INTRODUCING The Venue of the Future

A free report for event planners about selecting, negotiating and working successfully with event venues.


Research, strategy, tips and guidance on selecting and getting the most out of your venue.

Unpublished research about what event planners expect from forward thinking venues.

RFP Templates and checklists to ensure you ask the right questions to venues and AV suppliers.

How to negotiate effectively to ensure you get the best deal.

OVERVIEW Learn how to get more from the venues you work with and make the venue selection process smoother.

The largest independent research into how and why event planners select event venues.

  • Over 1000 Respondents

    Event professionals shared their thoughts, preferences and frustrations with venues through a comprehensive survey.

  • Improve Your Venue Selection and Negotiation Process

    Trends, Templates and Checklists to make the best possible choice.

  • Expert Tactics for Better Event Technology Decisions

    Master the research and inspection with expert tactics to challenge venues.

CHAPTER DETAILS What You'll Find Inside

  • Trends in Venue Selection

    Learn the latest trends when it comes to venue selection around the world.

  • Venue Negotiation Techniques

    Get access to insider negotiation techniques. Learn how venues think and get the best deal for your event.

  • Audio Visual Strategy

    Internal vs External AV? All your questions answered with clear and simple advice.

  • Be an RFP God

    Templates and checklists to create the perfect RFP. Learn the what to look out for and the proposals you should shortlist.

  • The Right Questions to Ask at a Site Visit

    Comprehensive checklists to ask the right questions during site inspection.

  • What Does a Modern Venue Look Like?

    Easily identify the common aspects of forward thinking venues to wow your attendees.


MEET THE AUTHOR Julius Solaris

Julius Solaris is the editor of Started in 2007, is a popular blog worldwide for event professionals, covering topics such as event planning, social media and events, event technology and event trends.

He has been named one of 25 most influential individuals in the Meeting Industry in 2015 by Successful Meetings Magazine.

OUR ADVERTISERS We couldn't do it without these guys


Pádraic Gilligan

Pádraic is currently Managing Partner at SoolNua, a boutique marketing consultancy helping destinations, hotels and venues with marketing, strategy and training for the MICE marketplace.

Prior to founding SoolNua, Gilligan was Vice President of Ovation, MCI’s global DMC network and Vice President of Industry Relations at MCI. He has written and spoken all over the world on many aspects of meetings and events, regularly contributing to SITE, MPI, FICP, ICCA , IACC, ADMEI and other industry bodies.

Areas of interest include Workplace Culture, Digital Marketing, Branding and Service Marketing. His interests in these areas and in destinations in general are reflected in his award winning blog which may be accessed on He also blogs regularly on destinations and venues at EventMB.

Brandt Krueger

As a first generation personal computer user since the late 1970s, technology is part of Brandt's DNA. Combine that with a degree in Technical Theatre and a core in Psychology, add in almost 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, and you get a powerful event technology cocktail.

Brandt has spoken at numerous industry events and seminars all over the world, been published in many industry magazines and websites, and teaches public and private classes on event technology for the Event Leadership Institute. In addition to providing freelance technical production services, he’s also the owner of Event Technology Consulting, an appropriately named meeting and event technology consulting company. More details and contact information at

Becki Cross

Becki Cross is MD of UK based event management company Events Northern Ltd, established in 2004.

Organising conferences and corporate events is Becki’s passion and she enjoys incorporating event technologies and social media into the mix.

Becki is the Deputy Editor and Contributor to EventMB, her dream job alongside event planning!

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