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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...
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All’s fair in love and… build

An exhibition hall is a pressurised environment. Organisers should not forget the basics, says Lee Holloway, managing partner of Fallowfield Partnership... Take the safety and operational planning...
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Lee… ding the way

LeeFest began in Lee Denny’s back garden. Now, it’s an award-winning and growing festival for 2,000 people. Stand Out met its founder and discovered there’s life after physics... What do a fake...
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Event technology

Interactive event technology is evolving, taking audience response systems well beyond the simple instant display of feedback. The next level is about a hardware platform, designed to accommodate the...
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Toy Industry Awards

If you had 200 professionals from the world of toys gather at Banqueting House you’d expect the evening to be a fun-filled affair – now throw in two toy-inspired puddings, four Golden Teddy awards and...
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In the driving seat

Working closely with your sponsor can bring great rewards... Newcastle United Football Club has made the headlines just recently… not because of its performance on the pitch. Instead it has agreed a deal...
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Sporting chance

Will you make a corporate compromise and ditch the caviar for pie and mash? René Proske, managing director, PROSKE group, describes a changing corporate hospitality climate... The recession has affected...
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Maugie Lyons: Pleasurable experiences

Should you mix business with pleasure? Maugie Lyons, head of commercial operations, Royal Horticultural Halls, seems to think so... Why does the phrase corporate entertainment have such a bad reputation...
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James Varah: Counting the cost

If venues continue to undercut each other, it will be the customer experience that is compromised. James Varah, event sales director at The Brewery, questions how low can you go? It is increasingly...
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Ideal makeover

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...