• Look to the Future: 5 Examples of Virtual Reality at Events

    Since the Oculus Rift hit the market in March, virtual reality has been taking the world of consumer and brand events by storm. Users simply slip on a headset to be transported anywhere in the world – or out of it! The possibilities for marketers and event organisers are limitless and we have already seen […]

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  • Time to Engage: 5 Tools to Encourage Audience Participation

    You don’t just want people to come to your events, you want them to engage, participate and really get the most out of them. However, when addressing larger numbers of attendees it can be hard to maintain that small and friendly environment that facilitates discussion, feedback and fun. Technology can help you regain that level […]

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  • Heating Up: Top 10 Summer Party Trends

    One of the best things about summer is the opportunity to plan fabulous outdoor parties (always with a wet weather option, of course!). Here at Classic Venue Solutions, we love to get creative during the summer months; making the most of the outdoor spaces venues are unable to capitalise on at other times of the […]

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  • Mindful Meetings: 5 Ways to Use Meditation at Events

    In a world of high stress and fast data, a requirement for calmness and clarity of thought is emerging. Businesses are beginning to realise the value of quiet reflection for both employees’ wellbeing and their creativity. Because of this, activities such as meditation, yoga and so-called ‘mindfulness’ are increasingly being built in to corporate events. […]

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  • The Four Biggest Trends to Impact the Events Industry in 2016

    As we ease ourselves back in to normal working life after the Christmas and New Year festivities, let’s take a few minutes to explore some of the biggest trends likely to affect the events industry in 2016.   Experts have predicted changes to all aspects of event management – from how we refer to the […]

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  • Going Live: 5 Ways to Use Livestreaming Tech

    Livestreaming is the techno talk of the moment. With the launch of Meerkat earlier this year and Twitter acquiring its own livestreaming app, Periscope, soon after, many people are getting excited about its possibilities. Will it shake up the events industry? Will privacy and copyright issues create an almighty headache? Or will it simply be […]

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  • Giving Back: 5 Examples of Charitable Initiatives at Events

    In our last blog we took a look at the initiatives companies are taking to make their events more environmentally friendly. This week, we’re examining how corporate events can benefit the local community as well. Incorporating CSR activities has become a way for event organisers to leave a positive legacy and offer added value to […]

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  • Going Green: 5 Best Practice Sustainable Events

    Organising an event? You can make a difference to the environment and the local community by adopting sustainable practices. Planners are increasingly waking up to the impact they can make by incorporating green initiatives at their events, ranging from small-scale, easy-to-implement changes such as serving tap water, through to big commitments like being completely carbon […]

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  • Very Inviting: 10 Imaginative & Inspiring Event Invitations

    If you want people to get excited about your event, it needs to start at the invitation. Why settle for plain old paper when you can let your imagination run wild and create something fabulous? Here are 10 of our favourite ideas to inspire you…   1) Deliver event details with a bang with these […]

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  • Wear It’s At: How Wearable Tech is Being Utilised at Events

    ‘Wearable tech’ is the buzz phrase of 2015, but what exactly is it and how can you use it at your events? So-called ‘wearables’ are pieces of technology that the user wears on their body, like a watch, a wristband or a headset. As a concept it’s actually been around for a while (remember those […]

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