17 Event Signage Ideas

Event Manager

The main purpose of event signage is to make the attendee journey around your event easier. Event signage is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Get inspired by these beautiful examples of event signage to spice things up a bit.

Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

Velvet Chainsaw

Be sure to allow a minimum of 45 minutes for the main speaker. To realize the highest ROI, challenge these professionals to add value beyond the main stage. Not long ago, becoming a professional speaker was a third step in a thought leaders career path.

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Make the Most of Industry Conferences: Host Microevents

Event Farm

Think of these events as a sideshow to the main attraction. Even in today’s world dominated by social media and online interaction, many organizations still recognize the benefits of attending in-person industry conferences and tradeshows.

20 Ways to Modernize an Annual Meeting – Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s OK to have a handful of these, just don’t publish them as part of the main program or sessions at a glance. Most annual meetings have used the same template agenda for decades. They just replace the filling each year.

How to make an empty conference room look full

Gallus Events

Remove some chairs, or even some rows of chairs from the main room. So while that is happening I would have a few staff (venue staff preferably) rearranging the chairs slightly in the main room.

Preventing Event Check-In Aggravation

Eventinterface

It is key that you have a clearly marked area for walk-up attendees and issue event registrations to the side of the main registration area. We have all been there. You arrive at your conference and check-in lines seem to go on forever.

5 Top Tips To Help You Organize A Conference in Singapore

Eventinterface

Singapore has 4 main nationalities namely Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian, thus it is has multiple religions and varied customs. Location and venue play an important part in the site selection process for a conference or event.

The Goal of Your Event Should Not be Lead Generation: Here's Why

Event Farm

Even worse, most marketers aren’t even setting a revenue-driven objective as their main goal in hosting events.

Back to School for Trade Show Organizers: Build In More Ways to Learn and Connect

Velvet Chainsaw

To most CEUs are the cherry on top of the main value proposition. This is the second in a series of posts on the findings of reports published by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) based on research recently conducted on attendee retention strategies.

The Top 11 Free Event Management Software

Capterra Event Management

RSVPify may be geared towards weddings, as advertised on the main page, however it is easily adaptable to any type of event. Update 5/22/2017: This piece has been updated to reflect comments and new software options discovered since the article first went live.

Your Trade Show Attendees: What Do They Really, Really Want?

Velvet Chainsaw

In this column, we’ll focus on the preferences influencing shopping—which 98% of respondents deemed as a main objective for returning.

What's the Right ROI for Your Sales Event Spend? VPs of Sales Chime In

Event Farm

Emmanuelle Skala, VP Sales & Customer Success, DigitalOcean Like other sales execs, Emmanuelle believes there are three main reasons to host an event—to generate awareness, generate leads, or accelerate deal— and defines the success of each type of event differently. “If

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networking at conferences structuring connections

Gallus Events

At the start of the conference we placed round tables and chairs in the main refreshment area. Networking at conferences is always one of the top three reasons that attendees give for attending a conference.

Finding a creative venue and what to look for

Gallus Events

The spaces used for breakout sessions should offer a different environment and feel from the main space. Clients often ask me, what should they look for in a venue that will support a creative conference?

The best and worst trends in the event industry

Eventinterface

Planners need to be as focused on these side meals as they are the main meal, or they may have some disgruntled attendees.” We asked meeting and event planners to share their thoughts on the best new trends, and the worst trends of the year.

Event Farm Launches Email Masking

Event Farm

Your organization name to be the of top focus, and the main detail that guests really remember throughout the event outreach process. Here at. Event Farm , we’re actively enhancing our product based on direct customer feedback.

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Going Vegetarian at Events

Gallus Events

We had two great main meals. One of my favourite columnists is the environmentalist George Monibot. He’s a rather opinionated fella (kind of helpful if you are going to write your opinions I guess) and I was particularly struck by one of his articles a few months back.

The five keys to great conference content

Gallus Events

At the end of February we supported Practically Perfect PA to run their second “Assist Conference” They reached their target of 100 PAs just a few days before the date of the conference, and everyone was delighted to have sold out the event. And the key to 100s PAs and one sell out event?

Evolve into a Caretaker of Content

Velvet Chainsaw

Content created onsite, through thought-provoking and inspirational speakers on the main stage, and through interactive workshops and concurrent break-outs, is just as important, if not more important, than sessions planned months out.

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Podcast: 5 habits of highly successful event managers

Event Industry News

For the first time, the podcast also welcomed a main sponsor, event registration supplier N200|GES.

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Conference Programme Template

Gallus Events

Breaking out again in the afternoon, perhaps after one or two main sessions is likely to be a good idea too. There is no such thing as the “perfect” conference programme.

Event Farm Hits the Road: Tour D'States 2016

Event Farm

Los Angeles : Tuesday, October 25th, 3-6pm, at Event Farm HQ, 2403 Main Street, Santa Monica We're excited to see you on the road and learn what you think about the future of the event and experiential industry. Good morning from Chicago!

Creative Event Ideas

Gallus Events

However, my main objective was, just for 20 minutes, to support the #eventprofs in the audience to believe they are creative. Here’s some more information, background and links to the second of the two sessions I delivered at IBTM in December. Creative Event Ideas.

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The future of exhibition technology

Event Industry News

A panel of four, chaired by exhibition marketing veteran Saul Leese, took to the Main Stage at Event Tech Live this morning to look at current trends and what’s around the technology corner.

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Sadler’s Wells hosts TEDxLondon 2017

Event Industry News

TEDxLondon 2017 took to the main stage of the 1,500-capacity theatre with a mission to shine new light on the extraordinary capacity of individuals to survive and thrive, celebrate […]. Sadler’s Wells played host for the first time to TEDxLondon 2017 on Sunday 4th June.

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Swoogo announces release of Swoogo Mobile

Event Industry News

Designed as a seamless integration with Swoogo’s desktop application, Swoogo Mobile takes the same ease-of-use approach as the company’s main product, allowing users to create their unique […].

6 Killer Secrets to Building Relationships with Sponsors by @dancarthy2

techsytalk

You can do this by hosting a smaller get-together event in the days leading up to the main conference. This will be mainly for the attendees to get to know the sponsor and their products.

The five keys to great conference content

Gallus Events

At the end of February we supported Practically Perfect PA to run their second “Assist Conference” They reached their target of 100 PAs just a few days before the date of the conference, and everyone was delighted to have sold out the event. And the key to 100s PAs and one sell out event?

EventIT 2017 Review

Gallus Events

And the main reason, is that shows of this size work. EVENTIT is part of an interesting and growing trend in the exhibition world in the UK. Event companies within smaller geographical areas are creating smaller versions of the larger London based trade shows.

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How to Pick The Perfect Giveaway for Your Event by @printsome

techsytalk

In a nutshell (just FYI nutshells don’t make for good giveaways), the main purpose of a freebie is to market your product/service.

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4 Tech Tools for Digital Fund-Raising

BizBash

Fund-raising is a top priority for nonprofits and one of the main goals behind events that they host. Nowadays, planners

10 Tips for Attendee Engagement, Part Three: After Your Event

Event Farm

One of the main reasons people attend business events is to network with industry peers. This is the third post in a three-part blog series with tips for engaging with attendees before, during and after events.

SiriusDecisions Summit 2017: An Insider’s Guide

Certain

Spring Conferences Are a Smorgasbord but Sirius Is the Main Meal. Then there is SiriusDecisions — now that’s the main course! The spring event season is here again, and with the longer days, flowers in bloom, and fresh asparagus in the markets, one can’t help but think of a fine meal.

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Evenium ConnexMe: Taking Event Engagement to the Next Level [Review]

Event Manager

Engagement is a top priority for 91% of event planners and 75% list attendee engagement as the main reason for using a mobile event app. Evenium ConnexMe have added new features for engagement, brainstorming and collaboration to their event app. Here is our review.

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The Top 8 Conferences Event Professionals Have to Attend

Capterra Event Management

Techsytalk Live focuses mainly on new event technology, with new tech demonstrations, industry speakers, and tons of hands-on workshops. I just love to travel, even if it’s for events or business trips. Well, there are certain aspects I don’t love — I’m not particularly a fan of flying.

How to Promote Your Event on Instagram by @dancarthy2

techsytalk

You can add a countdown widget on your main event site. Why should you use Instagram? Well, it’s really more of a question of why not. The statistic says it all. According to one report , the social network giant has 500 million monthly users and 300 million daily active users as of June 2016.

3 Actionable Ways Events Can Influence Your Marketing Strategy

Event Farm

If lead gen is your main event marketing goal, you can also invest in technologies like predictive marketing to expand on your ICP and identify companies that seem to match your target market.

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All Aboard for the Co-operative

Event Industry News

It’s not often you bump into Jimi Hendrix in a former Victorian main railway terminus, but then the Co-op is no ordinary organisation. How it chooses to celebrate the reinforcement of Co-operative values by its employees through the Pioneer Awards is a reflection of its unique character.

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10 tips for creating interactive hybrid events

Plan Your Meetings

From the main (face-to-face) location, have a dedicated emcee for remote attendees. Networking is one of the main reasons professionals attend events so this ensures that participants leave with the connections they value.

How Victoria’s Secret Reinvented the Fashion Show

Event Manager

We analyse how they reinvented one of their main events to make their luxury products appeal to everyday people. There are very few fashion shows that are accessible to the masses but Victoria’s Secret have done just that.