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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...
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Tony Marsh: Boom or bust?

Is it curtains for the events industry or is 2011 set to be a prosperous year for outdoor events? Tony Marsh, president of MUTA, takes a look back at the 2010 temporary structures market and assesses just...
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Robin Carlisle: Tried and tested

When organising a roadshow, how do you know which venue to choose? Should you always consider the “safe” option? Robin Carlisle, managing director of Mobile Promotions, explains... Roadshows are only as...
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2012’s Got Talent

The 2012 opening ceremony should appeal to the masses, so says Jonathan Byrne, chief operating officer, Royal Aeronautical Society and 4 Hamilton Place...   As with all the major international games,...
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Forever friends?

Do you treat your clients like your best friend? Maugie Lyons, head of commercial operations, Royal Horticultural Halls, explains What makes a good friend? To me, a good friend is someone I can rely on to...
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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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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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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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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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Charmaine: Live site legacies

With first hand knowledge of Olympic live sites, George P Johnson’s senior director of public events, Charmaine Dobson, looks at the pivotal role live sites play... The Olympics, as everyone knows, is...