16 Ways To Welcome Attendees With These Event Registration Area Ideas


Although in many cases your event registration is a logistical necessity, you can still use it to your advantage. Even a simple registration desk set up can give a warm welcome, offer sponsorship opportunities and allow event staff to be on top form, greeting guests.

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The Event Budget Calculator: The Only Tool You Need To Run Successful Events


Use our online event budget calculator and event budget download template to ensure you keep your finances on track. Your event finances are critical to the success of your event. From the basics, right through to pro tips, we have you covered.

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200 Event Ideas To Steal Today (2018 edition)


200 unique event ideas to surprise your attendees. The only article you need in 2018 to plan successful events that wow attendees. It’s so tough to impress attendees these days, won’t you agree? That feeling of ‘seen it, done it’ it’s always lingering around.

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99 Resources to Get into Event Planning (Updated 2018)


Breaking into event planning with little to no experience can be a challenge. And it’s REALLY hard to get experience if no one will hire you. Or is it? Hey, I’ve been there. I know the challenges. But they can be overcome with a few tactics, tools, and strategies.

2018 254

9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

The New Event Technology Formula (2018 Edition): Strategies, Tactics and Tools That Work


A comprehensive guide to understand how event technology is used in events. Strategy, intelligence, free resources and ideas to make technology work for your event. Much has been written about using technology to run better events. Everything should be easier right?

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19 Corporate Event Entertainment and Experiences


Corporate events can be used to spark creativity, innovation and productivity in your team, by choosing exciting experiences or activities that all of your guests can enjoy. Here are 19 ways to boost staff morale and break the ice at your next annual gala, awards evening or meeting.

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Attract the Right Event Sponsors Every Time (2018 Sponsorship Guide)


How do you attract sponsors looking for the perfect event sponsorship opportunity? Your event needs to offer what sponsors are looking for, and come up with groundbreaking and worthwhile sponsorship packages to attract more sponsorship revenue. You have one chance to impress.

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30 #Eventtech Startups To Watch This Spring


It’s that time of the year again when we bring you the freshest startups bringing innovation to the event industry. Check them out. Eventtech never sleeps. More and more startups are bringing incredible innovation to the event industry.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Event Trends Watch: The Largest Trends Database of 2018


100+ event trends transforming the industry. This is your insight platform to navigate 2018 and access the latest ideas changing the way we plan and execute events. If there is one thing that event planners from all over the world love EventMB for it would be current trends in event planning.

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Advanced Corporate Event Planning Guide (2018 edition): Ideas, Checklists and Tips to Plan Successful Corporate Events


Would you agree that planning corporate events is not an easy beast to tame? Seriously, how can you get advice on planning events for the most demanding audiences out there? You probably know it all.

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19 Event Entrance Ideas To Make A Great First Impression


The entrance isn’t important, it’s about what happens at the event that matters right? Wrong. Your event entrance is the first opportunity to make an impact and sets the tone for what is ahead. It can create wow-factor from the very beginning and even enhance attendee opinion on what is inside.

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18 Event Floral Displays for Maximum Impact


We’ve all seen the pretty event floral displays off to the side of the venue. But, do they really make an impact and stand out? They often afford a glance from attendees who may (or may not) admire them before moving swiftly on but flower costs can make a severe dent in event budgets. We […].

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Top 5 Qualities of a Successful Event Manager (Updated 2018)


Do you have what it takes to make it in the event industry? If you answered “yes” based solely on your event organizing skills, you might be surprised to know that our international group of experts didn’t rank that quality as number one in terms of importance. So what do you need to succeed?

2018 267

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

The 7 Steps Event Venue Checklist (2018 edition): A bulletproof guide to find the perfect venue for your event


The only checklist you need to source the perfect venue for your event. Trends, tactics, free templates and research to help you with your event venue selection.

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18 Charging Stations To Power Up Your Event


Charging stations are the new event tech accessory that goes down well with attendees and shows them you care, here are some ways to integrate them into your next event. Give attendees all the juice that they need by incorporating a charging station into your event planning.

The Ultimate Guide to Event Proposals That Win Business (2018 Edition)


Events simply can’t happen without someone footing the bill but when you’re competing to win business, how can you be sure that your event proposal will get the job done?

2018 255

131 Event Apps Compared: (Quickly) Choose the Best App for Your Event


131 event mobile apps reviewed. Quickly choose the best mobile app for your event. In this article you will also find tips, templates and workflow to make sure your event app is a success. Free PDF included.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

The Event Metrics You Need To Wow Your Boss


This is a sponsored post by Omnience. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. You walk into your Monday meeting to kick off planning for your next event and your boss asks, “How did the last event go?” ” It isn’t enough to just reply, “It went great!”

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Grenadine Event Management Software: Manage Large Events More Effectively


Grenadine is an Event Management Software and mobile app built to handle large conferences and conventions with complex schedules and large numbers of participants. Here is our review. Grenadine Event Management Software: What Is It?

2018 149

How to Write a Business Plan for Raising Venture Capital


Are you looking to raise venture capital ? You need a good idea – and an excellent business plan. Business planning and raising venture capital go hand-in-hand. A business plan is required for attracting venture capital.

19 Ways To Incorporate the Pantone Color of The Year Into Your Event


So, this year, purple is the new black! Ultra Violet to be exact. For event planners, keeping up with the current trends is important in the industry to stay competitive. Color and texture can play a vital role in transforming a venue, tablescape or atmosphere.

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20 Comfortable Event Lounges For Attendee Networking


Network in style and comfort at your next event with these lounge upgrade ideas for any event format. Event lounges are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a respite for many events and show you have thought of attendee comfort.

2018 177

Event Integrity: Get Connected to Event Planners and Vendors You Can Trust


Event Integrity is a free marketplace to find reliable and pre-screened event planners and vendors, approved to a professional standard. Here is our review. abovethefold## Event Integrity: What Is It? Event Integrity is a brand new initiative raising the quality standards in the event industry.

2018 173

Using Multiple Levels For Maximum Exhibition Stand Impact: 11 Examples


Be memorable and make maximum impact at an exhibition by using different heights and levels to your advantage.

2018 179

28 Gift Ideas and Gadgets for Event Planners


Treat the event planner in your life or reward members of your event planning team with some of these last-minute Christmas gift ideas for items they actually need and want. What do you get the eventprof guru who always seems to have everything under control?

2017 256

20 Life Hacks for Event Planners


There is no need to rely on anyone else, take charge of your event planner life with these self-management hacks and reclaim your day. Productivity is the key to managing your life but this can be hard to find and while we can’t control the amount of hours in the day, we can make a […].

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The Top 10 Videos for Event Planners


Video content is quickly becoming an essential for every event. It is also an essential and modern way to consume content in an easy to digest and convenient format.

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Event Management Software Guide (2018 edition): Choose and Compare the Best Tools For Your Event


Choosing the best event management software for your conference, exhibition or event can be a daunting process. Dozens of pricing options, hundreds of providers, thousands of features. Yet modern events cannot do without a solid event management software infrastructure. But where do you start?

2018 223

25 Corporate Event Ideas To Steal


Business environments need to be navigated differently so here’s some ideas for planning your next corporate event. A successful corporate event consists of several elements but it often has a strong underlying message or purpose which it is important to convey in a professional manner.

13 Reasons Why Every Kid Should Become an Event Planner


From the moment a child is born, parents fantasize about what career their offspring will eventually hold. Is event planner on your top ten wish list? Possibly not. But you just might want to reconsider that.

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17 Snappy Event Photo Booths


Get the props flowing and snaps going with fantastic photo booths that are a guaranteed hit every time.

2018 222

The Secret Recipe to Great Event Networking


Facilitating great networking at your event is a lot of work. Yet, it’s incredibly important because it’s one of the top draws of events. There are many ways to promote better networking but most of them boil down to this recipe for success. Networking has a strange appeal.

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18 Mobile Food & Drink Options For Event Catering


Food and drinks on the go can suit a variety of event formats so here’s how you can keep mobile catering sophisticated and classy.

2018 223

How Events Change Lives: AfrikaBurn Legacy [Case Study]


This is a case study from IMEX Group. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies. Do you believe in the butterfly effect, in which a small change can have epic consequences for your event?

2018 193

More Brands Opt For Experiential Marketing While Ad Budgets Shrink


Experiential is one of the hottest trends in marketing right now. Brands are shifting more marketing dollars away from traditional advertising into experiential marketing and agencies are adapting to this paradigm shift. What can eventprofs do to stay at the front of the experiential bandwagon?

The Trade Show of the Future


Would you agree that trade shows are in need of change if they want to stay relevant? Many attendees complain about their traditional resistance to change. There is a better way to plan trade shows that deliver a unique event experience to increasingly demanding attendees.