Category: Event Management

T is for Training

As part of our #EventprofsAtoZ series we have lined up a number of guest bloggers to post on their area of expertise. No one should have ever finished learning. Whether you have years of industry experience, are learning the ropes…

N is for Nuptials

As part of our #EventprofsAtoZ series we have lined up a number of guest bloggers to post on their area of expertise. Today, we hear from Louise Bashforth, Founder of L27 Weddings and Events.  L27 is a creative event design…

L is for Lighting

The importance of lighting at an event can often be overlooked. When it is done right, it can be one of the most effective ways of completely transforming a space. It can help set the atmosphere that you are trying…

#Eventprofs A to Z

We all know how hard it is to stay on top of our business related social media activity. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Blogging all take time, and without prior planning, it can be difficult to make sure your content is…

First Monday in May – Film Documentary [Review]

Netflix is a treasure trove of great documentaries and I was delighted when a friend directed me to the ‘First Monday in May’, directed by Andrew Rossi. The title refers to the long-standing Met Gala annual date, and the 90-minute…

event trends

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…

2016 Events Northern Recap

The clocks have gone back, the nights have started getting longer and the sun has started making the view from our office window that little bit more lovely… Can you believe it is Mid-April already?! Where does the time go? The old…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…