Throughout July and August, the big focus for EventLAB was current affairs, regulations and compliance.  We’re rounding up all the insight and knowledge EventLAB has shared over the last couple of months through events and online content. So here are all the things you can watch, listen to and read along with our four key takeaways.

LISTEN

BLOGGING & BEYOND

Finally a government deal that recognise the events industry? The News Digest Theresa May’s tourism deal, London’s nighttime economy and more. There’s 7 Minutes With… Amanda Thurlow and we’ve got a live talk from the event agency Beyond from our EventLAB series morning at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace.

CHEESE & CULTURES

This episode we’ve got two very different perspectives on how events interact with local communities. Francis Gimblett from Taste of the Vine discusses how events can do more to support local British cheesemakers. Harriet Glover shares her experiences organising events in developing countries.

EventLAB Podcast

MEGABITS & MODERATORS

What does free wifi actually mean? Who is responsible for the wifi standards at events? Caleb Parker, CEO of BOLD talks about the issues that surround wifi at events. Samme Allen shares her advice for event organisers after her first year as an MC and Events Facilitator. The News Digest takes a look at the impact of extreme weather, the importance of measuring ROI and answers the question “How do I get my guests to leave after an event?”.

EVCOM & EVOLUTION

How can you turn your digital connections into offline business relationships? Alexandra Galviz shares her advice for Digital Networking. Ed sits down with Charlotte Gentry, founder of Pure events to discuss her appointment to the EVCOM board and George & Joe bring you two exciting new venues opening up soon in London, Secret River Garden and Mama Shelter, in the latest round of Venue Talk.

Secret River Garden

READ

THE VALUE OF DATA CURRENCY: GATHERING DATA AT EVENTS

A guest blog by Noodle Live shares easy advice to make your event a data goldmine. Collect essential stats to measure the success of your event and impress your key stakeholders.

EVENT PROFESSIONALS SHARE THEIR HOPES AND FEARS FOR BREXIT

Ever looming and seemingly inescapable, the B-word haunts us all. As the deadline to leave the EU draws ever closer how does the industry feel about it? From our News Digest commentators to venue teams, what are the hopes and fears that Brexit inspires?

Brexit

Image: BBC News

10 SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF EVENTS

Sustainability has become a hot topic in recent years, as consumers attempt to reduce their environmental impact. Events, both large and small can have a significant environmental impact, and event professionals are increasingly looking at ways to make events more sustainable. But where to start?

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Optimism

Whilst Brexit looms as the biggest uncertainty Britain and the events industry has seen in decades, many event professionals remain optimistic that the events industry is resilient and for some, is an exciting challenge.

Think Local

We all know that reducing our enviromental impact is important, over the last two months we've looked at simple ways to do that, from choosing local suppliers to supporting #campaignforbritishcheese. What changes are you making?

Data is a Two-Way Street

Using some simple event tech, you can gather data about satisfaction levels, attendee numbers, engagement levels, session attendance, length of stay and footfall around the event amongst loads of other great data sets. To get the best results, you need to make sure your delegates are getting something in return too.

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