Summer is all about sun, sea and sand. Or, alternatively it can be about being stuck in the office whilst being bombarded with other people’s holiday pics on social media. Yes, August can be a quiet month if you’re staying in the UK, but no one said it had to be dull. This month there are some great event industry events to keep even the most travel-weary #EventProfs entertained. Learn new skills, make new contacts and best of all, enjoy being the guest for once!
Event Industry Events: Roundtables
Venue Booking Commissions: Is It Time For a Change? (August 11)
1 Wimpole Street
Athena Events Group present their monthly events huddle discussion. In August they will be looking at the ways #EventProfs charge for venue booking and asking whether the system is fair for all users. Join an expert panel and have your say.
Networking and Meetups for Event Professionals
Meet The Planner (August 10)
A networking event for all wedding and event suppliers. Showcase your services and meet other people working in the industry.
Networking and Collaboration Event for Agencies (August 10)
Great Windmill Street
A relaxed drinks event for agency owners and employees, allowing them to network and trade sales tips and ideas. A great way to form links with other agencies working in different areas of business.
Experiential Events for EventProfs
Floating Gaardens (Throughout August)
Number 90, Hackney Wick
Hoegaarden have created a floating barge covered with plants and serving up beer and snacks. It will roam around London’s canal system, inviting guests to experience Hoegaarden in an immersive way. Well worth tracking down.
Skills Building Events For Event Professionals
Discovering Your USP (August 4)
City Business Library
What makes your company unique in the marketplace? This seminar is designed to help you to discover your unique selling point and to communicate that to potential customers.
Mentoring: Marketing on a Budget (August 5)
Benefit from half an hour of one to one coaching from a Google expert. Sessions are competitive so register your interest quick and learn more about the secrets of putting together a great marketing strategy on a shoestring.
Effective Networking (August 22)
Investigate your own communication style and learn ways to strengthen your networking approach in order to feel more comfortable at networking events.
International Events #EventProfs
Future of Events 2016 (August 22-24)
Learn about all of the latest innovations in tech and creative thinking that are shaping the future of the events industry. Tour the exhibitor stands, listen to talks from industry experts or visit the Career Centre to plan your next step on the ladder.
Online Events for #EventProfs
Event Planners Talk (August 8, 15, 22, 29)
A weekly Twitter hangout for #EventProfs from around the world. Join the conversation by using and following the tag #EventPlannersTalk from 9-10pm GMT every Monday evening.
Tech Events for #EventProfs
Build Your First iOS App With Swift (August 19)
New to coding? This workshop from Google Campus will teach you everything you need to get started with building your very own app.
What did we miss? If you know of any great events that #eventprofs would enjoy, let us know @NoodleLive.