Event Management

5 Free Reports Every Event Planner Should Read

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Event planners need to be in the know. Here are 5 essential free reports every eventprof should read.

The best event professionals like to be ahead of the curve to make informed decisions and offer better recommendations to their clients. These 5 free reports published in 2016 are a great place to start and many of them are even approved by CIC to offer continuing education credits for CMPs. Download these ebooks and read them cover to cover, or refer to them when you need more information.   

  1. Event Trends 2017


If you are you wondering what lies ahead for your events in 2017 and are looking for inspiration and innovation then this is the place to start. This free annual report, the most popular and original outlook for the event industry, shares the top 10 trends in Event Technology, Meeting Design, Venue and Destination Selection, Social Media and Digital Marketing.

Written by respected authorities in the event industry, Julius Solaris, Padraic Gilligan, Ruud Janssen and Nick Borelli each share their insights and expertise.

Read this report to:

  • Learn about new developments in the event industry
  • Stay ahead in event design, technology, marketing and venue selection
  • Be inspired by revolutionary examples and real life events
  • Discover the tools for more effective events
  1. The Good Event Registration Guide


The Good Event Registration Guide is a must read for eventprofs looking to change, select or get more from their registration provider. It provides clarity in one of the most fragmented and confused markets of event technology. Previous editions have been downloaded over 30,000 times.

Read this report to:

  • Make your registration platform work harder
  • Compare 100 event registration providers
  • Learn how to maximize registrations for your event
  • Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls with online event registration
  1. The Event App Bible


The Event App Bible is about understanding, choosing and implementing mobile apps for events. It offers research, strategy, tips and guidance on getting the most out of your event mobile app and compares the features in event mobile apps across all price ranges, from free to over $5,000.

Read this report to:

  • Find out the future of mobile apps for events
  • Access checklists and project management templates
  • Find out if you should invest in an event mobile app and how to sell the idea to your boss, board or client
  • Easily compare features and prices of 125 apps
  1. Engaging Events

Engaging Events free report by Event Manager Blog

Engaging Events is all about how to use interactive event technology to create successful, memorable and enduring experiences. Save time with the ultimate strategy and tactics on how to achieve better engagement at your events and make better decisions by comparing the features of 9 major types of live interaction tools, ranging from audience response systems to matchmaking to livestreaming.

Read this report to:

  • Get access to 5 checklists and templates
  • Discover the hottest trends
  • Gain insights from our research findings about the future of live interaction technology
  • Quickly compare hundreds of technology tools and select the best options
  1. The Venue of the Future


This report is about selecting, negotiating and working successfully with event venues. It includes research findings about what event planners expect from modern and forward thinking venues and Request for Proposal templates.

Read this report to:

  • Create the perfect RFP with templates and checklists
  • Learn the what to look out for and the venue proposals you should shortlist
  • Ask the right questions on a site visit
  • Consider whether in-house or external AV is best for your event

In Conclusion

These 5 reports are all available at zero cost, so make sure that you access and save them all to get 2017 off to a flying start.