Introduce yourself to the EventTribe community!

Thank you – have done so – will enter a thread on Canvas too!

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Hey everyone!

I am an Events Director for XY Planning Network. We are the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who specialize in working with Gen X and Gen Y clients. We support and encourage financial advisors who want to start their own firm to serve their ideal clients and niche — as well as advisors who have already started their own financial planning firms.

I am the only person running events for my company, so I’m joining this platform to have a community who knows my world, to bounce ideas off of others, and to find help when I’m struggling with new ideas or answers. I’m currently planning three events, with two of those being first-time events for the company.

I’m looking forward to working with everyone!


Hi Tori, thanks for joining us and delighted we can support you as the sole events person for your organisation. What are you finding the most challenging at the moment?

Hi Everyone!

I’m Kisha and I design Tiny Caps for Tiny chaps or vintage-inspired newsboy hats for kids and men. I’m planning a series of Dapper Dad Meet Ups for my brand, Junior Baby Hatter, so new dads have time to hang out and talk, connect with a support group, and learn how to use fashion and grooming as a tools to be confident, stay relevant and express themselves.

My biggest challenge in planning offline events is getting people to show up :slight_smile: I’m trying to figure out a pricing strategy and activities that encourages participation and not just RSVP’s. If anyone has done successful small events with good attendance, please let me know your secrets.

Thanks for your help!

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@Bitanges Hey Mark, what’s the latest with your new event concept? Did you get it off the ground? Let us know!

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Hi Kisha, great to have you here! Was just reading your post and thought of this topic which might be helpful for you:

Hi Markisha, loving the Dapper Dad Meet Ups concept and it’s really great to have you join us on here. Are you doing goody bags? Maybe including something low cost but exclusive such as limited edition bib? Or offer free morning coffee & pastry on arrival so they’re already in the mind set of arriving, grabbing their coffee and finding somewhere to sit? Or perhaps hold the events where men like to congregate such as sporting venue, gym, etc. Let us know how you get on!

Thanks, Nick! This is a great thread. Love all the ideas and definitely looks like I need to clearly communicate all that’s included with the event if I charge in advance.

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Thanks, Melissa! Coffee is definitely a must for tired dads :slight_smile: I like the idea of swag bags. Hopefully I can host a series of meet ups and the next can be located at a more masculine hangout spot like a bar or barber shop.

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Hi Everyone. I live in beautiful North Devon, surrounded by stunning beaches and the enchanting moors. It is quite a sedate way of life here, but absolutely love it. I work for the Royal Horticultural Society as an events Coordinator at one of their gardens. We have a very busy but diverse range of events happening all year round. The society is a charity that want to `enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener more beautiful place’. To do this they have had to be more innovative in how they raise funds, hence a strong focus on events. The job is very challenging as we have to focus on organising several events side by side, as well as preparing for events up to 2 years in advance. As well as doing my job full time, I am also studying for a Masters Degree in International Hospitality Management as a long distant university student. I am about to embark on research for my final year and am looking for a really good events issue that I can use for the dissertation. If you have any ideas on what you believe is an issue in the events industry all thoughts will be greatly received. Oh, and I do tend to gabble on a lot. Look forward to reading what other like mined people are talking about or involved in :slight_smile:


Hi @Caz, lovely to have you on board. Your location sounds stunning and what a lovely job. Not sure how you’re packing all that in but sounds really great.

With regard to your dissertation I would always recommend writing about something you’ve experienced yourself wherever possible. Discussions around element s of event promotion are generally well received on here and event tech developments are happening every day so there is always source material.

Hope that’s helpful. Do post with any questions you may have on whatever subject you choose (or re any challenges in your day to day job) and we will do our best to help. Good luck!

Hi Everyone!

I’m Katie, I’m in Edinburgh, Scotland and I’ve been in events for 17 years in various roles. I’ve worked in tourism and business events, wedding and party planning, corporate hospitality, financial services and now professional services for the law firm CMS.

I’m currently working on a season of seminars and webinars for our clients as well as some bespoke annual and one off events for staff and for clients.

No real challenges at the moment except scaling Mt. Inbox which is currently overflowing after trying to manage on a VPN connection since last Wednesday!

Looking forward to being part of the community.


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Hi Katie, welcome to the Tribe! Sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you. Are you managing the events or promoting them or both?

Hello Nick and Everyone,

I’m Julia. For Martial Arts Dance Events I’m (Laoshi Ju Chinese) translation. I’m European and multi-cultural professional organiser. Master Degree. Based in London. Who loves Events. Professionals. Friendly atmosphere. Life in Motion. Positive.

Also I’m organiser of Intellectual Boards Games Events, Creative Events.

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Hi everyone,

My name is Carolina Kelleher, I am a freelance conference producer/manager with 10+ years experience in end-to-end conference production for FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 large scale conferences, confex, events, round tables and client meetings (both launch events and existing portfolios).

Please get in touch if you need any assistance on any of your current projects.



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Hi Carolina, welcome to EventTribe! Great to have you join us. What is the biggest challenge you’re facing in the world of conferencing at the moment?

Hi All,

I own and operate a couple of event infrastructure supply businesses. ( and I love and specialise in working on all manner of outdoor events from music festivals, food festivals, running events and everything in between.

We have just come off the back of supplying some skilled staging labour to the Vitality Big Half in Greenwich last weekend and are back down in London (Barking) for an event this weekend.

I’m Looking forward to contributing to this community and learning from all of your experiences too!

Hi, I am new to this whole event planning experience and I am looking for some advice.

I stay in Glasgow, Scotland, and I am trying to start up a pop up market like Cheeki Monkeys or a Baby and Children’s Market | Nearly New Sales, these are both franchises but there are none in Glasgow, loads in England.

My problem comes when trying to ask the council for information on what licence I should get ie a Market Traders Licence or Street Traders Licence. I would only be doing one event a month at most but I would like to be able to use different venues in different parts of the city.

The two companies I mentioned before don’t know how to get things sorted in Scotland as there are less restrictions on markets in England, they just say contact your local council. I have and the council have been entirely useless, if it is not on their website they won’t answer questions unless I have applied for a licence but I don’t know which licence to get

I’m going round in circles and getting knowhere.

If anyone can help it would be very much appreciated.


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Hi Gary, welcome to EventTribe! So sorry to read that you’re going around in circles on this. @Lisa_Devlin @simon are you able to help with this at all please?