It’s been a big month for event tech, not the least of which reason being that on November 14-16, the Event Tech Awards were held in Paris and Las Vegas, highlighting some of the most exciting innovations in the field from the past year. These days – the age of the smart phone – we […]
Event professionals from around the globe recently flew to Barcelona for IBTM World, an annual three-day conference that bills itself as “the leading global event for the meetings and events industry.” There, the more-than 15,000 participants got the chance to network, share knowledge and resources and take in exhibitions. It’s a nice gig if you […]
The sustainability movement has gotten seriously trendy over the past few years – so much so that we sometimes forget there’s more to it than buying bamboo shoes or Uber-ing a hybrid. Properly applied, sustainability strategies can have a big impact, both in terms of reducing your event’s carbon footprint and raising awareness among attendees. […]
Good event managers do it all: they understand the principles of marketing, they can respond to crisis situations with relative equanimity, they can deal with people and wrangle details. It’s a career path that’s part tactics, part technical experience, part money management, part psychology, and part grit. That being the case, when we sat down […]
There’s more than one kind of zen, grasshopper. And in an industry with such a strong penchant for tossing up curve balls and all-nighters, where there are such extreme alternating periods of high-energy intensity and then low-energy, we glimpse those moments of nirvana perhaps more often than most.
The UK isn’t our typical stomping grounds, but the upcoming Event Organizer’s Summit, produced by Forum Events and scheduled to be held at the Hilton London Wembley, caught our eye. What’s different about about this industry pow-wow? No-BS decision-making, that’s what.
A couple of years ago, we designed and released an infographic detailing new regulations for events held on D.C.’s National Mall. Ever since that piqued our interest, we’ve been bookmarking event-related infographics as we’ve come across them. Here’s a preview of the best infographics in our collection. Some of these are long, get ready to […]
We’re just now getting around to giving the Event Marketing Institute’s latest EventTrack study a look-see (shame on us – this thing dropped in May), and
We’re on a freight and logistics roll this month as we take a look at a couple of neat cargo, trucking and train transport pics from bygone days. In this episode of Decibel’s #tbt, we learn that the more things change, the more things stay the same. These images from back-of-the-house logistics operations over the […]
Organizing a large-scale event often means ensuring that bulk amounts of oversize items arrive on location, right on time. Considering that precision is so vital to a successful event, it follows that contracting a sloppy logistics company can quickly turn into a nightmare. Here are a few vital questions you should ask before you sign […]