This Week In The Event Industry: 17th March
Happy Friday event profs! We’ve picked out some of our favourite articles from the event industry this past week, featuring insights about the benefits of using registration kiosks at events, how even low budget events can incorporate event tech, all you need to know about ticket buying and ideas for feminine events!
Enjoy these event industry insights in our article roundup.
How on site registration can be made easier with kiosks
Don’t want to have to rush through collecting registration data? Tired of having to scramble for extra materials when more attendees than planned turn up? We always expect an 80% turn out but then sometimes the unexpected happens!
Self-registration at events with kiosks can make dealing with both of these challenges a lot easier. Self service kiosks are much more organised, and can capture data much more accurately. Participants also become actively engaged when they’re asked to input their own data. Queuing and waiting in line as more attendees can be processed per minute. These aren’t even all the benefits find out more at Boomset’s blog.
Events that are feminine but not frilly
CEO of Girlboss, entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso, launched her brand that is aimed at connecting, educating, entertaining and inspiring women, with a conference on 4 March. The event featured a curated program of keynotes, workshops, networking and entertainment topics covered included brand-building, body positivity and tips on starting a business.
The event was a perfect example of how you can make an event elegantly feminine without falling into all the clichés and going way over the top. It showcases many design tips that will make a difference at your next event if you want a feminine feel with an edge.
— BizBash (@BizBash) March 15, 2017
Getting tech to your event on a budget
Tech isn’t just for the big budget events. In fact you may not even realise that social media and Wi-Fi are actually massive parts of event tech that can be done really cheaply. Talking to your venue about AV rental deals, or even investing in your own, is something to consider as well as becoming an affiliate with an event technology company or asking for in-kind sponsors. These are just four out of 10 ways to bring tech toy our event if you’re on a low budget, you can read the full article over at Event Manager Blog.
Decision: Do I want to buy a ticket to this event?
There are several deciding factors behind answer yes to the question above – will I enjoy the event? Will its content interest me? How much will I have to pay to attend? Where and when is it?
Eventbrite have conducted some research into the deciding factors behind why people do and don’t buy tickets for events. Things like hidden fees, lack of information and poor website design are key factors in people deciding to give events a miss. If you want to sell more tickets to your events then this article is a must read.