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3D Projection Mapping – The Infinite Twilight Zone?

If a picture paints a thousand words, can you imagine how many words an elusive video can paint? Traditionally, video has been used in the events industry to creatively compile presentations and share them dynamically at large conferences and gatherings. Other uses have included amplifying of video footage of guest speakers and entertainers onto large screens so all event attendees can participate in the magnificent experience. Delivering an engaging experience for your event guests still requires quality projectors with globes in good condition, professional cameramen and unblemished screens....

3 Lighting Trends for Events, From LDI in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS LDI, the lighting industry trade show that alternates between Orlando and Las Vegas each year, returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 22 through 24, with industry programming beginning on October 18. The mood on the show floor was overwhelmingly optimistic, with exhibitors citing what felt like a crush of engaged attendees. You can expect the lighting industry trends seen at LDI to affect events ahead—here's a preview: 1. Lighting as Decor Lighting fixtures as decor pieces continue to evolve. Many exhibitors displayed products whose primary purpose is to decorate,...

How to Choose a Venue for Your Event

Do you have a corporate or business event coming up? Choosing the right venue for your event is crucial for a successful gathering of colleagues and business associates. Learn what to look for in an event venue with this quick guide. Type of Venue There are a number of different types of event venue. The type you choose will depend on the size of your gathering, the activities you wish to provide, the style and tone of the event, the services offered by the venue and various geographical constraints that impact on member attendance. Types of venue include: Conference Centres – purpose-built...

Cutting Catering Costs – 8 Budget Tips

Next to venue selection, catering is by far one of the biggest elements of event planning and tends to take a major chunk out of the budget. Follow these simple tips to cut costs without skimping: Short & Sweet The longer the event, the more your guests will eat – as simple as that! By limiting the duration of the event programme, you could very well get away with fewer snacks and drinks, reducing the overall catering fee. A sit-down dinner for instance, doesn’t only cost more than cocktail snack platters, but increases the running time of the event by at least an hour or two,...

Outsourcing Your Catering? What You Need To Know

So you’ve booked your event venue, you’ve confirmed your AV, décor and entertainment and now it’s time to sort out your catering. Most established venues will supply you with the catering and bar services you require. Even though you won’t have complete control over menu planning and preparation, you will still need to make key decisions that will determine your catering menu’s desired effect – satisfied and happy guests. To ensure this happens, set up a meeting with the caterer and resolve to find answers to some important questions. 1.       Schedule a tasting If...

Is Your Event Venue Putting Your Client In the Spotlight?

Selecting your event venue can be the toughest decision you’ll make when planning your event. There’s danger in overlooking the masked details as this can cause major setbacks for your attendees. You also don’t want to diminish the rest of your hard work by settling for a mediocre venue because of poor planning. Invest the time right from the start. How do you know if you’re getting a good deal? What are the right questions to ask? Let’s start with the location…… This has to match the scope, calibre and the demographic of your audience. If you’re targeting high end clients...

How to use web forms in event registration

The industry of event management is an industry of creativity, a quality that extended to all emerging services and products. Expectations are high and the offers are plenty when it comes to event planning. Every step can determine the outcome, that’s why sometimes choosing the right tools to help you in attendee registrations can be tricky. Requirements change from case to case and it is best to find a versatile software to be adapted to our own needs. That’s why web forms can be a proper way to handle registrations. But what features are important in choosing a software for your event registration? Features...

The Guide to Event Decor

The décor of any event – whether a corporate dinner, business lunch, birthday party or wedding – is an integral part of setting the scene and creating the desired atmosphere. It may be elegant and chic, modern and trendy or grand and glamorous. The décor creates a visual feast for the guests or delegates as they arrive, immersing them within the theme of your function. While every décor provider is unique in terms of its product offering, they usually offer the following standard services: Advice and guidance on different themes and styles of décor, depending on your personality or corporate...

7 Decor Essentials for a World Class Event

Can you remember the last event you attended? Did it leave a lasting impression in your mind? The difference between a “nice” and an “exceptional” event lies in paying attention to some essential décor details. Your event décor needs to resonate with your guests by appealing to their senses and create an emotional connection with your brand. Check out these handy décor tips that will distinguish an ordinary event from an extraordinary one. 1. Black Draping for Impact We try to use black draping whenever possible. For one, this creates a “blank canvas” for the décor and highlights...

4 Things You Need For A Smooth Event Registration

The registration process at your event should be as quick and painless as possible. For starters, make sure you have sufficient staff managing the registration process so that your guests don’t have to queue in long lines. The entrance to your event should have an inviting buzz and a logical flow that easily directs your guests to where they need to go. Apply the four elements below at your next event registration and see how they will positively impact the rest of your event. 1. The Registration Desk This is your guests’ first impression and should be treated as a vital customer touch...