8 foolproof ideas for planning a spectacular outdoor event in 2017

Unlike indoor events, outdoor events don't have the luxuries of Wi-Fi or air-conditioning and in 2017 these aren't luxuries so-to-speak, they're expectations. Not to mention, outdoor events tend to attract larger crowds from varied backgrounds and ages. The grounds don't offer adequate power supply, shelter, disability access or emergency PA systems. Therefore, proper thought and event planning mastery is needed in order to make your next outdoor event better than the previous.  

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How to engage the body and mind for unforgettable events

The clever scientists at Yale University told us deliberately engaging all five senses at events has the ability to grasp attention, increase recall, and inspire conversation thus creating a truly memorable experience. This is particularly important at conferences or meetings where it can be challenging to keep your delegates' attention throughout the entire event. Similarly, at exhibitions, mass product launch events or buying roadshows, you need your product or service to cut through all the noise and stand-out against competitors.   

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Best events of 2016

2016 was certainly an exciting year for Staging Connections. We delivered a whopping 32,900 events across the Asia Pacific for our clients - from conferences, gala dinners and incentives to sporting events, roadshows and everything in between! We continued our pursuit of the very latest event technologies, like holograms, custom projection mapping, new digital signage products and touch-screen technology, as well as being the first event company in Australia to offer free event apps to our clients!  

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5 ways to create a sizzling Australian themed event

Australia is a destination like no other. Blessed with breathtaking scenery, rich culture, amazing cuisine and unique flora and fauna – it makes for an unforgettable event theme. Perfect for all types of events, from gala dinners and awards nights to conferences and destination incentives – an Australian event theme can be scaled up or down using event production elements to suit your event size and budget.  

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New event products showcased at QHA Awards 2016

The Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner and Presentation was held at the Great Hall at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) on Wednesday 28 September, 2016. This is the local events and hospitality industry night of nights, with 1,000 guests flocking to this annual awards event. The purpose of the evening is to recognise the State’s best pubs, hotels and hoteliers. Staging Connections was engaged as the preferred supplier, once again, to deliver this VIP event and provide production and styling services, in conjunction with the BCEC technical team.  

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Take your event to the next level with dynamic digital signage

Signage has been a show essential since the beginning. There is no doubt that attendees would be lost, confused, and frustrated without it. But these days digital signage is the way of the future. Digital signage is a versatile system that supports multiple media types and rapidly distributes information throughout the venue. Your key message, such as, “Presentation A, This Way” is displayed, along with strategically curated messaging. Signs now have the ability to illustrate much more than directions. 

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Integrating virtual reality into the event world

ADELE GOES TO IMEX CONTINUED....Virtual Reality at Events! Every year, event professionals, venues, event agencies, and event service providers and suppliers make the pilgrimage to IMEX - the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. This year, we sent our Marketing Manager, Adele Symonds, to Las Vegas to get the inside scoop on what's hot in the world of events and what we can expect to hit our shores. As expected, virtual reality was a hot topic at IMEX. Here's what you need to know. 

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How to create event lighting that communicates, inspires and delights

It goes without saying that lighting is a crucial element of most events. Whether it’s on a grand scale, like the projections we see at Sydney’s Vivid festival, or a smaller-scale event with lighting illuminations in a foyer, it’s an artful practice – and when done well, can really take your event to the next level.  

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Delivering an educational conference for medical specialists

For the third year in a row, Staging Connections was tasked with providing an educational setting for the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA), in the beautiful Hilton, Auckland NZ. The international event brought together over 280 burn care leaders, practitioners and allied health members, providing a unique setting for them to meet, learn, share and recognise accomplishments in the burn care field.  

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Christmas Party Styling Trends for 2016

You blink and it's already Christmas! Christmas is the time of year for company leaders to recognise all the hard work and dedication their staff have given over the year by rewarding them with one hell of an office Christmas party. It's a key event on the calendar that requires a lot of smart event planning and preparation. One of the most crucial elements of any corporate Christmas party is styling and theming; it can help break the ice, create a festive vibe and leave lasting impressions on your staff. If your company prides itself on its culture than nailing the Christmas party styling is something you should focus on. 

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