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  • “The culture has changed over the years. What might have been acceptable 10, 15 years ago is clearly not acceptable now.”This was former defence secre...
  • “We’ve never had a greater position with government.”So said Michael Hirst, chair of the Business Visits and Events Partnership, speaking to me at a w...
  • “I remember one fam where we had to get up for a boat transfer in the pitch black at 7am – and the water was so choppy it ended up with everyone on th...
  • Halloween is upon us and we thought we’d get into the spooky spirit by sharing a gruesome little tale that has reached us from Spain. It’s not ex...
  • At the time of writing, the political situation in Catalonia remains tense and unstable.The controversial independence referendum on 1 October has led...
  • “I spent hours in a beautiful 150-year-old botanical garden - and there are 10 acres of it. I can assure you this is my kind of town…”Thus opens the f...
  • Thundering towards the final corner at 90mph, engine roaring, heart in mouth, I was struck by the thought that I was just one wrong move, one wrong tu...
  • “If Carlsberg did fam trips, they would probably be like Designer Incentives does them”. Designer’s UK representative Jane Filler would say that, woul...
  • Where to begin with the Seven Seas Explorer? Is it the portside infinity pool? The penthouse apartments? The signature restaurants? How about the &#...
  • It's a Thursday evening at Square Up Media's office headquarters in Clapham's Tun Yard Studios. It's after 7pm and most employees have gone home,...
  • Endless careful script-writing in readiness for an hour-long speech followed by rehearsals and preparation for the correct style of delivery. Sound ch...
  • Big mergers and acquisitions have been a common sight in the event industry of late.Deals such as BCD M&E taking on Zibrant and Amex Global Busine...
  • When you're visiting the Greek islands, there's no better way to do it than by sea. The coastline - with waters so blue it looks like an art...
  • You can tell a lot about someone from the kind of party they throw.And Manchester Central’s 10th anniversary party last week said a lot about the venu...
  • Public Health England (PHE), the government’s public health watchdog, has made an unlikely move into event organising territory by suggesting that we ...
  • “The words fam trip have been banned in our company. We can’t use the word fam, we have to call them business development trips. We can’t say it...
  • Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean and Florida last week, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake.It’s too early to say what the c...
  • As we continue to examine ways to solve the pending recruitment crisis, an interesting argument was recently made to me by RIBA Venue's head of ...
  • Last Friday I found myself aboard a river boat, gliding along the tranquil waters of the Thames. Dappled sunshine added an extra degree of sparkle t...
  • My daily commute reminds me of how much waste we produce. It's the long lines to the coffee stands as people get their morning caffeine hit a...

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