AGENCY NEWS AND FEATURES

48 hours in... Istanbul

48 hours in... Istanbul

From a boat tour on the Bosphorus Strait to rooftop belly dancing, here are our top picks for two days in the Turkish city.

ILEA UK's new board announced

ILEA UK's new board announced

The International Live Events Association says it aims to be an inclusive and inspiring global community during a 'challenging time'.

Smyle appoints new managing director

Smyle appoints new managing director

Creative agency reshuffles its senior leadership team to support its new virtual and hybrid events business.

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

Hospitality industry welcomes VAT reduction in chancellor's summer statement

MICE sector continues to wait for further clarification on financial support and a date for restarting live events.

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

How have event apprenticeships been affected by coronavirus?

A group of apprentices share their experiences of learning about the industry during lockdown.

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

RSVP podcast Ep6: Jessica Rabbit, fraudsters and sleeping in army trucks

This week's special guest is Julia Charles, managing director of Julia Charles Event Management.

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

'Working on the inaugural Invictus Games was amazing'

A-List 2020: Rachel Douglass is a senior event manager at Yellow Fish.

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Venues #LightItInRed to show support for events industry

Campaign to draw attention to struggling events businesses and employees lights iconic buildings red.

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Dear C&IT: Graphs and data are useful but they can’t measure feelings

Metrics are great but don't forget to create a memorable experience, says Phil Staines from FIRST.

'We place a huge emphasis on talent development'

'We place a huge emphasis on talent development'

A-List 2020: Michael Gietzen is group managing director at Identity.

How automotive events are changing gear

How automotive events are changing gear

Car manufacturers are more savvy with event budgets and they want to reach more diverse audiences.

Entering a new world of data-driven events

Entering a new world of data-driven events

The current shift to digital has created huge amounts of data we can learn from, says Marble LDN's Rachel Butler.

5 ways technology can help hotels reopen safely

5 ways technology can help hotels reopen safely

New innovations will help hotels solve the challenges of coronavirus so that guests can return, says Louisa Watson of Wyboston Lakes Resort.

Dear C&IT: Diversity should be part of the process right from the start

Dear C&IT: Diversity should be part of the process right from the start

Event planners need to challenge the diversity of their internal teams and their clients, says WRG Live's Steve Porter

'Attention to detail is key'

'Attention to detail is key'

A-List 2020: Stephanie Aviss is an account manager at Top Banana

What does the future hold for incentive travel?

What does the future hold for incentive travel?

C&IT speaks to Black Tomato's David Heron to find out why he's feeling cautiously optimistic.

5 ways the industry can recover from the crisis

5 ways the industry can recover from the crisis

Catch up on our Crisis Briefing webinar, where experts from across the global MICE industry share their latest COVID-19 recovery plans.

Case study: Android's Partner Summit in Berlin

Case study: Android's Partner Summit in Berlin

Agency Wonder brought the tech giant's new branding to life in a former techno club in the German capital.

Events industry urges UK government to set reopening date

Events industry urges UK government to set reopening date

Senior industry figures argue that the lack of confirmed date risks losing major business to international competitors.

'It's great to be involved in the planning but onsite is where you really learn'

'It's great to be involved in the planning but onsite is where you really learn'

A-List 2020: Sarah Potts is an events project manager at BI Worldwide.

5 ways to make a powerful connection with your audience

5 ways to make a powerful connection with your audience

Engagement is all about creating a strong emotional response in a person, says Clive's Olly Adams.

Diversity Ally launches consultancy service for the events industry

Diversity Ally launches consultancy service for the events industry

The new consultancy and membership organisation will help MICE businesses become more diverse and inclusive.

'It's how you learn from mistakes that's important'

'It's how you learn from mistakes that's important'

A-List 2020: Tom Bryant, senior sales manager at GOTO Events.

RSVP podcast Ep5: chain smokers, spirituality and becoming unstitched

RSVP podcast Ep5: chain smokers, spirituality and becoming unstitched

This week's special guest is Scott Cullather, co-founder and chief executive officer of INVNT.

‘The events industry is down but not out’

‘The events industry is down but not out’

Managing director of UFI says the future will bring a better balance of digital meetings with face-to-face interactions.

'Having a mentor is invaluable'

'Having a mentor is invaluable'

A-List 2020: Loren Wilson is a producer at Aspect.

Exclusive: New agency Black Book launched

Exclusive: New agency Black Book launched

Former C&IT A-Lister and SITE GB president join forces to launch a full-service events agency.

Why 5G will be a game changer for events

Why 5G will be a game changer for events

The ability to stream at such high speed will have a huge impact on the live experience, says president of Momentum Worldwide.

'Being thrown in at the deep end isn't always the worst thing'

'Being thrown in at the deep end isn't always the worst thing'

A-List 2020: Danielle Gunn is an account manager at C2 Events.

Third of employees asked to work while furloughed, finds survey

Third of employees asked to work while furloughed, finds survey

Employers using the Job Retention Scheme and expecting staff to continue working is a ‘blatant abuse of the system’.

11 agencies make Best Places To Work shortlist

11 agencies make Best Places To Work shortlist

Which companies will be recognised as the best employers in the events industry by our independent panel of HR experts?

How to start your own event agency

How to start your own event agency

Former C&IT A-Lister Jennifer Houlihan founded Dotted Lines Events last year, facing some challenges along the way.

'I've often dreamed of designing an event in outer space'

'I've often dreamed of designing an event in outer space'

A-List 2020: Andy King is operations systems manager at TTA.

'The events industry has been ignored': Reactions to 4 July reopening plans

'The events industry has been ignored': Reactions to 4 July reopening plans

Industry bodies share their thoughts ahead of a planned return for hospitality businesses.

C&IT Americas Awards shortlist revealed

C&IT Americas Awards shortlist revealed

Find out if you are in contention to win one of the inaugural Americas Awards across a range of categories.

Summer issue of C&IT Magazine out now

Summer issue of C&IT Magazine out now

Check out the digital edition, full of destinations, hotels and venues, as well as case studies and event planning insights.

'We need to create virtual events that offer personalised experiences'

'We need to create virtual events that offer personalised experiences'

A-List 2020: Catherine Hills is head of events at The Travel Professionals.

‘I hope people aren't put off events by feeling there isn't a place for them’

‘I hope people aren't put off events by feeling there isn't a place for them’

BAME groups face stereotypes which simply come down to a lack of understanding, says CEO of Meji Media Events.

Shortlist announced for C&IT APAC Awards

Shortlist announced for C&IT APAC Awards

Find out if you are in contention to win one of the inaugural APAC Awards across a range of categories.

'I'd love for everyone to understand the amount of work happening behind the scenes'

'I'd love for everyone to understand the amount of work happening behind the scenes'

A-List 2020: Amy Smith is a project manager at XSEM.

RSVP podcast Ep4: Flash mobs, royal suites and bosses behaving badly

RSVP podcast Ep4: Flash mobs, royal suites and bosses behaving badly

This week's special guest is Nicola Roodt, account director at Green & Pleasant.

6 steps to successful digital awards

6 steps to successful digital awards

Founder of The New Black Studio explains how to organise a virtual awards ceremony that keeps audience and sponsors happy.

Fast Forward 15 announces new BAME initiative

Fast Forward 15 announces new BAME initiative

Events industry mentoring scheme puts diversity at the top of its agenda with three new ambassadors.

'You can plan, but you can't foresee every problem'

'You can plan, but you can't foresee every problem'

A-List 2020: Anna Cummings is a project manager at Worldspan.

Industry veterans form support group for struggling companies

Industry veterans form support group for struggling companies

Agency and venue leaders will offer advice to events businesses who are in need of confidential help.

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