Today I am here with my pick of best event management blogs and resource sites in 2020.
It is clear that the event industry has been strongly affected by the disruptive effects of COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2). Since the onset of the epidemic, hundreds of events have been canceled all over the world, and waking up to the news of cancellations or postponements has become the new normal.
The event industry has seen a lot of change this year. The introduction of virtual events, live streaming and artificial intelligence have made the industry more efficient and productive.
In the coming year, we expect to see automation technologies continue to improve events, and we expect the best event management blogs on the internet to keep us in the loop with new and emerging event industry trends.
There are countless excellent resources on event management and planning, and it can be a little overwhelming to know where to start. This article will list some of the most useful blogs and websites for everyone—from event planning experts to complete newbies. In addition to offering advice and learning resources, this list of event management blogs is also full of websites to keep informed about current news, trends, and opinions from professionals.
Here are the top 15 event management blogs you need to be following in 2020 so that you can keep up-to-date with the industry.
We have listed these event planning blogs in alphabetical order; thus, they are not rated or ranked in any way.
BizBash has a mission to empower event professionals with ideas, intelligence, and resources to create smarter events. Each month, nearly 125,000 unique users look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event. BizBash Blog posts strive to shares information on how to make an event creative. It has the best editorial team of industry leaders who have been contributing creative event-driven content to inspire readers.
Origin: United States
Follow on Twitter: @BizBash
Bizzabo publishes carefully crafted content multiple times a week in order to keep readers on the cutting edge. The Bizzabo Blog has been listed by Capterra as the number one event planning resource for organizers. Apart from creating content for event organizers, Bizzabo is the leading networking platform for event organizers and attendees. Bizzabo integrates social media to build highly-interactive event communities, helping organizers, sponsors and exhibitors to engage directly with guests and seek out meaningful new business opportunities.
Origin: New York, United States
Follow on Twitter: @Bizzabo
Event Professionals read this blog as a bible of event management. This Blog categories cover event technology, event inspiration and event management. It 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. Since 2010, they release an annual report ’10 Event Trends’, that gives a research-backed outlook on 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.
Origin: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Follow on Twitter: @EventMB
Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing platform for live experiences that allows anyone to create, share, find and attend events that fuel their passions and enrich their lives. This site offers a global collection of event industry news. The hands-on perspective on event industry updates and advice makes posts relatable and easy to read. It has a global presence and its blog covers all the important aspects of events, including foreseeing trends, current challenges, and tech advancements.
Origin: San Francisco, CA
Follow on Twitter: @Eventbrite
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Founded in 2007, EVENTFAQS Media Pvt. Ltd. is an India based multi-channel platform focused on the experiential marketing, event and entertainment industry. The platform is targeted to marketers, organizers and suppliers in the promotions, business events and entertainment space. Deepak Choudhary (Director of Event Capital) is one of the founders of EVENTFAQS Media. This is one of the best India based event management blogs that every India based event planners should follow in 2020.
Origin: Mumbai, India
Follow on Twitter: @EVENTFAQS
A Businessworld Group entity focussed at strategic brand-side marketers and event agencies across the spectrum of experiential marketing. With an interactive digital edition and several e-newsletters, this site tailors content to different segments of the event management industry. This India based event management blog is a thorough resource for organizers who don’t want to miss anything related to experiential events and marketing.
Origin: New Delhi, India
Follow on Twitter: @EverythingExp
As the name signifies, it is an online event industry magazine that provides a comprehensive collection of all the breaking news in the events industry. This site offers a global collection of event industry news. They also enjoy equal attention on their blog that shares insights and trends of events held across industries. These events can be anything from a regional conference or international exhibition to a brand activation or major festival.
Origin: Nottinghamshire, UK
Follow on Twitter: @EventNewsBlog
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Event Marketer is the world’s most respected provider of content for the event and trade show industry. It was founded in 2002 to serve the information needs of strategic brand-side event marketers and agency executives across the spectrum of face-to-face marketing-including mobile marketing, mall marketing, street events, trade shows, corporate events, proprietary events, virtual events, buzz marketing, P.R. campaigns, sponsorships, business-to-business events and press events.
Origin: Norwalk, US
Follow on Twitter: @EventMarketer
9. Event Birdie
Event Birdie is an online resource for event professionals and people who want to plan events like a Pro. Whether you’re planning a corporate function, the staff Christmas party, a big conference, your wedding day celebration – they’ve got you covered with all of your event planning needs. Every event planner must sign up for their newsletter for inspiration and advice to plan awesome events.
Origin: Sydney, Australia
Follow on Twitter: @Event_Birdie
10. GEVME Blog
GEVME is an enterprise cloud-based event management and event marketing platform. Event Managers can get the latest event industry insights from their blog posts. GEVME Blog ranked #2 in the “Top 20 Best Event Marketing Blogs” on Feedspot. The Event Coverage page of the blog is specifically intriguing with excellent information on branding, involving culture and business into the events.
Follow on Twitter: @gevme
Hubilo Softech Pvt Ltd. is a startup based in the heart of Ahmedabad, India. Hubilo provides its organizers with an all-in-one event platform through which they are able to create their independent social network within 20 minutes for every event and are also able to customize their various events on a single platform. Hubilo Blog is another best India based event management blog that gives insights into the cutting-edge new age technology that all event organizers look to streamline organizing operations. Hubilo is a one-stop solution for any type of event – may it be a conference, a seminar, a workshop, or an off-site event.
Origin: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Follow on Twitter: @Hubiloconnect
12. Hello Endless
Endless Events are the nationwide, event production Einsteins. They take care of the AV, event production, & event technology so your job is as easy as possible. Hello Endless blogs are written to help event planners be better at their jobs, provide them with inspiring event production ideas, and highlight best practices from all over the event planning industry. This blog is a one-stop resource site for event production managers.
Origin: United States
Follow on Twitter: @helloendless
13. Planning Pod
Planning Pod is one of the best event planning blog which is dedicated to providing event professionals, party/wedding planners, businesses, schools, nonprofits and venues with the best online tools to manage their events, team, clients and vendors. All the content on the website is systematically organized in various sub-categories. Thus, no matter what part of the event industry you belong to, you can find something interesting and informative on this website.
Origin: Denver, CO, United States
Follow on Twitter: @planpod
14. Townscript Blog
Townscript, a self serve event ticketing platform, helps its clients with registrations and selling of tickets for their events. It is present in 27+ countries and is widely used worldwide mainly in countries like the United States of America, Canada, Indonesia, India, Singapore. It is an India based event management related service provider so their blog posts cover a variety of case studies focusing on the Indian event industry. It is read by organizers, promoters, event management and production companies, suppliers, experiential agencies, the corporate sector, local government and organizations that host exhibitions and conferences.
Origin: Pune, Maharashtra
Follow on Twitter: @townscript
Social Tables is an innovative platform offering the industry’s leading solutions for event sales, services, and group distribution. All to help the world create the best face-to-face events. It is one of the biggest communities of event industry professionals and also has a blog that has a variety of content useful for everyone related to the events industry. Its blog posts also focus on the hospitality industry therefore relevant to both, professionals as well as beginners from the events and hospitality industry.
Origin: Washington, DC
Follow on Twitter: @socialtables
As I always say, I only recommend what I find useful for myself and have a personal experience of using that product or services.
Though the internet is a vast realm with a lot of information floating around. But I believe these top 15 event managers blogs are enough to keep you engaged all year long, and prepare you for what lies ahead.
Today’s trends will not be there in the future. Because by then, every professional in the event industry would have already implemented it. So, to have a considerable advantage over the competitors, one should be aware of the current trends in the market.
Essentially, you’re what you read and who you follow. If you frequent blogs that inspire you to do your best work and impact your world, you’ll be fired up to do just that.
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Of course, include eventshala in the list of emerging India based event management blogs that focus on enlightening, engaging and empowering aspiring event managers and event professionals. Follow us on Twitter @eventshalaindia
Comment below if you want me to add some more event planning blogs in this list that you are following to get the latest updates about the event industry and new trends in event management and planning.
Wiz Bunny is a creative wizard who is an Event Enthusiast and a Passionate Blogger. A Hustler who always finds a way to gets what he believes in. He loves to guide people who are willing to start their career in event management. Through his blog posts, he always tries to mentor aspiring event professionals to achieve their goals in life.