The Evolution of Modern-Day Event Planning

Event planning has grown and evolved over the decades. The advent of smartphones, social media, and omnipresent technology have undoubtedly had a huge impact on events, but what else has helped it grow into the behemoth industry it is today?

To find out, we researched the history of event planning, and talked with a few expert veterans who’ve spent years in the industry. Here’s a sneak peek of what they had to say:

“It was only two years ago that my work-flow included exporting and saving revised PDFs, redistributing information to clients and my team, and reprinting BEOs.” – Stacy Rudin, founder of Plate & Glass

“I started at the Ritz-Carlton in 1993. There used to be collateral, postcards, cold-calling and sales blitzes. Now, you just need to have an online presence.” – Monica Zanger, sales and operations manager at Novare Events

To get a visual timeline of how far the events industry has come, download our infographic on the side of this page.

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