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  • I arrive at the Grimaldi Forum on a warm October Tuesday afternoon, bleary-eyed after a 4am start from the UK. Foggy autumn mornings mean flight delay...
  • “I see us very much as a disruptor, we want to shake up the way things are done.” Jacqui Kavanagh, CEO of Trinity Event Solutions, is showing me ...
  • In the quest for the holy grail of “what next” in making conferences unmissable, a new survey tells us that festivalisation will be one of the key tre...
  • Manchester students union have announced that they are ditching clapping, whooping and cheering in favour of "jazz hands."According to reps ...
  • As the Tory party indulges in another bout of self-mutilation reminiscent of a wolverine caught in a gin trap, their snarling Brexiter members probabl...
  • Just 7 per cent of global CEOs are women. That stark fact opened the panel discussion about gender equality in the industry at Cvent CONNECT Europe in...
  • Small meetings booking platforms would all deliver a better, totally comprehensive service to clients if they were to cooperate in sharing data, colla...
  • The average new client pitch costs vary from £750 to £75,000, according to Campaign’s 2017 brand experience report. One agency, it’s reporte...
  • What makes a luxury venue? It’s all a matter of taste of course, but for my money, the best luxury experiences have a touch of the old school glamour ...
  • Last week I was asked to be moderator for a conference session staged by Site, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, for its annual Site Summi...
  • “Hey, do you know where Big Ben is?”A US tourist accosted me with this question outside Parliament, as I was readying to go in to the first evidence s...
  • Unique Venues of London is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to have a look back at how events have...
  • I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an Eventprofs Live fam trip to the Lygon Arms in the gorgeous Cotswolds at the weekend. The sun was shini...
  • What are the foundations of a productive meeting? It’s the question at the core of every meeting planner’s job – and it goes without saying that there...
  • Trade associations are long-acknowledged as a great way of driving change in an industry, However, the cost and time commitments required by associati...
  • A decent night’s sleep; we all know it’s good for us, but that doesn’t always mean we get one as often as we’d like.Whether it’s work worries, bingein...
  • This year has seen a war unleashed on single-use plastic in the UK. Everywhere you look, companies are vowing to switch to environmentally-friend...
  • The collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers was one of the defining moments of the 2008 financial crash. It was the largest bankruptcy in US histo...
  • What’s the best thing about travelling for business? In new research conducted by ConferenceLeeds, almost half of participants said it was ‘the novelt...
  • “I recognise that room! That’s where they filmed the ball in Pride and Prejudice! Right, when are we going?”The 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Preju...

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