Category: Event Management

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…

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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 Event Management Degree Tweets

Kirstie Allsopp and the Great Event Management Degree Debate

TV personality Kirstie Allsopp has once again reignited the debate around Event Management degrees via this tweet: Have just discovered you can study Events Management over 4 years at uni? WTF?! Go and work for an events company and they'll pay…

Are event managers loud?

Do you have to be Loud to be an Event Management Student?

Do event managers / event management students have to be loud? Or is loud just used to explain the exuberance, sociability and enthusiasm of event managers? This week I had an interesting and entertaining conversation with two Course Leaders/Senior Lecturers…

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What the Arctic Monkeys Teach You About Event Management

One of the major talking points from the Brit Awards 2014 is the Arctic Monkeys acceptance speech for Best Album (their second award of the evening).  Alex Turner certainly divided opinion with his talk of sludge, swamps and rock ‘n’…

Event Manager at Sound desk

Conference Essentials for Event Managers

We have lost count of the number of conferences and events we have organised over the years but there are certain essentials which we ensure are on hand at every single event we organise. We started putting together our list,…

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Event Trends 2014

The event industry is constantly evolving.  Last year we wrote a blog post on Conference Trends 2013.  Reading back over the post we think that we predicted the year ahead fairly accurately (even if we do say so ourselves!) and…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

Ensuring Your Attendees Stay Relaxed and Happy During Your Event

Following on from yesterdays post ‘Ensuring Your Event Attendees Arrive Relaxed and Happy‘ I wanted to continue the theme with some basics for keeping your attendees relaxed and happy throughout your conference or event. 1. Have a good Chair who keeps…

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Ensuring Your Event Attendees Arrive Relaxed and Happy

The topic for #BEDN today is ‘Relax‘ so I wanted to share some basics to ensure attendees arrive at your future events happy and relaxed! When I attend events organised by other people it often surprises me how they sometimes…

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…

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…

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 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…

Event Management Lessons from the Apprentice

I am a huge fan of the Apprentice, however I think that the ‘Corporate Away Day’ episode in week six (Series 9, Episode 6) was probably the most cringe worthy and uncomfortable viewing I have ever experienced on television!  Event…

International DJ Playlists

Very soon we will be running a conference over in Germany.  On day three of the event, after the Gala Dinner, there will be a DJ playing through until the early hours of the morning.  The event will be attended…

Conference Trends 2013

We can’t believe the first month of 2013 has gone already! This inspired us to think about the changing landscape of the events industry and changes and developments we foresee for conferences in the next 12 months. It will be…

TechFest 2012

On Monday 18th June Becki Cross from Events Northern Ltd attended TechFest 2012  at the Mermaid Conference Centre, London.  Read more about the event in this blog post…. TechFest (http://tech-fest.co.uk/) is an event aimed purely at event organisers and focused on…

International Confex 2012

This week Events Northern Ltd had a whirlwind trip down to London for International Confex 2012.  Confex is an essential day out for anyone who organises events and this year took place between the 6th and 8th March, at ExCel,…

Event Manager at information help desk

Business Etiquette Tips for Event Managers

The Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Event Management at the University of Central Lancashire recently asked for my top ten hints and tips on professional business etiquette for budding Event Managers.  I started thinking about my personal experience and…

Is your event management company saving you money?

Image via Wikipedia There are countless benefits to using an event management company and in these difficult economic times it is crucial that every penny counts.  So what should you expect from your event management company when it comes to…

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Top Tips for a Successful Career in Event Management

The recent A-Level and GCSE results got me thinking about what advice I would give to anyone interested in event management.  You may be considering studying an Event Management degree and/or want to embark on a career in event management?…

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