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Need to take your event online NOW?

We know that there has been a trend for event organisers to take their events online. At Gallus Events, we have been “gently encouraging” other organisers to take their events online for a while, mainly for sustainability reasons, but something has changed: they need to take their event online NOW!   How to start what […]

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The need for a strategic approach to online events

The need for a strategic approach to online events should underpin your decisions, even if you are rushing to get online.   Canceled physical events have always been with us, but at the moment, this rare occurrence, seems ever more likely. Concerns around gathering big groups of people together have led many organisations to look […]

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The ultimate virtual event speaker brief

One area we know loads of event professionals are struggling with is getting good digital content for their online events. So we have created the ultimate virtual event speaker brief. If you are an organiser who has never organised an online event before and you are worried about briefing your speakers then this article is […]

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Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spotlight, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing. My dad was the perfect “first footer”, tall, dark and […]

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Flight shaming in the events industry

A throw-away trend or something that will shape our events, how should we view flight shaming in the events industry? In December 2019 I travelled to Madrid to attend the Sustainable Innovation Summit, an official side event at the COP 25UN Climate Change Conference. I was very keen to find out what sustainability professionals thought […]

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How sustainable was COP 25 Madrid

The UN Climate Conference took place in Madrid in Dec 2019. I decided to travel down from Barcelona to find out how sustainable was COP 25?     It is no surprise that yet again, we have another climate gathering that we can list as a missed opportunity. There never seems to be enough of an […]

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