Events in 2022: What Was on Readers’ Minds?

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Taking a look back at the year’s most popular blogs is a great way to examine current event trends and can even help predict future trends too. Our list of the best event blogs of 2022 shows us what’s uppermost in the minds of our readers. This year many of the most-read blogs are all about attendees—figuring out what they want and how to create an event that delivers it.

1. 9 Pre-Event Survey Questions You Should Be Asking Attendees

What do you know about your target audience? The most successful events are the ones that take the time to find out what their audience wants—and then plan an event that delivers. In this post we discuss pre-event surveys: how they can help you build an event your audience will love and what kinds of questions to include in a survey. We also have great tips on getting your survey to its intended target audience and incentivizing responses.


2. Your Event Planning Timeline Template

Event planning is a complex task, even for small events, but good planning simplifies the process considerably. Make developing an event planning timeline your first task in the planning process, and it will serve as a guide to keep you on track right up to event day.

In this piece we discuss the benefits of using an event planning timeline. We also have actionable tips to create a timeline that works for any event. And we’ve created a template that you can use as-is or modify to create your own timeline templates.


3. The Pros & Cons of Moving Your Event Entirely Online

Virtual events remain a hot topic, especially now that we’ve had a couple of years to see first-hand just how effective they can be. If there was ever any doubt, this post from 2020 proves it, having earned its place in our list of best event blogs for 2022! Here, we discuss what you can gain by converting a live event into a virtual one.


4. 12 Fresh Networking Ideas for Your Corporate Event That People Will Actually Like

Networking is always among the most-cited reasons people attend events of any kind. Networking events and corporate events that include networking are great for making new professional contacts, as well as strengthening existing relationships. For event planners, networking events can be a challenge because they must walk a fine line between the professional and the social. Read this post for a dozen ideas to help you keep your networking events fresh and fun, so attendees want to keep coming back again and again.


5. 25 Swag Bag Items People Will Actually Want

Everyone loves getting swag—but getting isn’t the same thing as keeping and using. There’s a vast array of swag options, and too many of them are items people just toss out the day after the event. In this piece we break down what makes swag useful and the qualities that make certain swag items genuinely desirable. To round it off, we’ve included 25 ideas for swag items that recipients will keep and enjoy using.


6. Corporate Event Invitation Templates for New Attendees, Repeat Attendees, VIPs, and More

When it comes to event communications, every word counts. That’s definitely true when it comes to invitations because it’s those essential invites that actually get attendees in the door. Here, we break down the elements that make up an effective invitation. We’ve also created corporate event invitation templates for six different attendee groups, including sponsors, exhibitors, and VIPs, as well as general audiences. Use them as-is, or adapt to make them your own!


7. Event Transportation: How to Get Attendees from Here to There

Seamless transportation is key to the success of many events, but few attendees and guests realize just how important it is. In this post we cover exactly why you need to provide transportation options, especially when your event attendee list includes out-of-towners. Plus, we have five options for event transportation, with information about when to use them and a detailed guide to setting up a transportation plan.


8. Your Trade Show Needs Exhibitors: Here’s How to Get Them

Businesses that attend trade shows tend to be very selective about the shows they choose. This is especially so when trade shows form an important part of their marketing and sales plans. Because of this, it’s important to give businesses the information they need to decide if your show is worth attending. In this post we discuss the two key reasons most businesses attend trade shows. Plus, we’ll show you how to find potential exhibitors and show them that your event is the one they can’t miss.


9. 21+ Common Attendee Event FAQs and How to Answer Them

For any given event you hold, a certain percentage of attendees will have questions that need answers or problems they can’t solve on their own. Fortunately, it’s usually the case that most people will have the same or similar questions and problems. For event planners this means working out a way to provide answers to those common issues—preferably one that doesn’t require personal service. An FAQ is the perfect solution. Read on for over 20 event attendee frequently asked questions, plus some options for making FAQ answers available.


10. How to Host a Successful Roundtable Discussion at Your Next Event

Roundtables need to be planned carefully to ensure their success, especially when there’s an audience watching the action. Choosing a strong moderator and a suitable group of participants is key to the success of this kind of discussion format. In this post we walk through the process of hosting a roundtable, including goal-setting, choosing a topic, and other essential steps.


Happy New Year 2023, from Everyone at ProGlobalEvents!

The holiday period is a great time to catch up on reading and prepare yourself and your business for the year ahead. Check out the entries on our roundup of the best event blogs of 2022! Keep reading in 2023, as we bring you even more event planning tips, guides, and explorations of event trends and topics.

Jack Connolly

Executive Creative Director

As an experiential creative director, Jack prefers to draw outside the lines. He tells stories with original content and impactful design to ignite meaningful conversation.


Jack brings 20 years of event industry knowledge to ProGlobalEvents. He specializes in building live & virtual platforms for audiences to connect, engage and immerse themselves in the power of a shared experience. His skills range from ideation and concept development to defining an attendee journey through storytelling and design.

Jack understands the creative process is not linear, but a collaborative process between agency and client. He manages teams of designers and technology developers to pioneer impactful brand experiences. His diverse skillset and leadership ensure for award-winning results and memorable impressions.


In 2019, BizBash named Jack one of the top event designers in North America. SXSW awarded his work the “People’s Choice in Innovation” in 2021.

Jerome Nadel

Chief Marketing Officer

Jerome Nadel is Internationally experienced design-led marketing executive (CMO and GM) with a track record of improved market position, revenue growth, and M&A. He is an advance degreed psychologist and user experience product/service design expert, board member and advisor.


Prior to joining ProGlobalEvents |ProExhibits |XtendLive, he has had a variety of chief marketing officer and chief user experience officer roles at companies including Rambus, BrainChip, Human Factors International, SLP InfoWare, Gemplus, and Sagem. He started his career in the IBM Human Factors Labs.


He is also an avid cyclist with National and multiple California State Champion titles.

Ivan Fujihara

Chief Financial Officer

Ivan brings 25+ years in senior level management experience from a variety of technology industries.  His background includes accounting management, analytics and audit management for technology companies.  He has worked with companies such as THX, Ltd, Recruitology , Double Click, Creative Labs and more.  Ivan has also served on the board of Lincoln Families, a non-profit that supports East Bay children with the objective of disrupting the cycle of trauma and poverty.

Matt Rulis

Vice President of Sales

Matt is a marketing professional and has been managing marketing strategies, campaigns and environments for a diverse client base for over 15 years. From a service perspective, Matt and his team of Account Executives focus on fostering relationships to uphold a greater than 99% customer satisfaction rating year-over-year. Additionally, with extensive experience on the client-side of the industry, he understands that alignment between expectation and budget is paramount to a successful project. As a result, ProGlobalEvents' clients can expect a competitive advantage paired with top quality products and services. Matt is an avid fly-fisherman, enjoys most outdoor activities and is a true college football fanatic.

Tom Foley

VP of Operations

Heading the fabrication side of ProGlobalEvents is exhibit and event industry veteran, Tom Foley. For over 35 years he has been responsible for building amazing exhibits and environments for clients. Tom started out in the production area and has broad experience in project and operations management. He currently oversees production, warehouse, graphics and project management departments. Tom studied machine tool technology and welding before entering the industry. As a true "builder" he also enjoys restoring and modifying classic American cars.

Dick Wheeler


Dick serves as President of ProGlobalEvents and President of ProExhibits and is a board member of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association). At ProExhibits he has been nationally recognized as an innovator and driving force in the fast-growing trade show exhibit and event industry. Under his leadership in 1997, the firm received INC magazine’s INC 500 award as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. His informative articles on developments and innovations in the trade show exhibit and event industry have appeared in national trade publications. Dick has a B.S. degree from Wittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program sponsored by MIT, YEO and INC. He is actively involved in Vistage, an interactive group of over 20,000 CEO’s and presidents worldwide and is a member of CEMA and EDPA.

Jody Tatro

Chief Executive Officer

In addition to being CEO of ProGlobalEvents, Jody is also the CEO of ProExhibits. With Jody at the helm, the company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley. She has set the outstanding client service standards for which the firm’s account management team is noted. Jody is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, the Junior League Community Volunteer Award and is listed in Who’s Who of Women in Business. Following her graduation from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Jody held various sales positions in several technology companies.