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Setting Up A Mobile Bar: Equipment

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I thought it would be a good idea to put a list together of the equipment needed to set up a basic mobile bar for an event. It’s not difficult to set up a bar and doesn’t take very long to do, but it’s really easy to forget a couple of crucial pieces of equipment, […]

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The 20 Must-Download Apps for Busy Event Professionals

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You’re an event manager. You’re busy. What do you do? Our advice is to reach for your mobile or tablet. Not to check the latest on who’s dating who, or spend several hours on Angry Birds. There is a vast wealth of applications available on mobile or tablet which can make your life much easier […]

Disney’s Guide To Event Design

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Disney is held to a higher standard than most companies. They are praised for their pristine events, fanciful storytelling and meticulous attention to detail. Just by walking through a Disney park you can feel the magic that flows throughout. Disney’s employees, known as Cast Members, work hard to keep their parks and events clean, well […]

Above and Beyond

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It is always important to set clear goal posts and although they do have to be realistic with regards to time frame and budget, endeavour to look for innovative ways to enhance your events and challenge your creativity. What you put into an event in terms of organised planning, effort, time and creativity will determine […]

The 5 Important P’s – Part 1

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Planning prevents piss poor performance Of course it would seem logical to plan well in order to avoid disaster but it is astounding how many events take place that are either poorly attended because a concise marketing strategy was never properly implemented or the event is utter chaos because somewhere along the line, someone dropped […]

Last Minute Madness: The Little Things So Easily Overlooked

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Arranging an event requires a significant amount of patience, a calm demeanour and a series of check sheets to ensure nothing has been forgotten. There does however, appear to be a significant trend where the following ideas, more often than not, seem to escape the “to do” lists. The Tiny Tots Working with children can […]

Fairy tale magic of a Disney Event

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One of the most popular destinations for weddings and family events is Walt Disney World. With fairy tale weddings and enchanting family memories, who wouldn’t want to host an event there? But what exactly makes these events so memorable that make people from around the world flock to the sandy shores of Florida for their […]

Measuring & evaluating the success of events

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That which can be measured can be improved, and in event planning and management, measurement is critical for evaluating an event’s success and for creating actions to improve future events. Professional Event Organsiers can measure all kinds of data about their event – from beginning to end, as long as this is incorporated into the […]

Unusual Business Idea – Plan A Festival & Follow These Top Tips

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Festivals are extremely popular these days and cover a wide range of topics. If you are a business owner then organising a local festival can be a great way to showcase your products, meet new suppliers and raise brand awareness. Whether you are a cookery school planning a food festival or a music teacher planning […]

Wedding Planning Tips from a Professional Events Manager

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Planning a wedding can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience.  For many people, it’s the biggest celebration they’ll ever be responsible for planning, and it’s also one of the most important days in their lives.  It’s only natural to worry about making sure that everything goes well.  Fortunately for all would-be wedding planners out there, […]

How to Choose the Right Event Suppliers

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I’m a strong believer in using specialist suppliers on events, oppose to doing lukewarm versions of everything yourself. However, a simple Google search will show that there are literally thousands of companies appearing to offer identical services – so it can be a challenge choosing the right one for you. Rather than going into great […]

A guide of what to ask when visiting a venue, hotel or site when planning an events

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The best way to work out whether a venue is suitable for an event is to go and see it. They say that the camera never lies, but I think that a massive pitful of the event industry is that venue websites and brochures have a tendency to use misleading images, only highlighting the best […]