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5 Event Magazines You’ll Actually Want to Read

The inspiration ideas for your events can come from just about anywhere: event magazines, colleagues, other events, or social media. By weaving in current event trends, you’ll gain an edge over competitors and delight your attendees.

These event magazines, both digital and print, can inspire your next big event idea.

1. MeetingsNet

MeetingsNet is a go-to digital magazine for planners who create events for specific industries and markets.

This magazine’s digital content and newsletters cover industry news, event management technology, and advice for planners. You can find all kinds of tips and tools to get better at your job on this interactive magazine’s site. Every month, MeetingsNet puts together photo galleries, videos, tutorials, event ideas, and more for meeting management pros.

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2. Meetings & Conventions

Meetings and Conventions is a publication for those planning events in associations, corporations, independent planning companies. The digital magazine shares news and research for meetings pros.

MC is a North Star Meeting Group brand, and it’s read by over 200,000 meeting and event planning pros. Its mission is to provide professional development for the industry, so you know it’s a great resource for advancing your career in the meeting planning industry.

3. BizBash

BizBash is a wealth of news, ideas, and resources for meeting and events professionals. Its mission is to inspire event professionals with ideas and resources

Known for covering event style, tech, and tools, BizBash has over 50,000 resources on the site alone. It also features a venue finder and a supplier finder, which is stocked with the industry’s leading event providers.

The site’s articles are packed with visuals, which is perfect for getting ideas for your next event. Best of all, you can collect the ideas you find on BizBash in an idea book. Plus, planners on the go can tune into BizBash’s podcast, GatherGeeks, to hear interviews with industry insiders.

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4. Trade Show News Network

Are you looking for event magazines that specialize in trade shows or exhibitions? Then Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is your best bet.

This digital magazine has been a leader in trade show, exhibition, and events news since 1996. Convention and exhibition managers alike will love staying up to date with TSNN. The site posts industry press releases, educational content, blogs, and an event database.

Sourcing a venue or supplier? TSNN lists more than 25,000 global events, 2,000 industry suppliers, and 16,500 venue listings.

If you love TSNN, sign up to receive their newsletters, which delivers news about notable industry happenings straight to your inbox.

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5. Event Marketer

There’s a wealth of online resources for marketers, but few are specific to the events industry. Good thing there’s Event Marketer.

This magazine was founded in 2002 to bring content to those market events large and small. The staff at Event Marketer write about topics such as mobile marketing, corporate events, and event PR. Knowing event industry trends means that event marketers can deliver on client requests.

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Event Marketer has a print magazine, digital site, and a bi-monthly newsletter. Or get content in real life at their flagship annual event, EventTech.

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