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Manifesto for growth

Anthony Hyde, past president MPI UK & Ireland Chapter and Barbican head of corporate sales, considers the recent Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) manifesto. The event industry is finally...
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New dimensions

With the advent of 3D, are organisers actually realising the full capabilities of such technology? Stand Out looks at the issues surrounding sound and AV and asks whether the disciplines are getting the...
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Mark Tasker: Coming to fruitition

Stand Out meets Mark Tasker, freelance stage manager and founder of Fruition... In the early 1990s, Stand Out was still at school. But when the Radio 1 roadshow visited the boating lake paddock in Cleethorpes...
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Jamie does WOMAD

Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts pitched its wares in a field at WOMAD. Stand Out and Jamie were there to witness the operation... “Can I just stop you a moment?” says a middle aged woman to Jamie Oliver....
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Hot in the City

Square Meal takes place from September 22-23 at Old Billingsgate, London. But why should you visit? Stand Out asks Graham Hill, show director, what’s hot at this year’s Venue and Events... What can...
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Hillhead rocks

The recession-hit construction industry received its fair share of publicity but the recent Hillhead event defied the economic crisis, registering positive feedback and record numbers of...
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Alison Griffin: No fixed abode

Alison Griffin, head of sales and marketing at Harrogate International Centre asks why events move and what can be done to attract them... Events move and there really is not much we can do about it... or can...
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Injecting some colour

Thousands of tattoo fans made the trip Doncaster Racecourse to visit Jazz Publishing’s Tattoo Jam. Stand Out caught up with the event’s organiser, Shelley Curry... It was one of those assignments where...
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Maugie: The blame game

We are all human and therefore things go wrong. But Maugie Lyons, head of commercial operations, Royal Horticultural Halls, suggests that sorry seems to be the hardest word At risk of sounding like an old...
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Best inTENTions

Temporary structures have a myriad of uses and are not simply a luxury of the large-scale event organiser... As Stand Out writes, Piggotts will be on-site building 10 structures to house the VIP and backstage...