APAC planners still 'use manual processes' for most of their tasks

APAC planners still 'use manual processes' for most of their tasks

Australian and New Zealander event planners need a more technology-driven approach, according to new research by Cvent.

DICE launched to improve diversity at conferences and events

DICE launched to improve diversity at conferences and events

New charter aims to eliminate 'manels' and offers guidelines for making events more diverse, on and off stage.

World’s most popular destinations for business travel revealed

World’s most popular destinations for business travel revealed

New research draws on official government flight data to reveal locations most popular with UK business travellers going overseas in the last year.

Top agencies speak out amid warnings the coronavirus response came ‘too late’

Top agencies speak out amid warnings the coronavirus response came ‘too late’

With reports that another key congress may be cancelled, agencies explain how they have been taking stock.

Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon-neutral airline

Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon-neutral airline

The airline makes 10-year commitment to mitigate all emissions from March 2020.

Smyle forecasts 50% turnover growth in 2020

Smyle forecasts 50% turnover growth in 2020

Agency features on the Sunday Times International Track 200 and predicts big things for the year ahead.

Deadline extended for A-List 2020

Deadline extended for A-List 2020

We’ve extended the deadline for entering this year’s awards celebrating 35 incredible event professionals under 35.

In pictures: The Mayfair Townhouse to open September 2020

In pictures: The Mayfair Townhouse to open September 2020

Iconic Luxury Hotels' new London property will have 172 rooms, a bar, a private gym and event spaces.

Incentive review: An action-packed countryside weekend at Gleneagles

Incentive review: An action-packed countryside weekend at Gleneagles

A luxury Scottish escape with whisky tastings and outdoor activities including clay-pigeon shooting and archery.

DRPG acquires London agency Firehouse

DRPG acquires London agency Firehouse

Global agency’s acquisition of communications specialists Firehouse continues its recent growth.

C&IT redesigns magazine and website

C&IT redesigns magazine and website

Same great content but now with even more essential insight for event planners, says editor Calum Di Lieto.

‘At 11am we had nothing - by 7pm guests were walking into an awards ceremony’

‘At 11am we had nothing - by 7pm guests were walking into an awards ceremony’

Dan Broadberry discusses being on the 2019 A-List and how a ‘catastrophic’ storm may have helped him get there.

Exclusive: GPJ comments on Mobile World Congress coronavirus cancellation

Exclusive: GPJ comments on Mobile World Congress coronavirus cancellation

MWC in Barcelona will not go ahead, as one senior agency planner says brands took action after consulting chief medical officers.

Noisettes vocalist stars at Americana Music Association UK Awards

Noisettes vocalist stars at Americana Music Association UK Awards

London’s Troxy hosted the ceremony for 1,500 guests, featuring performances from special guests including Shingai Shoniwa.

Avantgarde London boosts senior leadership team

Avantgarde London boosts senior leadership team

Head of client services and operations director are promoted by the agency as it continues to grow.

What does the future of experiential events look like?

What does the future of experiential events look like?

Planning luxury experiential events needs to feel authentic, says Adam Blackwood of Private Drama Events.

How to treat your events like a start-up

How to treat your events like a start-up

Beta-test, prototype and iterate as you would for a tech product, says Set Creative’s Harry Osborne.

In pictures: Wyndham Grand Algarve opens

In pictures: Wyndham Grand Algarve opens

In the Quinta do Lago golf resort, the new hotel offers lots of event space and a range of nearby sports activities.

Bushfires and coronavirus: Australian MICE conference responds

Bushfires and coronavirus: Australian MICE conference responds

The Melbourne-based show for APAC event planners, AIME, responds to the coronavirus outbreak and Australian bushfires.

UK conference centre taken over by hospital as coronavirus declared 'serious threat'

UK conference centre taken over by hospital as coronavirus declared 'serious threat'

Hospital in Milton Keynes running hotel and conference centre as outbreak worsens and more flights are cancelled.

BAFTAs 'gift wallet' highlights trend for experiential giveaways

BAFTAs 'gift wallet' highlights trend for experiential giveaways

Company that provides BAFTA goodie bags calls for more sustainable and experiential gifts at events.

Our view: Why Dry January feels impossible in the events industry

Our view: Why Dry January feels impossible in the events industry

C&IT's associate editor has been off the sauce for a month and shares his thoughts on an industry bugbear.

Can event planners help save at-risk theatres?

Can event planners help save at-risk theatres?

Experts say many UK theatres are at risk of being demolished but events can bring in much-needed funds.

5 ways to get more women into creative leadership

5 ways to get more women into creative leadership

The industry can do more to create gender balance in the boardroom, says Smyle’s Emma Gardner.

1 in 3 have travelled to a meeting that could have been done by email

1 in 3 have travelled to a meeting that could have been done by email

Report by NYS Meetings & Events looks at the impact high numbers of meetings has on the environment and mental health.

In pictures: Riggs Washington DC hotel opens

In pictures: Riggs Washington DC hotel opens

The 181-room hotel in the capital's Penn Quarter features a grand café, brasserie, cocktail bar and rooftop event space.

Deadline extended for the C&IT Awards Americas

Deadline extended for the C&IT Awards Americas

As C&IT expands its reach globally, we're launching the C&IT Awards Americas to recognise the best in US events.

The weaponisation of travel explained

The weaponisation of travel explained

How international politics, social media, travel bans and boycotts are impacting the events industry.

'Events should reflect the diversity of the industry they are serving'

'Events should reflect the diversity of the industry they are serving'

Panel at Events Events 2020 tackles the issue of diversity and gender balance at conferences.

‘If companies trust their employees they will offer flexible working’

‘If companies trust their employees they will offer flexible working’

Panel of event professionals discuss working culture and why micromanaging employees will mean the best talent leaves.

Case study: World Congress of Psychiatry

Case study: World Congress of Psychiatry

The World Psychiatric Association in Lisbon aimed to examine and discuss crucial issues in psychiatry and mental health.

HGA hires new senior events producer

HGA hires new senior events producer

Manchester-based agency brings in two new faces after a record-breaking year of growth.

7 lessons from… The BAFTAs

7 lessons from… The BAFTAs

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 took place in London this weekend and had some important lessons for event planners.

Top 5 things event planners hate about trade shows

Top 5 things event planners hate about trade shows

Study by AIME reveals the barriers that get in the way of business success at events.

New managing director for BCD Meetings & Events

New managing director for BCD Meetings & Events

Agency brings in Mikael Ek to look after EMEA region, among several other key leadership changes.

'You never get promoted for just doing your job’

'You never get promoted for just doing your job’

Panel discussion at C&IT's Corporate Forum covers career progression and returning to work after maternity leave.

Our view: Let’s get rid of the disposable giveaways

Our view: Let’s get rid of the disposable giveaways

No-one wants to be bombarded with useless throwaway freebies, says C&IT’s associate editor Mark Williams.

Travel risk ‘worsening’ as coronavirus spreads

Travel risk ‘worsening’ as coronavirus spreads

Riskline warns against any non-essential travel to China, with Penang now also on high alert.

Hotels, venues and activities in Monte Carlo and Montenegro

Hotels, venues and activities in Monte Carlo and Montenegro

A look at two luxury marinas in Monte Carlo and Porto Montenegro with itineraries for meetings and events by the sea.

How performance incentives can turn toxic

How performance incentives can turn toxic

They might encourage competition, but staff league tables introduce other pressures.

Gender pay gap at 28% in UK events industry

Gender pay gap at 28% in UK events industry

Salary survey finds gap has decreased since 2015 but still exists, caused in part by bonuses and commission payments.

9 inspiring incentive ideas for Mexico

9 inspiring incentive ideas for Mexico

With a vibrant culture and Aztec history, there’s so much for the adventurous delegate to discover.

'People are still scared to talk about mental health at work'

'People are still scared to talk about mental health at work'

Panel at Eventhuddle discusses why individuals should rely on themselves, not their companies, when it comes to mental wellbeing.

Lockdowns extended as BA suspends flights to and from mainland China

Lockdowns extended as BA suspends flights to and from mainland China

BA says all direct flights involving mainland China have been suspended 'with immediate effect' because of the coronavirus.

Case study: The incentive held in a cannabis field

Case study: The incentive held in a cannabis field

Industrial hemp producer Kannaway treated its top distributors to an immersive day out on a hemp farm.

SITE Crystal Awards winners revealed

SITE Crystal Awards winners revealed

Incentive travel companies received awards for creating unique and memorable experiences at a ceremony in Vancouver.

Dear C&IT: B2B events should be fun too

Dear C&IT: B2B events should be fun too

Rasha El-Shirbini from The fresh Group says whether it's consumer or B2B, think of delegates as humans first.

BCD M&E appoints chief operating officer

BCD M&E appoints chief operating officer

New COO will manage leaders from five regions, as the agency continues its global growth plan.

Is the cost of a venue the most important factor for corporate event planners?

Is the cost of a venue the most important factor for corporate event planners?

A panel at C&T’s Corporate Forum discusses what really matters when planners and suppliers work together.

What you need to know about the Coronavirus threat

What you need to know about the Coronavirus threat

Risk intelligence company assesses the response to the outbreak and its impact on travel.

Why delegates on a tropical incentive were happy to clean the beach

Why delegates on a tropical incentive were happy to clean the beach

Dell Technologies' StaceyLynn Hoaglan explains how the company is tackling its sustainability challenges.

Freeman hires new creative director amid 'significant' growth

Freeman hires new creative director amid 'significant' growth

Brand experience company makes appointment to lead its experiential creative team from the Soho office in London.

Event planners' top picks for Singapore revealed

Event planners' top picks for Singapore revealed

We asked two experts who have organised events in the country to share their experiences of the sovereign state.

How planners can prepare for a terror attack

How planners can prepare for a terror attack

Counter-terrorism expert Richard Pendry has advice for event organisers on how to respond to critical incidents.

Crisis planning: 'As an industry we are falling behind'

Crisis planning: 'As an industry we are falling behind'

Dale Parmenter, group CEO at DRPG, says event planners must take more responsibility for learning how to protect their delegates.

Defying convention: 6 brand new global venues

Defying convention: 6 brand new global venues

New and upcoming international convention centres across Asia, the Americas and Europe.

Our view: Event planners aren’t security guards for drunk guests

Our view: Event planners aren’t security guards for drunk guests

Event organisers should not be placed in vulnerable or compromising positions, says C&IT’s senior reporter Ellie Kahn.

Pure Events appoints business development director

Pure Events appoints business development director

New hire will focus on broadening the agency's client base as it aims to work with more global companies.

16 ways to make conferences less wasteful

16 ways to make conferences less wasteful

Carbon-neutral events may not be possible yet, but there are big changes planners can make to help protect the planet.

Case study: Deviate Innovation Summit 2019

Case study: Deviate Innovation Summit 2019

The one-day summit in an unusual London location addressed the future of media consumption.

‘I’m sick of being asked why I’m charging’, says DMC manager

‘I’m sick of being asked why I’m charging’, says DMC manager

Event agencies and DMCs debate issues around cost and creativity during a panel discussion at C&IT’s Incentives Retreat.

New global MD for Ashfield Meetings & Events

New global MD for Ashfield Meetings & Events

Agency makes three appointments to its global leadership team, include HR and finance directors.

Planners want more crisis and security training

Planners want more crisis and security training

Event organisers concerned about their lack of preparation for serious incidents after November's terrorist attack at Fishmongers’ Hall.

The 2019 A-List FAM to Cork and Kerry

The 2019 A-List FAM to Cork and Kerry

Meet in Ireland treated the 2019 A-Listers to yoga, pony trekking and uileann pipes workshops.

‘A damaging lack of trust’: Can agencies and DMCs improve their relationship?

‘A damaging lack of trust’: Can agencies and DMCs improve their relationship?

Incentive planners and DMCs discuss the need for more transparency in their working relationship.

You shouldn't have to eat junk food at events and go home 'feeling lousy'

You shouldn't have to eat junk food at events and go home 'feeling lousy'

Big changes to how long events affect our health and wellbeing are urgently needed, says a VP of BCD Meetings & Events.

Diary of a delegate: Undiscovered Azerbaijan

Diary of a delegate: Undiscovered Azerbaijan

Exploring the emerging destination’s modern and medieval experiences in Baku, Gabala and Sheki.

Brands at Work appoints new creative director

Brands at Work appoints new creative director

Senior hire brings experience from a range of sectors that will help the agency meet the evolving needs of clients.

In pictures: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok opening March 2020

In pictures: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok opening March 2020

The hotel at Chao Phraya River offers indoor and outdoor event spaces in the Thai capital.

Judges announced for C&IT Awards Americas

Judges announced for C&IT Awards Americas

The inaugural C&IT Awards Americas will be judged by a mix of regional and global event professionals.

Ditching ‘swag bags’ and tackling the problem of food waste

Ditching ‘swag bags’ and tackling the problem of food waste

Corporate event planners spoke about ways to reduce waste and make conferences more sustainable.

‘I thought having children would have no impact on my career in events’

‘I thought having children would have no impact on my career in events’

One event professional discusses the struggle to balance work and life as a mother of a two-year-old.

Six new recruits for Venues and Events International

Six new recruits for Venues and Events International

Swindon-based event agency expands its team, including return of two former employees, after new client wins.

‘Glorified schedule apps' among top tech concerns for event planners

‘Glorified schedule apps' among top tech concerns for event planners

Delegates discussed their main aspirations, groans and gripes about tech during a roundtable at C&IT's Corporate Forum.

Case study: Nissan’s royal relaunch

Case study: Nissan’s royal relaunch

A revolving stage and 3D animation helped showcase the new Patrol SUV to an audience of VIPs, including UAE's royal family.

OrangeDoor appoints new managing director

OrangeDoor appoints new managing director

Event agency reinforces its senior leadership team to focus on ambitious global expansion plans.

Dear C&IT: Pick up the phone and think outside of the inbox

Dear C&IT: Pick up the phone and think outside of the inbox

Two event agencies respond to a recent article on the demise of the phone call and suggest it's not dead yet.

TEN6 boosts global growth with new hire

TEN6 boosts global growth with new hire

New appointment brings more than eight years of hospitality, client management and sales experience to the event agency.

What event planners can learn from a man kidnapped by terrorists

What event planners can learn from a man kidnapped by terrorists

Acclaimed BBC documentary filmmaker Sean Langan gives practical tips gained from more than 20 years filming in dangerous locations.

'Our ship caught fire five days before the event'

'Our ship caught fire five days before the event'

Laurie Weitzkorn, director at JustSeventy, reveals how his team saved their event when disaster struck.

Top priorities for live events revealed in new report

Top priorities for live events revealed in new report

Marble LDN's research on the changing face of events also finds that specificity and personalisation is key, regardless of budget.

In pictures: C&IT's Corporate Forum 2020

In pictures: C&IT's Corporate Forum 2020

Corporate event planners and suppliers took part in two days of panels, roundtables, team-building and a shark-infested dinner party.

Not everyone wants to be a manager

Not everyone wants to be a manager

Only 9% of employees want to manage others, says BCG research. Have people's ambitions changed?

How Identity made the Sunday Times Fast Track 100

How Identity made the Sunday Times Fast Track 100

'I see agencies like WRG, Jack Morton and George P Johnson as our competitors now,' says MD Michael Gietzen.

New board director for Worldspan

New board director for Worldspan

Agency's newest board member brings more than 30 years experience and will expand its specialised association service.

'I couldn't find the off switch': A call for more mental health support in events

'I couldn't find the off switch': A call for more mental health support in events

One event planner discusses her experience of complete burnout while trying to build the ultimate career.

Fears over Gulf attacks tops list of travel concerns

Fears over Gulf attacks tops list of travel concerns

Risk intelligence company raises concerns over Iraq and Iran amid an assessment of the top travel risks around the world in 2020.

7 biggest challenges facing the travel industry

7 biggest challenges facing the travel industry

Economic uncertainty, sustainable travel and climate change are expected to be the biggest challenges in 2020, TTE report finds.

Case study: Toyota's Cup of Nations

Case study: Toyota's Cup of Nations

Toyota Material Handling Europe brought 120 staff from 11 countries to St George's Park for a team-building football tournament.

Warning over event budgets as growth slows

Warning over event budgets as growth slows

Budgets are not increasing at the same pace as over the past few years, according to a director at industry association MPI.

The fresh Group hires new CEO

The fresh Group hires new CEO

New leader for the global events agency will set its strategic vision, amid recent tech sector growth.

Is the demise of the phone call killing business relationships?

Is the demise of the phone call killing business relationships?

Event planners and suppliers asked whether telephone calls are a thing of the past, as part of a debate at C&IT's US Forum.

RFPs? Forget them, please!

RFPs? Forget them, please!

Mike van der Vijver of Orange Gibbon says that a request for proposal (RFP) can lead to poorly designed meetings.

Odeon opens cinematic event space in London

Odeon opens cinematic event space in London

New cinema in Islington offers a gourmet dining experience and an unusual space for business events.

Profit rises at Worldspan after increased investment

Profit rises at Worldspan after increased investment

Most recent financial year included a new Liverpool production hub for the event agency.

What event planners and venues need to know before a site visit

What event planners and venues need to know before a site visit

Senior planners and venue directors took part in a panel discussion at C&IT's US Forum.

Dear C&IT: There are alternative routes into events

Dear C&IT: There are alternative routes into events

The fresh Group's director of client delivery writes about the tricky business of getting into events for newcomers.

4 steps to more strategic meetings

4 steps to more strategic meetings

NYS Meetings & Events' Leanne Fowler explains how to get the maximum value out of your meetings.

In pictures: Canary Islands' oldest hotel reopens

In pictures: Canary Islands' oldest hotel reopens

Once attracting the likes of Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie and Prince Charles, the restored Santa Catalina hotel dates back to 1890.

7 incentive ideas in Melbourne and Victoria

7 incentive ideas in Melbourne and Victoria

From a penguin parade to a man-made surf park and beach golf, here's the inside track on what to do in the Australian city and state.

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