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      Hire Space Awards shortlist announced

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      Venue-booking platform Hire Space has announced the shortlist for its first-ever awards. From an astounding 250 entries across the industry, the Hire Space team has chosen a shortlist of venues for 16 categories, including D&D London, Searcys at The Gherkin, The Ned, The Postal Museum and many more. You can view the full shortlist HERE. […]

      New study reveals event planners want speed and accuracy in RFP responses

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      A survey by event management company Cvent shows event planners desire transparency, accuracy and speed from suppliers when they respond to a request for proposal (RFP). The study, entitled the 2017 Global Planner Sourcing Report, also found that more than half (54%) of those surveyed are Millennials, followed by those aged between 35 and 52 […]

      Lane End research shows Interactivity is key to delegates

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      Event organisers are looking to engage further with their audience by making events more interactive, according to Lane End Conference Centre. The Buckinghamshire-based venue carried out research among 116 event organisers, which showed that while 78% believe their events are already interactive enough, 56% don’t think enough is being done in this area. In addition […]

      Bristol’s booming business events market boosts economy

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      The latest report showing the impact of the conference and business events industry in the Bristol region has revealed that the value has soared to more than £259 million. The report – The Impact of Business and Social Event Tourism in Bristol 2016 – was commissioned by Destination Bristol and reveals the highest impact figures […]

      The mia strengthens team with new appointments

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      The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has strengthened its fast-growing team with the appointment of three new staff. Claire Polok joins the membership team as membership support executive, while Shauna Murray and Amy Pragnell both join the events team as events executive and events assistant respectively. On hand to assist the mia’s 530 accredited members and […]

      ‘Culture Mile’ set to boost London events offering

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      The City of London Corporation, together with the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and Museum of London, has announced plans for a major destination for culture and creativity in the Square Mile. The result will add significantly to the area’s meetings and events and business tourism offering and has been […]

      Industry unites to tackle wellness issues during UK Event Wellbeing Week

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      A career in events was cited as the fifth most stressful job in 2016, with one in four experiencing a mental health issue every year. To combat these alarming statistics and raise awareness of wellbeing, a group of industry professionals have founded the UK Event Wellbeing Week (EventWell), taking place from 18-22 September. The campaign […]

      Inaugural Hire Space Awards to take place at Landing Forty Two

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      It has been announced that the inaugural Hire Space Awards are set to take place at Landing Forty Two at the Leadenhall Building on 24 October. The awards celebrate the best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event bookers from across the UK. The evening will […]

      Speakers and exhibitors line up for International Confex

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      Do you organise events as part of your role? If so you should join 14,000 industry professionals who will cover 17,190 square metres of floor space at International Confex in their quest to run the perfect event. International Confex is the UK’s leading exhibition for organisers of both national and international events. Visitors can explore […]

      ibtm world report predicts growth for global MICE industry in 2017

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      ibtm events’ annual ibtm world Trends Watch report has predicted growth for the global MICE industry in 2017, despite the turbulent geopolitical and economic environment. The 12th edition of the report, authored by Dr Rob Davidson, Managing Director of MICE Knowledge, and released at the company’s flagship show ibtm world in Barcelona, makes forecasts for […]