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  • As the fight for the right talent looks set to become even more competitive thanks to Brexit, new initiatives that attract and retain staff are more...
  • This year sees Manchester Central celebrate 10 years since it converted into an exhibition and conference centre.But far from getting all misty-eyed a...
  • I always like a hotel with a story to tell. It makes them a lot easier for me to write about, for a start. And Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath (pictured...
  • Funny old world, post-referendum, isn’t it? UK hotel prices have gone up by five per cent year-on-year – double the rate of inflation, according t...
  • “Looking forward to when Fast Forward 15 is opened up to male members of our industry to remove the current discriminatory bias.”Sigh. Right, here we ...
  • In my mind it was going to be one of the most memorable experiences probably of my life. Swinging in a makeshift table 100 feet in the sky, sipp...
  • Emma Channon reflects on her final M&IT Agency Challenge...Three hilarious sets of challenges, 43 informative presentations, a few too many glas...
  • Several years ago on a press trip, our host turned to me and said: “Of course, you must have seen the inside of more hotel rooms than most.” When th...
  • Earlier this week the London Eye was lit up purple. The temporary colour was to signify London's hosting of the Alzheimer's Association Inter...
  • Ever wondered how conference venues come up with their menus?Well, it turns out they – or at least some of them - ask event planners for their input.P...
  • Group airline travel must cause one of the biggest headaches for you eventprofs. I've seen the anxiety pasted on the faces of organisers at the b...
  • What an interesting week already – first stop was a meeting of the Event Industry Board at the Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). This...
  • Drinking games, kebabs, vomiting in fireplaces and napping under tables – have any of these featured in any of your meetings recently?I only ask ...
  • When B&Q wanted to inspire 900 unit managers at its annual conference earlier this year, Brighton’s good vibes and seaside charm were just the tic...
  • It's a universal thing to feel uncomfortable about discussing financial woes, let alone asking for help. Pride can get in the way of turning to ...
  • There was just one name one everyone’s lips at Glastonbury this year: Jeremy Corbyn.The Labour leader’s appearance on the Pyramid stage on Saturday af...
  • Like most sane people, I find booking flights an absolute pain.From top to bottom, the whole process is a guaranteed headache-inducer – and always tak...
  • Those who know me are well aware of my diffidence to cooking. It's partly to do with living in a shared house with three others and having t...
  • Pop quiz: who can tell me what GDPR stands for? Or even more importantly, who can tell me what it means? The forthcoming General Data Protec...
  • The 2017 general election will go down as one of the great political mistakes of our time.Theresa May’s decision to go to the country has been utterly...

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