Event planning

So, you're planning your event and have chosen your vendors. Managing your vendors, known in the IT world as stakeholder management is critical to the success of your event. Your suppliers will annoy you, test your patience, challenge your professionalism, sometimes under deliver, run late,...

Most of us have heard those words at some point in our lives “Fail to plan, then plan to fail”, and this is never more true, than in the role of an events manager. Events management is a completely new chapter in my life; a time where...

Tip 1.  Don't. Okay okay. I know it's harsh but if there is room to be flexible with your date, have a think about pushing your event back to allow time to plan. Planning without sufficient time means stress, lack of vendor availability, etc etc Obviously...

Main speaker doesn't find the conference venue,  wedding photographer falls ill a day before the wedding, the DJ for the surprise 30th party is running late, it starts raining the day of the garden party!   With all the dependency on other people and reliance...