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  • I was talking to the owner of one of the UK’s leading event management companies this week who said the procurement battle is won – it’s time for thos...
  • There’s something magical about the sound of an ice cream van on a summer’s afternoon. That melodic tinkling stirs the child in all of us. Based a...
  • Nobody really expected anything very good to come out of Chancellor Alistair Darling’s battered red budget box given the economic gloomfest that has b...
  • What with all the economic doom and gloom, racy and salacious subjects have been as rare as popular bankers. Until I went on an inspection trip to Fra...
  • The discussion on our Mailbag section regarding 100 per cent prepayments to venues comes at an interesting time. Venues’ explanation for demanding up-...
  • Attending a residential conference can be a problem for dog owners. Someone’s got to be at home to walk and feed Fido or else they must be checked int...
  • Last time I was in Thailand, for the IT&CMA trade show last October, the very first seminar event was interrupted for a special press conference –...
  • Do you like to know what you’re eating? I do. I’m pretty knowledgeable when it comes to calorie content, so it came as no big surprise to me that a Bi...
  • Let me tell you about an amazing place in Zimbabwe called Imire. It is a game ranch and lodge introduced to me by my old friend Glen Byrom who founded...
  • “Your bus could be stopped by Soviet militia and your delegates taken to prison.” This sentence, most surprisingly, was not in answer to “What is your...
  • So our world leaders have committed to curbing big bank bonuses following their G20 shindig at Excel. Some pundits fear this could lead to the top tal...
  • It proved pretty grim listening at the recent World Travel Summit at Port Ghalib, Egypt. Representatives from event companies from 11 countries were e...
  • Seeing the great and the good arrive for the G20 meeting at ExCel and the kerfuffle on the streets as angry protestors demand some answers to the econ...
  • So the meetings market has a new association on the already crowded block, with the Institute of Travel Management now the Institute of Travel and Mee...
  • I attended a fund-raising dinner at The Dorchester for the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, a charity set up by Wendy Fulcher following the passing of ...
  • Let me start by saying that M&IT is always grateful to receive invitations. We appreciate the time, money and effort that goes into running press ...
  • Speaking the truth is not always palatable. The thorny, but important, question of terrorist threats arose at the recent World Travel Summit in Por...
  • “Day meetings are finished,” said Ankit Puri, events manager at Dukes Hotel in St James’s, London, yesterday. “They’ve been over for several months. A...
  • Hilton is about to launch its new 'premium boutique' brand called 'Denizen' and the subject is treated with the usual gravitas in such titles as Marke...
  • Heaven knows there’s no point standing between a smoker and their designated smoking area come conference “coffee break” time – you won’t be able to c...

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