What's Floating Around

27 August 2018


Welcome to another week #eventprofs and who can believe it’s August Bank Holiday already? Where has the summer gone – and – more importantly, where has the sun gone?

It’s not quite time to pack away the winter wardrobe just yet though and, for event professionals, there is still plenty to look forward to in the coming months with a range of great events to enjoy. We’re listing a lot of them on Famtastic.Rocks, a Cloud 9 Event Management initiative, that lists not only the industry main events, but also a selection of fam trips, Christmas and Commission offers.

If you haven’t checked it out as yet, then please make sure you follow Fred as soon as possible – especially if your diary is looking a little sparse…but for now, make sure that these events are in your diary..September is certainly going to be a busy month for #eventprofs…

The Association of Event Organisers Conference is a business networking forum for event industry professionals,  and takes place from 6-7 September 2018. Taking place at The Grand in Brighton (fab hotel), the event offers a combination of leading industry speakers, cutting edge content and top-line peer-to-peer networking. The AEO Conference attracts an impressive delegate profile of CEOs and senior event teams from across the organiser, venue and supplier communities so it’s well worth a look and is open to non member bookings.

Although it’s by invitation only the International Festival Forum is the only event for #eventprofs who specialise in Festivals. Held in London this coming September, make sure you get in touch if this is your area of expertise!

The C&IT Awards on 21 September at the London Hilton on Park Lane will recognise #eventprofs in a range of categories and there have been a few changes this year – with the aim to bring together event planners from agencies, corporates and associations across everything we do within the industry. The shortlist is out so you can see who is in the running online here and good luck to everyone in the industry – here at Cloud 9 we will be crossing our fingers for some of the shortlisted entrants this year.

Unfortunately, we have never  quite managed to make Square Meal Venues & Events Live, as we always seem to have a client event that clashes (clients come first!), but if you can attend it’s well worth a visit. Being held in London on 19-20 September at Old Billingsgate, the show features five floors of event inspiration.

With over 250 venues and event suppliers to meet, plus a jam-packed programme of workshops, masterclasses and Square Meal Sessions, Venues + Events Live will give you a world of ideas to create exceptional events and for AIEA Members there is a special meet up at 4pm in The Hive with a drinks reception.

If you find time to hop over to Hamburg from 19-22 September, then you can check out the Reeperbahn Festival . This is Europe’s B2B platform for the music and digital industry. The Reeperbahn Festival Conference offers industry professionals a pretty packed programme that includes more than 300 sessions, networking events, meetings, showcases, and awards shows. They get around 4,700 professionals and media representatives from 56 countries attending – wow!

Have a great week, its s short one all!