It’s no secret that the economy affects the events industry. When event budgets are slashed, event attendance drops, attendees are less willing or able to travel, and those attendees who do show up feel the effects of the economy. Even in good economic conditions, exhibitors are being forced to scrutinize every detail to prove the […]
It’s time for event professionals to reflect on their own professional development—and creativity is an important competency. Explore these 7 ways to flex your creative muscles.
As an industry, we are in charge of planning professional development for others. But when it comes to our own professional development, many meeting industry professionals don’t understand the application to their own careers.
If you’ve ever been to a meeting or conference, you know how hard it is for people to stick to their agendas. Here are 10 ways to keep your meeting on time.
Every year you’re in charge of the big event. You know your audience. You know the hotel and catering teams. You’ve been doing it so long that you even know to ask the concierge about her daughter. Given the great location and how easy it is to work with the remote staff, you locked in a multiyear contract with the venue, saving your company tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the organizers behind the biggest event in your industry announce they’re changing the date of their annual conference. It will be held the same week, or right before or after, your event. Despite your attendees’ loyalty, they’ll have to choose, and the odds are not in your favor.
What would you do again, or do differently, to be more effective? See how your answers match these.