Trends Round Up – September 2019

Here is our latest round-up of essential event ideas, inspiration and interesting snippets from the event industry for September 2019.

Wildflower Seed Badges

The badges we used for the recent #ECOI2019 conference at Lancaster University were printed on wildflower paper and completely biodegradable. No plastic in sight (hooray!) and they are designed to be planted after use. We are looking forward to using more eco-friendly and innovative badges at badges in the future.

MOBILE Phone Charging

Amanda Thurlow spotted these mobile charging banks, so you can keep your phone with you while it gets powered up. We agree with her that it would be great to see this as an event solution and apparently these will be coming to Confex in 2020.

Eye Art

Eye Con Art take pictures of your eyes and turn them into works of art for attendees to take away with them!

LED Dancers

Create a striking and exciting light show with LED dancers.

Māori Tattooing

New Zealand made its mark at IMEX in Frankfurt with 10 international delegates receiving tā moko – a traditional Māori tattoo right on the exhibition floor.

The tattoos were created by tā moko artist Arekatera ‘Katz’ Maihi from the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI). \

Conference Colour Coding

Branding your conference room in corporate colours doesn’t have to cost a lot or be extravagant. Here the glasses and fruit provide simple but effective colour to brighten up the room for attendees.

Aluminium Roasting Tin Backdrop

This striking backdrop is made from aluminium roasting tins! With the lighting and neon sign this gives a futuristic feel.

Visual Guestbook Art

For a guestbook with a difference, create a visual display such as this hot air balloon idea. Guests can write on hearts and post them into the balloon. Then you have a lasting piece of art to hang after the event.

Venue Spotlight: The Edge, Wigan

The Edge in Wigan has been open for two years but still looks like new! Situated within 10 minutes walk of the two train stations (Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate) and with free parking on site it could be a viable alternative for events in Manchester or event Liverpool. With the main auditorium seating up to 1,000 people and decent sized conference rooms accommodating 120 and 150 cabaret style it could be worth checking out for future event needs.


We hope you enjoyed our September 2019 round-up of the best event ideas we spotted this month. 

What are the trends you are seeing or enjoying the most this Autumn? 

We would love to hear from you in the comments below.

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