How to add an exhibition to a conference

Throughout my events career (now spanning 20 years) the biggest financial successes I’ve had have been when helping clients to add an exhibition to an established conference. How to add an exhibition to a conference Adding an exhibition to an established conference is still a common approach in the events industry. If it works it […]

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Exhibitions and how to stand out

Excite don’t just exhibit I attended IBTM in Barcelona last year (as I always do as it’s my local show) and it looked very much like it always does. That’s not a bad thing as IBTM is a good looking show and a bit of familiarity helps when you are trying to find your way […]

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The stressful job of an event professional

I was asked my GEVME a great event marketing and management platform to contribute to an article about relieving stress before an event. The advice from the experienced planners is very useful in removing pre event  stress from the stressful job of an event professional. Try and relax, picture a good event and try and […]

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why we are organising a homeless hackathon

“I work from home” How often have I said this since I moved to Barcelona. Our small events company does its thing (mainly consultancy) from my home / office. Like many people who work from home we never quite realise how lucky we are. It’s the shortest commute known to man. I can juggle numerous […]

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How to use data to sell event tickets

Data is the hottest topic in events this year. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union changing the way we collect and use our data, event managers have to be data savvy like never before. So, in this post I thought I would focus on how to use data […]

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Scotland’s first-ever homeless hackathon

Press Release Glasgow to host Scotland’s first-ever “Homeless Hackathon” A major homeless hackathon will take place in Glasgow across the weekend of 13th – 15th April, designed to find practical ways of tackling the homeless situation in Scotland’s major cities. Scotland’s first-ever “Homeless Hackathon” will aim to be a spark for innovative solutions including apps, websites and other digital […]

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Homeless Events That End Homelessness

It can become easy to be detached from the good in life. When you are tirelessly working away, without getting much credit, perhaps running another boring conference or an exhibition where no one seems happy to be there, it is easy to forget the amazing power of getting people together to share an experience. So […]

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17 things I learned running an online event

In 2017, despite having organised events for almost twenty years, I ran my first completely online event. We had over 500 paying attendees over an eight hour event. Here’s what I learned. 17 things I learned running my first live online event 1. Set measurable objectives when running an online event An online event is no […]

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