EventIt has launched the first in a series of ‘Best Practice Forum’ training days for #eventprofs in Scotland.

The trade show platform will host its first event – ‘Working together to deliver the perfect pitch’ – on the 9th and 10th of October in Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it convenient for central belt event professionals to attend the one closest to them.

Following a period of consultation with the industry over the summer, EventIt has designed its first event around the subject of pitching for events – and it will cover a range of issues affecting the client-supplier relationship including how to source the best services, understanding the roles of the different parties involved in an event proposal process, the importance of a clear brief and how to evaluate success.

The event is aimed at event management agencies, venue finding agents and the end user – whether they be private or public sector event planners and will act as a platform to discuss what the parties see as their role and the challenges facing each when selecting the best combination of suppliers to deliver a specific event.

Judith Wilson, EventIt Director, said: “We are delighted to announce the first EventIt Best Practice Forum. This full-day training event on the ‘Perfect Pitch’ is designed to assist events planners understand the roles of the key parties involved in delivering an event, help them source the best combination of suppliers and allow them and the suppliers an opportunity to discuss how best they can work together in a constructive, joined-up way to deliver their events.

“EventIt is now in its third year and during that time we have delivered our Knowledge Exchange workshops on a variety of subjects that are important to event planners, from marketing and communications to technology and GDPR. These workshops have proved extremely popular and from our follow-up engagement with attendees, we have discovered that there is a high demand for regular learning opportunities on events best practice.

“This first Best Practice Forum is an exciting step forward for EventIt and our aim is to build on the annual trade show with a series of events industry training days that we can deliver throughout the calendar year, with the support of our partners, to events buyers and suppliers across Scotland. I am very much looking forward to welcoming Scottish #eventprofs to the first of our training days on the 9th and 10th of October in Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively.”

Who should attend

Event planners and suppliers engaged in delivering events.

Takeaways from the day:

    • A clear understanding of the role of the different parties involved in an event proposal process
    • The importance of a clear brief and how this can affect the outcome of the proposal and overall costs
    • Who the key influencers are in the proposal process and what drives their decisions
    • Why a code of practice within the industry may benefit all concerned
    • The importance of feedback to unsuccessful parties and why this must be evaluated against the brief.

For more information and to reserve your early bird discounted place please visit the EventIt registration page for further information and bookings.