Expert Opinion


Telling our story with the UN SDGs

For a number of years, convention centres have been looking for more appropriate ways to illustrate the broader benefits they generate for both global and community development.

A city without limits

Kelly Haslehurst, Marketing Director Conventions & Exhibitions, NEC Group, says Birmingham is a city with a buzz around it.

Young rungs on the ladder

Jane Rexworthy, Director, People 1st International, offers some insights in making events volunteering work for both the young volunteers and for organisers: Many events rely on volunteers to function smoothly, and the bigger the event, the more important they are. For example, much of the success of the 2012 London Olympics was thanks to an army of 70,000 volunteers at the Games’ 34 separate venu...

Sitting at the big table

Lesley Mackay from Ottawa Tourism considers the benefits of being a capital city, and why associations want to be close to Government.

It IS easy being sustainable

IACC CEO Mark Cooper’s reusable cup runneth over with ideas for venues to raise their sustainable meetings game.

All in a day’s work: Cape Town

Three of Cape Town ICC’s top managers run through their daily routines, with catering and sustainability top of the meetings menu.

How to create the perfect video conference

Rene Buhay, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AV manufacturer AVer Europe, gives his tips on setting up the perfect video conference.

Why every conference needs some downtime

Ali Gannagé-Stewart, Head of Commercial Events at London's Southbank Centre, on why every conference needs some downtime.

How much is your meeting worth?

Ben Hambridge, Director at Ordinate, on how tech can help measure the value of your meeting, and find your perfect match.

10 innovative hi-tech events in the Baltic Sea region

Go Vilnius, the official business and tourism development agency of the City of Vilnius, runs us through some of the cutting-edge tech events happening in the region.

The secret to recruiting and retaining staff

From recruitment through to retention, Helen Fairclough of Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre describes how her venue engages employees.

The secret, magical garden of events

Mash Media MD Julian Agostini encourages us to reimagine some silver screen secrets for events success.