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Hans Sebald 03/01/2018 [0]

Hotels with decent AV?

In recent years we've held our annual meeting in a convention centre, despite extra costs, because we rely heavily on AV and AV backup should something go wrong. But as a society we have always felt our smaller meeting gets lost in such big venues so we are thinking about hotels once again. I am looking for advice as to the hotel chains which offer the best in-house AV systems and technical support? Thanks.



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Sally Thewliss 03/01/2018 [0]

Best new convention centres?

Our next congress falls in an anniversary year and we want it to be extra special. Can anyone recommend a convention centre - in Europe - which really has the 'wow' factor? The one in Reykjavík looks amazing, for example. Any tips?



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Rosa Reyero of ENITED business events 28/11/2017 [0]

Keep the forum alive

As a "new kid o the blog", just a short note of encouragement to keep the forum alive. I enjoy reading it and hope to be able to contribute now and again with my comments.



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Concerned MICE professional 08/11/2017 [2]

How many Weinsteins in MICE industry?

The current sexual harassment and abuse scandal impacting Hollywood and UK politics should be seen by the meetings industry as a good opportunity to clear out the skeletons in its own cupboard. While most men in our industry are respectable a significant minority are most definitely not and deserve to be bought to book for their behavior. Meetings and events - which often mean late nights and alcohol away from home - provide a perfect feeding ground for predatory males to prey on vulnerable women. And we are all kidding ourselves if we think it doesn't happen!

Sally Greenhill of Ms 28/11/2017

Although i agree with your comment i also feel that a world where we cannot hug anyone or avoid human touch in case it be misconstrued would be sad indeed. The bad behaviour of a few should not be taken as the 'norm' although i totally support their behaviour being exposed and brought to book

Anonymous user 08/12/2017

At my very first networking event I was seated next to a (married!) man who proceeded to tell me about his hotel in Wimbledon refurbishment to which I slowly ignored as he started repeating himself. As soon as we were all ushered into the next room after dinner he invited me to his "bar upstairs".... completely inappropriate and I can assure you I gave him no signals to think that I would EVER say yes to this.... I have also had far too many lingering hugs with potential clients who think it is okay because you want their business - TRUST ME, I AM NOT THAT DESPERATE FOR THEIR BUSINESS



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Linda Moore CMP 18/09/2017 [1]

Creche facilities?

Can anyone recommend any convention centres in Europe with decent creche facilities? Or even a nursery/child care? Want to make our next event as inclusive as possible. At the moment most of our delegates (60 per cent) are men, whereas the same percentage (60 per cent) of our membership is women. Not necessarily a problem but want to make conference as accessible as poss.

Christian Mutschlechner of Vienna Convention Bureau 06/10/2017

Hi Linda,

Our centers in Vienna - Austria Center Vienna as well as Messe Wien offer child service during conferences. More details if needed avalable.
best regards
Christian Mutschlechner



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Karen Eaton 22/08/2017 [54]

Should terror deter us?

Really great to read how the European Society of Cardiology chose to hold it annual congress in Barcelona just eight days after the terror attack in Las Ramblas. But when should terror attacks deter us, as meeting planners, from certain destinations? What are the real risks as opposed to the media hype? What are the stats we should be concerned with. It's such a big issue right now, but I don't feel in a position to make a valid decision. Anyone got any ideas?



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