This Week In The Event Industry: 26 May

This Week In The Event Industry: 26 May


Happy Friday event profs! If you live in the UK you’ll know that this week has felt like summer has finally arrived, and we have to say that we’re feeling pretty summery in the office and we’ve noticed a trend across the articles that the event world has released this week… 

Our industry roundup for this week includes all you need to create a delicious food and drink festival, new ideas for summer events as well as the latest in Event Manager Blog’s ‘Confessions’ series and key points for making the most of meetings at big events. 


The obsession with food and drink festivals 

Food and drink festivals are big business – combining two of the things that are important parts of most people’s lives due to their ability to facilitate social gatherings and the great memories that come with them. As summer is here there’s no better time to talk about the key ingredients to making a successful food and drink festival. 

The food and drink experts from Novell Coffee share their knowledge about this sector that event planners should take heed of: from ensuring there are scrumptious free samples, photogenic food and drink and branding, social media teasers, and catering to all palates. Read the full article here

Want to read more about creating your own event festival? Click here


Confessions: Venue Event Manager

This week Event Manager Blog talk to an anonymous Venue Event Manager and hear their frank confessions about what it’s like working as an event manager for solely one venue, the ladders they’ve had to climb to get where they are and all the pros and cons of the job. 

Whether you’re an event manager at a venue and can identify with our planner’s confessions or you’re looking to start out in your event planning career and want to know more… this is a must read.  


Make the most of those appointments

We’ve just had IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX Las Vegas is fast approaching – here are some takeaways for how to make the most of our those all important meeting and networking opportunities that big exhibitions present – for both attendees and exhibitors. 


A quick trip to North America 

Bizbash have released their list of 8 new products, ideas and trends to be emerging from North America, just in time for summer. Read them here. 


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