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Ever felt the amount of events terminology and jargon was
creating a new language of 'meetingese'? Don't know your RFP from your DDR?
Confused by th...
As the meetings industry casts its eyes in the direction of Frankfurt for IMEX this week, many of us will be reminded of those things German that we e...
At the risk of starting to sound a little
fixated, I’m going to have another rant about food. My colleague came in this
morning complaining of being...
It’s an often heard complaint: having a meeting about a
meeting. But who should attend and whose voice won’t get heard?
Reports last week that Pri...
Last night I had my first encounter of social media anger. When I say this I don’t mean I posted something terrible on
Twitter about One Direction an...
Like many of my age growing up, I was fed an almost weekly news diet of terror in Northern Ireland, but you should see how things have changed.Images ...
If I told you a non-rider could be up on a horse and playing a competitive game of polo within the space of an hour, you probably wouldn’t believe me,...
last week I was standing on a building site in Athens in ‘business attire’ (well a smart top, skirt and flat ballet pump shoes) accessorise...
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I remember a time when I was able to fly all the way from London to Dublin
– and back – for a mere £30 all-in. It wasn’t that long ago, either. ...
So another trade association enters
the fray and yet another acronym is added to the already convoluted events
lexicon: the Scottish Events and...
Remember the angst the last time the Wi-Fi connection in your hotel dropped-out at the most inopportune moment? And how much time it cost you? Tr...
For many of our gathering there was a lot of curiosity about setting foot - trousered or otherwise - within the hallowed portals of Freemason's Hall...
networking: a minefield since Mark Zuckerberg came along with his new-fangled
Now, I was
a little slow on the uptake of both Fa...
In Bill Bryson’s hilarious travelogue 'A walk in the woods',
the author’s hiking companion says of a generously proportioned waitress he has
foreign. Well, foreign enough to annoy the types at the Daily Mail, i.e. neither of my parents were born here (though my
grandparents were) and...
Food. It’s an issue close to my heart. Or, perhaps more
accurately, my stomach. Although sustenance at meetings and conferences has improved
Hotel and restaurant review sites are
nothing new. Most of us have either contributed to these or read the opinions of our
fellow travellers when ma...
The education sessions at Site’s 2013 EMEA Forum in Antwerp this week were remarkably good. Most of the speakers were gleaned from the host country an...
Many UK cities come to London
to rally events business to their regions, but I feel few have ever done it
with as much panache as York.
This city (...