Knowledge Hub

Scientific programme management

Scientific programme management is actually a whole separate arm of eventing, but for informational purposes, I will give you a brief overview on the field here. Scientific programmes relate to conferences within the medical and technical industry....

Managing an on-site scientific programme

Hand-in-hand with Scientific Programme Management, comes the on-site component of running the Speakers’ Room. Setting up the Speakers’ Room is quite straightforward – I usually place the arrivals/check-in desk very close to the door, to make it...

How to stock and run a basic bar

If you are using a venue that allows you to stock and run your own bar, and to avoid wastage or over the top costs, clearly define a few things before heading off to purchase your stock: Guest Type and Preferences: What do your guests like to drink...

Catering for all tastes

Selecting the menu for your event can sometimes be quite a nightmare, but it is one that deserves a fair amount of consideration and effort. Family functions can be a bit more straightforward than catering for events where you don’t know all the...

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...

Creating an onsite speakers’ room

The Speakers’ Room is one of the most important areas at any multi-speaker event. The Speakers’ Room, which can also be known as the Green Room, a term which is rooted in theatre terminology, as the waiting rooms of performers prior to, during and...

Selecting your party venue

The type of event is obviously the first thing to take in to consideration when selecting your venue and the second thing will be your budget. A wedding, gala dinner etc would certainly need an upmarket venue – the only drawback with using a well...

Choosing a venue for your event

Over the years I have developed a few key partnerships with venues with whom I have good relationships, and with whom I have worked with well in the past. Things to keep in mind when looking for your ideal venue are: – How many people are you...

Building relationships with venues

You will often find that face-to-face meetings with a few key venues can go a long way in cementing a mutually beneficial relationship between you. Chat to them about the type of events you usually hold – see how they can work with your...

Event gamification

The main attribute behind gamification is that games can teach us about how to make our normal life more engaging. Events are a perfect area to introduce gamification because they put an unknown group together for a short period of time to learn...