Monthly Archives: March 2016

Association Meetings Conference to deliver success through conversations and communication

Written on March 31, 2016 at 8:22 am, by

Focused on The Big Conversations You Need to Have to Keep Your Meetings Alive, The Association Meetings Conference, taking place the day before The Meetings Show opens, will cover themes and topics including technology, attracting a younger audience, marketing and creating a buzz, content verses commercialisation and creativity. Keynote sessions and speakers of note include: …

Agents to go under the spotlight at mia networking event

Written on March 23, 2016 at 11:31 am, by

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) will be bringing together some of the UK’s top booking agents at its latest networking event.   Following the success of last year’s inaugural Agents Day, the 2016 event at Woodland Grange Conference Centre in Warwickshire offers venues the chance to network with the directors and booking staff from leading…

Barbican continue to strengthen with Event Manager appointment

Written on March 23, 2016 at 11:00 am, by

The Barbican has continued to strengthen its team with the appointment of Silvana Ambrosiou as a Business and Event Manager. Silvana began her role in the Barbican Business Events team earlier this month and will be responsible for the management of commercial events, client relationships and liaising with the various departments across Barbican Centre. Her…

The Meetings Show to deliver greater supplier sourcing opportunities for buyers

Written on March 23, 2016 at 11:00 am, by

With 33% of exhibitors new for 2016 and a further 26% increasing the size of their stands, exhibitor commitment is already significantly higher than 2015.  In particular, The Meetings Show has responded to research that highlights the primary reason for buyer attendance is the sourcing of new suppliers, by developing a comprehensive exhibitor list that…

New Developments Enhance Downing College’s Green Credentials

Written on March 23, 2016 at 10:48 am, by

Meeting the sustainability objectives of its conference clients has resulted in the implementation of a range of green initiatives by a Cambridge College. Downing College, which was presented with a Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) in 2014, has been building further on its environmental credentials with a number of new developments….

Warwick Conferences achieves VenueVerdict Gold Standard

Written on March 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm, by

Warwick Conferences is celebrating their venue Scarman achieving the BDRC Continental VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation. The VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation is given to those venues recording a twelve-month Net Promoter Score of +70 from 40 or more business event hosts responses in 2015 and is testament to the team’s dedication to providing a first-rate meeting…

London venue breaks new ground in the war against food waste

Written on March 8, 2016 at 10:57 am, by

London’s Congress Centre is currently the only known conference and events venue in the capital to embrace the principles of leading chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in their campaigns to put an end to needless food waste and promote ‘wonky veg’.   The environmental and financial impact of food waste came to the fore…

Warwick Conferences discovers five ways event bookers can create better experiences

Written on March 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm, by

Warwick Conferences has released a new set of guidelines to help event bookers meet and surpass both their managers’ and delegates’ expectations. According to the Value of Expertise report, 99% of managers expect bookers to be experts on booking events. But 70% of bookers claim this is only a small part of their job. Busy…

Well Met Conferencing brings the GANG together

Written on March 7, 2016 at 11:43 am, by

Well Met Conferencing hosted this year’s annual Great Ambassador Networking Group (GANG) event last month (Wednesday 10th February 2016) at the Rose Bowl.   Set up in 2009 by members of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), GANG was created to bring industry experts from across the UK and Ireland together to discuss best…

Destination Management Organisation Flourishes in Oxfordshire with support of leading Oxfordshire Businesses. Experience Oxfordshire welcomes Stagecoach, Bicester Village and B4 as Ambassadors

Written on March 4, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

Experience Oxfordshire is delighted to announce that B4, Stagecoach and Bicester Village have now all become Ambassador Partners of the organisation. This is the top level of partnership, open only to businesses that are prepared to make a substantial investment in supporting and partnering with Experience Oxfordshire.   All three organisations will benefit from Experience…

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