Some days, we get so wrapped up in event technology solutions, event apps, conference badge software and interactive meeting technology, that we forget that there’s a bigger world out there. But now that April’s here, that’s a world in which the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and the #EventProfs are out and about at some great event industry events. Hooray for Spring, hooray for walking home while it’s still light, and hooray for all of the events industry events that get us away from our desk and remind us how many great people there are in the world.
When we’re not working on great apps and RFID for events, we’re out and about socialising. Here are some of the best networking events for #EventProfs that we’re excited about this April:
#EventPlannersTalk (April 2, 9, 16, 23, 20)
Feeling like a night in but not ready to miss out on awesome networking for #EventProfs? No problem. #EventPlannersTalk takes place live on Twitter every Monday night. Just log in and follow the hashtags to take part.
The Future of #EventProfs Recruitment (April 3)
EventPlanners Talk and The Future in 15 Show team up to bring you a talk on new and emerging trends in event industry recruitment. The live event will be complemented by an online discussion where you can network with other event professionals and ask questions about event industry recruitment.
Virtual Reality Show & Future Tech Now (April 5-7)
Business Design Centre, Angel, London
Get inspired by tech at this forward-thinking showcase of the latest products and hardware on the market. Explore the future home, take a tour of an immersive art gallery and chill out in the 360-degree movie lab. If you want to get to grips with what tech can offer your delegates, this is a great place to learn about the UK tech industry’s cutting-edge developments.
The National Wedding Show (April 14-15)
ExCel London, Docklands
The National Wedding Show runs 4 times a year and is a haven of information and suppliers for couples who are looking for all-things wedding-related. From wedding entertainment and caterers to photographers and florists, it’s all here in abundance. A great place for #EventProfs to get some inspiration for their next event too.
Ticketing Business Forum (April 17-18)
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Using ticketing solutions at your event? Want to know what the future has in store for live tickets systems? This event brings together suppliers, developers and engineers who are working in field, so you can get the latest news, hear from top-class speakers and mingle with more than 500 other attendees who are leading the way when it comes to live event ticketing technology.
EWL April Exchange: London Chapter (April 19)
Central London Venue TBC
Forget overly structured and predictable event industry events. EWL run regular networking sessions that dispense with cheesy elevator pitches and business card swapping, getting right to the heart of the matter with small groups, topical debates and peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges. Spaces are limited, so remember to book in advance.
EventHuddle (April 19)
1 Wimpole Street
EventHuddle is a regular meetup for event and marketing professionals. This month, the panel discuss: How will blockchain impact the events industry? It’s becoming one of tech’s biggest buzzwords and blockchain could impact the way the internet is structured and the way we communicate with customers and manage data. Find out more and become a blockchain expert at this live educational event.
Conference and Hospitality News (April 24)
First Direct Arena, Leeds
With more than 200 venues and hotels, 10 educational sessions and more than 800 #EventProfs from across the UK, this is Leed’s biggest showcase and gathering of conference organisers.
Music Week Awards (April 26)
Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Want to know about the hottest talent and biggest rising stars in the music industry. The Music Week awards recognise talent in all areas including labels, live music, published music, PR, retail and A&R. As you might expect, this is one of the more lavish and entertaining event industry events of the year, so grab a table for a touch of glamour or spectate on Twitter to stay in the know.
Citizen Event (April 27)
The Long Acre, West End, London
Head to the heart of London, West End on the last Friday of the month to hang out with other #EventProfs, relax into the weekend and chat informally. There are no presentations or agendas, it’s just a place to drop in, mingle and connect.
A Mindful Approach to Building a Successful Career (April 30)
Campus London, Old Street
Interested in giving your career a boost? Why not learn some expert tips and tricks to help you bring a little zen to your work life and focus on mindfully growing the career you want. Host Abadesi Osunsade is the founder of Hustle Crew, helping underrepresented communities to advance their career.
We’re constantly on the lookout for more great networking opportunities for #EventProfs. Have we missed something? Let us know by sending us a tweet @NoodleLive and we will add it as soon as is humanly possible.
Social bunny? Why not download our 2018 wall calendar and schedule in your event industry events for the rest of the year.