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Janee Pennington
Sep 02, 2014

The three S’s in event planning, or how to keep a client

A short time ago, I was attending an event--not as a planner, but as a conference attendee. As I walked up to the registration desk to pick up my....More
Preeti Moberg
Aug 27, 2014

Big, fat Indian wedding trends for 2015 

Heavy customization and a blend of East and West--two top trends for Indian weddings in 2015....More
Sally Webb Berry, CSEP
Aug 20, 2014

How to secure exclusive venues for your clients

Special event expert Sally Webb Berry gives tips on securing exclusive, prestigious venues for special event clients....More
Umar Shikh of Idea Notion
Aug 06, 2014

How social media walls are optimizing events and producing results

Install some walls--social media walls, that is--at your next event to make sure social media messages keep flowing....More
Jenni Izzo of Linda Costa Communications Group
Jul 16, 2014

5 tips for engaging with bloggers for special events1

Be good to bloggers and they will be good to you--and help promote your event....More
Sam Trego of Imagination Entertainment
Jul 09, 2014

An entertainment expert weighs in on hit acts for special events today

  Sam Trego, president and executive producer of San Diego-based Imagination Entertainment, shares his take on the hottest acts and the ongoing....More
Darren Kerr of Factor168
Jul 01, 2014

The transforming world of incentive events: Tailored, not tried-and-true

At the recent World Meetings Forum in Cancun, SITE global president Paul Miller said that optimism about incentive travel is at a four-year high....More
Arthur Backal
Jun 24, 2014

14 top tips to planning successful summer events1

The summer season has its highs and lows when it comes to planning events. Here are Arthur Backal's top tips to help take advantage of the time of....More
Paragon Events' Renee Radabaugh
Jun 17, 2014

25 things we’ve learned in 25 years in the events industry

Reflecting on the last 25 years of planning meetings and events, so much stands out. It’s amazing how the industry has changed. I can recall....More
Gretchen Kirkwood of CardioReady
Jun 11, 2014

Protect your clients and your reputation by protecting guests from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The reputation of special event planners is on the line at every occasion they plan and execute--meaning it is essential that they make every effort....More
Greg Skloot of
May 20, 2014

10 ways technology makes event planners' lives easier co-founder Greg Skloot explains how event management software can make the job of event planners easier....More
Chad Wenzel of Atlas Oil
May 14, 2014

Event Planning 101: Keeping the lights on

What happens if the power goes out at your event? No amount of delicious snacks or comfortable seating can make up for a bandstand that suddenly....More
Alan Eingold of Over the Top Rental Linens
May 06, 2014

What ethics in event rental means to me

Alan Eingold, head of Over the Top Rental Linens, tells Special Events he was inspired by our April 16 article "Do Ethics Matter in Event Rental....More
Apr 29, 2014

How well do you know your AV team?

As AV professionals, it’s our job to make your job easier. That means the moment you hire our team to bring your event to life, our crew has to....More
Mar 26, 2014

Get rolling: Tips on managing guest transportation at special events2

Often, it’s the least glamorous parts of event planning that can make or break your event. If you want the event to flow smoothly, it’s....More
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