Event Operations

  • Good Speakers Command the Stage

      A good speaker can be key to what makes an event memorable and a success. For some people, taking the stage, whether it’s the fifth time or the 50th time, feels as natural and instinctual as riding a bike. But for most people, presenting onstage for a room full of attendees is a daunting experience, especially if they’re relatively experienced. Luckily, there are a few things all speakers can do, regardless of their experience level, to feel more comfortable…

  • Maximizing Event Connections

      In-person events offer employees not just the chance to work together, but also a more casual space for organic inspiration, making connections and team-building opportunities. There is great potential for company growth in corporate events. They reinforce important bonds, build new bridges, and define and foster a strong culture. Here are some tips for maximizing connections at your next company off-site, corporate event. 1. Have a very clear purpose. Design an event around what you are trying to achieve.…

  • Savouring Sustainable Food Practices

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      In the realm of event management, where experiences are crafted and memories made, sustainability has emerged as a critical focal point. As the world grapples with environmental challenges, the event industry is undergoing a transformative shift towards embracing sustainable practices. At the heart of this movement lies the concept of sustainable food, where conscious choices and innovative approaches are revolutionizing the way events cater to attendees’ appetites. In this article, we explore the intersection of food and sustainability within…

  • Event Design: The Art of More

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      The business of event design is to unveil a message or tell a story that serves the events purpose. It is to create an undeniable connection on all sensory levels that unite attendees, not only within that setting, but virtually; in continuum and beyond. These vast platforms and perspectives conjure connectivity, relatability and association. For creatives, it can be an emotional or never-ending journey that feeds our passion while playing havoc with our process. As a creative and in…

  • Boost Business Growth With Events

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      While there are numerous avenues to achieving growth for businesses, one channel that often goes underestimated is hosting events. Building communities and audiences can be very powerful for business development and unlocking new opportunities. The work and resources required to plan and execute events successfully may seem overwhelming, however when done right, the benefits always outweigh the costs and the time commitment involved. Here are seven reasons to remind you why incorporating events in business growth strategies is a…

  • Catering Experiences that Delight

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      As the business landscape continues to evolve, corporate events and meetings are no longer limited to mundane affairs. In 2023, corporate catering is set to take a leap forward, embracing new trends that focus on creating unique and unforgettable culinary experiences. From sustainability to customization, and technology integration to global flavours, here are top catering trends shaping the corporate world. Sustainable Catering In an era of heightened environmental consciousness, sustainability has become a key consideration for corporate catering. Businesses…

  • How Insurance Protects Your Events

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      Whether you are the event planner or the event host, there are potential financial risks that have to be taken into consideration when evaluating your insurance portfolio. Planning, organizing and hosting an event has lots of moving parts. Venues to be booked, caterers to hire, ticket sales – it’s an endless list of logistics.  You may be concerned about injury to guests, accidental damage caused by a third party vendor or guest to the venue. No matter how well…

  • Ask Tough Questions for Better Events

      by Tahira Endean Who remembers that moment in time with no meetings or events, no air travel, no need to wear pants to work? For at least one full year, we met people online, learned how to work remotely and either fell in love with this or were desperate to return to the office, at least some of the time. We wore masks if we left the house, and we didn’t go to any events. There were no events…

  • Best Practices in AV Contracting

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      As our economy and locally owned businesses continue to recover from the pandemic, the audio-visual (AV) industry is extremely excited to see events, conferences, galas and more starting to come back. Many audio-visual providers are locally owned businesses that employ people directly in our community. Business is built on relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Having access to audio-visual equipment and services is crucial for the entire event sector in today’s digital age. Audio-visual technology assists with conferences, trade…

  • Creating A Budget Friendly Food Menu

      Food and beverage offerings are key aspects of any event. As catering prices continue to rise, knowing how to be creative when putting together a menu will be increasingly important. While restrictions from the pandemic are behind us, lingering operational realities remain: greater labour costs (and labour shortages) and significant inflation on food. Though the pandemic may have caused a backlog of pent-up demand in the events industry, now that event planners and clients are able to resume planning…

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