Although the celebration of International Women’s Day has passed, let’s continue to commemorate and take pride in the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
As a leader in the event planning industry, Planned understands the importance of transparency in discussing social issues. To celebrate International Women’s Day Planned sponsored two panel discussions about gender equality in the event planning industry. Our panelists were four pioneers in the event industry who are individually highly successful:
Lynn-Fergusion Pinet (Co-owner and Chief Team Architect of Conundrum Adventures)
Danielle Schulz (Corporate Wellness Director of The Triangle Sessions)
Émilie Brunet (President and Founder…
In accomplishing an objective of maintaining a strong level of usefulness within our client base, the tracking of behavior and user feedback is crucial to closing the loop between the customer experience and the ongoing product development process. Much of this responsibility rests with Planned’s Key Account Manager, David Cottingham. Now celebrating his second anniversary today, David has become pivotally important in ‘taking the temperature’ of our event planner users to measure how they rate their overall experience.
Joining the company prior to coronavirus upending the industry, David’s professionalism has been a calming influence throughout the pandemic.
The importance of…
The global events industry was valued at approximately $1,135.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow exponentially during the next decade. Serving a pivotal role in the economy and across a wide spectrum of industries, it’s worth noting that between 60 to 80% of meeting, convention and event planners are female.In contrast, an estimated 20 to 30% of jobs in the technology industry are held by women.
As a tech company blazing trail in the event planning sector, Planned is a combination of two statistically different industries. Thanks to the dedication of our entire team, we are well on…
It takes effort, a clear and actionable vision and a lot of planning to take on a leadership position in the global event planning industry. As has been evident, especially in the past year of growth, Planned is well on the way to establishing our solution as the premier all-in-one, no-cost event planning platform. None of this would be possible without our leadership team and the talented software engineers and developers who bring the vision to life.
One of those talents is Alex Beauchemin, Planned’s Principal Software Engineer. Today we celebrated Alex’s one-year anniversary at Planned and we congratulate him…
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Planned sponsored a three day Exclusive Event. Hosted as an alcohol-free cocktail-making party, a two-course cooking class and a Lebanse-inspired baking class, we designed this fun, virtual event as an interactive way to showcase three incredible Planned partners.
Knowing that our clients are spread out across North America we were happy to have attendees join virtually from Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Markham), United States (California, Atlanta, Texas) and the United Kingdom (London).
It’s no secret that when arriving at an event, most people are thinking “I hope the food is good!” or “First stop, the bar!” …
Despite the much-needed “social” connection and efficiency that Zoom and other screen sharing platforms have provided companies in the last year, many event planners are facing the issue of resolving ‘Zoom-fatigue’.
Part of our mission at Planned is to revolutionize events, and now more than ever it’s about navigating away from the awkward silences and “you’re on mute, Nancy!” in online events.
We’ve heard it time and time again referred to as “Zoom fatigue” or the “Doom of Zoom.” The good news is, Planned has a solution!
Our expansive marketplace is filled with suppliers who are here to support your…
Financial forecasting and budgeting play an essential role in the success of any company, and this especially holds true within a start-up. As the unpredictability of 2020 showed us, cash flow management and a strong understanding of finances better prepare companies to deal with unforeseen industry changes.
As her one-year anniversary at Planned is celebrated today, we could not be more grateful to have Kira Cormier on our team as our Finance Manager.
Since Kira joined the team in January 2020, Planned’s payment processing flow, spending pattern analysis and event booking processes have drastically improved. Her interest in finance, which…
The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for the event planning industry, but we continue to be inspired by the resilience of our clients and partners. With the input of event planners throughout North America, we’ve fully optimized the Planned platform for the planning of virtual events and to support responsible social distancing at on-site gatherings.
Corporate events and the event planning industry as a whole changed in 2020, so Planned adapted quickly. Planned offered a solution to enterprises throughout 2020 without compromising our clients’ innovation and their events’ integrity.
As 2021 begins and we look to the future of…
In case you missed the announcement last week, we raised $4.7 million in funding to help build the future of event planning in a post-pandemic world.
We have been extremely excited about this step forward and the overwhelming support we have received. So in case you missed the news, here’s what has been happening at Planned.
We’ve had our eyes set on a goal of empowering better event planning since Planned was founded in 2017 by Marc-Antoine Bonin and Emeric Noel. Since then, we’ve worked to create a one-stop-shop platform for our clients with over 10,000+ suppliers across North America.
🎃Virtual costume contest: there’s no need to let your Oscar-worthy costume go to waste. Be sure everyone who joins in on the call is dressed and ready to go in costume. To make it a real contest, send out categories such as scariest costume, funniest costume, or most creative costume. Have all attendees vote during the call using the poll feature or private chat feature, and organize prizes such as e-gift cards for places like UberEats or Amazon. May the best costume win!
A group of boundary-pushers revolutionizing the event planning process.