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  • 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...
  • If you're a London or city-based venue looking to unveil the result of a refurbishment project, host a party. If you're a country retreat, host a pa...
  • I’ve spent the last two weeks off on paternity leave, during which time I have become well acquainted with two things: dirty nappies and the BBC iPlay...
  • I received a comical headshot this week from an eventprof (who will remain anonymous, don't worry) who looked more like Derek Zoolander than an even...
  • A report into the major refurbishment project at Westminster Palace has been handed down with a recommendation many eventprofs had been dreading - t...
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in this industry is not easy. Whether it's attending a trade show, participating in a fam trip or staying out...
  • I have often been told that the meetings market in the US is one of, if not the most mature in the world. Perhaps that explains why the board of ...
  • September could see employers able to hire apprentice event managers as part of the event industry's Trailblazer scheme.The plans were formally submit...
  • Brussels and Paris have been headlining the news for the last nine months, and mostly for the wrong reasons. With major terrorist attacks on pub...
  • Every once in a while a press release lands in the meetpie email inbox that makes us check the calendar. Surely it’s not 1 April again already?This we...
  • As a Brighton and Hove resident, I’ve watched the construction of the British Airways i360 – the world’s tallest moving observation tower - with incre...

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