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Event Industry Weighs in on #Brexit

The umbrella body for the UK events industry, the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has surveyed members of its partner organisations to determine their thoughts on how ‘Brexit’ might affect events in the UK. The Guide to Events weighed in on this issue a few weeks ago, but the overall results show the industry…

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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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Is #eventtech in a bubble?

India-based ReportsNReports has published a new commercial analysis paper suggesting that the global event management software (EMS) industry is set to continue growing, but only by 8.42% year on year, between now and 2020. This figure seems small and is in direct contrast to the same analyst’s earlier report (‘Global Event Management as a Service Market…

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Crisis Management for #Eventprofs

After a few gatherings of the Event Managers Meetup Group, where we have discussed various disasters, a pattern has emerged of the most common crises us #eventprofs have to handle on a regular basis. Looking at feedback from the group, it looks like future discussions will look at digital footprints, social media and content planning,…

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Understanding Blockchain

The geeks shall inherit the earth… they’ve hidden the Will in a blockchain To date, everything written about blockchain seems to be by geeks, for geeks. I mean no offence (The Guide to Events ♥ geeks), but these descriptions are clearly crafted in English (and other languages) by people whose first language is HTML, so they…

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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, in a new monthly series, here is the first set of inspiring quotes for event planners from…

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Social media self-destruction (and how to avoid it)

Social media is, by its very nature, chatty and colloquial. It lends itself to irreverent comments, pithy one-liners and catty bon mots that make people laugh. When deciding on a ‘voice’ for your event’s social activity, it is important to work out early on where you should draw the line, and decide what kind of things you…

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Blockchain: conferencing the zeitgeist

I work in tech. Or rather, I work around tech, being an #eventprof. Over the years, I have produced conferences and events on everything from special needs education to satellite technology and luxury retail to corporate governance. I love this diversity – it exercises the brain and means that no two days are ever the…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Yesterday The Guide to Events was asked by the British Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) to weigh in on what I thought the impact of Brexit would be for the UK events industry. A simple enough question in theory and we’re always ready with an opinion on most things, but… we didn’t know. So we gave it some…

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How to Survive a Major Tradeshow

Most industries have one or more major tradeshows which are ‘must-attend’ dates in the calendar, but many people feel overwhelmed by the scale of them and unable to maximise their time efficiently. Often in a strange city, without your creature comforts, it is easy to find yourself on the back foot when you most need…

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