Event management software

If you are lucky enough to be able to afford professional events management software to track tasks, develop programmes, handle registration and marketing etc then there are a variety of options available to you – but we suggest doing detailed research and reading up on the pros and cons of each of your top options….

Managing events-related administration

Eventing is known for involving a fair amount of paperwork – pre, during and post-event. To be honest, I detest paperwork with a passion, and for this reason, I make sure that I have a team who are brilliant at it. This frees me to get involved in the aspects of the process which really…

You have been invited to…

Terry Sutherland shares the invitation wording secrets every corporate event planner should know. No matter what type of corporate event you’re tasked with planning, one thing they all have in common is their reliance on the right invitation wording. If you can’t convince your guests that your function is one worth attending, you’re off to a…

Sizzle sells seats

There is no foolproof plan to guarantee delegate registration. However, for Helen Brewer, there are many considerations that reduce the risk of limited or no registrations. It seemed such a great subject to plan a conference around. Everyone gave the impression that the conference would be a winner, while others proclaimed the conference was likely to…

How to increase your event attendance

Every single event practitioner wants to ensure that their events are well attended. Terry Sutherland shares her top tips on how to ensure great event attendance. Whether you’re tasked with running an exclusive product launch or a high-profile awards evening, your event is nothing without its guests. If you want to avoid the embarrassment (not to…

The truth about event registration

From Excel to the printing of name tags, Terry Sutherland shares the worst advice she has heard about conference registration. Most event managers have their preferred way of doing things, and some practices make more sense than others. I’ve rounded up a couple of the most misguided pieces of advice we’ve heard about the conference…

Running basic event registration

The most simple and cost-effective way to manage registration is through a manual system, where name lists are printed out and ticked off manually. If name badges are to be handed out, this would be the ideal time to do so. Lanyards with plastic name badge holders look very professional, but these are likely to…