Building an Event Budget: The Basics

Building an Event Budget: The Basics

Putting together a successful event for your company tends to be a rather large undertaking, especially if the event you are organizing is a large one. One of the most important steps in the process - and the one that should be the very first step - is to build an event budget. This budget will help to direct the plans moving forward and help with the decision-making process.

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How to Turn Your Small Business Event into a Big Success

How to Turn Your Small Business Event into a Big Success

Business events are an inseparable part of success, especially for start-ups and small businesses. Whether it is a product launch, a conference, or a general event designed to help your business connect with the media or stakeholders, a well-crafted business event often leads to many new opportunities. Careful planning and good execution are very important.

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Trending event swag

Trending event swag

Be on the cutting edge and make a splash at your next trade show or conference with these trending promotional products.

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10 plus books every meeting planner needs to read

10 plus books every meeting planner needs to read

As we speak with meeting and event professionals for our Interviews with Planners series, we continue to be amazed by the variety of books that help these talented professionals in their jobs as planners. See what other meeting planners read to help them excel in their careers.

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How to Protect Sensitive Company and Conference Data

How to Protect Sensitive Company and Conference Data

Computer applications and apps can be reinstalled. Unfortunately, unique data cannot be replaced. For this reason, the safekeeping of your data is one of the most important services a company should offer their clients and customers. Read our top tips on how to protect your sensitive corporate and event data as much as possible.

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5 Steps to Get Sponsorship for Your Events

5 Steps to Get Sponsorship for Your Events

Unless you are a Fortune 500 company, you probably don’t have the budget for a high-scale event. This means you will need sponsors on your side. Of course, getting a sponsor is easier said than done. Why will another company, after all, choose to sponsor your event when they receive dozens of similar requests on a near daily basis? Approaching sponsors the right way is the key to tilting the odds in your favor.

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Top tips for planning your event security

Top tips for planning your event security

Meeting and event professionals are very much aware of the security challenges generated by bringing people together. They plan for accidents, venue problems, protesters, weather related issues, and much more. In recent days, we have been confronted once again by televised images of terror being inflicted on participants at events, walking a bridge or attending a meeting. These situations make us painfully aware how vulnerable event attendees can be to a wide variety of security threats. In this post, we take another look at event security, and the role meeting and event professionals, and their security partners play in keeping attendees safe.

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How to get the best out of a conference

How to get the best out of a conference

If you have visited a conference lately, you will understand that it is an excellent opportunity to meet with others in the same line of work as you. In this post, we share a few ways you can develop new business deals and clients at a conference, making the conference a success for you.

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How to engage all generations at your conferences

How to engage all generations at your conferences

Meeting planners used to employ a one-size-fits-all approach when communicating and engaging attendees. As audiences have evolved, planners must now use a variety of communication and marketing techniques to successfully engage all generations of attendees at their conferences and events.

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The best and worst trends in the event industry

The best and worst trends in the event industry

We asked meeting and event planners to share their thoughts on the best new trends, and the worst trends of the year. They share excellent thoughts on the ever-evolving tools, styles and activities planners employ.

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