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Watch and Learn

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers Co-Chairs Michael Smith and Barbara Calderwood announce the organisation’s upcoming seven-day festival of learning. From 1st to 9th December, we at the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) will deliver more than…
Hospitality Events
November 22, 2021
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The Great Outdoors

Tom Clements, President of the National Outdoor Events Association, reveals details of the organisation’s annual conference, set to go online this November. Conventions have always been about getting the right speakers, to share new thinking and discussion, great education and…
Hospitality Events
November 22, 2021
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Hero to Zero

Through the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative, the industry aims to link events communities worldwide to tackle what is one of the biggest collective challenges we face today. Sustainable development has long been a focus for the events industry. Connected…
Hospitality Events
November 22, 2021
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Next Steps

We caught up with Diversity Ally Co-founder Gabby Austen Browne to discuss diversity within the events industry. The events industry is a bright vibrant community full of supportive and enthusiastic professionals, but is it lacking in diversity? Gabby Austen Browne,…
Hospitality Events
October 19, 2021
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The Path Less Travelled

With travel restrictions ever-changing, many event profs are opting to hold events at destinations in the UK, rather than travel abroad. Scotland’s NC500 route holds a wealth of unique events venues and team building ideas for organisers to consider. Scotland…
Hospitality Events
October 19, 2021
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One and Only

If you’re organising an event, you’ll no doubt be looking for a venue that’s a little out of the ordinary. The UK is awash with extraordinary and quirky spaces making fantastic backdrops to all kinds of different events, from smaller…
Hospitality Events
October 19, 2021
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Midlands in Focus

Home of the UK City of Culture 2021 in Coventry and fresh from winning the bid for the prestigious International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women & Sport 2026, the region prepares to host one of the biggest sporting…
Hospitality Events
October 19, 2021
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Chain Reaction

H&E North uncovers the impact of the recent supply chain disruption blighting the events industry and asks how we can build our resilience to withstand the pressures ahead. In recent months, supply chain disruption has resulted in delayed deliveries and…
Hospitality Events
October 19, 2021
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An Evening Affair

With the return of gala balls, award ceremonies and black tie events, the right outfit can go a long way towards making a good first impression. Here are H&E North’s picks for evening wear to dazzle.   Cotton Geo Print…
Hospitality Events
October 4, 2021
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Keeping Data In Check

H&E North reports on the latest industry initiative to develop a universal standard to help event professionals make sense of the treasure trove of data unlocked by virtual events. What does a good conversion rate look like for virtual events?…
Hospitality Events
October 4, 2021
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It’s Good to Talk

As teams work remotely under more pressure than ever, James Tucker, CEO of public sector events and exhibition organiser GovNet, explores the value of communication and staff retention in your events business. Effective communication has always been critical to the…
Hospitality Events
October 4, 2021
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Slow and Steady

The Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) Chief Executive Jane Longhurst urges the sector to proceed with caution and adhere to non-obligatory advice to reassure risk-averse bookers and safeguard customers and employees. For many venues, event planners and suppliers serving our sector…
Hospitality Events
September 23, 2021
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Green Fingers

H&E North chews the fat with Tania Burton, Founder of luxury Cumbrian event caterer Ginger Snap, to discover her top tips for catering for corporate clients, as well as how her business adapted its offering to boost its green credentials…
Hospitality Events
September 21, 2021
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Ready, Set…

As venues have begun reopening their doors, Alden Arnold, Project Manager at the Association of Event Venues, outlines what the future holds. The pandemic has been devastating for the events industry, the effects of which will be with us for…
Hospitality Events
August 18, 2021
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Come Together

Take a peek inside what’s going on at the major hospitality and events expos coming up! International Confex | ExCel London |1st to 2nd September 2021 Back for its 38th year, International Confex is full of promise Attendees will hear…
Hospitality Events
August 18, 2021
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Raise Your Game

In 2017, multi-award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster, Ian Stafford, founded The Sporting Club. Following a successful international career as a writer, interviewer, host, TV and radio presenter, he became renowned for his network of leading sports figures, which led to…
Hospitality Events
August 18, 2021
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Going Coastal

With Croatia recently making its way from the amber to the green list, we see what this gorgeous country has to offer international conference attendees. Le Meridien Lav Split is Croatia’s second largest city and sits on the eastern shore…
Hospitality Events
August 18, 2021
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Up The Game

If you work at a venue, listen up, because global industry expert Kelly Mortimer is here to discuss what’s happening in the modern wedding market, and critically, how your space can generate more  sales in challenging times. Kelly has worked…
Hospitality Events
August 18, 2021
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A Helping Hand

Event venues have been instrumental in helping the NHS tackle the COVID-19 crisis. We take a look at just a few that allowed their space to be repurposed to help fight the pandemic. Harrogate Convention Centre This convention centre usually…
Hospitality Events
August 18, 2021
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Let There Be Light

Event theming expert Event Trees pulled out all the stops to use the  idea of illumination to showcase the versatility of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre’s £12 million renovated event spaces in a dazzling showcase experience. Westminster’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth…
Hospitality Events
August 18, 2021