Category Archives: Events

15 Events and Meetings Industry Hashtags to Follow


A great way to learn about event industry trends, connect with other event planners and collaborate on ideas is following the industry’s many Twitter hashtags. Because it can be a pain in the butt to decipher which hashtags are valuable to follow (and even what some of them are all about), here’s a quick list of the top hashtags to follow for anyone interested in the events world:

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Bisou Bridal’s Love Is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Earlier this month, I attended Bisou Bridal‘s “Love is in the Air”, an intimate fashion show showcasing some of the top styles and wedding dress trends from some of the top designers in the industry. I went on behalf of Modern Mix Vancouver and was in wedding heaven as beautiful dress after dress came down the runaway.

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Event Industry Acronyms for Dummies

acronym comic

One thing I’ve quickly learned is that the Meeting and Events industry loves acronyms (and when I say love, I mean love!). In my time with Cantrav Services so far, I have been exposed to dozens and dozens of acronyms and constantly get surprised with new ones every week. I distinctly remember attending one meeting where the acronyms were flying (A this, E that) and writing down a big fat HUH? on my notepad. So, in the interest of sharing knowledge (and saving you the embarrassment of appearing clueless), I’ve compiled a list of acronyms that I’ve run into so far…

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A New Year, A New Commitment

Change Ahead

And just like that, another year has flown by. This past year, I have definitely let my blog fall by the wayside. In fact, WordPress tells me I had only written 13 posts in the entire year!

My life has changed a lot last year and I anticipate more (good) changes in the future so I’m going to commit myself to blogging more and sharing what I’ve learned thus far in my journey.

I’ll start it off with a few exciting things that happened last year…

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Watch Out For These Top 6 Design Trends in 2012

The event industry is one that is constantly changing and evolving. In my opinion, a great event planner is one that is able to track all of the emerging trends, styles and tools and accurately determine what is most beneficial and useful for their clients. A good way of staying current is subscribing to industry leaders’ blogs and newsletters.

Loungeworks Furniture Rentals‘s newsletter is a great one to subscribe to because they are firmly checked into the event industry. They recently published a “Top 6 Design Trends To Watch For This Year” article that I wanted to share as I’m definitely seeing many of these trends in both the corporate events and weddings.

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