Tips & Guides

Tips and guides for event organisers. Our experienced team share their tips for organising a successful event.

7 Ways User Generated Content is Transforming Events

Back in the day, events used to be insular occasions where only those at the event could enjoy it. Now, with the internet, the whole world can enjoy it too. That means event organisers no longer have a singular audience of actual attendees to…

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4 Huge Mistakes Meeting Planners Should Avoid at All Costs

Time-wasting elements are common to many unsuccessful meetings. Save time and money by tracking down and eliminating these four time-wasters: 1. No clear-cut objective If you hold down an ambiguous route to get to an unclear goal, there’s a good chance the whole team…

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How to get meaningful feedback from internal meetings

Maybe you’re confident that the internal meetings you run within your company, or your department, are a great success. You may be right. But what does everyone else think, and does it matter? Every time a group of workers meets to talk about work,…

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The Future of Menu Design in the Events Industry – September 2018

More than ever, meeting and conference guests have sophisticated tastes. They’ve become accustomed to experiencing a variety of ethnic cuisines and trying unique new culinary creations. It’s also likely that a large number of attendees are health- or eco- conscious, and many have dietary…

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5 ways to create Unforgettable Christmas Parties

When choosing a party theme for company get-together s, corporate planners need to make sure that the theme is relevant and fun. But most importantly, they need to make sure it’s something that’s appropriate for the event, setting, and company culture. In the following,…

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Your Christmas Party Checklist

If it’s your turn to organise the annual office Christmas party it can be a daunting task. There’s lots of people to try and please, they all have wildly different expectations, plus there’s a budget to stick too. We’ve put together a guide of…

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A Guide to Book Launches and Where to Hold Them

There are countless book launches every year, how are you going to make yours stand out? TYPES OF BOOK LAUNCHES Get creative but the basic components of a traditional book launch are still effective. The following, or more likely a combination of them, are…

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140 Conference & Event Industry Terms Explained

We have put together a comprehensive list of the staple key words every meeting and event planner should understand. To help you understand what it all really means and to learn this ‘language’ of abbreviations and keywords, we have split them into five categories:…

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10 Ways to Sniff Out a Bad Venue

As someone who has conducted hundreds maybe thousands of venue show rounds and attended a similar number over 20+ years I think they I have as good a chance as anyone of sniffing out a dud. After all, choosing a venue is so important…

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How to justify the cost of attending Trade Shows

Tradeshows, conferences, and site visits are all a huge part of working in the events industry, and essential for staying up-to-date with what’s going on in the world of events. However, the attendance of these events comes with a price, often meaning that one…

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Top 10 Private Dining Rooms in London

If you want a collection of the best private dining London has to offer then you’ve come to the right place! Baelaide Streetrrafina Ad “The buzz is amazing” at the Hart Bros kick-ass, Barcelona-inspired tapas haunt and everyone “loves the open kitchen and watching the keen…

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What’s on the menu?

Conference and meeting catering can often prove a sticking point. Sometimes event bookers do not question its quality in advance, but it is sure to be the one-thing delegates remember over anything else. Add to this the fact that delegates are increasingly looking for…

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You’ve spent a lot on your event. The content is ready. The stage is set. Now you’re just hoping for some good social engagement from your attendees to take it to the next level. Needless to say, the stakes are high. Social engagement is…

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1.CAREFULLY DEFINE YOUR OBJECTIVES Venue contracts are notoriously opaque and deliberately so, many venues quote low hoping to make their mark up on extra items which are added down the line, catering, audio-visual etc. Someone like the London Stock Exchange has a particularly bad…

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Top 6 challenges faced by event planners

By Cheryl Hill, events manager, Forever Manchester Events management is an art. To run a good event you need to think of many elements, and sometimes one or more of those elements can leave you up a creek without a paddle, potentially jeopardising your…

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5 simple concepts for the perfect meeting environment

Light and colour We have been banging on about the importance of natural daylight for years but almost as important is the colours of light you can use to establish the ideal tone for your agenda: Blue will establish an air of confidence, reliability,…

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Choosing food and drink for your office Christmas party

The festive season is all about indulgence especially when it comes to food and drink. So choosing how to cater for your office party is very important. From small to large groups you’re often faced with varying tastes, likes and dislikes and choosing a…

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Christmas Parties

Planning The Christmas Party: 18 Steps to Organising the Perfect Party

First, if the idea of planning an event all seems too much use a professional venue booker / event management company. They will do the vast majority of the leg work for you + you don’t have to pay them. They are paid by…

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How technology has revitalised our industry

When I first started in the industry, organising events was a labour-intensive affair. As an events manager for a major London institution I remember only too clearly registrations coming in by fax, long nights manually checking registration lists and printing and stuffing badges. Latter when…

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How to find the Ideal Destination for your event

Every experienced planner knows that choosing the right venue and location can make or break the success of an event. Site selection is often the most challenging part of the event planning process, since even a small oversight can cause major setbacks for attendees,…

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How to Organise a Green Conference

Greening an event can have two positive impacts. It increases the sustainability of your organisation, but it also makes the participants aware of the importance of sustainable actions. Use both pre-event communications and post-event evaluation and follow-up to tell participants that this is a…

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Organise an Event

How to organise an event

Organising an event can seem like an incredibly overwhelming task, however with good organisation and forward thinking, your event is sure to run smoothly. If you follow the few steps below you will be well on the way to a successful event!

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