3rd May 2019

What qualities make for an effective leader in the events industry? It's a question with big implications. Through March and April, EventLAB has explored work cultures, the unique challenges of working in events and the skills events professionals can use to develop their careers. Here's our round up of all of EventLAB's insights from the last two months.

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WORK-LIFE BALANCE: MAKING IT WORK AS A WORKING PARENT

Finding a balance between your home and office can be tough, particularly as a parent. With pressures from both sides, shifting priorities and clashing schedules, how easy is it to make it work?

What challenges do working parents face, what are work places doing well and what can they do to improve?

EventLAB spoke to professionals from the events industry and beyond about their experiences.

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The EventLAB Podcast is a fortnightly window into the events conversation, featuring news, commentary and interviews with brands, venues and event suppliers. Guests have included senior figures from Twitter, Mash Media and Audley Travel. Each episode provides new inspiration, tips or actionable takeaways for those in the events world. Subscribe on iTunes

LEARNING & LEADERSHIP

What are the key traits of a modern leader? How important is humility? How to you build a fantastic work culture? Just some of the questions EventLAB are asking this episode as they are joined by two experts on the subject. Deborah Ward, Managing Director of Camm & Hooper sits down for our very first “7 Minutes with…”, then Mark Leruste, Motivational Speaker & Founder of The Unconventionalists is sharing his hard won wisdom about what it takes to be a great modern leader.

RECRUIT & RETAIN

What sort of candidates are events companies looking for? What sort of companies are candidates looking for? George sits down with Pippa and Lucia from Corecruitment to find out just that. Once you’ve recruited the best people how do you retain them? There's an EventLAB panel answering just that. The News Digest are tackling 3 fascinating stories this week - What going cashless means for events, is there a rise in food fraud? and the plans for a major new music venue in London’s East End have just been unveiled.

Paul F Warriner, Author of The Recognition Book

PROJECTS & PLAY

The EventLAB Podcast combines work and play in this episode. Fergus O’connell, author of The Project Management Book shares his common sense advice for events professionals. Smith and Sinclair share their entrepreneurial story creating amazing adult play experiences through boozy confectionary and how they maintain a culture of innovation at the company.

RECOGNISE & COMMUNICATE

Sustainability, recognition and communication are all on the agenda this episode. The News Digest are discussing sustainability and the steps the industry needs to take to improve. Jenni Field, Director of Redefining Communications shares her essential advice for events organisers on improving your project communications. Want to get more recognition for your work? Paul F Warriner, author of The Recognition Book shares his advice.

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LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS FROM EVENTLAB 2018

Speaker highlights from the flagship EventLAB show.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MODERN LEADER

Mark Leruste, Founder and Host of The Unconventionalists©, speaks at EventLAB 2018 about the requirements of the modern leader, from creating a culture of empowerment to simply being more human.

INNOVATORS OF WORKPLACE CULTURE

An on stage interview hosted by Samme Allen with two experienced voices in developing and maintaining healthy workplace cultures, Emily Heath, the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Oath and Chieu Cao, Co-Founder and CMO for Perkbox, at EventLAB 2018.

NETWORKING TIPS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

Co-Founder of #LinkedInLocal shares her tips for more effective networking in an age of social media and digital relationships.

THE SECRET WEAPON TO HIGH PERFORMING EVENTS TEAMS

Recorded at the Hire Space Presents.. event at Smiths of Smithfield, Mark Leruste reveals the five key attributes that events teams need in order to improve performance, hit targets and ultimately find their purpose.

PARTNERSHIPS, SPONSORSHIP AND SALES

EventLAB's next content focus through May and June is all about building relationships, selling better and working collaborativly to generate more value.

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