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John Guthrie of Bolton and Co.
Nov 19, 2015

How to minimize lifting, pushing and pulling claims in the event rental industry

Workplace injuries can be painful--both physically and in the pocketbook. This insurance expert gives tips on protecting party rental workers....More
Anthony Bollotta
Nov 16, 2015

AV for the event planner: An outsider’s guide to the in-house approach

Now hear--and see--this: Here's how to avoid mistakes with in-house AV....More
Dexter Alcedo
Nov 12, 2015

Three tips for managing and minimizing risk for outdoor events

You have to worry about more than the weather forecast when staging outdoor events; insurance expert Dexter Alcedo share tips to minimize your risk....More

Lessons from the field: Top tips to consider for event planning

Effective event planning is more than just reviewing a checklist--here are strategies for increasing an event's ROI....More
Nov 04, 2015

Industry awards: You can win in so many ways

Winning isn't everything--but it's a big thing! Why you should enter event industry award competitions....More
Nov 02, 2015

The ultimate guide to marketing your event business with social media

Anna Wickham of Charm House gives a blueprint for marketing an event business using social media....More
Brit Bertino
Oct 28, 2015

Building a business road map in 2016

You can't get where you want to go without a road map, and that's true for your event business too, says planner Brit Bertino....More
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Québec City as an all-seasons event meetings venue

When choosing a destination for an upcoming event, it is important to consider the seasonal aspects of the host city, particularly if you are aiming....More
Annette Naif of Forte Events NYC
Oct 22, 2015

7 tips for dealing with difficult clients

High-maintenance clients are never easy but here are seven simple but powerful strategies you can use when dealing with difficult clients....More
Oct 20, 2015

Urban entertainment: 5 things event planners and producers must know

As we transition into a new age of corporate experiences, the rising demand for fresh and impactful entertainment has increased--and the pressure is....More
Tami Forero of Forte Events
Oct 07, 2015

Don't let them steal your stuff! How to protect your creative ideas

Tami Forero of Forte Events gives tips on protecting intellectual property in special event design....More
Gerry Rothschild
Oct 06, 2015

It's all in the mix: One view from the tech side of event music

As the event begins, the band starts playing and the guests enter the hall, enveloped by perfectly blended instruments and vocals. The musicians are....More
Sep 29, 2015

What to do when a colleague wrongs you1

Oh boy … this is a tough one. I wish I could say this type of thing does not happen in the event industry but alas, poor Yorick, it does. How....More
Brandon Lindley
Sep 23, 2015

Casamentos: What makes Brazilian weddings so sweet?

As an encore to Susan Cuadrado’s article “Break the Cake” from the May/June 2015 issue of Special Events magazine, I’d like....More
Tami Forero of Forte Events
Sep 22, 2015

The consumer mind-set--and why it’s hurting your sales!2

Clients won't meet your price if they don’t understand what goes into that price. Here, Tami Forero of Forte Events helps you overcome that mind-set....More
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