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  • So summer is finally here (allegedly) and with it comes the lovely flurry of invitations to the season’s annual sporting and social events: Ascot, Hen...
  • Happiness seems to be my buzzword of the day. Lucky me. I’ve been fortunate enough to preview articles by Oxford Motivation’s John Fisher and an inter...
  • How does one best gain sympathy for one’s pay, jobs and disciplinary woes? Stage a demented strike that severely disrupts business in a city already b...
  • Has Regus broken the mould? The office management company entered the meetings sector with serious intent when it took the market by surprise in Febru...
  • Having a frequent flying companion of 6'8" – that's about 2.05m for the metrically minded - I am probably more sympathetic than most to the ordea...
  • A recent news story piqued my interest – and no doubt sent meeting venue sales staff into spasm. Across Britain, 5,000 Nestle workers – one-third of i...
  • No doubt hoping to ride on the back of the Britain’s Got Talent hysteria which has swept the nation, Event UK has announced its Next Big Thing competi...
  • As I sat in a press conference staged by those nice Melbourne folk at Imex in Frankfurt last week, my mind wandered back to the home of the Poms, the ...
  • I’m all for positive thinking – but when rose-tinted glasses become prisms of self-delusion, it’s time for an eye test. The talk of the IMEX show in...
  • Another day, another scalp claimed by the expenses scandal. And to think it could all have been avoided. Not by our politicians suddenly discovering a...
  • Apparently Generation Y will not tolerate a bad conference speaker. “Life’s too short,” says the University of Westminster’s Rob Davidson. “They will ...
  • Remember the old one about the shoe salesmen? You know – two shoe salespeople are sent to Africa by competing companies to find out if the continent i...
  • A press release that landed in my inbox yesterday made me smile. And then it made me think. (And there aren’t many releases ever that have managed to ...
  • This web site attracted 27,000 visits last week and some of our visitors took part in our user survey – nearly 400 of them. One of them will win a cas...
  • My mother always told me not to play with my food, but it seems this is just what today’s top chefs are doing. I read on The Times Online that cele...
  • First it was the hotels with their influx of special deals/discounted rates/added value extras hitting M&IT’s inboxes. Now it seems it is the turn...
  • In the beginning, agencies in our business named themselves after their owners –Page & Moy, Fishley Sebley etc. Or (like the man on the telly says...
  • Who would be an event management agency of any description in this climate? Not I. Just to put it in perspective for a minute (and I don’t mean to sho...
  • Event organisers, I take my hat off to you, I really do. I knew you worked hard, but I hadn’t realised just how hard, until I experienced it first han...
  • We’ve said it before and, thankfully, it seems someone’s been listening: portfolio director of Confex Group Duncan Reid has issued a press release cal...

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