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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
“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.
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...
healthy lifestyle in this industry is not easy.
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
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...