Keynote perfection: 8 ways to avoid general session glitches

Keynote presentations and general sessions—they’re the crown jewels of your event. All eyes are on the stage and everything needs to be perfect. But… sometimes things don’t go so well. Here's how to avoid common keynote problems.

5 ways to waste your event budget

Maximizing your budget is a critical part of holding an event. It’s easy for unforeseen expenses to quickly add up and eat through your event’s budgeted profit. A few of the experts from the Rental and Staging Network’s member companies share their tips for maximizing your AV budget and enjoying perfect events.

The Value of Meetings Nears $3 Trillion Globally

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which takes place on April 4, celebrates the industry's enduring business value and its $2.65 trillion in global economic impact. Independent audio-visual companies, such as the members of the Rental and Staging Network, play a vital role in the meetings industry, bringing thousands of meetings to life annually with stunning sound, dynamic visuals and a little magic.

5 Best Practices for Engaging Multi-Generational Audiences

Hosting an event that will appeal to a wide range of ages may feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is in engaging people and most people want similar things. One solution to captivating audience attention lies in your AV.

3 Ways to leverage AV to drive trade show sponsorship

When considering whether or not to shell out for a sponsorship at such-and-such trade show, companies are calculating what their ROI will be. Attracting sponsors for your trade shows can be a challenging task but the more value you can deliver to sponsors, the easier it becomes to sell sponsorship slots.

Your Pre-Event Checklist: 6 Things Your AV Partner Should Know

The most successful events are born out of lots and lots of planning so every detail is perfect. When you engage an AV company for your event, the more information you can give them, the better your event can be. From driving the message home to attendees to protecting your budget from overruns, your AV team can be true partners in the success of your event.

How AV Drives Your Message Home

EPN shares expert meeting tips with USA Today on how to make an impact with stunning audiovisual presentations that drive your message home and make event attendees decide to come back next year.

Immersive Experiences Drive 2019 Event Trends

2019 is the year of the Millennials. Two decades into their namesake millennium, members of Generation Y will finally outnumber Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the United States.

5 Ways Planners Can Use Lighting to Enhance an Event

“Lighting is a beautiful thing. It can enhance a room’s beauty or hide it’s flaws,” says Jen Amburn, event producer at EPN member, Colortone Staging and Rentals.