Category Archives: Blog

Case Study: Turning a complex awards programme into a succinct and meaningful event

The ISG Provider Lens™ (IPL) is a highly respected research programme, featuring key insights into the behaviours of technology enterprise buyers. The IPL Awards recognise the service providers who have contributed to the IPL research programme. With nearly 20 reports, each one contributed to by a wide cross-section of technology providers across the globe, the […]

Case Study: Build European and Asia-Pac conferences & exhibits

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on contingent work with headquarters in California, wanted to launch their successful annual HR and Procurement conference – established in the US for over 10 years – in to Europe. SIA understood the need for local expertise to realise their expansion plans and launch their international conference business […]

Case Study: On the front-line in Europe

Headquartered in the US, with offices across the globe, Information Services Group’s (ISG) annual events programme truly reflects the global nature of their business, and with that comes the need to have a regional partner with local connections, to ensure that each event is delivered competitively and to its full potential. That’s where EMS come […]

Case Study: Streamline delivery of a large UK training programme

Red Whale | GP Update delivers courses throughout the UK, catering to over 10,000+ General Practitioners every year. They wanted to expand their scale and outsource the operational aspects so they could focus on the training content. Event Management Services took on the organisational responsibility and now manages the logistics process from start to finish. […]

Case Study: Grow a profitable events business right across EMEA

Palladium Group, a global professional services company with offices in the US, APAC and EMEA, contracted Event Management Services to build their commercial conference and training course business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Palladium was EMS’ first client and for 7 years we managed their pan-European strategy management Summit of 300 senior executives annually, […]

Selecting a Keynote Speaker – Go Controversial or Play it Safe?

Selecting  the ‘right’ Keynote Speaker for your conference can be a difficult and stressful task. It’s usually a pretty significant budget item and who you choose says a lot about your event and your brand. The right choice can be the difference between resounding applause or a stomach turning tumble weed through your conference room. […]

When to translate? Wann sollten Sie übersetzen? ¿Cuándo debería traducir?

Moving a pan-European conference to different European locations year on year always begs the question, should we offer the conference just in English or provide simultaneous translation? Offering simultaneous translation is expensive, time consuming and can be risky – particularly if your subject content is technical or has it’s own specific terminology. If you are […]

The London Library Celebrate 175th Anniversary

Event Management Services is delighted to be working with The London Library for their Words In The Square event – a fantastic celebration of the Library’s 175th anniversary exploring the worlds of books and ideas, featuring some of the biggest names in literature and the arts. The EMS team were delighted with how the marquee in St James’s […]

Conference follow-up to ensure your delegates keep coming back

Once a conference is over and delegates have returned to the office, what happens next can have a direct impact on how participants perceive the value of your event. It’s important attendees retain the tips, information and strategies you offered. It’s even more important that they are able to apply what they learned. For these reasons, post […]

6 Tips to Increase Attendee Engagement

How can you ensure your attendees leave your event feeling fully connected? After managing many successful events, we know that maximising your delegates’ level of engagement and providing the most enjoyable experience for everyone, across all aspects of the event, is the best way to do this. Here are 6 tips to help you increase attendee interaction at your next event… […]

How did EMS start out?

Event Management Services has been going for over 10 years and embodies a wealth of international experience in the business conference industry. Seasoned conference pros and founders of EMS, Carol Baines and Suzy Sclater, tell us how it all began… Carol:  “As with many firms, Event Management Services (EMS) started when we spotted a need and created a […]

Be sensitive to cultural diversity at business events

The world is getting smaller and business events are increasingly international, which brings people and populations of different countries and cultures together. How does this impact your event planning? As global meets local, cultural sensitivity is vital, in terms of catering, content, entertainment, environment, production and themes. It is vital to be aware of culturally […]

Multiple language provision at conferences – it’s not as straight forward as you think!

With the ease of using Google Translate for every day communications, you might think it would be pretty easy to provide the presentations at conferences in a second, or in multiple languages. Think again…. If you are hosting an international conference and decide to offer English and maybe the language of the host country for […]

Case Study: Creating the Most Memorable Celebration for 5,000 Guests

The London Library’s 175th anniversary celebrations were ambitious. A five day programme was planned, including a gala dinner for 230 of the Library’s donors and supporters, an anniversary party for 375 of the Library’s members and a series of 16 literary events featuring over 50 celebrated authors, inspiring and entertaining an audience of up to 5,000 […]