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  • It’s a crisp and clear day here in Barcelona, azure blue skies hang over the Gran Via on the second day of IBTM. Not as busy as last year some are say...
  • Last week saw Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson write an open letter to his fellow hotelier and president-elect Donald Trump in which he proffered some five ...
  • Is there a new political awakening in the events industry?I only ask, because in the run-up to the General Election last year, I was ringing round try...
  • Last Friday saw a cold blustery wind sweep the Thames embankment as black cabs deposited the good, the bad and the smugly outside London’s Supernova...
  • Where were you when Donald J Trump was elected US president? I know I’ll always remember where I was, because I was at Cliveden.I’d been invited along...
  • Venue finding agency The Conference People has been celebrating its 30th birthday this year.Since 1986 the Eastbourne-based firm has been through 96 s...
  • And just like that, America elected Donald Trump as its new president.While the final votes are counted and the rest of the world - including th...
  • Inspired by research showing a shift towards younger conference and events bookers, QHotels put out the call earlier this year for rising stars of the...
  • The circumstances surrounding the future of the QEII Centre would be funny, if they weren’t so tragic and ironic.The story so far: our ermine-decked, ...
  • Much attention has been focused on London’s QEII Centre recently because of the threatened invasion of our unelected upper house (more on that sorry t...
  • I was in Birmingham last week, on a fact-finding mission for the November issue of M&IT.Rather shamefully, it was my first ever visit to the jewel...
  • A friendly Grenadian voice welcomed me to Sandals La Source as a glass of bubbles was offered towards me. “Would you like a head and shoulde...
  • For a man whose surname is so Welsh, the England rugby head coach Eddie Jones is quite unkind to Wales. He was speaking at a gathering of clients asse...
  • Loyalty schemes are a tricky business- the benefits are often too far down the road to inculcate any real sense of engagement. And all too often it se...
  • There are events and then there are mega-events. And Sunday’s Royal Parks Half marathon falls decidedly into the latter category.There are a lot of mo...
  • It’s never been easy to get people to attend events mid-week after work, harder still when the weather is blustery and the trains are misbehaving. Wha...
  • Late last week, drp, the UK’s largest creative production company, celebrated the opening of its new annex at its facility on the outskirts of Birming...
  • It wouldn’t have been Ireland if there hadn’t been a live performance to kick off Connect16 in Dublin this week - The Dublin Gospel Choir woke u...
  • A London venue had been working with a corporate client for a few weeks about a potential piece of business for their upcoming conference. Th...
  • It seems absurd that in the dying embers of the twentieth century a computer glitch, soon to be known as the millennium bug (or if you don’t have th...

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