EPMs Unplugged: What Is In Our Event Toolbox?

by Jessica Tate, Event Project Manager

by Jessica Tate, Event Project Manager

Welcome to Evia’s new monthly feature, EPMs Unplugged. Here we will give insights into the day-to-day life, personalities and backgrounds of Evia’s Event Project Managers, those people who organize your event from beginning to end and make sure that everything runs like clockwork.

One of our most important tools is the Event Toolbox. All EPMs at Evia are given a Pelican, a hard plastic case that is water-tight and is packed with foam for making sure gear is properly secured while shipping, and it becomes our first line of defense from having to make a very inconvenient run to the office supply store in the middle of a busy event.

What is in our pelican? These are some of our must-haves:

  • Pens, highlighers, pencils, sharpies, dry erase markers

  • Packing tape, gaff tape, duct tape, scotch tape (okay, basically every kind of tape)

  • First aid kit

  • Stapler and staples

  • Business card holder with business cards

  • Keyboard, mouse, mousepad

  • Mobile hotspot

  • Rubber band, paper clips

  • Flashlight

  • Placemats

  • Post-it notes, pads of paper, printer paper, envelopes

  • Tape measure

  • Clipboard

  • Lock, USB key

  • Phone charger, micro USB charger, wall to USB adapter

  • HDMI and VGA cables, power strip

  • USB Splitter

  • Hand sanitizer, lotion, soap deodorant

  • Extra monitor (optional)

  • Zip lock bags

  • Extra t-shirt

The Evia EPM is your single point of contact onsite, so now you know that if you forgot any of these essentials, drop by our office and we can hook you up. Did we miss anything? Comment below and let us know what we should add to our toolkit.