Posts Tagged ‘event management’

The Path Away from Plastic: What Other Options Do You, Your Caterers & Event Planner Have?

Posted on: November 28th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Planning an event is always exciting, particularly when it comes to finding the right theme and decor. Having a successful event takes both patience and proper planning to adapt to the newest industry standards. There is even a variety of event planning professional certifications available today to help you keep up with all of the changes in the market.

One of the biggest shifts we are seeing in the industry is an increased focus on health and the environment. As the world continues to become more health conscious, event planners and caterers alike are slowly but surely moving away from plastic and leaning toward more sustainable options.


Keeping Up to Date with Digital Trends at Events

Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Just like in any other field, events organizers are using technology to create a simpler, more enjoyable and more effective experience for the people who are attending the event. Whether you want to create fewer lines, get people really integrated and engaged with the event itself, or to help network and share information, there is now event technology available that can do all of this.


Hotel Catering Negotiation, “From the Inside”

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

How can coffee cost $110++ per gallon? How is hotel water for tea $90++ per gallon? Why is the hotel or convention center trying to charge meeting room rental when I’m paying over $100 per person for a dinner?  Catering is a huge and important part of your contracting with a hotel and many times, normally all of your Master Account, but it is seldom negotiated. Since catering is the most profitable part of the Food and Beverage department, there are ways to negotiate pricing, service options, upgrades, and inclusions, if you know how to do it.


Community Brands & Pathable Announce Mobile Event App Technology Partnership

Posted on: June 29th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for associations, nonprofits, schools and faith-based groups, announced the company has entered into a partnership with Pathable, an industry-leading mobile event app for meetings, conferences, and tradeshows. The partnership with Pathable and its mobile event app technology further strengthens the Community Brands event management suite as an end-to-end solution while also providing event managers across the association space with integrated access to Pathable’s robust, yet easy to use conference and tradeshow event experience suite.


5 Ways to Attract Mobile-Addicted Attendees to Your Exhibit Booth

Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

According to findings published by the Centre for Exhibition Industry Research, exhibiting companies are now spending $24 billion (£17 billion) each year on trade show marketing, with 85 percent of executives stating that the number of exhibitions they will take part in will either stay the same or increase over the next few years.

Nevertheless, while 99 percent of exhibitors find unique value from exhibitions, there are significant challenges related to engaging attendees, especially with mobile technology meaning many attendees’ eyes will be on their phones. As a result, intelligent exhibition stand design can be the difference between success and failure.

In this article, we offer five top tips to attract mobile-addicted attendees to your exhibition booth.


5 Proven Ways to Defuse an Angry Attendee

Posted on: April 10th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Nine out of ten seasoned event managers agree that one of the best ways to earn your meeting planning stripes is by working at the onsite help desk. Why? No role represents more clearly the front line than the person answering and defusing an irate or confused attendee. The goal of this article is to teach you how to defuse an upset attendee and turn them into a raving fan using five simple steps — steps that can be unnoticed and are often underestimated because of how easy they are to apply.


Own Post-Event Planning! How to Hit the Ground Running After Your Event

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Your conference is over, but that doesn’t mean your work is. The weeks after your event are one of the most important periods of the planning process. In this webinar, Hubb founder and longtime conference planner Allie Magyar, CMP will share how you can recover from the toll of your event, what you do on your first day back in the office, how to analyze your event and then use that to start the next planning process. Be a master

How to Maximize Second Screen Technology at Your Event

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

In today’s distracting world, attention spans are shorter than ever, and people are even busier. As a presenter or meeting sponsor at an event, it’s tough to compete with the constant distractions diverting your audience’s attention. This webinar shares how you can capture more.


11 Handy Tips from Event Planners on How to Manage Deadlines

Posted on: November 13th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

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.


#30DaysofGratitude: All About Event Planners

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

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.