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National Running Show to launch at the NEC
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:37:00 GMT

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The NEC has been chosen by Raccoon Events as the hosts of the inaugural National Running Show, thanks to its location in the heart of the UK and its flexible event space. The launch show will take place from 20-21 January 2018.  National Running Show is the first large-scale running expo of its kind in […]

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The science of academic venue success
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:23:00 GMT

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How Venuemasters plots success for its members: Academic venues have always held a unique position in the meeting and events industry. “Many offer an ideal mix of central or picturesque locations, modern facilities and good value,” says Terry Billingham, CEO of Venuemasters. “Yet they’re sometimes overlooked by some events organisers, who assume the day rates at […]

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Eve’s range of bridge systems spans new lengths
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:22:00 GMT

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Eve has invested in new modular trench crossings that provide customers with a system that can be rapidly deployed across any terrain. The specially engineered range of Trench Crossings have been designed to Eurocode Load Model 3 and come complete with their Design Certificate. Constructed from galvanised steel, the crossings can withstand loads up to […]

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TRO helps launch UK first experiential degree
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:08:00 GMT
Agency to continue collaboration by guest lecturing throughout course

Planners 'wildly underusing' push notifications in events
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:59:00 GMT
CrowdCompass's Nick Tinker urges organisers to use technology, revealing it is read by 97 per cent of mobile users

Pre-tax profit almost quadruples at Vista following rebrand
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:59:00 GMT
Leeds agency welcomes "strong" year despite turnover and gross profit taking slight dip

Venue Expo expands into Scotland in 2017
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:59:00 GMT
Scottish leg of Venue Expo set to take place at EICC, in addition to English edition at Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Marriott-Starwood mega merger forms world's largest hotel group
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:28:00 GMT
The £9.4bn acquisition creates the world's largest hotel company, with 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms

WRG combines forces with The Moment in new agency alliance
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:18:00 GMT

WRG enters new era with appointment of Lidstone as CEO

Leading experiential agency WRG develops partnership with cutting edge digital, content and production company The Moment to enhance ‘creative engagement’ capabilities Collaboration to deliver new offering of unrivalled creative communications for some of the world’s most recognisable brands and organisations WRG and The Moment have announced a new partnership – with both agencies continuing to […]

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'Record' results as Central Hall hits £7 million turnover
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:37:00 GMT
London venue attributes results to increased business following large investment in tech

Team Challenge Company partners with venue to attract Chinese visitors
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:37:00 GMT
Partnership helps venue target corporate market with traditional Scottish activities such as golfing and shooting

Central Hall Westminster achieves record turnover
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:04:00 GMT

Central Hall completes first phase of major AV overhaul with WL

Central Hall Westminster today announces it has seen a record turnover of over £7m for its 2015/16 financial year, ending August 2016. Central Hall attributes much of this success to investments in a number of new technical installations at the venue and an increase in the number of enquiries from clients looking to hire the […]

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Organisers enjoy a sensory experience on Cambridge fam trip
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:18:00 GMT
ABPCO members spend two days in Cambridge to see how engaging all five senses can play a key part in event success

Taking away the QEII Centre is 'madness', say event planners
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:07:00 GMT
Event professionals rally to save the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEII) from being used by House of Lords

The discipline of dance – turning your event into a fine-tuned performance
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:11:00 GMT

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By Kelly McGibney, Events Executive (Corporate) at Sadler’s Wells Most of us can speculate on what makes a good dancer – athleticism, poise, technical skill, expression, creativity and, perhaps most importantly, self-discipline. Successful dancers may have been born with the ideal physique, innate talent, creativity and emotional insight, but without an iron will and determination, […]

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'Record year' for Sundial's venue finding agency as client spend hits £6.4m
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:48:00 GMT
SOS says rise in team building bookings and internal improvements have led to 48 per cent growth

Online booker Headbox expands into Bristol
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:42:00 GMT
Online venue booking platform now operating in five UK cities

Rapiergroup awarded four ISO standards
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:39:00 GMT
Accreditation comes after two years' work with external consultants

Top marks for Inntel in Plimsoll Analysis
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT
Colchester company one of 47 businesses to be rated 'strong' in business performance analysis

Birmingham Conference & Events Centre to open this autumn
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:11:00 GMT
Major new venue to offer 2,000 sqm of event space, while plans in place for rooftop bar

Meetings business 'fundamental' to Jurys Inn brand growth
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:59:00 GMT
Hotel group appoints Richard Money as director of sales - MICE, in new role to drive corporate events

Meetings Industry Association recognises stars at miaList awards
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:52:00 GMT
Banks Sadler CEO Leigh Jagger and Destination Bristol among those honoured at sixth annual miaList awards

The 5 crucial questions experiential agencies need to ask their clients
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:50:00 GMT

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Technology is a central part of many experiential events, providing interaction, involvement and engagement.   There are masses of choices of technology, and those choices are expanding at a rate of knots.  So how do you gauge what to recommend?  Would a Virtual Reality experience best meet your client’s needs, or would an interactive touch environment […]

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