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|Posted on 21 April, 2019 at 1:05||comments (4806)|
A modern and timeless armchair design - upholstered in high quality PU material and combined with a solid chrome base. The seat height is adjustable and it can swivel 360˚, allowing you to switch directions freely.
This versatile chair is great for use in an event, a panel discussion or office setting and adaptable to many interior styles.
|Posted on 1 November, 2017 at 8:50||comments (257)|
Based on the immensely popular Tolix Chair, this powder coated Tolix replica Bar Stool is easily stackable and also incorporates a footrest to ensure comfort for extended sitting.
Most importantly, it gives a casual and cool look to a brainstorming meeting, eating space or an event venue. Perfect for use on patios & balconies too.
|Posted on 9 May, 2017 at 2:40||comments (269)|
A meeting design eBook for Trends, Technology and Tactics to Plan More Effective Events.
Learn the key points of meeting design, from its architecture to its execution, and how to improve your events by incorporating technology - a must-have to help event organizers plan impactful events.
Get your free eBook today @ http://bit.ly/2q17KEx
|Posted on 31 December, 2016 at 20:50||comments (345)|
What you need to know to stay ahead in event design, technology, social media & digital marketing and venue selection. Here are some of he hottest event trends for 2017:
• Stay Ahead of the Competition
How to achieve the wow factor with wise venue choices, strong digital and social presence, solid meeting design and forward thinking tech selection.
• Event Technology
Event technology remains an integral and exciting part of the event mix. Learn about the top trends and hottest start-ups around.
• Event Design
A journey of exploration and discovery into where strong event design is heading in 2017.
• Destination and Venue Selection
Discover the mega trends emerging in venues and destinations during these dynamic, complex and ever changing times.
• Event Social Media and Digital Marketing
10 of the most powerful digital marketing strategies being used by the most progressive events today.
Learn About New Developments in the Event Industry
Be Inspired by Revolutionary Examples
Discover the Tools For More Effective Events
For more details, check out: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/10-event-trends-for-2017
|Posted on 22 August, 2016 at 8:00||comments (641)|
Traditional round cocktail table style often called Bistro Tables or High Bar Tables. These tall tables give Event Planners great flexibility and allowing them to transform an empty space into a comfortable place for guests to mingle, place their drinks or move around.
With Square Cocktail Tables, it can be as versatile to give you that special touch. Without a table cloth, spandex cover or skirting, it will work well for any event.
These tables add elegance and brighten up any event including a media briefing, wedding foyer and a dance floor too.
White being the most popular choice has the benefit to make the event venue look classy & pristine, brighter and enhance the effects of designer/ venue lighting. Last but not least, white matches well with the sleek & adjustable Bar Stools and blends nicely into any décor or theme colours.
|Posted on 24 June, 2016 at 1:15||comments (323)|
In an event pitch, every event management agency has an equal opportunity to convince the Client why they should place their event in the agency’s hands. If you didn’t get the recent event pitch, you and your team members might be asking why.
Below are the most common 15 reasons:
Getting a chance to present your event ideas and activation plan for a potential Client is exciting and can be fun too at first. However, learning you didn’t get the job can be disappointing and frustrating too. You can turnaround a disappointment by learning from your event pitch mistakes. Below are some of the most common mistakes to take note:
- You Didn’t Understand Your Audience
- You Disrespected Their Budget
- You Didn’t Lead Strong
- Your Language Wasn’t Appropriate
- Too Much Fluff Not Enough Substance
- Your Pitch Looked and Sounded Like Everyone Else’s
- You Put the Wrong Ideas in Their Heads
- You Didn’t Listen
- You Didn’t Respect Their Time
- You Didn’t Use Storytelling
- You Didn’t Use Exciting Language
- Your Presentation Got Lost
- You Didn’t Show You Were a Problem Solver
- You Didn’t Include Before/After and Social
- You Didn’t Take Advantage of the End
If you didn’t land that event pitch, it’s not the end of the world; but if you don’t use that experience to improve future pitches, then it is wasted time. Review your performance, assess how it met (or didn’t meet) your Client’s needs, and use that information to improve future pitches. Go out there and don’t give up and just do it!
|Posted on 15 April, 2016 at 2:00||comments (528)|
2016 will be the year where most of the event industry will engage with technology to solve inherent issues of planning meetings and events. Some staggering results of our research over the past year:
94% of Event Professionals will buy Event Technology to boost engagement.
75% of Event Professionals will buy Apps to increase engagement.
1 in 4 Event Professionals use tablets to manage the registration process.
1 in 4 Event Professionals expect integration between apps and registration.
1 in 2 Event Professionals tried Event Apps, Projection Mapping, Digital Touch Screens, Photo-booths, Audience Response Systems.
|Posted on 24 January, 2016 at 20:30||comments (287)|
Giving your Client or Customers a “wow event experience” is the ultimate goal for event planners. To achieve this goal, technology is a key component we must not ignore and it is what makes our events function effectively. Event technology is evolving and it will be an integral part of most events moving forward. It is essential to put the right time and effort into sourcing the technology that you will use to make your event stand out and be memorable.
21 January 2016 | AUTHOR: Kristen Carvalho from etouches.
In order to find the right technology for you, there are a few things that you need to do to prepare:
- List your needs or pain points that you need solved
- Know what to look for in a provider
- Have strategies for closing the deal
Once you have those three points outlined, you are ready to start the daunting process of finding new technology for your events.
What Do People Want?
When it comes to technology for events, you can find anything from a seating planning tool to a mobile concierge to intercept packages as they arrive at your event location. There really isn’t anything you can’t do with technology today. However, not many of us have bottomless budgets we can pull from to get everything we want. That is why you need to pick and choose wisely on what you really need assistance with. In a recent survey we conducted with over 240 event professionals, we were able to determine what the biggest pain points are for planners today and where they are looking for technology to help.
Time Management – Any event planner (or anyone working for that matter) can sympathize here. There are not enough hours in the day to get done what needs to get done. We need more time or solutions to help enhance the process for completing tasks on deadline. This is where project management tools can come into plan. There are many solutions available that allow you to collaborate with your team, making it easy to stay on deadline.
Budget – As was mentioned before, not many have a bottomless budget to work with. We need to pick what we implement carefully. As a planner, many times you need to work with the budget that the client gave you and what do you do if it is small? You might not be able to implement it all. You need a solution to help keep you on track and make sure that you are not overspending.
Data – It is everywhere these days. While it can sometimes be easy to obtain, the problem lies in how do you manage and use this information to better serve your attendees or future events. You need to have a tool in place that will allow you to compile, sort, manage and properly utilize all this crucial information.
What Are the Must Haves from a Provider?
Once you know what problems you are looking to solve, you can then move on to sourcing the right technology provider for you. In the event management software space alone, there are hundreds of solutions that you could choose from. When you start to narrow down the list and get on calls with providers, there are a few must haves that you should look for before you sign.
Playing well with other solutions
Gone are the days when one solution can be everything to everyone. You need a provider that integrates with other players in the market. You need to have an ecosystem that will allow data to be passed seamlessly from one solution to the next.
People who continue to innovate
Don’t go for a provider who is stuck in their ways. Find people that continue to innovate, whether that be routinely adding new features, acquiring different solutions or providing essential content pieces to the market. This often comes with companies who have a proven track record of retaining clients and providing a solution that meets their needs. That is extremely important – look for their latest announcements, ask for case studies, etc.
The most important thing when working with cloud and web technology is ensuring that your data and information are safe. It is not only your information on the line, but your clients and attendees as well. Make sure that they meet all compliance standards.
If you are doing business internationally or don’t have that typical 9 to 5 work day (and honestly we know no one in events does) you need to make sure that your solution can provide you with support 24/7. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong with events and the same can be said for your technology provider. You need a solution that will have their team available at all hours to answer your questions and solve your issues.
Ease of use
Who wants to go through weeks or months of training just to be able to use their registration software? No one! When going through a demo, make sure that the interface is easy to read and looks user friendly. If you can get a free trial, test it out and see if you are able to do basic tasks on your own. You don’t want to have to email support over and over again with questions.
Closing the Deal
Now that you know what you are looking for and have a provider that has met all of your must haves, all you have to do is sign the contract. Seems simple enough, but again we know budget is a constraint for most organizations. You need to find a way to get the best bang for your buck!
During your research you looked at a few different providers and their features, so use that to your advantage. Point out areas of weakness in the solution that you are going to invest in or areas with another solution that maybe seemed to have more functionality. In order to win your business, the provider may be willing to throw in discounted services.
If you have a hard close date for when you need contracts signed, use that as well when negotiating. If a provider knows that you need to sign by the last day of the quarter or you have to pass on the deal, they may be willing to lower the price a bit to get you to commit.
While staying on budget is obviously the optimal goal and best situation, don’t just pick your provider because they are giving you a good price. Yes a good price is enticing to sign, but you need to make sure that they really offer the best feature set for you. Make sure that you feel confident about:
- the tech solving the critical issues and points that you listed when you start searching
- your relationship, services, support with this provider. It’s like choosing a doctor, you need to feel comfortable with this technology and their team
- being able to grow together. This can mean several things, from the need to plug new features or tools, how to deal with issues, etc. Try to picture your technology like a passenger in your car: the technology (and the provider) needs to help you to reach the destination you defined.
Technology is a must have for any event, so when looking at your wants and needs make sure that you have a strategy in place when it comes to sourcing the right provider for your organization and events. Don’t just pick the top rated player in the market, you need to do your research and make sure that they meet all the must-haves to do business with. Once they check off everything on your list, you still have one more chance to negotiate and get the best bang for your buck. While it is important to stay on budget, make sure that you are getting the best deal available with the best product that solves all of your pain points!
|Posted on 23 November, 2015 at 7:35||comments (364)|
This folding table & bench set comprise of 1 Table and 2 Benches. The foldable legs are powder coated and specially fabricated for easy storage. Table and bench top is made from rubber wood. Seats 3 people comfortably, and can seat up to 4 persons per bench.
Ideal for outdoors - for a picnic, garden party, patio, carnival or family day event. The bench is also suitable for indoor venues like a town hall meeting, watching an EPL football match with colleagues and even in a brainstorming session.
|Posted on 12 September, 2015 at 4:25||comments (260)|
How To Go From a Good to a Great Event!
by Holly Barker Source: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/from-good-to-great-event
What is needed to make your event from good to great? It really boils down to whether or not you have what it takes as an event planner to stand out from a sea of event management agencies & planners out there!
Your skills and ability to work collaboratively with a team to operate as a business are critical to excel in the event planning industry. The way you handle challenges, manage relationships, and define goals for each event you plan will ultimately pave a path highlighting the difference between you and an average event planner.
So, how do you plan to take events from good to great? What’s the best way to blow people out of the park and exceed average expectations? Below are a couple of ideas you can start incorporating into your event planning strategy for your next event. See if any make a difference, and if one does, then try another! It’s always worth it to test anything that will take your events from average to amazing!
1) Embrace Change and Challenges
The world of event planning is constantly evolving, which means as an event planner you have to be on top of new trends, technology enhancements, and have the willingness and stamina to learn and stay on top of everything moving around you. The more you put yourself out there as a planner, and acknowledge what’s new and exciting in the world of event planning, the easier and faster it will be for you to take charge of your events and manage a successful team and event.
As always, there will be lots of challenges that come your way when planning an event, but take those as opportunities to learn and grow. Never be opposed to hear someone else’s opinions or take their advice. Building key relationships and contacts is vital in this industry, so make sure you’re listening to everyone around you, and using their ideas as well as your own (as long as they make sence!). Showing you care and want to learn and grow in this space will only make you shine as an event planner, and serve those around you as the cool event rock star you are.
2) Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Take your events to the next level by using what you have learned throughout your event-planning career, and pulling other ideas from industry peers and co-workers into your planning. There’s no better way to make your events shine brighter than ever, than by stepping out from the pack and doing something fun and different. If you have a love for video games or know a lot about a TV show, why not incorporate some cool ideas into a new game or trade show booth for your next event? Un-booths stand out the most, so be sure to add a little spunk when designing booths or event themes! The more interests you have, and your team has combined, the more unique and memorable your events can be!
This also applies beyond vision, to skills. If you or someone on your team has a strong background in painting or photography, use those skills to your advantage when planning an event. Most event planners come to a halt when they see they need a vendor at events, and then scroll through their rolodex to find the perfect person. Why not look around you, and see who in your trusted pack of eventprofs can take on the challenge! There’s nobody better suited to work at an event than those of us who love events!
3) Love Everything
No matter what, love what you do and the team of people around you. Events can be very challenging to put together. Sometimes you feel like you’re drowning in a sea and can’t come up for air. With the right team in place, this never happens. Love everything around you when planning your event. When everything and everyone comes together, you will see your event go from zero to a thousand faster than you can blink!
Make sure the team you select shares your vision, goals, and values for any event you plan. Put effort into providing care and knowledge into your team members. The last thing you want is for half of your team to get burnt out weeks before the event takes place! Keep them happy, educated, and excited to be working on the event! Give them the tools needed to stay on top of trends, and feel like they are a big part of seeing the event come together from the beginning to the end. Seeing everything flow always feels like magic, and being apart of that feeling is pretty cool!
4) Take Time For You
Lastly, in order to know your event is going to be a hit, and not a dud, take time for yourself. Every day, maybe a few times throughout the day, go for a walk, get a coffee or tea, have a phone call with someone you love, just do something for YOU. It’s important that every event planner steps back and sees everything from afar from time to time. Don’t forget to breathe. Pull it all in, and realize what an amazing thing you’re doing, and how many people will ultimately succeed from the event you are putting together. It’s a great feeling! The happier you are as the event planner, the happier the event will turn out, and your team will be!
Turning a good event into a great event takes work. It usually takes more than just the event planner setting goals and timelines, it takes a good, positive team around him or her who are dedicated to making sure the event is an overall success! Remember sometimes ideas fail, and that’s ok. The important thing is to keep trying, and taking that leap to want to stand out from the crowd no matter what!