7 Must-Have Publications for Top Event Planners

What Every Event Planner Should Be Reading

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It's important for event planners to stay on top of industry news. This list of seven event publications targeting those in the event management industry will help keep you in the loop.

To grow professionally, you need to know everything possible about the world of event planning. Event publications are an excellent way to stay on top of trends, developments, and available resources needed to plan and execute your many special events.


BizBash is a quarterly magazine packed with event planning news and features, and it’s a fantastic source for anything and everything to do with the event planning industry. Subscriptions are free to qualified event professionals, and their annual National Venue and Supplier Guide is an amazing resource. The magazine also offers a calendar of exclusive fundraisers and major events around the country. 


Perfect for meeting organizers, Meetingsnet has a free monthly interactive magazine app that lets you keep up with the latest in meeting management while on-the-go. From news to useful resources, it includes lots of valuable information about different types of meetings, such as medical, association and corporate, as well as event design. 

Special Events

Special Events magazine is an amazing resource for all aspects of special event planning. It’s one of the best event publications for event planners who need information about weddings, venues, event rentals, and special event accessories like lighting, tents, and linens.

Meetings & Conventions

Meetings & Conventions is a monthly magazine aimed at meeting planners and event planners working with corporations and associations. This free magazine has a great destination tool for finding hotel venues around the globe and provides all the information you need about conference facilities and more.


If you’re looking for an up-to-date and forward-thinking publication, then you’ve found it in Catersource magazine, an indispensable free publication. You'll love the way the magazine highlights trends and solutions, as well as food and beverage ideas. 

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings magazine is not only one of the best publications for event planners, it has an excellent blog as well. You'll love their videos on how to pack for a business trip or how to drip absinthe. It is a free digital subscription for qualified event planning professionals and offers networking opportunities.

Event Marketer

Event Marketer not only provides fantastic content on all aspects of event branding and event marketing, but they're also a comprehensive publication for business-to-consumer and business-to-business events. They publish an annual "It List" of the top 100 event marketing agencies worldwide.