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[vc_row row_type='row' text_align='left' css_animation=''] In this article we talk to Trevor Nicholls, Director at Make It So Production and Events Realisation:  a theatre arts and events company supplying production expertise in live and recorded production, events and exhibitions. Trevor has over 25 years experience in the events industry. GD: Trevor, you've been working in the events and exhibitions industry for some time. What, in a nutshell, would you say makes a successful exhibition stand? TN: I believe a...

Over the last few years, there has been an explosion in the use of ‘smart’ devices in conferences and events. A large proportion of conference goers now own at least one device that can connect to the internet and has a reasonably large touch screen interface. However, as with any new use of technology there are success stories and also things that could be done better. [vc_row row_type='row' text_align='left' css_animation=''][vc_column width='1/1'] Ideals The Events Industry has seen several...

In the first in our series of expert masterclasses, Alison Glaves, Managing Director at MEDIAmaker, gives you her insight into the most effective ways of using icebreakers at your event.  Alison has over 25 years experience in creating communication solutions in live events. The mere thought of attending an event can be daunting for some delegates. A day of 'unknowns' and varying expectations. Delegates from the same business may not know the person sitting next to them, working...

[vc_row row_type='row' text_align='left' css_animation=''][vc_column width='1/1'] Organising conferences can be stressful, especially when you have to print out large copies of delegate packs. Why not go paperless instead to remove this pressure and offer your delegates all the materials they need electronically using a tablet device? You might consider the following benefits of doing so: [/vc_row] [vc_row row_type='row' text_align='left' css_animation=''][vc_column width='1/1'] Information at your fingertips You can provide your attendees with all the crucial information. You might consider providing your attendees with...

You are likely to have attended or organised a conference where at the end of the session delegates have been asked to evaluate the event by answering a series of questions on a paper form. Not only is this time consuming to fill in but it is also an inefficient system.   Using an electronic feedback form instead encourages more delegate feedback and is a much better solution. Here’s why...

What better way of capturing your audience’s attention then through a series of interactive voting questions where delegates become active rather than reactive participants? Incorporating a voting element into your event through the use of hand held voting devices engages your delegates and allows you to set the questions and topics that you want to ask. Voting ensures that each delegate’s voice is heard, gives them the confidence to contribute without peer pressure and means...