In this write-up, know some of our favorite blogs that bring the best from our industry. Also, some fantastic companies have encouraged us on our journey toward better meetings.
We’ve put together all the useful blogs to stay informed and get inspired!
Leadership, Achievement and Inspiration
This distinguished personality is known around the globe for conquering the event management market for 30 years. She has worked with some exquisite celebrities like Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, Russell and Nina Westbrook, and the Kardashian family. She has nearly 95K followers on Twitter because of her popularity among event managers.
Preston Bailey – A Globally celebrated Designer, Author, and Public Speaker
He is known for his extraordinary capacity of transforming spaces into larger than life environment.
He has been able to garner 43K followers and Twitter and more to go. His exquisite event styles are captured on his Instagram and Facebook pages.
With his comprehensive guide on all events, Julius Solaris has all the latest trends and practical how-to related to event management. He is known as one of the most influential individuals by many magazines and media for more than a decade. He is also an author of over ten books on event technology and innovation.
Planning…forever events founded by Saundra Hadley is celebrating 17 years of producing extraordinary and fabulous weddings, social, and corporate events. Saundra isn’t your typical event planner; instead, she’s more like a friend who will give you unsolicited advice and will be a great buffer among your friends. She’s blessed with outstanding corporate planning skills and creativity and is determined to make your event a super hit without a hitch.
Bliss Events by Kasey Conyers
Kasey is a stylish event and wedding planner and a mother to 2 boys who’s in the line of creating memorable events and weddings that match your style and personality. She has a talented designing group that guarantees to create one-of-a-kind events like parties, fundraisers, corporate events, runway shows, weddings, and editorial styling.
She’s another skilled planner with 2K+ followers who is one of the most respected events planning and design teams in Central Ohio for over 20 years.
DT Studios by David Tutera
Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents, and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. He has earned massive followers on Twitter with 130K+.
Eventplanner.net by Kevin Van der Straeten
Get in touch with the fastest growing community and source of inspiration for event profs in the world. Kevin is also the host of the event planner TV talk show and podcast presenter for the event industry. He’s a true internet entrepreneur and super passionate about online media, technology, marketing, and ecommerce and works hard to inspire people and grow your business. Gladly, he has come up with a new book Event2 that’s an excellent reference guide for the event and party organizers.
Intentional Event Design by Tahira Endean
Hailing from the reputed event management company, Tahira is passionate about writing. She believes in creating and delivering human-centered events. She is a speaker, blogger, and author who believes in learning and sharing ideas and knowledge. You can follow her on her social media platforms to know more about her with her 3K and 9K followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively, and many more to go.
Socio by Yarkin Sakucoglu, Alihan Ozbayrak, and Joe Watkins
This trio shook up the event marketing industry in 2016 after dropping out of Purdue University to start their startup. Today, they have earned distinction on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2020 list to build an event management platform that helps SMBs, enterprises, and associations optimize their live events. In just 2 years, they grew to 600+ customers in nearly 60 countries and won many awards for their company culture. Some of their clients include Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, and Hyundai, etc.
Rafanelli Events by Bryan Rafanelli
He believes in delivering exclusive and high-profile events. He has previously worked for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and Allison Williams’ nuptials, many of President Obama’s White House State Dinners, and events in 2015 and 2016. He is famous for his work and has so far captured more than 5K Twitter followers.
Evvnt By Richard Green
Richard Green is a global events marketing business established in 2012, offering event marketing services in over 139 countries worldwide. They offer event planning, management, and marketing blogs to help amateur event organizers. The company started with a simple mission – CREATING SUCCESSFUL EVENTS and considers education a crucial part of its core growth strategy. Get access to 5000+ targeted networks of local news media reaching 43m+ customer audience.
David Beahm Experiences by David Beahm
He has designed for numerous weddings with some high-profile clients like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. His work can be seen with his insights on New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, People, and many more.
He is also an articulate speaker in the field of luxury weddings and maintains his witty repartee on social media platforms as well.
Kristin Banta Events Inc. By Kristin Banta
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Kristin Banta Events (KBE) is named as one of the BizBash’s ‘Top 50 Event Designers’ and has earned multiple awards like the ‘Best Social Event’ (2019), ‘Event Designer of the Year’ for 3 consecutive years (2017 – 2019) and a lot more. She has been an innovator for over 15 years and has set high standards in the glamour industry. KBE has organized high-end events, corporate galas, brand activations, entertainment industry soirees, society weddings, corporate clientele, and destination wedding extravaganzas. Kristin is a mogul who has taken the client’s vision to a new level, giving out a different story to every event.
La Fleur Weddings & Events by Jill LaFleur
Jill LaFleur, AKA Planner, Designer, Stylist of Exclusive Destination Weddings and Events Worldwide, Mentor Coach, and Speaker, has earned many titles to herself in over 25 years. The full-service destination event planning & design company is one of the top Wedding Planners in the world by Martha Stewart Weddings. The 10.8K+ Instagram followers have loved her romantic, European style, and subtleness that touches the heart. You’ll also fall in love with their work!
Cvent by Reggie Aggarwal
He was named the rising star by Forbes Magazine and has been named #1 business software CEO by The Saas Report in their 2019 Top 50 CEO list, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. He was also named as the most admired CEO by the Washington Business Journal. You can find his immense number of followers on social media platforms. He has been well proclaimed in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Forbes.
Liz Caruso – Holding Notable Events for Thought Leaders.
Her design and approach towards her work make her famous among reputed event planners. She has a different fan base with 23K+ followers on Twitter. She is featured in BizBash, Connect, Under30CEO, and Successful Meetings. Her passion for events has helped her in achieving success at quite a young age. She also educates her fellow industry professionals in creating extraordinary events through consulting, speaking, and hosting events.
A Flair for Affairs by Elisa Delgardio
Based in Orlando, it’s a popular wedding planning, event design, and production company that has bagged the ‘Wedding Professional of the Year’ in the 2011 Peer of the Year Awards and is voted as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Planner in Orlando’ in the 2014 Wedding Industry Experts Awards.
Elisa has an excellent reputation that speaks about their experience and professionalism. She has a creative and detailed flair for creating an emotional, sensational, and unforgettable affair.
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Event Blogs, News, Trends and Inspiration
Eventbrite – A Global Platform for Sharing Event Promotion Tips
Who doesn’t know Eventbrite? It’s a popular platform among people who can create, share, find, and attend events. Its popularity can be well defined from its Twitter followers, which are more than 270K. The blogs focus on event promotions and social media and some productivity hacks and exciting articles that only event professionals can relate to.
BizBash by David Adler
One of the loved outlets for inspiration! You can get innovative ideas for any kind of event you can imagine, industry news, and tools for finding venues and suppliers. This rich site is accustomed by a skilled team behind the founder David Adler.
Social Tables by Dan Berger
Get a wide variety of event planning topics, whether you want to know about venue tips, strategies for creating intriguing and memorable events. If you are wondering, yet there is plenty to learn about event management? Then just pick your topic.
Dan Berger is the founder of Social Tables, who is an event believer. He is a community organizer, traveler, investor, and learner!
Special Events by Tim Novoselski
A premier resource for event professionals, which is profound for creating a blog space on the site, ensuring that BIPOC catering and event professionals are featured in the blogs. It has more than 9K likes on Facebook and 10K followers on Twitter.
QC Event School – a Reputed Institution for Corporate, Social, Private, and Wedding Planning Courses
It’s a one-stop-destination to start an exciting career in the event planning industry. QC Event School is proudly accredited with an A+ ranking from the Better Business Bureau and is approved by the International Live Events Association (ILEA). Get your hands-on QC’s online event and wedding planning courses, and you can even design your custom training program. They expose amateurs to aspiring and professional planners and support every individual who wishes to take their careers to the next level.
Plannerwire by Keith Johnston
He covers trends related to the event industry, event technology, destination, and association matters. With his immense popularity in the event management field, he has grabbed nearly 8K followers on Twitter. He can create a better experience for your members, attendees, exhibitors, or sponsors.
Event Industry News by Paul Allott
He is the co-founder of Event Industry News, which is an online magazine that offers the latest news, views, and reviews in the events industry. These events can be anything from a regional conference or international exhibition to a brand activation or significant festival. He has captured an enormous Twitter follower with 54K+.
Strategic Meetings & Events by Christy Lamagna
Speaker, Master Strategist, Entrepreneur, Visionary, and Author are some of her proclaimed achievements. She has the vision to create a comprehensive plan to make your corporate events achieve their goals, boosting your sales, and making programs more cost-efficient. You can find the latest trends, different approaches to plan meetings, incentive programs, conferences, tradeshows, product launches, and more. Redefine experience and improve your business.
Follow her on Twitter, where she has grabbed 18K+ followers.
Marcy Blum Associates by Marcy Blum
She is known for her sanity, humor, style, and innovation as an event planner and entertainer. She is running the treadmill for 30 years, with her detail-oriented approach makes her guests go awe with her unimaginable creativity. If you are not a member of his social media platforms, grab a seat.
Colin Cowie Lifestyle by Colin Cowie
A profound event and wedding planner who can conduct successful events in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas or anywhere for your SPECIAL day. This rich website is run by a skilled team behind the CEO and founder Colin Cowie.
Bizzabo by Eran, Alon, and Boaz
It is the world’s fastest-growing event technology company, designed for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events for everyone involved. The company was founded by Eran, Alon, and Boaz in 2011 and has managed to win two Event Technology Awards in 2020 —’Best Conference Technology’ and the ‘People’s Choice Award.’ Even the pandemic couldn’t stop them and continue to professionally execute rewarding virtual and hybrid events.
Event Marketer – A Recognized Content Provider on Experiential Marketing
Meet the world’s most respected provider of content on experiential marketing. The Event Marketer Magazine gives you all the information for the event and trade show category, including steal-worthy tips, strategies, tactics, and fresh insights on industry trends in a fun, creative, and engaging way. Be a part of their interactive concert series, gaming events, in-depth coffee conversations, and brainstorming think tanks with industry peers. Make sure you join their workshops and training camps that are lined up for 2021.
Event Technology and Design Tips
Sasha Souza Events by Sasha Souza
She believes in putting the awe in awesome – you’ll love what she plans and designs for your special event. Her blogs cover various event planning topics, from event tips to tactics for creating memorable and engaging events.
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting by Dave Lutz
He is an industry speaker and pens down articles to help meeting owners’ and professionals’ progress. He is among the leading choices for conference organizers, who also believes in sharing his expertise with others. For more than a decade, he is authored monthly columns in PCMA’s Convene Magazine on performance improvement for annual conferences and trade shows. His popularity is eminent with his 8K+ Twitter followers.
Corbin Ball & Co. by Corbin Ball
With over 20 years of experience in international technology meetings, he makes an effort to make complex subjects understandable and fun. He is an event and exhibition technology speaker, consultant, and writer. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications. He has also been quoted in the US and News Report, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others.
Plan Your Meetings by Lisa
They have been in force since 1995 and serve to educate the non-titled corporate meeting planner – an amateur who’s burdened with planning sales, training seminars, conferences, and events. It’s a branch of the most prestigious association for meeting professionals globally – Meeting Professionals International. The company started to unlock the industry and continue to create a dialogue between amateurs and professionals. You can surely trust their marketing skills and massive network.
Smart Meetings by Marin Bright
It’s a leading meetings industry publisher that offers cutting-edge meeting content in print and digital magazines 12 times per year, hosts world-class networking events, produces CEU-accredited webinars, and provides a myriad of digital resources. Marin Bright founded the company to improve the quality of the print and online meeting experience. It’s currently the No. 1 resource for industry news and information for the past 15 years.
Dahlia Agency by Dahlia El Gazzar
Known for her go-to source for trendsetting solutions, event marketing, event news, and social media expertise. She has more than a decade of experience in meetings and events sectors, working on both professional planning and association collaborators. Her out-of-the-box thinking can be very well demonstrated from the event ideas she presents for her clients.
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The Mice Blog.com by Irina Graf
She is the founder of the mice blog.com; her blogs are innovative and trendsetting. An international blogger who shares insights, knowledge, and experience with global corporate events and community. Her goal is to inspire, educate, and connect with her audience.
Gallus Events Blog by William Thomson
An event consultant, author, entrepreneur and speaker, racing the event management industry for 20 years. His blogs are considered the most crucial resources for event professionals and have been at the conquering edge of events for more than a decade. He has the zest and innovative ideas for organizing events both physically as well as digitally.
To know more about his work, follow him on Twitter.
Banks Sadler by Sara Leigh Jagger
It is the 4th largest UK event agency in the C&IT Magazine State of the Industry Top 50 by events-based turnover. Get assistance in meeting management and creative event consulting services by award-winning event management and venue sourcing agency in London, New York, Düsseldorf, Paris. They have been delivering a wide range of solutions ranging from incentive programs, conferences, gala dinners, and investigator meetings, including consulting and advisory services to the world’s leading brands for 35 years.
The Party Goddess by Marley Majcher
It’s a high-end, full-service catering and event planning company that guarantees rock star events for A-listers and regular joes. Marley Majcher is a celebrity event planner and the author of “But Are You Making Any Money?”.
The book highlights the complicated aspects of running a lucrative business. Majcher is well known for her unique approach and has been featured in reputed publications rock starlike The Wall Street Journal, Marie Clarie, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune, and many more. She’s one of the most remarkable women entrepreneurs who’s known as America’s event planning queen, which justifies their website name, right?
David Stark Design – A Passionate Event Planning Perfectionist
David has been working to provide brand experiences, impactful fundraisers, and personal celebrations to philanthropic leaders, corporate innovators, and outstanding individuals.
Founded in 2006, the company has become a go-to expert for fully immersive experiences providing innovative expertise to The Whitney Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Opera, and a host of celebrities. His 43.7k Instagram followers love him for his creative ideas and top-notch designs that make magic happen.
Conferences That Work – Creating Events that People Love by Adrian Segar
He’s the most influential person in the event industry in 2019 and 2020 and the most innovative people in BizBash magazine events. Adrian has convened and facilitated hundreds of conferences all over the world. He’s an acknowledged meeting designer and has authored three books. He has been awarded a Ph.D. in elementary particle physics from London and has served on numerous non-profit boards for 30 years.
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Aventri by Jim Sharpe
Avail data-driven event management and venue sourcing solutions that help global event organizers. Jim Sharpe joined Aventri as CEO in 2020 after being the GM of Gerson Lehrman Group’s (GLG). He has an ample amount of knowledge in leading high-performing teams in private equity-backed tech-enabled businesses. Aventri offers an end-to-end event solution – right from registration to attendee tracking and reporting. They help to connect better and offer solutions to smooth the process of event planning.
Event Tech Brief – A Haven for Event Technologists
It’s an independent resource for event technologies and technology solution providers. Michelle Bruno is a writer, blogger, and technology journalist. She writes about technology, design, and strategy for face-to-face meetings at Fork in the Road blog and writes for Event Tech Brief. Event Tech Brief weekly email newsletter for event professionals.
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The Meeting Pool by Tara Thomas
The Meeting Pool is a source for technology, news, and event professional information, just like the above. It offers a detailed guide of all technology-related in the industry by a diverse group of professionals who are thorough in the field. Co-founder Tara Thomas has over 15 years of expertise managing strategic event marketing programs for multiple companies like The Cobalt Group, Oracle, IPIX, and likewise. Learn more about this industry from leading event technology providers working at The Meeting Pool.
Eventtia by Mauricio Palacio
Eventtia helps you plan an event, set up online registration, manage guests list, build a website, deploy a mobile app, and likewise. It’s a complete event management technology that has you covered and provides you all the necessary to run successful events. It has worked with big brands and companies like McDonald’s, GitHub, Endeavor, Facebook, etc. Since 2015, the online event platform has organized 8000 events in 50 countries around the world.
Pathable, Inc. by Jordan Schwartz
Pathable is a perfect match of virtual event platforms and mobile apps for trade shows, conferences, and associations. You can rely on their award-winning solutions, drive meaningful engagement, boost customer satisfaction, and generate revenues. It all started in 2017 by a software team from Microsoft and Intel to deliver measurable experiences through technology.
The Swapcard by Baptiste Boulard
Your hunt for an event app and matchmaking platform powered by AI ends here! Baptiste is a lawyer turned entrepreneur who takes inspiration from Henry Ford’s quote, “ “Anyone who stops learning is old – at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Life is about keeping your mind young.” Today, he has created thousands of successful leading events, including the Dubai World Trade Centre, OECD, Informa Tech, SOAHR 2020, and many more. Get ready to work with the best-in-the-town professionals.
Meeting Tomorrow by Mark Aistrope
The company works on one vision: Connecting more and more people. Meeting tomorrow has been a reputed event technology company for the last 18 years. It produces engaging virtual events of all sizes and even provides equipment to people working and learning from home. Based in Chicago, the company provides the necessary equipment and offers insightful blogs on virtual events and the current COVID-19 scenario.
AllSeated by Yaron Lipshitz
It’s an easy-to-use digital platform offering seamless collaboration, ultimate organization, and virtual reality tools to visualize events even before they take place. It offers intrusive tools like floorplans, 3D view, Guest List, RSVP, Seating, Timelines, Mobile Check-In, and more. Gladly, this tool has social distance floor planning easier, especially during the pandemic. Get a nook of their blogs to know more.
Attendease by Jamie Lubiner
Attendease is a hard word of almost 2 decades of expertise in conference management software with a pioneering approach to corporate event marketing, management & data. Attendease takes pride in powerful event management software that helps you to manage your entire portfolio of events effortlessly. We hope you will love it too!
The Castle Group by Sandy Lish
These event planning warriors are specialized in PR, event management, and social media marketing. The communications agency based in Boston can fuel your campaigns with the best marketing communications, PR, social media, events, and creative service ideas to help you achieve your business objectives. It was founded by an independent woman, Sandy, in 1996 and is named one of Forbes’s top PR agencies.
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