Bill Bowden Event Logistics has left our home for the last four years to take up residence in a larger and more modern facility on Faraday Road, Crawley.
Nearly a third of 18-year olds in the UK gained a place at University of College in 2017, and The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) anticipates similar numbers this year. Taking UK, EU and international students together, more than 530,000 students were taken on by a university or college.
These days it seems that all you need to set yourself up as an event courier is a website, a mobile phone and access to a white van.
But while even I wouldn’t suggest that event courier services are rocket science, when you entrust your stand, collateral and brand to a third party, you should at least seek reassurance that they know what they’re doing. Here are some of the things to look out for.
August may seem an odd time to be preoccupied with quilts, especially after the scorching Summer we’ve been experiencing. But quilts have been at the forefront of our minds here at BBEL over recent weeks as we prepared for the Festival of Quilts 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham, which opened today (9 August 2018).
I’ve spent more than 25 years working in the events logistics industry. Over that quarter of a century, I think I’ve pretty much seen it all. Exhibitors who seem to get everything right and have a hugely successful time. and those who get one or two things wrong!
I thought it might be helpful to bring together some of the hints and tips I’ve collected into a short book for people involved in events.
Bill’s Book of Events is now available for free download.
Organising your own client events may involve a lot more work than say, a webinar. But the opportunity to meet clients and potential clients face-to-face – with no competitors around to cramp your style – cannot be underestimated.
Of course, arranging your own event needs a lot of planning and preparation, but the results can make this more than worthwhile.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
During our recent excursion to Düsseldorf for the Make-up Artist Design Show 2018 (#MADS2018), I thought it might be interesting to share the process of how we delivered and constructed an eye-catching stand for our friends at Kryolan. So armed with my trusty camera phone I took a few snaps to give an idea of how exhibition stand delivery and build works.
In an earlier blog, I wrote about how to set objectives for exhibitions, conferences and events. Since then I’ve received a few requests asking for more specific ideas about what those event objectives should be. I wrote this blog to help.
Whether your appearance at an event has been a stunning success or a disappointing failure (and the majority fall somewhere in-between), it’s always a good idea to have an event post-mortem. But how do you get the answers you need without raising hackles?