03 | Oct
You know you’re an event planner when… An industry infographic

Fact: Not everyone was cut out to be a shock troop in the never-ending battle against deadlines, wilting flowers and sprinkler systems that explode at exactly the wrong time, but those that make it love every hectic minute. How do you know when you’re knees-deep in the industry? Our clever colleagues at Event Manager Blog […]

01 | Oct
Seating Arrangement Ideas: 7 Floor Layouts Guaranteed to Keep Them in Their Seats

Apart from the conference venue itself and the décor, the lay-out of a meeting room will be the first impression attendees get. It will help to color their judgment of quality event management, their thoughts on originality and comfort as well as set their mood. Below, we have picked a few innovative set-ups for event […]

14 | Sep
9 Weird Themed Venues for Events Big and Small

It isn’t all staid business hotels and conference centers in the event management scene. Check out this list of fun, unique and downright odd event venues.

20 | Aug
America’s Finest Estates for Corporate Events: Six of the Best

For a country falsely rumored as having only a little history, the range of architecture displayed in America’s estates is pretty staggering. From Louis XIV-style palaces to Tudor homes and Southern mansions, the US offers event managers some wonderful, lavish environments for upscale events. These are just some of our favorite estates that provide a […]

06 | Aug
Look Behind You, Mr. President: 5 Examples of Political Campaign Event Backdrops

2012 Democratic National Convention Campaign and Convention event production in American presidential races revolves around key themes that nobody ever strays too far from. In terms of substance, candidates may be far apart, but for style- flag and country are mainstays on both sides.

24 | Jul
New Department of Transportation Regulations for Mobile Tours

We love mobile tours around here and have been part of quite a few over the years. Mobile Tours, for the uninitiated, are essentially traveling events and can take on many forms and involve many different type of vehicles, including tour coaches, equipment transport, buses, food trucks, custom fabricated vehicles, SUVs and trailers – the […]

17 | Jul
How to Screen Celebrity Speakers: Booking Tips for Your Event

It’s a tough wake-up call for readers of Perez Hilton or the Daily Mail: all those famous people who make headlines and sell newspapers don’t always make engaging speakers at events. Sure, big names are great at getting butts in seats, but it’s easy to forget that expertise or fame doesn’t necessarily relate to engaging […]

02 | Jul
PR Smiths: Decibel Management Picks Up PRSA Silver Anvil

For the part it played in the production and tour events for the DoubleTree by Hilton Little Things Project, Decibel Management was awarded with its second Silver Anvil by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

17 | Jun
TEDx Amsterdam and Mobile Event Apps of the Future

Although first appearing on the scene only recently, event apps are quickly becoming a staple of large event management today. Given how cavernous some conference centers can seem, or the immense scale that industry events can take on, having a helping hand on a smartphone can help attendees integrate with the event and interact with […]

04 | Jun
Expect the best, prepare for the worst: bulletproofing your event

Every event organizer knows that feeling: You’ve made the last phone call, you’ve ticked off the last item on the checklist, you’ve made sure that ambitious trade show booth will actually fit in a 10×10 square and you’ve done it all while bringing your event in under budget. Now all that’s left is to sit […]

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