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  • It’s now officially cheaper to live in London than New York. Indeed, as London has fallen from third most expensive city in the world this time last y...
  • It’s not every day that representatives of the events industry argue their case with the President of The United States of America. In fact, this time...
  • I have been asked this question five times this week and the answer is no. Just in case you haven’t heard about the latest online craze, Twitter is a ...
  • Interactive meetings are being touted as the best way to engage delegates and share collective knowledge. The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBA...
  • It has to be said, a luxury hotel room is often wasted on the modern meeting delegate. There’s no time to test out the bath, watch all the TV channels...
  • When we all go to that Meeting Room in The Sky, how will we reflect on a life and career spent mostly in a conference room? Will we wish we had breath...
  • “Don’t spend too long in meetings,” Kelvin MacKenzie helpfully told his audience at International Confex. “I would take the chairs out and get rid of ...
  • Now is not a good time to be a luxury venue. While business is out there, it will not be going to a luxury spa or five star resort, according to Richa...
  • The level of anger and misunderstanding surrounding the US incentive industry currently is truly staggering. So are the numbers of cancellations. No w...
  • As a veteran of more than 25 Confexes, I take my hat off to the organising team of last week’s event. Already fighting against the rising tide of EIBT...
  • Barrie Howard, VP Global sponsorship, Olympic Office, Visa International, probably never uttered a truer line: “The Olympics are a marathon, not a spr...
  • The posh frocks are out in force and celebrities can be found blubbing left, right and centre. Yes, it’s award season! First we had the Golden Globe...
  • Regular readers of The Editor’s Blog may recall my little rant on the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility a few weeks ago. The gist of my treat...
  • Giorgio Armani’s decision to make a donation to deprived schools rather than host a glamorous opening party for his new store on Fifth Avenue, New Yor...
  • The parting of the waves between the national tourist offices and industry trade association Eventia over the NTOs’ termination of sponsorship of Even...
  • Due to us both being regionally based, I met with an agency MD at The Goring hotel in London on Monday. It’s a really handy location, just a couple...
  • There’s the old adage you’ve got to spend money to make money and it appears even the sartorially challenged Mayor of London (well, just look at him),...
  • As pressure mounts on bankers on both sides of the Atlantic to forego their bonuses, never, it seems, has public perception mattered so much. And with...
  • What a fantastic antidote the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre’s annual Burns Night Supper was last week! 200 guests blew a raspberry at doom ...
  • Merlin Events hosted a fun-filled ‘Bloody Valentine’ party at London Dungeon last night with more than 100 event organising guests. It’s one of three...

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