Posing the question

By Juraj Holub The moderator steps on stage and asks the audience ‘Are there any questions?’. Tumbleweed rolls by as delegates shuffle nervously in their chairs. Eventually, the moderator asks an obligatory question and the session ends on an anti-climax.Recognise the scene? During one of our recent events 50% of eventprofs cited a lack of…


Singapore: Integrated experience

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has gone from being an integrated resort idea on the drawing board, 10 years ago, to a fully realised visitor experience centred on an iconic hotel and convention centre complex. The complex’s Sands Expo and Convention Centre is reporting booming convention business, including two simultaneous events during my visit in July….


Dealing with the unexpected

Jonathan Worsley prides himself and his company on being first-movers in the organisation of hotel investment platforms on a global scale, ever since the launch of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) 20 years ago in Berlin. That has since grown into one of the largest investment conferences in the world.  Worsley and Bench Events…


Cutting out mistakes

Simon Maier, joint MD at Visual Response agency, offers a check list for PCOs to keep their shows on the road and avoid some classic errors in event delivery. Three years ago I wrote a book called In Any Event. In it I made the point (which I have often repeated since) that in the…


Malayasia hosts Community Based Rehabilitation World Congress

Malaysia recently welcomed overseas delegates by hosting the second Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) World Congress to engage in a dialogue to promote the well-being of people with disabilities around the world. From engaging dialogues to promoting equal opportunities and experiencing Malaysia’s rich country heritage, the three-day event themed ‘CBR: Empowering and Enabling’ saw 1,000 delegates,…

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