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  • 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...
  • There’s no denying - with 181 deaths confirmed so far and dozens of people still missing – the fires which have ravaged the state of Victoria, Austral...
  • Any event manager recently made redundant may well be picking their jaws up off the floor following reports that the recently imprisoned may now be jo...
  • Last week saw the release of the Institute of Directors’ Business Opinion Survey, a quarterly study of 500 directors, which revealed that its members ...
  • There seems no better time than now to exercise economic caution and yes, now more than ever, this means you have a right to credit check your supplie...
  • As I sit in the office, surrounded by empty desks because UK plc has ground to a halt again after a few inches of crystallised water, I should be symp...
  • Over 150 delegates coughed up their £105 to attend the Meetings Industry Association (MIA) Annual Conference on Monday – not bad at a time when e...
  • We received a priority invitation from those nice people at The Big Agency aka Great Hotels Organisation, modest organisers of – and I quote – ‘The Gr...
  • The 2009 meeting of the World Economic Forum is now underway in Davos, Switzerland. What must be one of the most high profile meetings on the world’s ...
  • About a year after initial merger discussions took place, the British Association of Conference Destinations (BACD) and Eventia have finally formally ...
  • Today Britain has officially entered a recession – defined as two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product growth. With the leader of t...
  • London’s path to hosting “the greatest show on earth” is certainly looking shaky. Olympic planners have been forced to raid contingency reserves alre...
  • Wireless internet now starts from as little as £7 per month – why am I telling you this? No, I’m not getting commission from BT, it’s to highligh...
  • The race to undercut other venues in the competition to confirm business seems to be heating up, with Travelodge’s Tesco-style price checker (see news...
  • With constant news of redundancies and companies going into administration, it’s nice to see there’s one sector of the events industry booming – the s...
  • Our M&IT Masterclass “Meetings on a Budget” was really aimed at the not-for-profit sector, but it was a sign of the times that the majority of the...
  • So 24 hours after I complain that there aren’t many good deals, a missive lands in my inbox offering something creative, clever and, dare I say it, a ...
  • Understandably, event industry suppliers are doing their best to grab the attention of buyers with some cut-price offers as the recession starts to bi...
  • It seems the wormery owners have turned. By that I mean the corporate world's brief flirtation with a social conscience has already begun to founder o...

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