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  • 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...
  • My one-year-old daughter loves going to restaurants. Her main interests are eating, being messy and making new friends, so a restaurant is pretty...
  • To the Royal Albert Hall last week, for a night at the Proms. My friend and I arrived late and flustered, and were quickly shooed to our box seat...
  • “Westminster has failed the North.”Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, wasn’t holding back as he prepared to join political and business leader...
  • Finding new and exciting ways to engage delegates is pretty much the holy grail for conference organisers.One way in which organisers try to do this i...
  • As the fight for the right talent looks set to become even more competitive thanks to Brexit, new initiatives that attract and retain staff are more...
  • This year sees Manchester Central celebrate 10 years since it converted into an exhibition and conference centre.But far from getting all misty-eyed a...
  • I always like a hotel with a story to tell. It makes them a lot easier for me to write about, for a start. And Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath (pictured...
  • Funny old world, post-referendum, isn’t it? UK hotel prices have gone up by five per cent year-on-year – double the rate of inflation, according t...
  • “Looking forward to when Fast Forward 15 is opened up to male members of our industry to remove the current discriminatory bias.”Sigh. Right, here we ...
  • In my mind it was going to be one of the most memorable experiences probably of my life. Swinging in a makeshift table 100 feet in the sky, sipp...
  • Emma Channon reflects on her final M&IT Agency Challenge...Three hilarious sets of challenges, 43 informative presentations, a few too many glas...

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