event industry and homelessness

What happens after a hackathon

I’ve had a few event organisers get in touch with me following the post last year about how an organisation can make the most of a hackathon. One of the questions I was asked was “what happens after a hackathon as it seems very different from other types of events?” This is a brilliant question […]

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My review of PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

I’d heard a lot about PCMA Convening Leaders. It is widely regarded as the best event in the event industry. It’s certainly the biggest, with almost 5000 event planners attending this years event in Pittsburgh. Now, that’s MASSIVE! And after attending I have to agree, it’s certainly the best event for event planners that I […]

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meeting design fresh formats

Fresh formats for conferences

I spoke at IBTM in Barcelona (you can read the “review” here) at the end of November on one of my favourite topics, Meeting Design or fresh formats for conferences. The session was entitled “Fresh Formats and Engagement” and I thought it would be worth doing a blog post around the key points from my session […]

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The perfect speaker briefing

There is a direct correlation between how well a speaker is briefed and how good the conference will be. The better the briefing the better the content. And therefore the better the conference. So how do you design the perfect speaker briefing? How are you briefing your speakers I often talk about the 700 or so […]

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tips on organising an amazing event

How to run an amazing event an overview of what the best events do

I would like to think that anyone can learn how to run an amazing event. Even if you are running an annual general meeting, a staff away day, an exhibition, product launch or a conference I see no reason that it can’t be an amazing event. As an industry we have to move away from […]

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how big events must consider the locals

The Edinburgh Festival how large events must consider the locals

There are many different things you are taught as an event organiser, but one ever present is that “big is beautiful” There’s scarcely an events organiser who doesn’t want their small event to grow to epic proportions. However sometimes the size of your current event is as big as it needs to be. Events don’t […]

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