hotel Barcelona Princess

On my recent trip to EIBTM I was lucky enough to stay 2 nights in the Hotel Barcelona Princess.  This is a 4* hotel in front of the CCIB International Congress facility & the new yachting harbour in Barcelona. It is an avant-garde hotel opened…

Gallery Hotel Barcelona

During my trip to EIBTM as a hosted buyer I was invited to a dinner at the Gallery Hotel, Barcelona.  This is a 4* hotel located in Barcelona city centre and renovated in 2013. The hotel has 110 rooms with complimentary internet,…

Are Event Management Degrees Worthwhile?

Are you thinking about studying event management at university? Are you wondering if an event management degree is worthwhile? We look into the arguments and myths about what an event management degree can and cannot offer. With a twenty year…

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…

All the Right Noises: Enhancing Your Seminar through Sound

If you’re planning a seminar or business conference and are wondering how to give it that extra dimension it needs to really become something special, the answer is simple – introduce sound. Bringing extra auditory aspects into your conference not…

Why I Love Organising Conferences

Recently I was talking to a fellow event manager who is tasked with organising various conferences and they were saying that they would much prefer to be organising a dinner or team building exercise, or indeed any other type of…

EIBTM in pictures

Becki has had a fantastic time visiting the EIBTM events industry exhibition in Barcelona. We wanted to share some pictures from our trip! [gallery  type=”rectangular” ids=”620,618,617,619,621,623,622,624,625,626,627,628,629,630,631,632,633,634,635,636,637,638,639,640,641,643,644,645,646,647″]  

Hull 2017 City of Culture

Congratulations Hull City of Culture 2017

Hull is City of Culture 2017! Driving to the airport this morning ahead of EIBTM I heard the announcement that Hull has been selected as the UK City of Culture 2017. I couldn’t stop smiling at the news – I am…

10 Facts About Events Northern Ltd

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘Newsflash’ so I thought I would share a quick post with you before I finish my packing for EIBTM 2013 tomorrow.  Here are 10 facts you may not know about Events Northern Ltd. Events…

Ensuring Your Event Attendees Arrive Relaxed and Happy

For your event attendees to get the most from an event you need to ensure attendees arrive happy and relaxed, rather than stressed and frustrated. When I attend events organised by other people it often surprises me how they sometimes…

EIBTM

Next week I am attending EIBTM for the first time (see www.eibtm.com).  I believe EIBTM stands for European Incentive and Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition.  EIBTM is the global expo for the meetings and events industry, taking place 19th-21st November in Fira…

Hull for UK City of Culture 2017

Today the topic for #BEDN is ‘Favourite Folk.’ As shared in my earlier blog post My Hometown I am extremely proud of my Yorkshire roots. I want to dedicate this blog post to Hull and its people in support of…

Starting Out in Business > Working from Home

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘Workplace‘ and so I am focusing this post on starting out in business.  When I set up Events Northern Ltd back in 2004 I started out working from home – first from a desk under the stairs…

Do you Need to Be an Ogre in Business?

Today, 13th November, is World Kindness Day and todays #BEDN topic.  In planning this post I started pondering about kindness in the world of business.  At Events Northern Ltd we always try to go the extra mile for our clients,…

My Hometown > East Yorkshire

The Topic for #BEDN today is ‘My Hometown.’  Those of you that know me personally or follow my personal Twitter account will probably know that I am originally from East Yorkshire, but have been happily settled in Lancashire for over…

Remembrance Day > Picture Gallery of Past Events

Todays #BEDN topic is Remembrance Day.  In tribute I decided to create a ‘silent’ post, sharing pictures instead of words from a selection of past events we have organised…. Credit for many of the photographs is to Andy Whitehead Photography…

Tesco Hudl Review

The suggested task for #BEDN today is to talk about something different.  This is very convenient for me as I am itching to tell you about my new gadget!  I am now lucky enough to be the proud owner of…

Twitter Chats

Twitter chats, or tweet ups, are a great way to use Twitter to network virtually with individuals from a specific industry or with a shared interest or location.  It is a great way to find interesting people to follow and…

Lancashire Tourism Awards

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘A Day in the Life‘ so we thought we would share a little bit about what we have been up to!  Yesterday (7th November 2013) Becki and Gill from Events Northern Ltd were lucky…

10 Reasons to Organise a Conference, Seminar or Workshop

The #BEDN topic for today is “10 Things” so I wanted to share with you 10 Reasons to Organise a Conference, Seminar or Workshop. To share learning and best practice from thought leaders and experts To engage with like minded…

Event Management – a Stressful Career Choice?

Welcome to day six of Blog Every Day in November (#BEDN).  The topic today is National Stress Awareness Day. A recent article by the Telegraph has revealed that almost half of Britons consider themselves stressed.  Stress is one of the most…

Social Media for Women

On 26th November 2013 I will be speaking at Social Media for Women 2013 (#SM4W13), in Preston, Lancashire.  Everyone, male and female, can attend the conference but the line up of speakers are all female. A recent survey conducted in the UK…

Event Catering

Day four of Blog Every Day in November and the topic today is ‘Food Glorious Food.’  Relating this back to my own blog I wanted to specifically focus on event catering, specifically for conferences, workshops and seminars. Catering is important. …

Event Lighting Ideas

Happy Diwali!  It is the Hindu festival of lights.  It is also day three of #BEDN (Blog Every Day in November) and whether you are Hindu or not, the topic today is to think (and blog!) about light. Lighting is…

Starting an Event Management Company

Day two of #BEDN (Blog Every Day in November) and the topic today is ‘Something You Made.’  In this post I want to share a little about setting up the event management company Events Northern Ltd, which was incorporated in 2004….