As a New York event planner, your business and services are only as good as the resources you have available. You rely on tools and strategic partnerships to create memorable events and guest experiences. And in today’s event planning landscape, there are six websites and resources you should have bookmarked for regular guidance in growing your business and elevating your event experiences.
1. Events Industry News Websites
If you want to be an effective event planner, you’re going to need to stay on top of the local events scene. You’ll want to know what other event planners are talking about, what your top clients are looking for, and what industry leaders are predicting. The best way to keep up with industry trends and emerging news is by bookmarking key websites that routinely post and share these valuable insights. Here are news-worthy websites to keep up with regarding the events industry:
- EMRG Media Blog
- Event Industry News
- Events Industry Council
- Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
- Corporate Event News
2. Events Industry Certification & Continued Learning Websites
Another key to your event planning success is your ability to continue learning and honing your skills. Events industry professionals are always enrolling in new courses and exploring additional certifications that reinforce their expertise. Here are continued learning opportunities and websites to consider bookmarking:
- ILEA’s CSEP Certification (Certified Special Events Professional)
- CMP Certification (Certified Meeting Professional)
- MPI Certification (Meeting Professionals International)
- Coursera (Event Management Courses)
- Udemy (Event Management Courses)
3. Event Venue Resource Websites
Consider bookmarking some of the incredible listings and marketplace websites that feature spaces and venues available for booking. You’ll likely already have your roster of favorite NYC venues you love. But keep your options open and be ready to explore new spaces for upcoming events you’re curating. And occasionally browse to see if you find a new hidden gem venue.
- The Vendry
4. Event Technology Websites
Keep up with event technology by following some of the leading conversations happening on these websites. Here, you’ll discover event tech for managing events, event tech for boosted attendee engagement, and event tech for streamlining your processes.
- G2 Marketplace
- Skift Meetings
5. Event Management Blogs for Thought Leadership
Thought leadership blogs and website resources are great tools for monitoring and contributing to the events industry conversation. Read these blogs regularly for insights into the latest industry challenges and future predictions. Gain knowledge from peers and colleagues who can help collectively shape the future of events.
- The Event Planner Expo Blog
- Eventbrite Blog
- BizBash Blog
- PartySlate Blog
- Bizzabo Blog
6. Event Inspiration & Creativity Websites
As a New York event planner, you’re always looking for new and exciting outlets for creative inspiration. And these are the sites to bookmark for frequent visiting to get your event-planning creative juices flowing.
- The Knot
Keep growing your event planning business and stay on top of all the latest event trends and opportunities by bookmarking these websites. And make sure you get your tickets to The Event Planner Expo 2023 this October! It’s the must-attend events industry conference to experience!