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How to Start an Event Planning Business from Home (Updated 2018)


Many Event Planners start out working from home. This can be a great model for setting up an event planning business as it keeps overheads down in those critical early stages of trading and can maximise productivity.

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The Conference Owner’s Guide: From Conference Touchpoints To Journey Experiences Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

Too often conference and meeting professionals assume that their role is best suited to planning and executing the conference. They leave the big decisions about target customers, their needs and their aspirations to the organization’s leaders, the marketing department or even the education division.

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5 Great Themes for an Unforgettable Corporate Event


Are you fed up with planning work parties, because it never seems like anyone wants to attend? What’s with everyone being so resistant to a little bit of fun?

2018 141

Surprising Items You Can Still Check on Planes

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note. This was one of our most popular articles of 2015, so we decided to revisit it to see what has changed in the security line in the intervening three years.

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9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

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Selling tickets on Facebook and how a Canadian event platform is changing the game

Event Industry News

Showpass, Canada’s fastest-growing event platform, has secured a potentially game-changing position with Facebook, becoming one of the social media giant’s first native ticketing partners.

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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.

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The Conference Owner’s Guide To Customer Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Who owns the overall experience that customers have at your conference? Who oversees and manages the conference customers’ journey? Is it you or someone else? Or perhaps no one is considering the holistic experience of your conference customer?

2018 138

Will Marriott’s Cut in Commissions to Third Parties Increase Costs for Meetings?

Smart Meetings

Planners are reacting with a range of emotion to the announcement by Marriott International that it will cut commissions to third-party planners for bookings—and predictions that the move could impact their clients. After months of rumors, Marriott said in a letter sent Jan.

2018 87

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.

Is Your F&B Offering Instagrammable Enough?

PCMA Convene

Darlene Somers, CMP. We’ve all seen those quintessential food photos on social media — the perfect chocolate sundae backlit by a cityscape at night or beach sunset, or a mouth-watering, step-by-step photo series for a lemon garlic buttered salmon recipe.

2018 88

28 Rewarding Speaker Gift Ideas


##abovethefold## Give your speakers a little something extra with some of these thoughtful gift ideas to show your appreciation. Don’t just give your speakers another paperweight, consider offering them something more meaningful that doesn’t have to cost a lot.

London City Beach – The No 1 London summer beach party venue

Event Industry News

The team behind City Summer House and London Summer House, Awesome Events, are proud to announce the first of its kind pop up beach concept in The Shoreditch area for over 10 years.

2018 86

9 Instagrammable Los Angeles Rooftops

Smart Meetings

A great way to take advantage of the California sunshine and get out of a stuffy ballroom is to stage an event atop one of these nine rooftop venues. From Venice Beach and Beverly Hills, from the heart of Hollywood to downtown L.A., these spots will have you and your guests #RaisingtheRoof.

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.

5 Things an Event Strategist Wishes She Knew When Starting Her Career

PCMA Convene

At Convening Leaders 2018 , Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP, founder and CEO of Insight Event Strategy, and former senior vice president of education and events at PCMA, shared with student attendees five things she wished she had known when she was just starting out: 1.

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Partnering With IMEX To Inspire Your Next Event


The IMEX Group and EventMB announce new partnership – industry research, case studies and exhibitor storytelling define ‘unprecedented journey’. We are very glad to announce a partnership with IMEX Group.

2018 161

Register Early and WIN an exclusive Instagram Walkabout with @Sree!


Social media guru, ex-Chief digital Officer of The MET, Former Dean of Columbia School of Journalism, Sree Sreenivasan wants to take YOU and an exclusive group of techsytalk LIVE guests on his famed instagram Walkabout the morning of techsytalk LIVE 10. HOW DO I ENTER TO WIN?”

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How To Create Your Event Budget

Endless Events

If you’re planning an event, there’s one step that is essential to making that event happen: creating the event budget.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

How — and Why — You Should Break out of Your Bubble

PCMA Convene

?. Ethnically-diverse companies are 35 percent more likely to outperform their peers, said Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, in a talk, “Break Out of the Bubble — Inclusion to Enrich Your Life,” at Convening Leaders.

2018 83

EventsCase grows 312% in 2017

Event Industry News

EventsCase All-in-One Event Management Software focused on providing a very easy-to-use, powerful and comprehensive solution for event websites, on-line registration, on-site registration, native mobile apps and 1-2-1 meeting scheduler; has grown 312% during 2017.

2018 76

Undeniable Experiences Steal the Spotlight

Smart Meetings

As an event planner in 2018, one of your biggest hurdles to overcome when selecting the event agenda is ensuring complete audience engagement. Thanks to smartphones, this has become a monumental task. The reality is that the average user picks up their phone 85 times per day.

2018 75

Event Registration Software Comparison


Planning an event? If so, you are probably in need of a registration software to help you manage everything. From applicant registration, vendor registration, emails, reporting, check-in, etc. There are many kinds of events out there and of course, there are many kinds of event software.

2018 72

Free Event Planning Tools To Make Work Easier


Who doesn’t love a free event planning tool? One of the best free event planning tools an #eventprof can use are templates. You can avoid missing crucial event details, reduce the stress of recreating something from scratch, and hit the ground running from day one.

Levy UK forms catering partnership with Goodwood

Event Industry News

Levy UK, a leading sports, leisure and hospitality company, has secured a five-year catering contract with Goodwood, the 12,000-acre estate in West Sussex famous for its motorsport and horse-racing events.

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The Ultimate Road to CMP

Smart Meetings

Looking to earn your Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2018? The CMP program was established in 1985 to enrich knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, endorse the status and credibility of the profession and establish a uniform standard in the field.

2018 69

Summer Camp Emails | Outstanding Balance Request Template


Camp is about giving the best experience to your campers. Camp is about relationships with the families that trust you, it is about education, leadership and self-esteem of the adults of the future. It is your mission. But you cannot do your mission if you can’t pay the bills and you are in the red!

2018 70

State of Event Sponsorship in 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 97


Event Sponsorship is most essential part of every event. Organization can build a brand by making sponsor in live event which is engaging and driving business results. But how can an event prof make sure the sponsor aligns with the needs of the event? Join us today to find out.

2018 69

Pieminister: Award-winning pie makers ready to cater for any event

Event Industry News

Pieminister (created by brothers-in-law Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon) began in Bristol in 2003. After many months of pastry mixing, baking and of course tasting, Pieminister’s first pies were born.

2018 70

City Guide – San Francisco


From its inception, San Francisco has drawn an eclectic mix of risk-takers who together have helped shape its cultural landscape.

Fully Integrated: The Evolution of PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute

PCMA Convene

Jennifer Kingen Kush, DES. The evolution of PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute (DEI) reflects the evolution of digital events themselves.

2018 68

Free industry magazines, blogs and podcasts, oh my!

Plan Your Meetings

There’s a great deal of free content online from industry publications and blogs—even more if you venture onto the offerings shared via social media. Following is a bookmark-worthy page for no-cost industry media online and in print. (If

2018 69 finishes 2017 with 25 million euros in gross ticket sales

Event Industry News

At the end of 2017, has processed one million tickets for 25 million euros in gross sales. The event ticket search engine leader in Spain estimates that it has saved its visitors more than 4 million euros.

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