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  • I’ve been writing about the world of meetings and events for five years now, during which time I like to think I’ve got to grips with most of the indu...
  • It is predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.That’s a pretty astonishing thought, but when you consider that in the...
  • Looking out from the newly opened Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, the town’s history as the birthplace of British aviation...
  • “On the show round, we'd like to take you into the pavilion which is tie and jacket dress code…”It is the night before I am due to visit Lord’s for th...
  • America has a long history as the land of opportunity, where anyone can achieve anything they put their mind to, no matter who they are.Except now, in...
  • This week the event industry hit the national headlines for all the wrong reasons – again. Organisers of the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) were ...
  • On average, women working at the UK’s biggest event agencies are paid less than men.That’s the conclusion we can come to after the deadline passed for...
  • Fight or flight. That’s the prospect many of us face on arrival at most international airports. If you’ve booked late with a low-cost, no frills (bu...
  • Andrew White, MD of marketing communications agency Triggerfish (pictured), fills us in on how the events sector is finally being recognised as part ...
  • The annual M&IT Trends & Spends survey is coming up in our May issue – and we want you to get involved.The survey is a vital opportunity for y...
  • We all have those nights when no matter what we do – a warm glass of milk, counting sheep, reading a book – we just can’t get off to sleep. And when w...
  • After Fay Sharpe’s big win at the M&IT Awards, we caught up on the phone about how she felt to be crowned Personality of the Year - and talk natur...
  • To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Moya Maxwell, director of venues at RIBA (pictured), shares her thoughts on women in the events industry...
  • A big thank you to every single one of you that attended the M&IT Awards 2018 at Battersea Evolution.The turnout, in the face of some of the worst...
  • It is an interesting time to be in South Africa for the trade show Meetings Africa’s 13th event. Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa made a wel...
  • As a Yorkshireman living in the south, there are countless things I miss about God’s own county. Proper hills, proper weather, proper beer… I could go...
  • Having just returned from a four day trip to Copenhagen for our upcoming feature in May, the one thing that really struck me was how happy the Danes...
  • Anyone with a passing interest in current affairs over the last few years will be au fait with the concept of getting "woke". The term, whic...
  • You can tell 2018 is well underway, as here at M&IT the fam trip invitations are dropping in our inboxes thick and fast. While a vast array of...
  • Can there be a nicer time to leave the UK for a few days of sunshine than February? Discover Dubai 18, a fam trip organised by Dubai Business Events...

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