Abi is Key Account Manager – Events for Slido – an award-winning audience interaction tool for live Q&A, polling and slide-sharing – where she works with large-scale event agencies and PCOs, to help them get the most from their speakers and audience. With 9 years conference management experience, and previously at Reed Exhibitions, Abi has.. read more →

Event planning is the fifth most stressful job. Event planners and most people who are directly and some who are indirectly associated with the event industry rarely strike a work life balance. There are many who are always working and some who have a satiating personal life but then their work takes the backseat. Most.. read more →

A self-confessed venue geek, Clare de Brett loves all things venues, hotels and hospitality. Starting her career in hospitality at the tender age of 18, Clare has worked in all manner of properties including high-end bars, residential and non-residential conference centers and five star hotels. After dipping her toes in the events technology and agency world.. read more →

Conducting an interview requires extensive preparation. A video interview can become a boring experience for the viewer or it can be intriguing and satiating. While experts will always have interesting facts and anecdotes to share, it is eventually up to the interviewer to weave it all into an interesting narrative. Since an interview cannot be.. read more →

The event industry is one of the most competitive niche industries in the business world where established and experienced entrepreneurs take the lion’s share of the billions of dollars made each year. Statistics show that 70.8% of clients with upcoming events would rather use an event professional with experience, preferably those recommended to them by.. read more →

Matt Riley, CAE founded The Conference Agency after a 12-year career as an association meeting planner and CPD/continuing education director  with the US-based National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) and the South Carolina Bar Association.  He has conducted large conferences in cities like New York and San Francisco, exclusive executive retreats in the Caribbean and Southern.. read more →

Properly planned and organized events will attract the attention of the media and it can be a great platform for marketing your event and business. However, navigating the murky water of media interviews can be a daunting task, and it can go either way. Depending on how you handle your media interviews, you can earn.. read more →

You have probably wondered how people who post videos on YouTube and other video blogging sites make money. Statistics show that there are over 5 billion videos watched on YouTube every day, and the most watched videos get a paycheck from YouTube. Forecasts indicate that by the year 2025, half of the population will not.. read more →

Joe has worked in Events since the early 1990’s, initially running interactive keypad conferences and meetings whilst based in Spain. Responding to client requests he began to develop add-ons for the software, eventually replacing it completely with his own. This led to a move back to the UK in 2003 to take over the software.. read more →

Tragedies have united and separated people since time immemorial. Manmade or natural, tragedies are always devastating. The magnitude of devastation may vary. The modern world is plagued more with manmade tragedies than natural. More people die on the roads than in floods and more innocent people die in terrorist attacks than in wars. At a.. read more →