5 Event Planning Magazines to Inspire Your Next Event

The inspiration for your events can come from just about anywhere: event planning magazines, colleagues, other events, or social media. By weaving in relevant, current trends, you’ll be able to gain an edge in the market over competitors. These event planning magazines, both digital and print, can help inspire your next big event idea.


MeetingsNet is the leader in the industry by offering high quality, engaging content for market-segmented meetings, planning meetings, and incentives. They releases a digital magazine version for the event planners on the go and supplements it with e-newsletters. You can get all the tips and tools to help you do your job better and more efficiently right from this interactive magazine. Every month, MeetingsNet puts together photo galleries, videos, and content that includes, How-to’s, event ideas, for the latest in meetings and meeting management.

5 Event Planning Magazines to Inspire Your Next Event

Meetings & Conventions

Meetings and Conventions is a publication for those planning events in associations, corporations, independent planning companies. The digital magazine provides news and research for meetings professionals who depend on new ideas and ongoing education. MC is a North Star Meeting Group brand and serves over 200,000 meeting planners and professionals. With their mission to provide professional development for the industry, you can rest easy knowing they provide resources for each step in the planning process.

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BizBash is a wellspring of news, ideas, and resources for meeting and events professionals.Their mission is to inspire event professionals with ideas and resources. Revered as a north star of event style, tech, and tools, they have over 50,000 resources on the site alone.BizBash also features a venue finder and a supplier finder which is stocked with the industry’s newest and leading event providers.

Articles are visual-heavy which is perfect for getting ideas for what you want your events to look like, day-of. Best of all, you can create a collection of ideas you’ve gleaned on BizBash by adding photos and articles to your idea book. Planners on the go can tune into BizBash’s podcast GatherGeeks monthly where they interview leaders in the industry.

In addition to digital resources, you can get your content in-person at one of their events held across the US and Canada.

Trade Show News Network

Are you looking for event planning magazines that specialize in trade shows or exhibitions? Trade Show News Network (TSNN), available digitally, is a leader in trade show, exhibition, and events news since 1996. Convention and exhibition managers alike will love staying up to date with TSNN, which also releases press releases that announce some of the biggest happenings across the industry. In addition to news, TSNN includes educational content, blogs, and an event database. Sourcing a venue or supplier? Look no further than TSNN. Here, you can access over 25,000 global events, 2,000 industry suppliers, and 16,500 venue listings.

If you love TSNN, sign up to receive their newsletters which round up the most notable happenings around the industry straight to your inbox.

Event Marketer

Marketers have a wealth of resources but few that are specific the events industry. Good thing there’s Event Marketer. This magazine was founded in 2002 to bring content to those that serve the event marketing side of the industry. Writers at Event Marketer craft content about a myriad of topics such as mobile marketing, corporate events, and PR. Knowing what’s trending in the events industry ensures you can deliver on client requests that are on-trend.

Event Marketer is available as both a print and digital magazine. But, if print magazines aren’t your thing, sign up to receive their bi-monthly newsletters. Or get content IRL at their flagship annual event, EventTech.

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