Introduce yourself to the EventTribe community!


(Belinda Booker) #836

Hi Luke, congrats on the milestone! Sounds like it’s going well. How do you promote your events? Do you get free venue use in return for bringing in the punters?

(Belinda Booker) #837

Sounds like a great initiative. When are you holding your first one?

(Luke Hill) #838

Hi Melissa,

I use Tiered ticket sales to try and create an urgency then we run targeted Facebook ads/Insta as well as retargeting using the pixel. We use our mailing list to but tends to have a poor open/click rate.



(Luke Hill) #839

Hi Belinda,

We have to pay venue hire sadly. We just get full ticket price. The hire includes, security, tech and tech staff however.

We promote using Print posters but mainly Facebook event page and run ads around the clock.



(Nikita Ossei) #840

Thanks Melissa :slight_smile: Well I think I’ll be starting in London and Midlands for now and yeah I’m looking at the Young Adult/Professionals (18 - 25) market in the Networking Events sector.

Right now I think my only challenge is getting my project enough attention, especially from my target audience. :thinking:

(Nikita Ossei) #841

Hi Belinda! And thanks :smile:
Haven’t set the date yet but aiming for September 2018!

(Belinda Booker) #842

Not so bad then. Although it would be great if you could get a minimum spend venue that included that stuff.
Do you have to allocate a significant budget to Facebook ads? How granular is your targeting?

(Kellie Singer) #843

Hey Belinda - we are keen to really focus the trade/tech room and make it a real ‘hands-on’ area for our attendees. Think VR glasses, robotics and lots of touch screen TV’s :slight_smile:

(Belinda Booker) #844

That sounds great. Encouraging people to get hands on really enhances their experience, I think. Keep us posted!

(Kellie Singer) #845

Thanks Belinda, I definitely will!

I’d also love to hear of others ideas or experiences in this space too!

I’m always keen to hear what has worked to really make a trade expo ‘pop’ :slight_smile:

(Belinda Booker) #846

Welcome to our newest members! If you haven’t already done so elsewhere, please introduce yourself on this thread and tell us why you’re here. Got a specific question or challenge? Share it and let The Tribe help you out…


@pandfpresident St Andrew’s Grammar Dianella, President
@Jumoke_Akinniranye Living Waters Fellowship, Director
@Sierra St. Mary’s Church, Receptionist


@Andrey_Nagaytsev ACS
@Dimakaoud USHEALTH Advisors, Health Insurance Agent
@kgulati Spinlondon Network Ltd., Director
@Lila_Elliott Higher Logic, Senior Manager Education


@Andrew_McCarron SBC Global, MD
@maryam_almarri Student

Corporate Events

@eloquent_event_and_e Creative Director /Manager
@srilakshmi_m IDE, Manager

Experiential/Brand Events

@Beccy_Gibson Victoria Warehouse, Marketing & PR Manager
@Michelle2 KarismaPR, Managing Director
@reneyang TEDxTurtleRock, Event Organizer

Festivals (Non Music)

@Barbara2018 Otaki Promotions Group Inc, Waste Min Co-ordinator
@DisruptionFest Org, Head of production team

Other event types

@ToThaMax Max, Event Organiser
@B_Unger VSSE, Event Manager
@alisoncliquebooths Clique Booths, Director

Don’t directly work with events

@Carmen_Lineback Swoogo, Business Development Representative
@SaltaireHistory Saltaire History Club, Voluntary event organiser
@shoibonti Scotia Bank, Product Manager
@stevenzhang717 WiseTech Global, Developer

(Belinda Booker) #847

A warm welcome to our newest members! Don’t be shy… please tell us a bit more about yourselves on this thread to let the other members know who you are and what you do.


@Claudia_Teixeira, World Bank Group, Community and Learning Specialist
@LMcGinty, mypaintingparty, Owner


@Mikes, Truth Theory, Director

Corporate Events

@Sergio_Junqueira_Ara, EVENTOS EXPO EDITORA, Jornalista

Experiential/Brand Events

@alisson_dm, Bonneté CI, Brand Ambassador


@InesB, Freelancer
@victoriaretz, SNE & SNÖ, Student assistent

@Archana, AS, Promoter

@Korie_Moyer, School Aide

Don’t directly work with events

@Lisa, Student
@outreach, outreach digital, marketing
@mykoman, Thriver Design, Programmer

(Ruben) #848

Hello Everyone,

My name is Ruben Barreto, and i’m currently the wholesale manager of a new startup company called Amazingforless. We currently manufacture and import goods from China then distribute all over the world. All my life has been spent in Southern California and my company is also located here. I’m working on expanding my network and growing my company to the fullest potential. Some challenges we are having is finding customers or other companies who would be interested in purchasing our products in bulk. We look forward to growing together with other companies willing to work with us.


Ruben Barreto

(Belinda Booker) #849

Welcome Ruben. You can certainly use the forum as a place to learn more about event planners and their purchasing needs. Best of luck with the business!

(Belinda Booker) #850

Hello to this week’s new members! Please come and say hi on this thread :slight_smile:


Classes, Workshops and Seminars
@annabee DDI, Marketing Consultant

@Niko PingWest, Manager

Corporate Events
@Fitforfood Fitology Kitchen, Director

@Stoke_Travel Stoke Travel, Event manager
@trapnas TrapLifeFla, Event Coordinator
@mayormurphy Town of Garland, Mayor
@Geoff LaplandUK, Head of Comms

@Harold_Bryant HBX, EXEC

@Team_Two Teffort Media Group, Event Manager

@StayDo StayDo, CEO

@Sorcha Sorcha Productions, Director/Producer

@maggie Evounce, Regional Coordinator

(Dave) #851


I’m the manager of a function band in the North West UK that mainly plays at weddings, but also parties, corporate and private. Given our experience of seeing so many past weddings and events we often get asked to advise on various aspects of the event planning itself. We can therefore hopefully both learn from and contribute to discussion in this community.

LeFunk! Wedding Band and Party Band


(Belinda Booker) #852

Hi Dave, good to have you with us. Are you noticing any trends or changes in your work with event/wedding planners?

(Belinda Booker) #853

More new members… Please say hello!

Classes, Workshops and Seminars
@papaadama ACMT, Corporate
@Lois_Kissiedu Redpear, Marketing and Comms
@mariusz NYC Dance Week, NYC Dance Week
@Sammie Lorien, Marketing & Events Exec

Corporate Events
@Pavel_Laktionov Brainberry, Director of Business Development

@ShaneL London, Digital marketer

Don’t directly work with events
@Lilyana Coulter Partners ,Senior Associate
@NourChawich Assistr, Engineer
@Beatriz_Albano Inauguração da Exposição da Artista Manuela Bento
@Tudor_Bumb S.C. Inteliton Design Technic S.R.L, CFO

(Belinda Booker) #854

A warm welcome to our new members over the last week. Please introduce yourself on this thread and tell us what you do. We look forward to learning more about you…

@MoyraM Mackie Consulting Limited, Company Owner

@Anna_Stekrova Expect the Best / Barnet Mencap, Team Leader
@dianagryniuk Royal Media, Events Coordinator
@Nanotechnology ME Conferences, Program Manager
@heyuchao CITICS, Analyst
@Caleb_Parker Caleb Parker, Director

Corporate events
@ChrissyBray Chrissy Bray Events, Event host and creator
@Empowgraphy Team Event, Design Director
@EBrobbey London Business School, Events and Marketing Executive
@mommykathirna Kath Virtual Solution, event coordinator
@Michelle_Rees Events Company, Manager, Events
@Liv1234 HeadBox, Digital Content Executive

Festivals (Music)
@Ruchira The Frolic Affairs, The Frolic Village Edition 2.0

Don’t work directly with events
@Saif.chima Dawn News, Correspondent
@Dor_Haim Momentum Group, cmo

@Kim_Goetze Evolve Events, Sales & Events Coordinator
@Matthew_Green The Social Effect, Head of Marketing
@Stacey.Close In 2 Events Limited, Account Manager
@Sylwia_Jankowska Evolve Events, Sales and Events Coordinator
@Thanda Amakhalafilim, Creative Director

@Thatguy Priority Events, Event Manager

@JohnMegge Exhibition Stand Design

(Rebecca Spiller) #855


I’m the Marketing and Events Manger at Hive Learning - a London based start-up.

Currently working on a high volume (30 events) of smaller events (up to 40 people) aimed at new business.

I am planning a conference for november this year - I am doing everything on my own so looking to connect with like-minded and more experienced event planners to learn as much as I can!