11 Handy Tips from Event Planners on How to Manage Deadlines

All event planners know that deadlines can be hard to meet.

Especially when you’re managing multiple stakeholders in order to meet your milestones. Which is why we love tools and tips that are easy to share with our teams and volunteers on how to meet deadlines.

Events must be executed, or the special pieces that make an attendee’s experience so exceptional won’t happen on time. Your audience craves it. Your boss demands it. Your job literally depends on it.

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#30DaysofGratitude: All About Event Planners

Why We Love Being Event Planners

I’m proud to be part of an amazing community of event planners. Though the hours can be long and coffee can be expensive, it’s just a lot of fun.

And as part of Pathable‘s #30DaysofGratitude, we wanted to recognize 11 of our favorite posts that showcase some of the many proud, thankful planners that are out there, loving what they do and making a difference at the organizations they work with and for.

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Planning an Impactful Exhibit Hall Booth or Stand

An Impactful Exhibit Hall Booth Takes Planning

Pulling off an impactful exhibit hall booth takes a great deal of planning and an eye for detail. The event not only needs to deliver value and positive experiences to attendees, but it should also embody amazing design in the process – which can be challenging.

 In today’s post, we’re offering you top tips for organizing an exhibit hall booth that’s guaranteed to make a lasting impression. From personal branding aspects to matters

5 Ways to Integrate Global Business Tips that Boost Relationships at Events

Did you know that the Pathable mobile event app has easy ways to help you communicate meaningful information, like global business tips, to your attendees? Most of them you can even pre-schedule or invite your involved members of your attendee community to help you out to lighten your workload!

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Event Risk Management: Mitigating Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and other Forces Majeure

To this day, the single most impressive interview story I’ve heard from a potential meeting planning candidate was the one who outlined her event risk management and disaster response to a hurricane that made landfall during her annual conference.

I’m from Oklahoma. We had a standing line item in the city budget to rebuild when the tornadoes blew through. I’m cynical about the weather.

And still, as she described how orderly her team operated to move 3,500 people from the

Apple Rule 4.2.6 and Branded Mobile Event Apps

We wanted to touch base again regarding the recent rumors about Apple Rule 4.2.6. and answer questions about whether or not branded mobile event apps will be allowed on the App Store. We continue to hear from concerned event managers over email and in person at events, so we wanted to update you on Pathable’s stance.

We do not believe that branded event apps are dead. The Apple rule 4.2.6 will not affect Pathable’s ability to offer you high-quality, mobile

Design Thinking and Event Planning: How To Get Started

This guest column is dedicated to exploring design thinking as a business strategy in the MICE industry. In it, John Nawn continues to explore common challenges facing meeting industry professionals and share how they can address those challenges. 

Why are companies of all shapes and sizes embracing design thinking as a business strategy? Because design thinking is more than “experience”; it is making decisions based on what future attendees and customers want instead of relying only on historical data or

5 Reasons We Love Being Event Planners

Probably 90% of my event planner colleagues and I laugh when someone asks, “did you know you wanted to be an event planner when you grew up?”

Overwhelmingly the answer is no. Most of us had very different career paths lined up. We just fell in love with the industry, the people, the job.

But, that makes it sound like a career no one would want. That is definitely not the case. Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is

How to Choose an Effective Event Hashtag

Pathable loves hearing from planners and suppliers in the field. Today Teagen, a planner with Shop4Pop in the United Kingdom, is sharing insights about how to choose an effective event hashtag. Have a worthwhile event management strategy or tactic you’d love to share with our audience? Send us a note and let’s chat! 

Choosing an Event Hashtag 

Social media can have a profound effect on the number of attendees at an event. With hashtagging features making it even easier to

Are Event Apps Dead? What Event Planners Need to Know

A recent TechCrunch article and rumors from Apple’s developer conference have people in our industry asking: are event apps dead?

Short answer: no. And the longer answer: still no. Let’s dig in why…

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