New Networking Group for In-House Event Planners

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EventFluence may be the most intriguing meetings industry organization you never heard of — until now.

EventFluence is a new event industry organization that was launched in January 2020 to advance the craft and culture of events by convening best-in-class event professionals, cultivating peer to peer networking, and curating thought leadership through dynamic programming, according to a spokesperson. Headquartered in New York City, the organization is currently in the process of expanding nationally.

“We curate and host bespoke events where our members experience new venues, services, innovations and trends within the event community,” said the spokesperson. A quick skip through the list of upcoming and past events would appear to bear that out, with events happening almost monthly, and sometimes more than once a month, at intriguing-sounding venues, though some past events had to be held online due to COVID restrictions.

Other benefits for EventFluence members include “our vast network, access to frequent job postings, quarterly trends newsletter, members-only archives and vendor contacts. Our membership base spans across numerous Fortune 500 companies, cultural institutions, government, finance legal, tech, media, educational and non-profit” organizations,” said the spokesperson.

But the meetings and events industry already has a number of organizations dedicated to the profession. There are the big guns — think Meeting Professionals International and the Professional Convention Management Association — and there are a plethora of smaller organizations that serve a wide variety of niches, from The Society of Incentive Travel Executives, the Event Leaders Exchange and the #EventProfs Community, International Live Events Association (ILEA) and International Association of Expositions and Events (IAEE), to the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) and the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA).

What makes EventFluence different? According to the spokesperson, “Our membership is primarily comprised of in-house event planners with a very small, curated percentage of independent/third party members all of whom are reviewed on case-by-case basis.

“We are committed to creating an atmosphere where our members can feel safe to network with each other and interact with relevant event industry businesses. We offer both member-only events in addition to events that are open to invited industry guests. All events adhere to EventFluence’s strict no-solicitation policy. Our hosted partners and sponsors can be assured decision makers are in the room. Our members have deep connections across the industry and beyond. As we forge ahead, EventFluence is committed to seek fresh perspectives, embrace diversity and enhance the event industry.”

Membership is open to U.S.-based event professionals who work either full- or part-time as in-house planners; independent and event professionals working for third-party planning companies also are welcome to apply.

For more information or an application to join, visit the EventFluence website.

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