Event professionals – if you only attend one corporate event this year, it’s got to be Venues + Events Live (VELIVE). It’s kicking off on Wednesday and with over 7,000 attendees and 250+ exhibitors, it is one of the biggest events for event professionals in the UK. It’s also jam-packed with talks, workshops, and masterclasses, so it’s the perfect place to make connections, get inspired, and learn something new. Event management is a competitive industry and you know that it’s important to improve and evolve in order to stay on top. With all that said, tickets are free, so not going would be a crime. In case you need any more convincing, here are 5 reasons why we think you should be there this year.
1. Learn from the industry’s finest
If you work in events in any way, shape or form, you’ve probably heard of Jason Allan Scott and Mark Maher. They will be there and will be joined by many other top dogs in the industry who will take to the stage. In our opinion, learning something new, first-hand is absolutely priceless.
2. Top tips and insider secrets
Keeping up with industry trends is the only way to keep your business on top of the game. Attend free workshops and masterclasses and get insider information from exhibitors and speakers and learn some things that you can later introduce it to your marketing strategy – all for free!
3. A chance to network
Having a long contacts list is essential in your line of work and networking is ideal for building up that list. At VELIVE there are plenty of opportunities to swap business cards, so make sure you wear an item of clothing with pockets!
4. Free food and special offers
Really, this should have been point 1 you really don’t need more incentive than that to attend. What’s more, it won’t be just any free food and drink; it will be Marks and Spencers food and drink. Just kidding! But it will be food and drink from the top catering companies in the industry. There will be special offers and exclusive “show only” deals here there and everywhere that you won’t want to miss out on.
5. Get a professional headshot taken for free
Splento will be exhibiting at stand M2 where we will be taking professional headshots for anyone who wants them in our pop-up photography studio. These photos will be uploaded to your very own online gallery, from which you are free to download and share at your leisure. We will also be taking shots of all exhibitors’ stands for free, which will be available to download for free the very next day!