Top 5 Books for Event Planners.

Jay Sitapara
March 21, 2017

I recently came across a quote regarding event planners that said-

“Event planners are no less than a miracle worker.”

True that, isn’t it? Any successful event comprises of miraculous efforts in 4 things- planning, organizing and executing. To emerge as a flawless event planners we need to have enough knowledge and skills. Moreover, internet blogs and websites might not be sufficient sometimes and hence outside help is always welcome!

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To get self-help, books are the best to be relied on. Hence, a compilation of a book list devoted to event planning was sure to come! Various topics and issues were kept in mind to cover the multi-faceted event industry. After all, to thrive in the field, we ought to have the best of the best knowledge and trade tricks. Check it out!

1.Sustainable Event Management- A Practical Guide by Meegan Jones-

Author has done immense research work in the field of sustainable event management solutions. Hence this book, written by the field expert itself, helps the planners in understanding and managing the impacts of any type and scale of an event anywhere in the world.

It is a practical guide which includes many tried-and-tested methods used across the event industry. Also, detailed discussion on energy, transport, water supply chains and communications. A perfect read for planners who are planning to move towards sustainability and who need a powerful and easy to use a collection of tools to deliver events sustainably.

2. Event Management for Dummies by Laura Capell-

If you are a novice in the event planning industry and don’t know where to start, then this is the perfect book for you. Packed with tips, hints and checklists, it covers all aspects of planning and running an event — from budgeting, scheduling and promotion, to finding the location, sorting security, health and safety, and much more.

When you open the book, you’ll find- strategy guests and target audience promoting and marketing events location, venue and travel logistics, food, drink, entertainment and themes security, health and safety, permissions, insurance and the like tips for building a career in event management.

3. The Business of Event Planning- Behind-the-scenes secret of successful special events by Judy Allen-

This book takes you behind the scenes of event planning and explains every aspect of organising and strategic planning. It will be of value to both the professional event planner and to clients who are dealing with planners.

The book also includes practical tools such as sample letters of agreement, sample layouts for client proposals, forms, and checklists. Professional event planner Judy Allen offers first-time or professional event planners all the top-class advice they need to make their special events come off without a hitch.

4. Into the Heart of Meeting- Basic principles of meeting design by Eric De Groot & Mike van der Vijver-

It is a book about the essential processes that take place during meetings and how to influence these processes through Meeting Design in order to obtain the best outcomes. Moreover, the authors describe the main problems faced by people in this industry and introducing the main principles that underlie such profession.

This book is must for anybody who is in the field such as communications, event management and organisation, conference and meeting management and organisation and facilitation.

5. Event Planning Tips: The Straight Scoop on How to Run a Successful Event by Natalie Johnson-

Event management has been around for a while now, but it is only recently that the said industry became an important part of many economies. That isn’t surprising, though, since big events generate revenue and boost tourism. The World Olympics is an excellent example- it never fails in boosting the host country’s economy.

Given the number of visitors that these events attract, it is no wonder why they’re seen as major activities in the tourism industry. This book aims to inform the readers of the perks of managing an event successfully. It also shows the importance of proper planning, marketing strategies, before-and-after organization, and developing the right skills to create memorable and magical events.

Grab your copy now! We hope that these book resources will be of great help to all the event planners who are eager to learn from the industry experts.

If you have great tips or other recommendations, please share with us.

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Jay Sitapara

Jay Sitapara is an engineer having an inclination towards innovation in technology. Jay is a guest contributor to the official blog for Hubilo, an event-tech startup which aims to change the way how events are organised and people network at events. Jay is particularly passionate about crafting stimulating, resourceful and in-depth guides for Event Planners. He is specifically interested in effective use of event technology and social media for greater ROI through innovative thinking and skills. Jay is also a Digital Marketer, Editor, Community Manager and a regular contributor to Hubilo Blog. His philic nature is prone to dogs, poetry, coffee, friends and coffee with friends. If you're on Twitter, say Hello to him @jsitapara and follow his articles on

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