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So far CFSEvents has created 14 blog entries.

The Importance of Venue Selection in Event Management and our Top Ten Venues

Choosing the right venue is a key part of successful event planning. The venue sets the stage for the entire experience, influencing everything from logistics to delegate satisfaction. When it comes to medical and pharmaceutical events, the right venue can make or break an event. In this blog, we'll delve into why the venue is crucial and outline the stages involved in selecting the perfect location.   Stages of Venue Selection Defining Requirements Before starting the search, clearly outline the [...]

2024-06-06T11:43:45+00:002024 Posts|

The Iceberg Effect of Event Planning: What Lies Beneath the Surface

We're diving deep into the world of event planning to uncover the hidden layers of preparation often overlooked by clients. Just like an iceberg, where only a small portion is visible above the surface, there's much more to creating a successful event than meets the eye. The Tip of the Iceberg: What the client sees Clients typically see the tip of the iceberg—the final event itself. This is the result of careful planning, coordination, and execution. It's the stage where [...]

2024-04-30T08:28:19+00:002024 Posts|

Thriving in the Bustle: Maintaining Mental Wellbeing in a Busy Events Company

In the fast-paced world of event planning, with deadlines looming large and schedules that are packed to the brim, prioritizing mental health can be challenging. However, in an industry where stress levels can run high, looking after your mental well-being is not just important; it's essential for our team’s success and productivity. In this blog post, we'll explore the practical strategies we have adopted for nurturing our team’s mental health while at work. Open Communication A mentally healthy workplace needs [...]

2024-03-12T15:38:11+00:002024 Posts|

Sustainability in the Medical Events Industry

It is estimated that the events industry contributes 1.2bn kilograms of CO2 emissions every year. This is why sustainability has become increasingly important due to our environmental impact as an industry. As our awareness of this problem grows, it is imperative that we are implementing and promoting eco-friendly/sustainable practices into all our events, meetings, conferences, and congresses where possible. What can we do to make our events more environmentally friendly? There are 5 easy steps that we could all be [...]

2023-11-27T15:41:23+00:002023 Posts|

Transitioning from In-House to Agency: My Journey as a Medical Events Manager at CFS Events Ltd

Change is often seen as a challenge, but it can also be a tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth. Such was the case for me when I made the transition from being an in-house events manager at a large pharmaceutical company, to joining CFS Events Ltd as an events manager. This journey has been filled with unique experiences, challenges, and rewards that have broadened my horizons in ways I never expected. In this blog, I will share my journey [...]

2023-10-20T15:21:52+00:002023 Posts|

How to manage stress as an event manager

It’s no secret that event management is one of the most stressful jobs you can have. In fact, it has been listed in the top 10 most stressful jobs almost every year for the past decade! So how do you manage your stress levels? Most people would say they take a break, have a cup of tea, or take a walk but let's be honest, it's rare that these things actually happen. In my experience, when it gets stressful, most [...]

2023-08-08T13:13:47+00:002023 Posts|

CFS Events does… work experience week!

In May, at CFS Events, we hosted a Year-10 pupil from a local school for her work experience week. We endeavoured to give her a good range of tasks that would provide an insight into working in events and what it's like to work for our small, family run company. We were really impressed with her work ethic and asked her to write a blog about her biggest take-aways from her week as an events assistant. Here is what she [...]

2023-07-26T09:46:29+00:002023 Posts|

Adapting to change during a global pandemic – An Events Manager’s perspective

We’ve heard the phrase a lot. These are very much ‘unprecedented times’. From an events perspective, the global COVID-19 pandemic has turned the industry upside down. Where we were busily ensconced in booking logistics for speakers and attendees; liaising with venues about the flow of people and audio-visual requirements and running around the country on site-visits, we are suddenly working from home and all live events are being cancelled or postponed. Our jobs as we knew them just 2 months [...]

2023-02-27T13:50:45+00:002020 Posts|

How to market your event on a budget

Often, when managing an event, very little or none of the event budget is allocated to marketing. Luckily, marketing doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact there are some ways you can spread the word about your event without spending a penny – and we’ve listed a few below to help get you started. Social Media It’s an obvious one, but such a powerful tool that can be used to reach your audience and completely free. Very often companies can [...]

2019-04-19T13:51:31+00:002019 Posts|

Event Sponsorship – How to secure more sponsors in 2019

This month’s blog will be focusing on something crucial to most of our events; the importance of event sponsorship, and the ways in which more companies could agree to sponsoring your event in 2019. Our larger events rely on securing sponsorship to help ensure the event costs are covered.  Whether it’s a small financial requirement such as a contribution towards event stationery, or a much larger fee to help cover venue costs, the ways in which sponsorship should be pitched [...]

2019-04-19T13:53:12+00:002019 Posts|

New Year, New Attitude

Sorry we're slightly late to the party on this year's first blog post, but here goes any way. It’s the start of a New Year, and we’re hoping for new beginnings, fresh starts and all-round positivity for 2019. The New Year ahead of us means two exciting things; new goals and new opportunities! Many of us come up with personal new year’s resolutions, but have you ever come up with a work resolution? We spend just as much time at [...]

2019-04-19T13:48:41+00:002019 Posts|

What roles would the Toy Story characters play in Events Management?

We’ve made it a hat trick! Our third blog post, and this is a fun one! Inspired by one of our all-time favourite family films, Toy Story, a childhood classic. We began thinking about the strong personality traits each of the characters have and how they would apply themselves to events management. Which roles would they take on? What an exciting entourage they would make as an events management team! Supplier negotiator: Woody Someone who will stick his neck out [...]

2019-04-19T13:42:35+00:002018 Posts|

Organising an event overseas

Time for our second blog post! A monthly commitment which we’re more than willing to stick to, as essentially, it’s just putting pen to paper about what we do in the office every day! This month we’re writing about organising an event overseas. One of the perks of our job is getting to visit different cities all over the world. These events put a variety of our events management skills to the test. Here’s a run through of some of [...]

2019-04-19T13:49:22+00:002018 Posts|

Events Marketing – 10 Simple Rules

Our first CFS Events blog post! Why? Because we need to start practising exactly what we are about to preach. How and why you should be marketing your events to delegates. This is our way of creating a quick & simple guide which will help you break through the noise, reach your target delegate audience and encourage them to attend your event. We have pulled together 10 simple rules which, we believe, if you follow them correctly will help you [...]

2019-04-19T13:38:28+00:002018 Posts|
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