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(Belinda Booker) #958

A warm welcome to this week’s new members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your next event (or whatever else you’re working on). We can’t wait to hear from you! :lips:

@redjosh CMF
@CHU_MIE Freelancer event manager
@Data_Light DataLight, CEO
@Riddhi Group Futurista, Event Manager
@paul3 Consultant
@tarynwatt Pillow Talk, PR/Events
@AimeeWoodley Penguins, Business Development Manager
@EllyL Warwick Events, Event Manager
@wiradikusuma ProBotDev, Co-Founder
@oconnor_m2000 Seal, MD
@Jean-Guillaume Entrepreneur
@schoi MD Properties, Communications Manager
@Ryan_Farquharson ExpoCart, Co-founder and Joint CEO
@ropop Events Chesterfield College, Event and Logistics Officer

(Elly Lee) #959

Hi all! I’m an Event Manager with an events company/ DMC specialising in special, personal and creative events in the Warwickshire area. I’m so, so lucky to work somewhere that I can be 100% myself at all times.

Our events may be for corporate clients, cgaritbavle organisations or individuals who want to create a memorable experience for others. We don’t do boring, that’s for sure, even when planning a conference. I never want to catch someone yawning at one of my events.

(Belinda Booker) #960

Hi Elly, great to meet you! What are you working on right now? Can you add anything to this thread with your knowledge of Warwickshire?

(Taryn) #961

Hi! I am the PR/Events Coordinator for Pillow Talk, one of Australia’s largest homewares businesses. We have 58 stores across the East Coast of Australia and I specialise in in-store events, whether they be closed-door VIP nights, store openings or product-specific promotions. All my events are designed to give our customers a really wonderful experience with our brand.

I personally have a passion for homewares and love travelling around to our stores to meet our customers and surprising and delighting them!

(Belinda Booker) #962

Hi Taryn, sounds like you have a great role. Really pleased to have someone with experience of in-store events on board :hugs: What sorts of events attract the most customers and how do you promote the events?

(Taryn) #963

We’ve had some great success with in-store styling events recently where we engage an influencer or magazine stylist to do a demonstration. We always put on some food and champagne which makes for a lovely vibe! We’ve done these as both closed-door or open events and both formats have been very successful. We primarily email out our invitation to our email database and secondary to that will ask the influencer/stylist to promote the event as well as utilizing our social channels or engaging the shopping centre to promote the event as well.

(Fahmi Aditia) #964

I new member on here

(Belinda Booker) #965

You make a really good point there about getting the other event stakeholders on board to promote the event. This can really amplify reach. One more question, how successful do you find these events in actually driving more sales?

(Belinda Booker) #966

Welcome Fahmi! What type of events do you organise?

(Belinda Booker) #967

I’m delighted to welcome this week’s new members. Don’t be shy, come and say hello! :wave:

@shamim Jalalabad, Office Secretary
@Ricardo_Brandao Freelancer
@Vintij Vintij, Artist
@doddols Home, Manager
@lutfiharahap Quad Event Jakarta, Assistant Convention
@SmartLady MonsterMarketing, CEO
@EvolveEvents Evolve Events, Marketing Manager
@ngutierrez129 Bilzin Sumberg, Events Manager Stenden NHL University, Student
@astamps Meeting Mojo, Director
@AAF All About Families, Event Manager
@Geanine GPA Event planning, Event Planner
@Cornerstone Cornerstone Technologies, Business Development
@NewGenbanking NewGen Dev ops, Founder
@LaurenceM yellobox, Founder and CEO
@Mas-Stay22 Stay22, Marketing Director

(Taryn) #968

We usually have fantastic sales on the night! Usually whatever the host is talking about sells really well so we find that we can certainly cover our costs + more and then of course there are all the other non-monetary benefits as well!

(Belinda Booker) #969

That’s really interesting. I think I might write an article about organising in-store events. Thanks for the inspiration :blush:

(Laurence Moore) #970

Hello, Hola, Bonjour,
On behalf of my team, I look forward to engaging with Eventprofs on this platform.
Laurence, Merry Xmas 2018


(Taryn) #971

Anytime! :slight_smile:

(Belinda Booker) #972

Welcome Laurence, great to have you on board! Love the festive logo :grinning:

(Laurence Moore) #974

a good idea. i’ve been thinking about organising something similar but a demo of our product for 10+ event planners. food for thought for sure. (and prosecco:)

(Nicole) #975

Hey there everyone! Thanks for the lovely welcome @Belinda_Booker
Nicole :smile:

(Belinda Booker) #976

Happy New Year to all members - old and new! A special welcome to those who have joined us over the festive period. What awaits you in 2019? Let us know :grinning:

@Alchemical_Wellness Alchemical Wellness Collective|CEO
@JamaisDodger Team Leader
@Geoffroy Marmignon Brothers|Freelancer RP Manager
@John_Christopher Allied Academies|Manager
@Luigi_Pirelli freelance|developer
@alexander.reynolds L Marks|Programmes
@tablethire Tablet Hire UAE|Marketing
@misscurtis Curious.Glamorous.Peachy|Glitter Artist
@mattharris CSS Events|Accounts Manager
@missionkya Mission KYA|event freelancers
@Anton_Tokar ABMCloud|Product Manager, IT Business Analyst
@Friends_To_Go Friends Networking, Manager
@Jaykaypee The wooden bar company north east|Owner
@pavementsoft Pavement Software Solutions|business management
@gamac TruckNess|Event Manager
@krs1 kriskris|Event Organiser
@bmtpromotions bmt Promotions|Advertising

(Rebekah Bailey) #977


I work for an insurance company in Reading and organise all of their events so it’s mainly corporate events that I organise. I’m currently working on a few events including some lunches, conferences and drinks.

I have a list of venues for a particular event and wondered if anyone had any ideas for how to present them that isn’t on a boring old Word document!

Thank you :slight_smile: