We work in a fast paced and dynamic industry and keeping ahead of the curve is crucial. We know that you need to keep up with the latest trends, ideas and venue openings whilst keeping everyone you work with happy and healthy. There’s a wealth of industry resources out there to help you do this so we’ve selected a few of our favourites to share with you:
Hire Space is a great venue booking platform, but did you know that they also offer regular industry updates and insight for event professionals through their blog, at https://hirespace.com/blog, and on the resources section of their homepage?
Hire Space also organises regular free events for event professionals through its EventLAB brand, invitations for which you can find on its social media channels @hirespace and @eventlab_online.
The Delegate Wranglers is the daily go-to check in to positively connect, inspire, educate and provide opportunities for the global events community. Launched in 2014 the community has grown from strength to strength throughout the UK, Europe and overseas. The community was made official community partners with Facebook since 2020 and also selected to be on their Community Accelerator Programme in August 2021.
DW is widely known and respected, offering event professionals the opportunity to connect, gain business, seek opportunities, find jobs, meet up for networking events and ultimately help them to develop their businesses and increase their business network.
It is a community which thrives on positivity – thus becoming the pulse of the industry, bringing together buyers and suppliers in a real time community which has never been available before. It is the largest of its kind in the UK and has achieved what no other organisation has managed to: creating a unique community of event professionals – buyers and suppliers – who collaborate and drive millions of pounds of business for the industry every month.
To be a part of the industry’s most engaged and positive community head over to https://thedelegatewranglers.com/join-dw
Stress Matters is a B Corp Certified workplace wellbeing organisation focused on reducing the impact of poor mental health on businesses in the events sector to maintain business sustainability. Through their unique diagnostic tool, they assess the team’s wellbeing to assess the root causes of any issues affecting the productivity. They work with you as your Wellbeing Manager meaning that you can spend the time running your agency and working with clients.
Accredited by Mental Health First Aid England to run their training and officially recognised by the International Stress Management Association, Stress Matters offer over 40 workshops to support on proactive education and empowerment of your team. Whether that be at the leadership level to build the business case for investing in your team and adjusting the culture. Training managers to have better conversations or providing self-care advice to every single team member. Stress Matters make workplace wellbeing easy. Contact them at: https://stressmatters.org.uk/
If you are active on social media and follow some of the industry’s influencers you will have seen the eventprofuk hashtag. You can use it to highlight the posts that you’d like the events industry to pick up and you can also use it to search for the content that other eventprofs have tagged as useful.
Micebook is a great community for eventprofs worldwide to source inspiration, content and share intel. They have regular newsletters to share the interesting and relevant blogs and articles that sit on their website and an annual two-day exhibition held each year in London. Their V-Awards were launched to celebrate virtual events, but in 2023 the awards will be expanded to celebrate all types of events. Its free to join for event planners and venue bookers: https://micebook.comGo back to other articles