Upscaling your event

It’s a dream scenario. Your event has been steadily growing for a few years adding a few score new delegates or visitors every 12 months. You’ve upsized your hotel space a few times and this year is the big move to the conference centre or the exhibition hall. You are ready to mix it with […]

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Tech Fest 2014 – A Love Byte

Tech Fest – A Love Byte takes place on the 20th June. And like any event planner the lead up to the event is a stressful time as I find myself finalising what seems to be a growing list of things to do. It’s at times like this I really do wonder why we put […]

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The power of event data

Event data is my new best friend this year. We have to use technology to collect it and help us to use it. Most Event Planners would agree that collecting data from their event is very important. In fact they’ve probably been saying that for years and most of them would have been collecting some […]

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Event organiser skills

To understand behavioural change we have to change  I stated at the outset of my yearly blog about skills for event planners with this phrase: “if you aren’t in the change business then you aren’t in business” and I really can’t think of a better way to open this longer piece about the need for […]

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Which events to attend in 2014

Every year more and more events take place and understandably attendees are continuing to feel event fatigue; turning up to at best average events. Organisations are continuing to question the ROI and value of business events. Everyone should be thinking which are the events to attend in 2014. However not all events are the same. […]

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5 little ways to improve events

This blog is dedicated and inspired by Adrian Webster of “Polar Bear Pirates” fame. Adrian presented at Association Congress in London on the 11th December. Like most great speakers I felt he was saying things specifically designed for my ears. But of course that’s not true. The best speakers just make you think the particular […]

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