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14 Incredible Women in Event Tech Talk About the Biggest Change Event Pros Will Have to Deal With in 2020

Event professionals use many different words to describer their world: Vital. Stressful. Exciting. Exhausting. Rewarding. But one adjective they never use is “dull.” True to form, there are several big changes on the horizon for the live events industry in 2020. But is there a single “biggest change”? Here’s what 14 top event professionals had to say when asked that question. There were several one-off answers, reflecting clear trends in the events space, such... Read article »

You’re a Booked Speaker… Now What?

Speaking submissions are nothing to sneeze at; they take time, research, and energy to complete and submit by the deadline. Whether you’ve applied to speak at a local event or a national (or international!) conference, it’s a lot of work simply to put your name in the hat. Fast forward a few weeks, you find out you’ve been selected! The excitement is real, but so is the realization that your work isn’t done yet. If you’re new to speaking, the next steps may not b... Read article »

Organizing an Event Seating Chart

The floorplan and seating chart are some of most significant pieces in the event planning puzzle, but they are often overlooked until the end of the process. Not only does it help to ensure organization and ease of set up, but it also helps the catering team to understand the logistics of their service area. Mapping out a floorplan layout to scale helps a caterer make sure that the tables are positioned in the correct locations, with enough room for staff to walk... Read article »

10 Event Planning Tools To Make Your Life Easier

Meeting planning can be exciting, varied and incredibly rewarding. There are countless opportunities to meet new people, travel to far-flung locations and visit unique destinations. However, event planning can also be tiring, intense and pretty stressful. Conferences often involve short lead-times, tight budgets, ever-changing schedules and ever-evolving technology. So, how can planners make their lives easier? We’ve consulted industry experts on ideas to help si... Read article »

The BizBash Top 1000 People in the U.S. Event Industry

Chosen for their work on corporate events, associations, trade shows, event strategy, and more, these people represent the best of the meeting and event industry in the U.S. Introducing the BizBash 1,000, the people with the biggest impact on meetings and events across the United States. Last year, it was difficult to keep ourselves to just 500 people in our first edition of the list. So we decided to double the amount of people to celebrate. These individuals pl... Read article »

Onsite Inspections with VR

During the event planning process, site inspections are extremely important for vendors and caterers to create a strategic plan and ensure that everyone is on the same page. It provides the whole team with an opportunity to ensure their needs are met within the event floorplan. Site inspections are an excellent way to get familiar with the space before the event day. It allows you to understand everything from the types of wiring and power allotment for entertain... Read article »

Virtual Reality Training: How It Will Transform the Event Industry

Virtual reality has carved out its spot in the special events industry as a great way to collaborate with clients and creative partners. It has been used to sell prospects on venue spaces and design schemes, as well as streamlining the creation of floor plans and layouts. However, VR can play another important role on an internal basis: staff training. With access to multiple platforms, virtual reality helps event professionals work from wherever they are loca... Read article »

The Wedding Business Magazine – August 2019

The Wedding Business Magazine August 2019 issue is now out and with a brand new look. This issue is all about diversifying revenue streams and looking at other ways to earn income from what you do as a Wedding CEO.... Read article »

Safety and Security Utilizing Tech

Prioritizing safety and security training is an excellent business practice to ensure team members feel safe and to protect the liability of your company. In the past, this has always been done through methods like in-person sessions, digital webinars, and paper handbooks. However, the advancement of technology has brought safety and security training to the forefront with innovative and efficient tools. With the help of digital floor plans and collaborative plannin... Read article »

Catering to… Online Planning Tools

Clients today work in a very different manner than in the past. In 2019, everything revolves around being online, to the point where clients expect to do much of their event planning virtually. Most clients, millennials in particular, want instant information about services, pricing, packages, menus, and more. And, they expect to have direct access to someone who can answer questions and collaborate on their event. Additionally, they are likely to be less incline... Read article »

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