Annie Byrne

‘We haven’t played our cards yet’: Brexit

James Heappey, MP, and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for UK Events identifies three big Brexit-related issues for the UK events industry. Originally published in CMW‘s sister title EN. Speaking at a Meetings Industry Association EU roundtable discussion (sponsored by EN’s sister title Conference News) at Church House in London last night (11 October), Heappey recognised the need...

App-solutely necessary?

Originally published in CMW‘s sister title EN. When it comes to event apps, it can be tempting to wonder if all the time and money spent on creating them is returning tangible results, EN asks if organisers should invest in an event app, or can a website work equally well? In the era of mobile responsive websites, encouraging visitors to download an app can seem like an uphill struggle. EN s...

British Marine Shows’ Murray Ellis talks events

Originally published in CMW‘s sister title EN. The chief officer of Boat Shows at British Marine Boat Shows on keynote speaker Debra Searle MVO MBE, the inflexibility of venue service costs, and a Jack Daniels on the rocks. What is the biggest topic that needs addressing in the industry? The lack of sizeable, quality exhibition space in London. I can think of only one built in the last 30 ye...

Upper Street Events buys Adventure Travel Show

Originally published in CMW‘s sister title EN. Upper Street Events has taken on the Adventure Travel Show, three Cruise Shows and the Olympia Historic Automobile Fair, with the acquisition of Escape Events. The shows join Upper Street’s portfolio of consumer events, which now encompasses 25 consumer shows including Country Living, Language Show, London Art Fair and the Cycle Show, and one tr...