Event organisers are often required to wear many hats.
They need to procure suppliers, manage budgets, conduct test runs, liaise with clients, create memorable experiences for guests - and that’s just the start!
Plus, they also need to stay on top of new developments in the events industry - especially now, when things are changing so rapidly since the pandemic began. But it can be a struggle to stay on top of the latest trends and news, especially when there are thousands of resources available today to choose from.
How do you know which ones to prioritise? Which are good to use? That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the seven best resources on event management.
Top 7 resources on the events industry
1. The Joint Meetings Industry Council
The Joint Meetings Industry Council is composed of international business organisations and focuses on the free exchange of information and strategy development. They have published major papers that provide an in-depth look into the positive effects of conferences, exhibitions, and meetings.
Most of all, it has published The Meetings Industry: Statement of Principles and Value Proposition, which is considered the bible for events industry professionals.
2. Business Visit & Event Partnership
The Business Visit & Event Partnership (BVEP) is an umbrella organisation made up of trade and professional organisations, government agencies, and significant influencers in the industry. Their website contains a wealth of resources—from academic reports to books to industry reports to white papers.
Go to this site if you want extensive studies and reports on event management, or need more information about a specific industry’s events.
3. Events Industry Alliance (AEO, AEV, & ESSA)
Access their website for the latest news and trends on everything related to events management. Their website also contains tips and listicles from professionals on various topics, such as best practices for managing an events company.
4. International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) focuses on helping event organisers and managers contract facilities and partners for their international events.
Their website also contains the latest news, data, and insights into the international events industry, including best practises for hosting events in the new normal.
5. International Live Events Association
Formerly the International Special Events Society (ISES), the International Live Events Association aims to provide a safe space for underrepresented players in the industry through its programmes and partnerships.
Their website contains guides on how to manage events and run a successful business. It also highlights special guests who provide insight into the industry based on their experiences.
6. Event Manager Blog
Established in 2007, the Event Manager Blog is a go-to resource to learn about the latest news, technology, and trends.
They also publish comprehensive guides, reports and books on event managing and its best practices.
7. Exhibition News
Exhibition News is a monthly magazine that centres on the exhibition industry in the UK. Their website contains international and local news, as well as news on the exhibition industry itself.
They also have features, opinions, videos pages that invite professionals to weigh in on issues that affect the industry.
Leaving you to focus on what you do best
With thousands of resources now available online, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and experience ‘analysis paralysis’.
We at Tame understand this, and that’s why we created a platform dedicated to helping event organisers and managers do their jobs with ease. We give you and your team a website, marketing materials, events management dashboard, and 24/7 support to ensure that every event you run goes off without a hitch.
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