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Darren Poultney: To 3D or not 3D

Thinking of using 3D technology? Darren Poultney, managing director of Smart AV, ponders organisers’ use of technological advancements... 3D is the buzzword of the moment but general opinion appears...
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Sam Wilson: Waste away

Sam Wilson, director of EcoEvents, outlines why an effective waste management plan is essential and how to do it... Why is it so essential to manage waste effectively? We all identify with it. We want to get...
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Steve Murphy: Suits you, Sir?

Has industry forgotten how to smile? Steve Murphy, managing director of Europa, questions the basics of customer service... In the 21st century, we find ourselves with a plethora of game changing technologies...
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Dean Parker: Tender tears

Tenders. A word that draws groans of despair from all who hear it, even more so when the tender relates to work through the public sector. So why is this?  Dean Parker, production manager of Wilde Ones,...
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H&S: Finding common ground

A common sense approach to health and safety is needed if legislation is to be taken seriously... In his foreword to Lord Young’s review of health and safety legislation, David Cameron suggests that all...
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Promotional vehicles: Brand driven

We have all heard the term promotional event vehicle, but what does it really mean, what is available and how do you navigate through the options and regulations? Here, Andy Butts, managing director of Gorilla...
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Maugie: Christmas wishes…

Event industry stalwart, Maugie Lyons issues her very own Christmas wish list... Some might say I’m a little old to be writing a Christmas wishlist, but in my book you’re never to old too be hopeful and...
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Andy Vinsen: Calling all corporates

Andy Vinsen, Keith Prowse’s acting commercial director, looks at the trends set to jolt the corporate hospitality landscape and shape the market next year... In July 2010, a five-year forecast from industry...
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Hospitality knocks

The Bribery Act comes into force in April 2011, yet should corporates think twice about both offering and accepting corporate hospitality. And will it mean the end of a free lunch? As Stand Out writes, a...
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Maugie: Computer says no

Maugie Lyons, head of commercial operations at the Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre, explains... Imagine trying to get though a day at work and dealing with a succession of “computer says...