This Week In The Event Industry: 24th March
It’s Friday and that can only mean that it’s time for our weekly event industry roundup featuring our favourite inspiration and knowledge articles from the past week! As well as event planning news.
This week we look at Meetings + Millennials the newest network in the business events industry, what venue staff expect from event planners, how you can promote your brand through live events and of course with the hype surrounding the release of Beauty and The Beast we has to include this fantastic table layout inspire by the film.
The new network for young event profs
The prayers of young professionals in the events industry have been answered with the launch of Meetings + Millennials. With the aim of being the place where young event profs from across the events industry can come together to learn, connect and advocate. Operating mainly as an on-line community, informal face-to-face meet ups will also be arranged at all major international MICE events.
Set up by three attendees of the ICCA Forum for Young Professionals in Barcelona 2015 who found that after the event there was no platform with which to develop connects made.
Find out more about the new next work here: https://www.meetingsandmillennials.com
What venue staff expect from event planners
As an event prof, being aware of what on-site venue staff expect from you can make a whole lot of difference to how smoothly the event runs. Event Manager Blog have come up with an insightful list of 14 things venue staff need from event professionals in order to ensure the smooth running of an event, from the basics like final numbers and a positive attitude to details that are all to easy to overlook mentioning including any absolute no-nos (especially important if it’s a cultural event) and who will be working the event. Read the full article here.
Beauty and the Beast Event Décor
EVERYONE is talking about the new Beauty and the Beast film and it hasn’t taken long for it to become the focus of many an event designers’ plans. Of course trying to capture the tale’s aesthetics in a grown up sophisticated way is essential. We love Bizbash’s topical roundup of ideas for a beautiful and opulent Beauty and the Beast-inspired table tops taken from Rheefined Company’s table top at the ‘Toast & Tour” showcase in LA last month.
— BizBash (@BizBash) March 23, 2017
Ways to promote your brand at live events
We recently posted an article about how you can facilitated brand engagement at live events, featuring three easy ways that brands can forge a connection with their audience.
Along the same vein, Boomset’s latest blog post talks readers through how they can successfully engage at live events with an effective strategy. Read the article here.