What to Pack for an Event?
We all know that when we’re packing for an event we can be a little absent minded. The anticipation (stress) of the show can sometimes cloud our judgement. From forgetting our laptop charger to bringing the wrong business shoes, the pressures can get to us. Packing the right gear on the day can make or break the show and the #eventprof
We’ve listed below a few of our favourite gadgets and necessities you may want to take, from expos and festivals to VIP dinners and everything in between:
A good backpack is a must. The EO Travel Backpack from incase is an absolute pleasure to take to an event. Ample space, loads of compartments and pockets for all your nerdy gadgets, strong, durable and it can fit all the junk you normally accumulate at a show. We love it!
One of the easiest things to miss off the AV list and possibly one which annoys speakers most, a clicker. That’s right this small bit of kit can make your event go a lot easier and allow your speakers to relax in their presentations. We enjoy the Logitech version which combines a powerpoint controller and laser pointer built in, but there are loads out there.
We all know that hotel and expo centre wifi can often cost an arm and a leg. If you’re not in your home country this can become event more exasperating. We admit they’re not 100% perfect, but if you’re ina bind they can be pretty useful. Consider getting a portable wifi hub and purchase an international sim card to work in it. Cheap and a good back up.
If you’re phone camera won’t do and you need accurate and multiple scans then it may be worth taking along a portable scanner. These little gadgets can store a vast volume of data and are pretty small to boot. We use the Canon and it’s served us pretty well over the years
It always happens at every event, you will always run out of power. No matter how many phone charging stations you will use, whether you take an extra iphone cable with you or not. You will 100% always run out of power. Then why not take one of these little gadgets with you and charge your phone on the go. Cheap and loads to choose from, portable phone chargers
….and while we’re at it charging, don’t forget the travel adaptor. More modern ones have additional USB ports built in
Business Card Holder and Folio
They may be a little old school, but it’s hard to see a day when we will actually get rid of them fully. The business cad holder as it’s always awkward being caught short and if you can a matching folio to carry around your numerous papers on the day.
Don’t forget the Apps!
Business Card Reader – why carry round a piece of hardware if your phone can scan them and type them up for you?
The translator – This amazingly cool app from Google allows you to hold your phone camera at a number of foreign languages and it will translate them instantly for you….what a time to be alive!
Uber – this one goes without saying, easier to expense your company and far more fun than hailing a taxi.
Flight Track – Ensure you and everyone else coming to the event is on time, it’s alway best to plan ahead
Plan with a list – All #eventprofs have a secret passion for list writing, here’s the best one of them all. It allows you to sign them and it’s surprisingly a lot of fun