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Choosing an Events Venue in China

I have been very lucky to work extensively in China, running conferences in a number of industries, like travel and aviation, and as my friends and colleagues in the Peoples’ Republic and across Asia celebrate Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Monkey, I thought it would be timely to post…

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Crisis Management for #Eventprofs

After a few gatherings of the Event Managers Meetup Group, where we have discussed various disasters, a pattern has emerged of the most common crises us #eventprofs have to handle on a regular basis. Looking at feedback from the group, it looks like future discussions will look at digital footprints, social media and content planning,…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

Yesterday The Guide to Events was asked by the British Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) to weigh in on what I thought the impact of Brexit would be for the UK events industry. A simple enough question in theory and we’re always ready with an opinion on most things, but… we didn’t know. So we gave it some…

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#eventtech & ROI

The latest British Meetings & Events Industry Survey (BMEIS) for 2015/2016 has been published and Allan Norbury, editor of M&IT Magazine interviewed me to hear my thoughts on common points of failure in apps and event technology. I said the biggest bugbear was still finding consistent enough wifi in venues to sustain pricey #eventtech My concern…

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Nine Lessons Brides & Grooms can Learn from #eventprofs

9 Lessons Brides and Grooms Can Learn From Eventprofs from The Guide to Events As an event planner, I am lucky to be invited to the weddings of other event manager friends. #eventprof weddings are always a delight, because they run smoothly and the ‘guest journey’ is plotted down to the last detail. The reason…

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