There are a lot of events for event planners, but these five are the ones that you should definitely attend. They’re the best of the best, and they will help you grow as an event planner.
When: Jan 24 – 26, 2023
Where: Peabody Memphis, Tennessee
IPEC is an ideal conference for independent event planners. It's a great place to network with other event profs, learn about industry trends, and gain valuable insight into your own work.
The conference features a variety of speakers from all over the country who share their experiences and insights in various areas. It's a great opportunity for learning about new trends in the industry, networking with other planners, meet suppliers, gain valuable insight into your own work, and becoming more familiar with best practices that can help drive results at your company or agency.
2. Experiential Marketing Summit (EMS)
When: May 9 – 11, 2023
Where: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
If you've ever wondered whether or not the attendees of an event are having fun, or engaging enough, the EMS Experiential Marketing Summit is the event for you!
It's a great opportunity to learn more about experiential marketing and how it can help your business grow. EMS features speakers known within the industry as well as those who have been dreamt up by the creative minds behind some of our favorite brands.
There will also be plenty of time available to network with other professionals in your field as you take in what's next in event marketing. This 3-day summit will help you address the challenges and opportunities of the experiential marketing space. You'll leave feeling inspired, capable and ready for anything!
The location makes it easy to get around without needing any transportation, which is great if you're looking for something close but still want some privacy at night.
Plus, there are tons of restaurants nearby if you want some food after hours (or maybe even during).
3. The Event Planner Expo
When: October 10-11, 2023
Where: New York, New York
The Event Planner Expo is one of the world's largest trade shows for event professionals. This is an opportunity to connect with thousands of attendees and exhibitors, who are all looking for ways to improve their businesses.
The Expo features a huge range of products and services, including technology solutions, marketing tools and more. This is a great place to learn about the latest trends and technologies that can help you improve your business.
This conference is also a great place to network with other event professionals, which can be a valuable resource for both new and experienced planners.
The Expo is held every year in New York City, so if you're an East Coast planner or looking for ways to expand your business outside of your current market, this might be just what you need.
4. CEMA Summit
When: August 6-8, 2023
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
When you think of corporate event marketing, what comes to mind? For those in the industry, it's probably a number of things: fun and exciting experiences, new events and ideas to add to your portfolio, opportunities to network with other planners.
CEMA's three-day event will be focused on corporate event marketing from all angles, including the latest trends in marketing and technology, how to increase ROI, and how to better serve your clients. It's a great opportunity for learning about new trends in the industry, networking with other planners, gaining valuable insight into your own work, and becoming more familiar with best practices that can help drive results at your company or agency.
When: March 27-30, 2023
Where: Orlando, Florida
This is a must-attend event for planners in the wedding industry. Catersource + The Special Event brings together over 300 exhibitors, buyers, and industry professionals. You'll have an opportunity to connect with both suppliers and clients and learn about trends in food styling and design, floral design, tableware, glassware, china patterns and more.
It's also a great place to network with other industry professionals who are looking to hire new staff or vendors.
So there you have it. Our top five events for event planners in 2023. We hope this list has been helpful and will help you plan your 2023 event conferences to attend!
To find out more about attending our own event, you can click here, and if you would like to know more about how we can help your business with its marketing efforts, or if you have any questions about our own annual event, please don't hesitate to contact us.