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15 May 2019

UFI European Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK

The conference is the most international gathering of 200+ European exhibition industry leaders, and it is also attended by colleagues from Asia and the Americas. This two day event is geared towards providing industry updates and insights from across the region, combined with quality networking and unique cultural experiences.

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13 February 2019

ECM Spring Meeting 2019, Edinburgh, UK

A fully loaded two-day conference with leading international experts, event owners and select international showcases that will provide you with all the insights and inspiration you need to cultivate the event scene in your city. We proudly present event leaders and creatives from some of the world’s leading happenings and dissect the strategies that made…

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2 March 2018

M&IT Awards 2018, London, UK

Join over 1,200 events industry professionals at the BIGGEST and most prestigious event in the year. It is the only independently audited industry awards programme and is attended by key personnel from around the world. Organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, the awards event brings together the various sectors of the business to measure market…

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7 February 2018

How will GDPR affect how you manage your events? London, UK

The Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (Site) has assembled an impressive line-up of experts to help event industry professionals find their way around the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulations without getting prosecuted. The session will be relevant for both the non-profit and corporate sectors. Costing from just £45 for the evening presentation, the session…

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How UK Cities Excel at Hosting Conferences in Advanced and Creative...

The United Kingdom is a preferred host for international meetings, conferences and events because of its economic, academic and industry sector strengths. That applies equally to the major gateway cities and the many regional cities spread across every corner of the UK, each with extensive clusters of expertise in advanced and creative industries. This sector…

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Britain Booms Despite Brexit Uncertainties

Despite eighteen months of political and economic turmoil in the UK following 2016’s shock Brexit vote, visitors are still coming, not least because of the weak pound and cheaper air fares. VisitBritain’s Chairman Steve Ridgway has been offering some thoughts on how the UK, including its meetings industry, is coping with Brexit. From Skift…

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10 June 2018

City Fair, London, UK

City Fair is a one day event of pre-scheduled appointments dedicated to the lucrative and growing sector of city tourism organised by ETOA and ECM. City Fair gives European destination suppliers the opportunity to meet selected travel buyers in a productive business environment. One-day B2B event of up to 32 pre-arranged one-to-one meetings. Unique format of targeted business workshop with marketing opportunities

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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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Events Industry Reacts to the Triggering of Article 50

As the Brexit starting gun is formally fired, a snapshot of events industry views on how the UK’s departure from the European Union will impact the sector. EVCOM, the Event Marketing Association, Green & Pleasant Events, Avenue Events, Smyle, Absolute Corporate Events, Eventopedia, BCD Meetings and Events, FreemanXP and AOK Events all weigh in. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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UK Economic Impact Study

The UK-EIS study estimates 2011 meetings activity and profile (meeting volume, venue volume, types, number of attendees and expenditure) in the UK and models the contribution that meetings activity made to the national economy. We regret that the MPI UK Impact Study is no longer available on the MPI webite.

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