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Conference News- Blog

 •  November 13

Richard John takes aim at the broad political scene; I’m busy. Aside from preparing for our third cohort of event assistant apprentices, delivering workshops of wisdom around the country, being a beacon of loveliness at a venue near you and getting a couple more books ready for your education, I’m also launching two new companies. You’ll be hearing...

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 •  November 9

Nick de Bois By Nick de Bois, chairman, UK Events Industry Board [Twitter: @nickdebois] Last week the first ever Business of Events Senior Leadership Forum was held in London’s QEII Conference Centre. Bringing together representatives from across the private sector, government and VisitBritain, along with many other DMO’s and influencers, this...

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 •  November 7

vr By Luiz Mazzari, deputy general manager, 30 Euston Square From roller coaster rides to immersive computer games and trainings in surgical procedures, virtual reality has made its way into a number of sectors. However, is it really that beneficial to the venue industry and does it really add any value to organisers as part of the venue selection...

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 •  November 6

Rob Davidson on the gender imbalance The Oxford Union is under fire once again for the gender imbalance in terms of the speakers it has lined up for this year: of 61 speakers confirmed, just 12 are women. This is bad enough in itself, for a university which has a 46% female student body, but have you ever attended a conference where none of the...

Conference News- Blog

 •  November 2

The process of creating engaging digital content for videos and events is often complex, involving multiple different factors and variables making it hard to get a view of the big picture. Digital content can also become over-complicated and confused, especially if it includes too much information and different messages in one asset. This results...

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 •  October 31

Any hotelier worth their salt will instantly know what their current occupancy rate is – it’s central to their job. However fronted by the same question, it’s highly likely an event manager will struggle to tell you the latest figures for their meeting space. The guest room side of any hotel has been able to measure and analyse its business for...

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 •  October 30

People are getting obsessive about hand luggage on flights. I saw one chap wrestling a tablet, a laptop and an iPhone into his carry-on. After five minutes of zip-based gymnastics, he pulled a hidden Kindle from the front pouch to read! Everyone has devices up their sleeves. Chances are we own a phone at work, and one at home too. A billion people...

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 •  October 25

By Hasnain Alloo, group commercial director, Edwardian Hotels London London has always prided itself on being an international city. With over 100 languages spoken daily, and many international businesses such as Apple and Google basing their European offices here, London is the very definition of a connected, global city. What’s more, our identity...

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 •  October 23

This summer I spent two days at Heathrow but didn’t leave the country. My trip was spent perusing the event facilities of the many hotels around Heathrow Airport. It may not be the most glamorous of locations, but it is an important meetings destination and we place lots of business in the area. I visited 20 different hotels over the two days and...

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 •  October 23

By Joe Buckhurst, general manager, Group Dynamics We’re often asked for our opinions about what the “next big thing” is going to be, the piece of technology that is going to burst onto the event scene in the coming months. A lot has been said about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Bluetooth beacons and so on, but people should remember that it’s...