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9 Inspiring Quotes for #Eventprofs

Sometimes being an event manager is lonely. Sometimes you need to know that people have trodden this path and survived. Sometimes you just need a cup of tea and to sit and flick through some inspirational quotes. So, continuing our monthly series, here is another set of inspiring quotes for event planners from business leaders and other…

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Conference Trends for 2017

Back in February, I was invited to deliver the opening keynote at the C&IT Corporate Forum, an annual gathering of in-house event managers. I was asked to talk about conference trends, so I focused my talk on how societal change is affecting delegate expectations, and how the smartest event planners are rising to that challenge. The…

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ARC 2011 Airline Retail Conference

9 Inspiring Quotes for #Eventprofs

Sometimes being an event manager is lonely. Sometimes you need to know that people have trodden this path and survived. Sometimes you just need a cup of tea and to sit and flick through some inspirational quotes. So, continuing our regular series, here is another set of inspiring quotes for event planners, from business leaders and other…

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ARC 2011 Airline Retail Conference

9 Inspiring Quotes for #Eventprofs

Sometimes being an event manager is lonely. Sometimes you need to know that people have trodden this path and survived. Sometimes you just need a cup of tea and to sit and flick through some inspirational quotes. So, continuing our monthly series, here is another set of inspiring quotes for event planners from business leaders and other…

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ARC 2011 Airline Retail Conference

9 Inspiring Quotes for #Eventprofs

Sometimes being an event manager is lonely. Sometimes you need to know that people have trodden this path and survived. Sometimes you just need a cup of tea and to sit and flick through some inspirational quotes. So, continuing our monthly series, here is another set of inspiring quotes for event planners from business leaders and other…

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Ultimate Event Cocktails

In the run up to this festive season, I have found myself designing, interpreting, making and drinking a lot of cocktails, so as my special Christmas present to you, I would like to offer all you lovely The Guide to Events readers and followers the recipes for my top three event cocktails right now. Perhaps you could enjoy…

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Planning Your #Eventprof Career

Over 40 event professionals at all levels gathered on Tuesday 08 November for the Eventprofs London meetup to discuss Planning your Eventprof Career at the Digital Catapult Centre in London’s King’s Cross.  The evening began with drinks and networking, followed by a short talk by the Catapult’s head of events, Alex Vail on how to…

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Running Big Events in Small Businesses

At the Eventprofs London meetup this week, we talked about the challenges facing small event teams and looked at what you need to know and do to still run major live events when your resources are stretched pretty thin. Here’s The Guide to Events‘ advice on doing just that:

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The Death of Event Sponsorship?

I’ve been thinking about event sponsorship lately: the financial cornerstone of corporate events. Conferences and exhibitions (and particularly ‘conf-ex’ hybrids) convene in every country/industry/language under a seemingly infinite number of banners, but when you strip away all that variety, what every corporate event boils down to is creating opportunities for likeminded people to spend time…

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[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del]… So how was it?

All eyes were on the [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] event today to see just how a global virtual event would work. In his intro, organiser Aaron Kaufman said there were close to 1,000 #eventprofs taking part, live in New York, Amsterdam and at 15 pop-up venues across the world, with over 400 people tuning in online. This would…

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