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Meetings Industry Mourns Paul Flackett

IMEX Group Managing Director Paul Flackett, a meetings industry pioneer whose career spanned over three decades, has died after a long illness. Flackett worked with Ray Bloom to found EIBTM in 1987. He worked with Bloom again on the launch of IMEX in 2001, continuing the partnership through to launching IMEX America in 2011. From Association Meetings International…

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26 June 2018

The Best of Meeting Design Technology in a Day, London, UK

This training is full of demonstrations of the latest technological tools to get the most out this day of intensive learning. The technologies addressed are: Digital Content Management; Mobile Apps; The basics of hybrid meetings and the latest innovation; Co-creation; Participant involvement: how to make it really work.  Discover practical techniques, formats, processes and tools that you can easily…

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The Future Fam Trip: Paying to Participate and VR

Paying a contribution to participate and using virtual reality may be the future of hosted buyer and familiarisation trips, according to an #EventPlannersTalk breakfast held in London. 85 per cent of the audience attending thought the existing model needed to change. Researching attendees as well as participation fees was the way to deter freeloaders. From Meetpie.com…

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25 September 2017

MPI Insights – Mergers and Acquisitions, London, UK

MPI Insights returns this Autumn for a special roundtable discussion focusing on mergers and acquisitions within the events industry. The flurry of mergers and acquisitions activity in the events sector is in contrast to the caution seen in the wider business community. Consolidation is a ubiquitous part of the business landscape, but recent months have seen…

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UK Meetings Spend Reaching New Heights

UK meetings spend is reaching new heights, according to the first HBAA Meetings Barometer. Average spend is up of 31 percent in the first half of 2017 from the same period in 2016. Total spend on meetings was up 9 percent, average spend per delegate up 29 percent, and average meeting size up 12 percent. From Meetpie.com…

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One Third of MI Professionals Experience Mental Health Issues

One in three UK event industry workers experience a mental health problem. The national average is one in four. The findings are from a survey for the industry campaign EventWell, which starts on September 18. Three quarters of respondents suffered stress due to their workloads, and 13 percent were currently experiencing a problem. From Meetpie.com…

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#EventPlannersTalk to Debate Attendee List Vetting

Following the anonymous email blacklist of 31 people alleged to be serially freeloading at business events – one of those named has now said he will no longer be doing so – familiarisation trips and the vetting of attendee lists will be debated at the next #EventPlannersTalk breakfast on 26 September in London. From Meetpie.com…

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28 September 2017

Sustainable Events Associate Training, Manchester, UK

Interested in supporting the creation of a sustainable event industry?  Passionate about events and/or sustainability?  Register now to join our associate training and become part of a global team of people who believe events should have a positive impact.

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16 June 2017

MASTERCLASS: Social media for the events industry

Speaker Kelvin Newman, search & social media expert and Creative Director at SiteVisibility, will explain how social media is relevant for the events industry, highlighting what works, the risks and how to avoid them; tips on content creation and curation, and addressing the on-going challenge of ‘what shall I post?’ to create a consistent communications plan that…

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13 June 2017

PCMA Education at The Meetings Show, London, UK

13 June: Gain insight into how Cisco and its agency collaborate to build loyalty and expertise through education, engagements and experiences. 14 June: Mathias Sondermann will share how SAP adapts to their customer needs and decides when to pivot their event strategy. Learn tips you can use to stay relevant as you plan future events.

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12 June 2017

The Best of Meeting Design in a Day, London, UK

The world of meeting professionals is moving ahead rapidly. Are you staying up to speed with these changes? Designing better meetings and events is more relevant than ever and growing in importance. And while technology advances influences many aspects of the planning process, our knowledge and skills as planners and meeting designers, must also evolve to keep up with the constant developments…

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EU Referendum Take 2

With the UK Prime Minister Theresa May just having called an early general election, a viral BBC interview highlights the electoral fatigue Britain is now feeling after the outcome of its Brexit ballot. But perhaps Brits – including the UK meetings industry – should consider the June poll a second referendum on EU membership… and vote accordingly. From the editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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