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Memorable events don’t just happen. Organizing and holding an event takes planning. Whether it’s a conference, seminar or a customer appreciation day, and whether you have three weeks to plan or an entire year, your event’s success is in the details. Here is a collection of 42 small business event planning tips from the experts experienced at planning for small business events.
Steven Halling, President and CEO of AVFX, and Eric Newkirk, Vice President of design and creative at CEAVCO Audio Visual, took the stage in Toronto to offer hard-earned advice from their storied careers in event staging. Here are 8 takeaways from their presentation you can use to pull off your next keynote without a hitch.
When it comes to booking audio visual (AV) for your meetings, do you just order “the basics” and hope for the best?
Here are 77 great event ideas and formats to inspire your next great event!
From glasses to giveaways, there are plenty of opportunities to use your colors, hashtags, and logos to create a complete story and impress your attendees. Just be sure to consider a few of these important branding details before your next event…
Feast your eyes on these tech-forward, top lighting designers, projection-mapping companies, and other audiovisual production firms. These are 21 Lighting & Audiovisual Producers you should be following on Instagram.
Being that everyone faces a shortage of resources, tightening budgets, and aggressive scheduling, technology managers can help AV service providers be more effective through increased communication, providing more advanced notice about upcoming needs, and helping manage situations to achieve the best outcome…
Unlike other sporting events, golf tournaments typically aren’t known for drawing casual observers looking for a good time. But the organizers of the Northern Trust are trying to change that.
An event planner’s work is never done — not even when the event itself is over. There is so much planning involved in staging an event that it’s tempting to congratulate ourselves just for reaching the finish line. To keep our game in top form, however, it’s key to take an evaluative look back at our journey.
Hosting an event that will appeal to a wide range of ages may feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is in engaging people and most people want similar things. One solution to captivating audience attention lies in your AV.
BizBash Live is coming to NYC in October! 

Key decision-makers from the most innovative, and trusted, brands in the world come together to collaborate, network, discover, and become inspired to create incredible events.

Overflowing with today’s hottest vendors, new ideas, compelling education, and the latest trends, you can’t afford to miss these once-a-year experiences.

This is definitely an interesting form of entertainment to have at your next event. Combine the return of the 80’s favorite toy, Rubik’s Cube, with the desire to see art created before one’s eyes, and you’ll get the perfect add-on to your next event!
  Meeting planners and organizers often ask, “Where do I start?” when it comes to developing a risk management strategy. The key is to adapt a proactive risk mitigation approach that utilizes practices designed to prevent or minimize disruptions and crises before they happen.

Following are 10 tips for a risk management strategy that puts attendee safety first and meets the four duty of care standards: investigate, inform, recommend and prepare.

Whether your team prefers to bond over evening cocktails or a heart-racing high ropes course, The National offers over 20 creative teambuilding programs that will bring your group together. From wine tasting, to paint nights, find out what may make your team bond more closely!
  Our most-ever clicked-on article is a timeless read. Have you ever wondered how to properly display the American Flag? Today is Flag Day, so what better day to share this out again?

How to Properly Display the American Flag

  Organizing a successful event is a tough and time-consuming task – finding the right venue, reaching agreements with suppliers, and ensuring that your event reaches its attendance goals are all things that will likely take a lot of your time.

However, even though all of the above are essential, it’s important not to miss smaller details that, if forgotten, could become a big problem once your event day comes along.

One of these details is taking care of the audio-visual, or AV equipment.

Many novice event planners don’t give the AV piece much attention and trust that the venue will provide with sufficient equipment. Find out how to avoid disappointment from a venue that doesn’t meet your requirements.

Report: The Most Common Food Restrictions—and How to Manage Them at Meetings

In a recent report, I.A.C.C. teamed up with the World Obesity Foundation to explore the most common dietary requirements for event and meeting attendees.  Have you had experience with managing the many food restrictions among your event guests?

One of the most impressive ways technology allows event planners to connect with their audiences is through audiovisual services and other design elements that can transform a venue. Savvy event planners are transforming spaces in indescribable ways using AV and other “magical” methods. Follow this link to discover: 12 Clever Ways AV Can Transform Your Event Venue.
If yours is an event where there are things to buy, there’s nothing more frustrating—for attendees and you—than a line snaking up to the ATM. The more time they stand in line, the less time they’re spending and enjoying your event. Setting up an event-wide cashless system is easier than you might think. Learn how Cashless Options Bring Big Money to Events.

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