Top Event Publications for Event Planners

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As an event planner, it’s important to stay on top of industry news. This list of eight top event publications for those in the event management industry can help you accomplish this goal.

In order to grow professionally, you need to know everything there is to know about the business of event planning. Event publications can go a long way in making sure you’re educated about current trends, hot topics and developments in the industry.

Top Publications for Event Planners

Here are seven of the top event publications for event planners (listed in no particular order):

1. BizBash. BizBash is a quarterly magazine that’s packed full of event planning news and features, and it’s a fantastic source for anything and everything to do with the event planning industry. Subscriptions are free to qualified event professionals, and their annual National Venue and Supplier Guide is an amazing resource.

2. Meetingsnet. Perfect for meeting organizers, Meetingsnet has a monthly interactive magazine app that lets you keep up-to-date with the latest in meeting management on the go. From news to useful resources, it includes a lot of valuable information about medical meetings, association and corporate meetings, as well as event design.

3. Special Events. With six issues a year, Special Events magazine is an amazing resource for all aspects of special event planning.

It’s one of the best event publications for event planners who want information about weddings, venues, event rentals, and event tools like lighting, tents, or linens.

4. Meetings & Conventions. Meetings & Conventions is a monthly magazine aimed at meeting planners and event planners working with corporations and associations.

The magazine has a great destination tool for finding hotel venues all around the globe that gives you all the information you need about conference facilities, and more.

5. Catersource. If you’re looking for an up-to-date and forward thinking publication, then you’ve found it in Catersource magazine. I love the way that they’re highlighting trends and solutions, and food and beverage ideas.

6. Smart Meetings. As well as Smart Meetings magazine being one of the best event publications for event planners, they also have an excellent blog. I particularly love their videos on how to pack for a business trip and how to drip Absinthe. This is a free subscription for qualified event planning professionals.

7. Event Marketer. Event Marketer magazine not only provides fantastic content on all aspects of event branding and event marketing, they are all things B-to-C events and B-to-B events; and they publish an annual ‘It List’ of the top 100 event marketing agencies worldwide.