News & Articles - event planning

  • tech event

    AV Tech Redefining Event Engagement

      In the dynamic landscape of event planning, the integration of cutting-edge audio/visual (A/V) technology has emerged as a transformative force, reshaping the way audiences engage and interact during events. As we navigate an era where virtual and hybrid events have become the norm, understanding the profound impact of A/V technology on event engagement is important for communicators, event planners, and businesses alike. Unveiling the Evolution of A/V Technology The journey of A/V technology from basic sound systems to sophisticated…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

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    How to Avoid Common Event Mistakes

      Event planning is an intricate dance that requires careful coordination, creativity, and attention to detail. Whether organizing a corporate conference, a wedding, or a product launch, event planners often face a myriad of challenges that can make or break the success of an event. In this article, we will explore some common mistakes we have seen event planners make, and provide insightful strategies on how you can avoid them. INADEQUATE PLANNING AND PREPARATION Mistake: One of the most common…

    Event Operations, Uncategorized

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    Balancing Act: Prioritizing Mental Health

      In the fast-paced world of event planning, where deadlines, logistics, and creativity converge, it’s easy to lose sight of one crucial aspect: our mental health. This year, with all its challenges and uncertainties, served as a stark reminder of just how important self-care and balance are for event professionals. We invite you to join us in a conversation about mental health in the events industry. It’s time to recharge, reflect, and share our self-care rituals as we navigate the…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

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    Planning Strategies for Private Events

      Even for corporate event strategy and management companies like ours, we have found ourselves lucky enough to produce large scale private events for some notable Canadians including milestone birthday celebrations, retirement dinners, wedding productions, memorials and more. It’s not lost on us just how special these events are. Private events are highly personal, heartfelt and are typically focused on a more familial or individual endeavor or outcome. This means it can be hard to understand objectives, or the desired…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

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    Five Challenges Planners Face Today

      I have been an event producer for three and a half decades. I have lived through many recessions in the event industry and survived. And through all of these years, I have seen all kinds of challenges, but the new challenges we are facing today in the event industry are affecting our ability to do our job effectively. It is a known fact that planning events is stressful; in fact, event planning ranks up there with careers such as…

    Event Operations

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    Why Events Need a Great Reimagination

    By Shannon Byck and Joe Nishi COVID may no longer be a part of our daily conversation but the lasting impacts are still evident today. As we sat plotting out the outline for this article, we noticed how much we struggled with cohesive and creative thoughts. If we were to be honest, the article could have been titled The Great Procrastination as most days it seems easier to avoid the task at hand versus getting things done. Why the funk?…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

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    Are Virtual Events Here to Stay?

      So it is 2023, COVID responses worldwide are winding down, we don’t have to wear our masks anymore and the world is returning back to normal. Everyone wants to be back in person and virtual events have bitten the dust, right? Well…maybe. The truth is there is still a market and a need for virtual events but virtual fatigue is definitely real. The event type you ultimately choose is going to depend on many things: Your event goals What…

    Event Operations, Virtual Events

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    Ten Tips for Maximizing Productivity

      Event planners face a daily whirlwind of tasks and deadlines. Our industry comes with unique challenges, constant changes to plans and long days making sure every item on the critical path is completed with fire proof precision. It can become too easy to completely immerse oneself into work with no time for relationships, hobbies, family, rest or even joy. We need to recognize that the most important thing in life isn’t trying to keep up to the never-ending checklist…

    Event Operations

  • Sport Tourism Canada Issues RFP

      Sport Tourism Canada (STC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide event planning and management services to support the coordination and delivery of the 2023 Sport Events Congress (SEC23). SEC23 is scheduled to occur June 6-8, 2023, in Richmond, British Columbia, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the Vancouver Airport Marriott. The RFP will be available for interested parties to make submissions until Friday, January 27, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. STC is hosting SEC23 in partnership with Richmond…

    Breaking News

  • What to Expect in 2023?

      By Shannon Byck and Joe Nishi Back in November 2020, we blogged about the impact COVID was having on people employed in the face-to-face business events industry. The financial impact was devastating for many and organizations like ours immediately took a “safe harbour” approach with their teams and business models. Even still, we lost many talented people in our industry. The strain on mental health as we restructured and re-imagined our value was and continues to be a huge…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

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