May Events for Event Professionals


May all your networking dreams come true – because May is the busiest month for events for event professionals. Want to get social and meet other people from the industry? Well, get your diary out… 

EventPlannersTalk (May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
No need to leave the sofa for this digital event. Simply log in to Twitter any Monday evening and connect with other #EventProfs from the comfort of your own computer. Connect using the tag #EventPlannersTalk.

Event Management Masterclass (May 2)
Gestalt Centre, Kings Cross
Just getting started? This great workshop will give you loads of ideas and insight into the event management process, how to manage venues, sub-contractors and suppliers and how to create a contingency plan.

Build a Mobile Gamification App in One Day (May 4)
Clifton Street, Old Street
Gamification is more than just a buzz word! Learn more about creating a gamified app for your delegates in this workshop that has been designed specifically for event professionals.

BizBash Live: The Expo (May 4)
All day
The ever-awesome BizBash are coming at you live from Tampa Bay, Florida. Expect loads of great speakers and plenty of inspirational ideas.

London Christmas Party Show (May 10-11)
Spitalfields Venue, Shoreditch
Sleighbells ring – are you listening? The sun may be shining (some days) but it’s time to start thinking about Christmas events and trends. Get cosy and think festive with two days of Christmas food, drinks and decorations.

#EventProfs Network Breakfast and Round-Table (May 11)
Central London Venue TBC
Always one of our favourite events. This month the #EventProfs Network will be talking about ‘Turning Content-Rich Conferences into Immersive and Engaging Events’. Panelists Elvira Asare-Hunte and David Philips will bring the topics alive and look at ways to engage your attendees.

IMEX (May 16-18)
A huge event on the #EventProfs calendar. This worldwide event for incentive travel, meetings and events will be held in Frankfurt this year and it’s going to be huge. Over 3,500 exhibitors will attend as well as nearly 5,000 trade visitors.

Event Huddle – Unleash the Power of Your Event Data (May 18)
Central London Venue TBC
Right up our street! This discussion about the power of big data for events will shed light on securing, understanding and investing in data and what to do with all of those lovely facts and figures.

EWL London Mastermind Lunch (May 19)
etc. Venues
If you’ve never been to an EWL event before, get on down as soon as you can. These fantastic networking events bring together small groups to discuss the latest issues in the industry. Share your thoughts, ask questions and be inspired by insights from your peers.

ILEA Event (May 24)
DSTRKT, Rupert Street
Considering joining ILEA? This open evening will give you a chance to talk to the team and benefit from discount fees. DSTRKT is the new venue from Camden Dining, the team behind Gilgamesh and Shaka Zulu.

Citizen Event (May 26)
Scarlet’s Bar, St Martin’s Lane
Citizen Event takes place on the last Friday of the month and is a relaxed and friendly networking event for event professionals. There are no presentations and powerpoint is banned, so you can get on with having a drink or a cup of tea and chatting to the team.

Event Planners Talk World Cafe (May 31)
The Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park
Event planners talks usually take place on Twitter, but in their inaugural Talk World Café you can join one of two hubs – Frankfurt or London. The team will be talking about values within the events industry, with a focus on long and short-term goals.

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