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  • No doubt hoping to ride on the back of the Britain’s Got Talent hysteria which has swept the nation, Event UK has announced its Next Big Thing competi...
  • As I sat in a press conference staged by those nice Melbourne folk at Imex in Frankfurt last week, my mind wandered back to the home of the Poms, the ...
  • I’m all for positive thinking – but when rose-tinted glasses become prisms of self-delusion, it’s time for an eye test. The talk of the IMEX show in...
  • Another day, another scalp claimed by the expenses scandal. And to think it could all have been avoided. Not by our politicians suddenly discovering a...
  • Apparently Generation Y will not tolerate a bad conference speaker. “Life’s too short,” says the University of Westminster’s Rob Davidson. “They will ...
  • Remember the old one about the shoe salesmen? You know – two shoe salespeople are sent to Africa by competing companies to find out if the continent i...
  • A press release that landed in my inbox yesterday made me smile. And then it made me think. (And there aren’t many releases ever that have managed to ...
  • This web site attracted 27,000 visits last week and some of our visitors took part in our user survey – nearly 400 of them. One of them will win a cas...
  • My mother always told me not to play with my food, but it seems this is just what today’s top chefs are doing. I read on The Times Online that cele...
  • First it was the hotels with their influx of special deals/discounted rates/added value extras hitting M&IT’s inboxes. Now it seems it is the turn...
  • In the beginning, agencies in our business named themselves after their owners –Page & Moy, Fishley Sebley etc. Or (like the man on the telly says...
  • Who would be an event management agency of any description in this climate? Not I. Just to put it in perspective for a minute (and I don’t mean to sho...
  • Event organisers, I take my hat off to you, I really do. I knew you worked hard, but I hadn’t realised just how hard, until I experienced it first han...
  • We’ve said it before and, thankfully, it seems someone’s been listening: portfolio director of Confex Group Duncan Reid has issued a press release cal...
  • I was talking to the owner of one of the UK’s leading event management companies this week who said the procurement battle is won – it’s time for thos...
  • There’s something magical about the sound of an ice cream van on a summer’s afternoon. That melodic tinkling stirs the child in all of us. Based a...
  • Nobody really expected anything very good to come out of Chancellor Alistair Darling’s battered red budget box given the economic gloomfest that has b...
  • What with all the economic doom and gloom, racy and salacious subjects have been as rare as popular bankers. Until I went on an inspection trip to Fra...
  • The discussion on our Mailbag section regarding 100 per cent prepayments to venues comes at an interesting time. Venues’ explanation for demanding up-...
  • Attending a residential conference can be a problem for dog owners. Someone’s got to be at home to walk and feed Fido or else they must be checked int...

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