Usually event planners are putting on conferences, but today, we’re going to go over the best conferences that event planners should attend! Let’s get started!

1. ESPA Live

ESPA Live is geared to head event managers with a focus on best organizational practices, new technological developments, and what managers should expect in the coming years for event management. This conference covers a multitude of topics, including the sharing economy, advancing your event management career, and marketing to the younger generations.

2. EventSource101

EventSource101 is a mass event services, tech, and wedding supplies trade show for those who want to get a hands on experience with all things new in the event planning industry. Here you can see demos of new products, receive discounts on supply orders, and network with some of the most prominent service and supply providers in event planning.

3. Experiential Marketing Summit

While Experiential Marketing Summit (EMS) isn’t specifically geared towards event managers in particular, event management deals with tons of marketing skills. EMS is one of the biggest training conferences on marketing, with big name companies such as Microsoft, Pepsi, Intel, Red Bull, and many others hosting training sessions to keep you on the cutting edge of marketing practices.

4. GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference

While many conferences are only focused on event attendance, technology, and management practices, the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) Sustainable Meetings Conference is dedicated to finding ways to make meetings and events more green. They explore new ways to transform events into environmentally sustainable soirees, while not sacrificing what makes your event fun and/or interesting.

5. ILEA Live

ILEA Live is made for creative event professionals whose careers are centered around film, music, art, fashion, and any other form of creativity-driven event. At ILEA you learn how to plan, host, and network at your own events within these circles, as well as explore new and exciting ways to foster these events.

6. IMEX America

IMEX America isn’t a general event management exhibition. Instead it is focused on professional events, seminars, meetings, and incentive travel. This conference is perfect for business professionals, CEOs, and corporate event planners.

What are your favourite event conferences? Let us know with a comment below!