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Motoring forward

Future Publishing’s Trax 2009 event recently won the National Outdoor Event Association’s Event of the Year award, beating off stiff competition from Download and the Reading and Leeds festivals. Here,...
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Fair game?

Event organisers are reporting an unfair hike in prices for large screen on key weekends during the World Cup... According to event organisers, big screen companies are increasing their rental prices for...
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Damian: Thrive or die

Do you have a “take it or leave it” attitude? Damian Clarkson, managing director of The London Kitchen, explains why venues should either adapt or risk losing business... It takes many different elements...
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Engage and respond

What tactics should your event staff employ to catch the interest of your target audience? A woman tries to stop me in the street. “Can I ask you a question?” she asks. “No,” I reply, and she stares...
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Scouting for talent

Would you purposely get yourself into trouble with the law to get your event some publicity? Robert Fenton, CEO and founder of Talent Expo, talks guerilla tactics, job creation and social media... Robert...
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Finishing touches

Have you “fluffed and buffed” your event to the max? Stand Out asks organisers for their top tips on those all-important finishing touches... Fairy dust, fluffing and buffing, polishing – whatever you...
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Maugie Lyons: RESPECT

Find out what it means to Maugie Lyons, head of commercial operations, Royal Horticultural Halls... As newspapers lay bare the private lives of Z-list celebrities and politicians are accused of bullying, I do...
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Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

Abu Dhabi Yacht Show welcomed over 6,000 visitors. Exhibitors viewed the show as an entry point into the lucrative United Arab Emirates market. GL events set sail for Yas Marina and helped Informa Yacht Group...
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Embrace BS8901

In my experience there is as much confusion as to how to implement sustainability within a business as there is on the actual definition of the word. Misnomers abound, such as the belief that the...
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Ideal Home Show

The Ideal Home Show opens its doors later this month with a new owner, a new look and a new message, but will the British public still recognise it as an institution? Or will the transformation be a...