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  • Last week I was asked to be moderator for a conference session staged by Site, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, for its annual Site Summi...
  • “Hey, do you know where Big Ben is?”A US tourist accosted me with this question outside Parliament, as I was readying to go in to the first evidence s...
  • Unique Venues of London is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to have a look back at how events have...
  • I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an Eventprofs Live fam trip to the Lygon Arms in the gorgeous Cotswolds at the weekend. The sun was shini...
  • What are the foundations of a productive meeting? It’s the question at the core of every meeting planner’s job – and it goes without saying that there...
  • Trade associations are long-acknowledged as a great way of driving change in an industry, However, the cost and time commitments required by associati...
  • A decent night’s sleep; we all know it’s good for us, but that doesn’t always mean we get one as often as we’d like.Whether it’s work worries, bingein...
  • This year has seen a war unleashed on single-use plastic in the UK. Everywhere you look, companies are vowing to switch to environmentally-friend...
  • The collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers was one of the defining moments of the 2008 financial crash. It was the largest bankruptcy in US histo...
  • What’s the best thing about travelling for business? In new research conducted by ConferenceLeeds, almost half of participants said it was ‘the novelt...
  • “I recognise that room! That’s where they filmed the ball in Pride and Prejudice! Right, when are we going?”The 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Preju...
  • From swinging Carnaby Street to Cool Britannia, there’s no denying that London has the edge over so many destinations by sheer dint of the fact that...
  • This year marks the 20th birthday of one of the most important pieces of legislation affecting the way we employ people in the events industry – the W...
  • The sun was shining last week as a group of more than 120 agencies and suppliers embarked on the 2018 M&IT Agency Challenge at the renowned Celti...
  • Interesting research crossed my desk this week claiming that attitudes towards mental health conditions in UK workplaces are improving. Almost three q...
  • I’ve just spent a glorious week on holiday with my family in Germany - and I think I have a new favourite country. Now obviously I’m a regular a...
  • I braved the heatwave and headed up to London for a great night at the Event Marketing Association’s fourth annual Summer Soiree this week (pictured...
  • Presenting to a crowd of people and speaking effectively is highly sought after skill. The ability to communicate in a confident and entertaining mann...
  • These days the phrase ‘fam trip’ is a bit of a dirty word in the industry. From the outside fam trips have long appeared to be a weekend jolly, during...
  • There’s no two ways about it – we have been misled, either intentionally or otherwise. We were sent a press release claiming that Christopher Ayre's ...

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