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  • Let me start by thanking all those who supported our efforts to persuade Eventia’s board of directors to take the decision they have – to move their a...
  • Trade associations are, by definition, political organisations. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not talking big party dogma here. I am talking small ‘p’ ...
  • Forget turkey, brussel sprouts and mince pies – this Christmas sees a whole host of unusual dishes added to the standard festive menu. Paris-based ...
  • Heading on my way to a meeting in London yesterday, I was greeted by the usual barrage of excuses, aka tannoy announcements, at London Victoria. There...
  • Why don’t more event organisers use Madrid? It may not have won over the decision-makers on the International Olympic Committee, but I’ve just returne...
  • I’m just back from Majorca. Why? Because industry guru Dave Hackett invited me to his 60th birthday bash. It was typical Hackett – there was no pomp, ...
  • Having trouble persuading clients to confirm their Christmas parties? A new survey by Outsourced Events highlighting the false economy of axing the fe...
  • There are now only 148 Fridays to go until the Olympic Games. It’s a slightly terrifying thought for any busy person to see time flying away at such s...
  • Now that the word conference has somehow become a dirty word synonymous with ‘going on a jolly’ and years of greed and excess, spare a thought for the...
  • “I would not be surprised to see a return to growth in the capital ahead of quarter four of 2010.” That’s the most positive message I have heard fo...
  • Mark Denton’s enthralling tale of skippering a yacht around the world as part of the 2001 BT Global Challenge yacht race was one highlight of many at ...
  • Return on investment guru Elling Hamso is aghast, hands waving wildly: latest results of the British Meetings and Events Industry Survey has posited h...
  • Conference Aston has banned staff from using the internal email system to exchange information with each other for the duration of National Meetings W...
  • National Meetings Week starts today. This is the awareness campaign M&IT magazine launched and used to drive. It is now co-ordinated by VisitBrita...
  • Purveyors of performance improvement and motivation activities spend their lives trying to convince business leaders of the value of a happy workforce...
  • Is your workforce ‘gen-blending’? If you’ve just got to grips with communicating with Generation Y then here’s another communications concept to get t...
  • Most of us in the 300-strong audience at the Hotel Booking Agents Association Forum last week were alternately bemused and confused and occasionally e...
  • Don’t expect to end your business meeting by sealing the deal with a handshake if you are working with anyone affiliated with The Association of Corpo...
  • The opening up of Eastern Europe to the meetings and incentive market has greatly enriched the destination pool. Groups can now spa in Slovenia, party...
  • A slap on the back to Torquay’s Riviera International Conference Centre for holding its monthly management meeting in a hot air balloon in support of ...

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