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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 [...]

2020-06-05T11:01:54+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|

Tips for launching a first-time event

Every year we launch new conferences and meetings into the medical events world, and as with all new things it’s important to put extra effort, time and planning into them to ensure they launch successfully and return the following year. Here’s a quick snapshot into some of the strategies and details which go into launching a new event successfully. Narrow down your audience Before you put your event out there, it is important to decide on who your target audience [...]

2019-07-04T13:29:27+00:002019 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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