October Events for Event Professionals

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It’s not quite Christmas, it’s definitely not summer. So what is October? Make it your fun time with Noodle Live’s guide to great events for event professionals. Know a great event we’ve missed? Let us know @NoodleLive.

EventPlannersTalk (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Simply log in to Twitter to join one of the most accessible event industry events out there. Connect with professionals from around the world as they talk about the industry and swap tips and ideas. Every Monday from 9-10pm GMT.

The Venues & Destinations Summit (October 3)
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
Bringing together event and travel buyers with interactive seminars, one-to-one meetings and loads of networking opportunities thrown in too. Meet suppliers from all around the world and get preferential rates and deals. Awesome!

EWL Evolve – ‘Networking and Mentoring’ (October 4)
The Hospital Club
This is a great networking event for event professionals, with leading #EventProfs getting paired up with rising young stars to start a mentoring relationship. If you feel like you’re struggling to progress and grow in your career, this is the perfect opportunity.

Eventprofs London Meetup (October 4)
This month’s meetup will focus on running big events with small teams. Most event companies run on small skeleton staff teams and that puts everyone under pressure. So how do you do your best with limited resources. Bring your stories and experiences to share.

The Event Planner Expo (October 5)
New York
This is one of the largest US-based events for #EventProfs and it’s a great place to make trans-Atlantic connections and to start taking your events international. There will be more than 125 booths to visit at the expo as well as expert speakers and inspirational presentations.

EWL October Coffee Morning (October 6)
No Such Place
Get an early start with this 8am coffee and social from EWL. This month they will be discussing gender and diversity in the industry and they’ll be joined by Faye Sharpe, Managing Director of Zibrant.

Designing the Next Generation of Wearables (October 10)
Campus London
Learn from a panel of experts who have built their own wearables into profitable businesses. Wearables are expected to keep making big waves in the events world, so get ahead of the game and learn more about this exciting area of tech.

The Event Organisers Summit (October 10-11)
Wokefield Park
This event is aimed at senior level #EventProfs and offers a great opportunity to network with other professionals as well as top level suppliers. You can choose who you want to meet with ahead of the event and the organisers will set up the meetings for you in handy 25 minute slots, so there’s very little time wasted.

The International Festival of Events and Communications (October 13-15)
Saint Petersburg
Industry leading speakers will be gathering at the Erarta Modern Art Museum in Saint Petersburg for 3 days of empowering and inspiring talks, presentations and networking opportunities. There will be breakout sessions focusing on different aspects of the industry and there is something for everyone at all levels of experience. The festival is complemented by a big award ceremony celebrating the biggest success stories from the last 12 months. It’s one of the best international events for event professionals in the calendar.

The Showmans Show (October 19-20)
Newbury Showground
With more than 340 exhibitors, this event for #EventProfs showcases the best suppliers in the outdoor events industry with structures, equipment and technology. It’s also a great way to see out the summer in the beautiful Berkshire countryside.

EWL October Lunch (October 21)
Are food trends your friend? Get some insight from top industry professionals and learn about the next big thing too. EWL run regular networking events for #EventProfs and are well known in the industry for being brilliant hosts.

How to Create Your Sales Plan (October 26)
Campus London
Dreading putting together a sales plan for the year ahead? This isn’t specifically an event for event professionals as such, but it’s very relevant for any smaller agencies or startups. Get some help and advice at Google’s Campus London. Workshops here are always great quality and you’re guaranteed to meet some really interesting professionals too.