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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|

Keeping positive when times are difficult

Following on from our other March Blog ‘How to effectively work from home’ – we also wanted to write a blog post focusing on mental health and keeping a positive attitude amidst the current chaos of today’s climate. At the moment you may be unable to work, meet with your friends and family or you may not be earning as much money as you’re used to. This can leave you feeling stressed, unfulfilled and unmotivated. You may have very little [...]

2020-03-31T18:08:45+00:002020 Posts|

How to effectively work from home

There is no doubt that we are living through one of the most uncertain periods in our history. The spread of COVID-19 disease has affected our world in ways which just a few months ago seemed impossible. Whole countries are on lockdown, we’ve temporality been stopped from travelling internationally and the way in which we live our normal, day-to-day lives has completely changed.   One of the major changes is the way in which our job roles are being carried [...]

2020-03-31T18:07:23+00:002020 Posts|

How to make your medical conference stand out

Running a successful medical conference can make an events team seem like a leader in its industry. In order to achieve this, you must create a memorable event which is spoken about amongst peers, covers hot topics in their particular medical field and becomes an event where places are likely to be snapped up quick.   To create a well renown event within the medical sector, here’s a list of some of the things we think adds to the magic [...]

2020-03-11T09:18:35+00:002020 Posts|

How to get the most out of your event evaluation

Evaluating the success of your event is a must if you’re planning on organising future events. A thorough evaluation of your event will help you learn and understand: What was successful Improvement points for next time Whether or not you met your delegates expectations If your budget and timeline was realistic   Essentially, if you create an evaluation form that helps you review the performance of your event from start to finish, it will improve your skills as an Event [...]

2020-03-11T09:12:34+00:002020 Posts|

The importance of networking at medical events

Alongside our monthly events related blog post, we will also be writing a blog dedicated specifically to the industry we work within and are very passionate about – medicine. CFS Events specialise in the running, organising and creation of medical and pharmaceutical events. We help create events which provide truly educational experiences for Medical Professionals and seamless organisation for those running the event. Therefore, we want to pass on our wealth of knowledge, experience and top tips for all things [...]

2020-01-27T09:46:01+00:002020 Posts|

3 Team Building activities that Event Planners LOVE

Happy New Year to all! A new day, a new year and another shiny new decade to begin and look forward to. After a long and relaxing Christmas break, we’re looking for ways in which to reawaken our office and bring everyone back together as a team with a pro-active mentality for the year ahead.   One way in which we can do this by introducing everyone’s old favourite, a team building activity. Love them or hate them, these can [...]

2020-01-27T09:43:18+00:002020 Posts|

Top 10 qualities of a successful Events Manager

Successful events managers need to display a number of skills during planning and on-site management of an event in order to make it a success. We have outlined our top 10 skills below which we think those looking for a long and successful career in events management need to exhibit. Organised It’s obvious but it’s true! Juggling numerous events, suppliers, clients, delegates, hotel reservations, travel arrangements (the list goes on) is challenging. Being able to multi-task is key! However, the [...]

2019-08-12T13:46:44+00:002019 Posts|
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