About

EventMB is the first resource online for event professionals around the world.

Started in April 2007 by Julius Solaris, international speaker, author and former social media consultant for global brands.

EventMB has become the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. Thousands of event professionals from around the globe read EventMB daily. We are also a reference for the event startup community, giving space to initiatives to advocate and support innovation in the event industry.

Since 2010, we release an annual report ’10 Event Trends’, that gives a research backed outlook of the trends happening and thriving in the year to come. Each year, Event Trends is consistently the most viewed presentation ever in the event industry. You can see the latest version here.

Since 2013, EventMB releases yearly editions of The Event App Bible, the most comprehensive analysis of event mobile apps. A strategic report featuring comparison tables and advice for those evaluating the purchase of a mobile app for their event. The report is free to download, no email required.

Over the years, we kept releasing a number of industry reports, totalling around 100,000 downloads to date (Sept 2015). The Good Event Registration Guide, a free ebook with a compendium of 123 apps and an unprecedented analysis of their pricing. Social Media for Events, a free ebook about the use of social media in event. And lastly, Engaging Events, about live interaction technologies for events. You can browse and download all our resources from the Resource Centre. They are all free.

 

Online Community

We manage the Event Planning & Management Group on LinkedIn. With 280,000+ members to date (Sept 2015), it is the largest community of event professionals.

Advertising, Startups and FAQs

For advertising enquiries please use the relevant section.

If you are a startup, please fill in the appropriate form.

For any other enquiry, we suggest to read the FAQs before getting in touch.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Julius Solaris

Julius Solaris is the editor of EventManagerBlog.com, he is an international speaker and author of The Event App Bible, Engaging Events, Social Media for Events, The Good Event Registration Guide and The Annual Event Trends Report.

Becki Cross

Becki Cross is Managing Director of Events Northern Ltd, a UK event and conference management company established in 2004. Becki set up the business in her early twenties and is particularly passionate about conferences, entrepreneurship and social media. Follow Becki via @beckitrain.

Kevin Jackson

Voted the most influential person in the UK event industry over the last 3 years, Kevin Jackson has been making his influence felt for over twenty years. He’s been a significant player with some of the world’s most respected marketing services groups and is now Director at his own growth agency, The Experience is The Marketing, and President of ISES UK.

 

Kelli White

Kelli White has 10 years experience in event management, creative marketing, volunteer coordination and non-profit fundraising. You can follow her at @kellimwhite or learn more on her blog Cleverly Planned.

Padraic Gilligan

Padraic Gilligan is Managing Partner at SoolNua Marketing, a boutique consultancy offering marketing, training and strategy for MICE for destinations, venues and hotels. He blogs weekly on destinations and matters of interest to the Meetings Industry at Padraicino

Jeannie Power

Jeannie is co-founder of Power Event Group, and enjoys using both her event planning background and technology expertise to help #eventprofs choose and implement event technology that meets the needs of their events.

Shawna McKinley

Shawna McKinley is a sustainability specialist who believes in the power of events to make the world a better place. She helps eventprofs take practical, smart steps through zero waste and carbon conscious choices that generate social good, business value, and happy event participants. Read more on her blog, Eventcellany.

Christina Green

Christina R. Green is a digital storyteller and writer for associations and businesses, including journals such as the Midwestern Society of Association Executive’s magazine and industry blogs. She’s a voracious reader but has been known to stop reading if there are too many exclamation points used.

Jenny Stanfield

Jenny Stanfield is the Lead Event Producer at Engagement Unlimited. She is a passionate, creative event professional who was recently awarded PCMA’s 20 in their Twenties distinction. Her focus is pushing the boundaries of group engagement and maximizing learning and networking at events. Follow her @thejenstanfield.

Holly Barker

Holly Barker is a Digital Native with a passion to help shape events and brands through storytelling, creativity and digital magic. She has over 10 years of experience consisting of social media marketing, events and promotional management, digital marketing, and brand development. Follow Holly at @holsk.

KiKi L’Italien

KiKi L’Italien is a social media consultant specializing in associations and nonprofits. KiKi is the host for the weekly Association Chat on Twitter and Blab, an international speaker, and social media instructor for Mediabistro. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @kikilitalien.

Helen Moon

Helen Moon is an event professional with 20 years venue operations, sales and business development, and marketing and communications experience in the events industry. A freelance event marketer and founder of EWL Club (UK) Limited, Helen is also an Eventcourse disciple, a member of CIM, EMA and ISES-UK and passionate about all things events!

Michael Chidzey

Michael Chidzey, marketing director of leading events agency Chillisauce. He specializes in digital marketing combined with traditional PR and eye-catching stunts, delivering campaigns that earn widespread attention. Michael also founded industry-focused website eventjuice, and lectures in event marketing at London Metropolitan University, City University, University East London, and Coventry University.

Tahira Endean

Tahira Endean, CMP (@TahiraCreates) has been planning meetings and producing events since the dawn of the thermal paper fax machine. She believes in the power of live events and embracing technology across all aspects to deliver and share content, to enhance dialogue and connections and drive growth.

Anne Thornley-Brown

Anne Thornley-Brown is the President of Executive Oasis International, a Toronto based management consulting firm specializing in team building and executive retreats.