Latest News & Insights

To enrich and enhance your conference or live event, here are our insights on making sure your event goes off without a hitch.

22.06.20 - news

Should you plan or cancel autumn events? We help you decide.

The Kina Events 12-point checklist gives practical considerations to help you decide whether to plan or cancel an event in light of Covid-19.

09.06.20 - news

What events might look like post-coronavirus lockdown

When we’re able to hold events again, what might they look like? Here are our ideas about how events might work, post-coronavirus lockdown.

15.05.20 - news

Top 10 tips for running a successful online event

While no one can deny the benefits of face-to-face contact and networking, taking your event online is currently the only way to ‘get people together’ safely.

10.04.20 - news

Coronavirus and events: the show must go on(line)

You can host online events, give presentations, stream video content or network with new clients during the coronavirus crisis - and no one has to leave home.

11.03.20 - news

How to make your next event more sustainable

It’s no longer acceptable to gloss over sustainability issues when planning events - taking visible, positive action is an absolute must. So now’s the time to ensure you and your event don’t get left behind! But how should you go about it?

06.01.20 - news

How to exhibit like a pro at a conference or trade show

At the beginning of the year, many companies start to think strategically about trade shows that are coming up in their industry, and how to make the most of them.

02.12.19 - news

Hidden gems: fabulous event spaces for hire in London

At Kina Events we are London-born and bred and so, unsurprisingly, rather proud of our wonderful home city. This week we have curated a list of some of the often-overlooked event venues in London that can help add a little interest to your event.

20.11.19 - news

Is the traditional Office Christmas party dead?

The Christmas party is an important tradition in British society, allowing for employees to celebrate, revel in their work achievements for the year and, generally, let off some well-deserved steam. Whilst most of our corporate clients start planning their Christmas party many months in advance, for those who haven’t quite got there yet, panic not!

05.11.19 - news

Spice up your life: team-building activities with a difference

Team bonding is absolutely crucial to business success, although team-building events themselves still carry a reputation for being uninspiring and, to be frank, not very impactful.

21.08.19 - news

Six castles to use as your perfect event space

At Kina Events we are often tasked with finding alternative venues for commercial events. Spaces that are beautiful, interesting and help position a brand in the market.

07.05.19 - news

How to effectively use Near Field Communication (NFC) in your event

NFC essentially allows smartphones to communicate with readers and other NFC readers and it is estimated that by 2019 it will be included in 1.2 billion mobile phones.

05.03.19 - news

Technology changing the face of events

This week we are embracing our inner nerd and taking a look at some of the technology innovations that are set to change events over the next few years.

04.02.19 - news

Most unusual events around the world

It may seem rather hard to believe and, in truth, more than a little worrying but 2019 really is just around the corner and, as always, a New Year really does signal the dawn for some new event trends.

20.12.18 - news

Event trends for 2019

It may seem rather hard to believe and, in truth, more than a little worrying but 2019 really is just around the corner and, as always, a New Year really does signal the dawn for some new event trends.

18.12.18 - news

How to create a green, glorious and sustainable event

This week we have spoken to some of the key influencers in the sustainability sector to gain an understanding of how to make events more eco-friendly.

03.09.18 - news

The Big, Bad Wolf? Why you shouldn’t be afraid to outsource your events…

At Kina Events, providing specialist outsourced events support is our speciality, creating innovative and exciting events for our clients across London and the South East. However, when speaking with potential clients, we often find that there is a huge amount of fear around taking the plunge and utilising a service such as ours.

06.08.18 - news

Why you should consider an Events Mentor for your team

At Kina Events we are especially proud of one of our more innovative services that sees us act as a Mentor to marketing and events executives that are seeking to develop their event planning role with their organisation.

11.07.18 - news

Organising the perfect marquee for your event

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Creegen of Four Seasons Marquees to gain some industry expertise into planning the perfect marquee event.

26.06.18 - news

How to source the best host / facilitator for your event

This week at Kina Events we were honoured to speak with CNBC Business Presenter, Nadine Dereza, a presenter with an achingly fantastic pedigree.

14.05.18 - news

Why your event is not ‘the end’…

We’ve all been there… somebody internal (usually pretty senior) sidles up - sheepishly - to your desk, post-event, and says something like… ‘Can you give me a breakdown of x from (such and such event)?’

20.02.18 - news

Inclusivity at events

If you've ever had a nightmare where no one can see or hear you, no matter how hard you try, you've experienced the intense frustration that's all too common for disabled people attending business events.

14.02.18 - news

Planning the perfect flowers for your corporate event

Continuing on with our theme of collaboration, this week we spoke to Shilpa Reddy, a former doctor turned florist who has been running her own business for two years. An enormously impressive individual who seamlessly spans two different disciplines.

29.01.18 - news

How to create the perfect video for your event

This week at @KinaEvents we were delighted to speak with Ross Edwards of Shooting Stories. Ross is a fantastic videographer we often work with on our events and whom we trust implicitly.

22.11.17 - news

Why events audits are good for you!

It’s Monday morning, and you zone in on the killer words: ‘We’re going to be audited’. Your heart sinks. Your boss has said this calmly, but the fear is instantly there. There’s a little inward groan, or a little nervous laughter. Or both.

01.10.17 - news

How to get the most of out working with live music acts

Self-taught, but from a musical family; Elliot was surrounded by instruments from a young age and early on gained a passion for music. A talented songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist, he has been in the industry for eight years and has worked across the UK and Europe for illustrious brands such as Cadbury, Hilton Hotels, Pizza Express and Harvey Nichols.

08.08.17 - news

Accommodating dietary issues at events

Many a joke has been made about the dietary requirements of individuals in this day and age (we all know it can be a nightmare sometimes…!), but the truth is never before have we been quite so empowered to control our diets. This is, in our opinion, extremely positive.

16.07.17 - news

How to survive the office Christmas party nightmare – bah humbug!

It’s that time of year again. No, it’s not Christmas yet….it’s probably May or June. Last year you swore to yourself that THIS was the year that you were going to get the Christmas party organised earlier!

26.04.17 - news

How outsourcing your events can get you from events stress to events nirvana

Why simply ‘getting to Friday’ has become your biggest events challenge...

13.01.17 - news

Are you really exceeding event expectations?

I have long been fascinated by customer service in, I admit, a slightly geeky way. In my opinion, terrible customer service is widespread in the UK – we deserve better! – it gets me really hot under the collar.

04.01.17 - news

Top 5 event management mistakes and how to avoid them

Events share one key characteristic – stress! – and being under pressure makes you more likely to make event mistakes. Here are my top 5 event management mistakes and how to avoid them.