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The Big Debate: Do corporates really care about venue accreditation?

The Big Debate: Do corporates really care about venue accreditation?

The evidence that accredited venues are more likely to win business is inconclusive, so C&IT asks a selection of industry experts for their opinion.

HBAA launches Technology, Innovation and Sustainability Committee

HBAA launches Technology, Innovation and Sustainability Committee

The HBAA has launched the Technology, Innovation and Sustainability (TIS) Committee to champion sustainability among its agent and venue members.

Association Profile: Deborah Babbage, AIMA head of events

Association Profile: Deborah Babbage, AIMA head of events

As head of events for the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Deborah Babbage has a portfolio of 100 events with a global reach.

Finland reports record year for congresses

Finland reports record year for congresses

Finland reported its best year ever for congresses in 2014, resulting in a £95m boost to its economy.

One Young World reveals candidate cities for 2017 and 2018 summits

One Young World reveals candidate cities for 2017 and 2018 summits

One Young World has announced that Belgrade, Bogota, Paris and The Hague will compete to host the global youth summits in 2017 and 2018.

Major events industry research study launched

Major events industry research study launched

Three industry trade bodies have launched SASiE, a major three-year research study into the UK exhibitions and live events sector.

Manchester wins bid to stage international illumination congress

Manchester wins bid to stage international illumination congress

The International Commission on Illumination has chosen Manchester as the destination for its 2015 congress this summer.

AECC to host Continence Society medical conference

AECC to host Continence Society medical conference

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will welcome the 22nd annual meeting of the United Kingdom Continence Society (UKCS) later this week (25 - 27 March).

60 seconds with... Zibrant's Caroline MacKenzie

60 seconds with... Zibrant's Caroline MacKenzie

C&IT caught up with Zibrant's director of association services Caroline MacKenzie to talk about the agency's new association services offering.

In Pictures: ISES London O'Irish celebration

In Pictures: ISES London O'Irish celebration

Event professionals gathered at ISES UK's London O'Irish event at One Embankment last night (17th March) to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

Good Practice

Big Debate: International expansion - compete or collaborate?

Big Debate: International expansion - compete or collaborate?

What's the best tactic when pursuing growth abroad?

Membership: How to ... attract non-members

Membership: How to ... attract non-members

Engaging prospective members can be difficult, particularly as some of the benefits of joining an association are intangible.

Would you still consider Cairo?

Would you still consider Cairo?

The Alzheimer's Disease International overcame political unrest in November to stage its first conference in the region

How to...engage all stakeholders

How to...engage all stakeholders

Engaging delegates, exhibitors and sponsors with Amy Ledoux of the American Society of Association Executives.

Inside the transplant society's 'Olympic Games'

Inside the transplant society's 'Olympic Games'

An organ transplant society highlights its cause with a sporting contest for patients alongside its annual conference.

Q&A: Revenue generation with Brian Smith, Glass and Glazing Federation

Q&A: Revenue generation with Brian Smith, Glass and Glazing Federation

Brian Smith discusses the association's events, revenue-generating services and his favourite conference venues

How to... finance e-learning

How to... finance e-learning

Top tips on funding online learning

E-learning: British Psychological Society on its award-winning online learning

E-learning: British Psychological Society on its award-winning online learning

After winning gold at the recent E-learning awards, the British Psychological Society's Ian Jeal reveals what makes a successful online learning programme

New oncology event attracts non-members

New oncology event attracts non-members

How the European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy succeeded in its aim of attracting potential new members to its event.

Record breaker: Registrars conference embraces Twitter

Record breaker: Registrars conference embraces Twitter

When the European Registrars Conference came to Edinburgh, it used Twitter for the first time - and with spectacular results.

Venue Paris

Venue Paris

C&IT presents the best new and refurbished venues, hotels, event spaces and incentive options in the French capital.


Destination Guide - Oman

Destination Guide: Oman

Stunning scenery, hospitality, hotels and an authentic Arabian experience.

Destination Guide – Moscow

Destination Guide: Moscow

A dynamic metropolis and business centre at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.

Destination Guide – Dubai

Destination Guide: Dubai

Host of electrifying events and sport, Dubai is one big business playground.

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