Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Part five of our State of the Industry: Corporate Report is an in-depth look at DHL's big three-day event for its staff.

5 hotels for inspiring incentives in Italy

5 hotels for inspiring incentives in Italy

Our pick of elegant Italian getaways for exciting activities, captivating cuisine and stunning scenery.

UK businesses spending 22% more on incentive travel

UK businesses spending 22% more on incentive travel

Research also finds increased investment in employee experiences worldwide, in response to concerns for wellbeing.

How to use live events to revitalise a brand

How to use live events to revitalise a brand

Any product can be given a new lease of life with the right kind of event, says UKSV's Neil Coombes.

Popular and emerging destinations for corporate events

Popular and emerging destinations for corporate events

Part four of the State of the Industry: Corporate Report asks which cities are favoured by event planners.

In pictures: C&IT US Forum 2019

In pictures: C&IT US Forum 2019

Event planners from North America came to Chewton Glen for two days of meetings, content sessions and activities.

Case study: Avon's Circle of Excellence 2019

Case study: Avon's Circle of Excellence 2019

Venues and Events International organised a 'once in a lifetime' trip to Monaco and the Champagne region of France.

New client account manager for Brands at Work

New client account manager for Brands at Work

With seven years of events experience, the agency's most recent hire will develop new client relationships.

The top challenges for corporate event planners

The top challenges for corporate event planners

Part three of the State of the Industry: Corporate Report finds the biggest hurdles include measuring the ROI of events.

Dear C&IT: Venues must be more reasonable

Dear C&IT: Venues must be more reasonable

Charging significantly more for special dietary requests is bad practice, argues Inntel's Douglas O'Neill.

What technology is crucial for a successful event?

What technology is crucial for a successful event?

Part two of our State of the Industry: Corporate Report reveals which tech is most important for events to run seamlessly.

In pictures: Dreamtime 2019 in Perth showcases Australian incentives

In pictures: Dreamtime 2019 in Perth showcases Australian incentives

Tourism Australia's bi-annual incentive event highlights massive investment in Western Australia's capital.

Three event agencies feature in Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Three event agencies feature in Sunday Times Fast Track 100

This year's list includes a record number of businesses with female founders and chief executives.

The importance of passion projects for a balanced career in events

The importance of passion projects for a balanced career in events

Strata's Ciaran Crudden explains why doing things you love in your spare time can be hugely beneficial to your day job.

How corporate events budgets changed this year

How corporate events budgets changed this year

The first part of our State of the Industry: Corporate Report 2019 looks at what corporates are spending on events.

In pictures: Accor opens new hotel in Old Havana

In pictures: Accor opens new hotel in Old Havana

Luxury hotel brand SO/ Hotels & Resorts launches with 250 rooms near the old town area of the Cuban capital.

London to host 2021 European Aids Conference

London to host 2021 European Aids Conference

Scientists from across Europe will head to ExCeL London for the 18th edition of the event.

New event spaces at Liverpool's World Museum

New event spaces at Liverpool's World Museum

Lower Horseshoe exhibition gallery space and boardroom open in the historic museum.

Venues and Events International wins Engie contract

Venues and Events International wins Engie contract

UK event agency is preferred meeting supplier for French natural gas and energy company.

In pictures: IBTM World 2019

In pictures: IBTM World 2019

Thousands of international delegates gathered in Barcelona for the annual MICE industry showcase.

New hotel and convention centre in western France

New hotel and convention centre in western France

The €52 million project has resulted in a new convention centre, a sixth hotel and a night-time show at Puy du Fou theme park.

SDI Meetings and Incentives appoints new president

SDI Meetings and Incentives appoints new president

Chicago-based agency makes leadership change but former president will continue in role as company founder.

New head of live events for HGA

New head of live events for HGA

Manchester-based events agency makes several appointments after a year of record revenue.

Venue of the week - The RuMa Hotel & Residences

Well-equipped for meetings and events in Kuala Lumpur, RuMa Hotels & Residences is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

In pictures: Villa Copenhagen opening in 2020

In pictures: Villa Copenhagen opening in 2020

Central post office built in 1912 has been restored to house the new 390-room hotel that can host events for 1,200 attendees.

Strata brings in a dozen new recruits

Strata brings in a dozen new recruits

Agency hires 12 people across all departments, including client services director Laura Awcock.

In pictures: New events venue opens in Herefordshire

In pictures: New events venue opens in Herefordshire

Crumplebury has onsite accommodation, flexible event spaces, a farm-to-table restaurant and views of the countryside.

Science Museum unveils new event space within medical exhibit

Science Museum unveils new event space within medical exhibit

Exhibition opens for drinks receptions and events amid one of the world's largest medical galleries as part of £24m refurb.

Venue of the Week: Adare Manor

C&IT's 2019 A-Listers were treated to a stay at the luxury Irish getaway on an 842 acre estate in County Limerick.

Biggest food and drink trends of 2020 revealed by hotel group

Biggest food and drink trends of 2020 revealed by hotel group

Black pepper ice cream, fermented foods and Levantine cuisine are among the culinary treats predicted to be popular.

Influx of association conferences for ACC Liverpool

Influx of association conferences for ACC Liverpool

Venue is set to host three major association conferences for the first time, while confirming return of several others.

Profit and turnover up for Freeman EMEA

Profit and turnover up for Freeman EMEA

Most recent financial year included acquisition of Comotion Consulting and a new managing director for the event agency.

Zaha Hadid's ME hotel to open in 2020

Zaha Hadid's ME hotel to open in 2020

Designed by the celebrated late architect, ME by Meliá will open its first Middle Eastern property in the Burj Khalifa district of Dubai.

PCMA hires new VP of business development

PCMA hires new VP of business development

Latest recruit will oversee the association's business efforts for global clients and markets.

SAS 2020 conference set for ICC Birmingham

SAS 2020 conference set for ICC Birmingham

Analytics conference will attract more than 1,000 data and technology experts from 22-23 June.

Avocado aficionados heading to New Zealand

Avocado aficionados heading to New Zealand

Country to host 10th World Avocado Congress and welcome thousands of international delegates in 2023.

INVNT makes senior hires across global offices

INVNT makes senior hires across global offices

New account wins mean agency strengthens teams in London, Sydney, New York, Detroit and Singapore.

Top Banana hires senior creative director

Top Banana hires senior creative director

Agency continues recruitment drive with Richard Twamley, who joins from DRPG and has 20 years of event experience.

WRG wins major Ricoh contract

WRG wins major Ricoh contract

Agency will be responsible for print technology brand's presence at drupa 2020 and four-year comms campaign.

New commercial director for TEN6 creative

New commercial director for TEN6 creative

Following recent multi-year deal with client Genesys, new director will take the lead on European and APAC business.

Genero Group opens two new offices

Genero Group opens two new offices

Welsh event agency expands, opening permanent offices in London and Bristol.

Who topped the Global Destination Sustainability Index 2019?

Who topped the Global Destination Sustainability Index 2019?

Index looks at destinations' environmental strategy and social sustainability initiatives.

Treehouse London hotel to open 1 December

Treehouse London hotel to open 1 December

New property in Marylebone will have its own resident horticulturalists, 95 bedrooms and a rooftop bar.

MPs criticise lack of competition in Heathrow expansion

MPs criticise lack of competition in Heathrow expansion

Cross-party group calls for more choice for passengers, while BTA welcomes Virgin Atlantic's bid to be second flag-carrying airline.

FMI boosts business development team with three hires

FMI boosts business development team with three hires

New staff follow a series of client wins for the Chilton-based events agency.

'Most competitive' convention destinations revealed

'Most competitive' convention destinations revealed

Competitive Index 2019 for global cities hosting meetings and events ranks them by features such as infrastructure and costs.

XSEM raises a glass to new client wins

XSEM raises a glass to new client wins

Expansion into the drinks industry has led to the agency smashing its 2019 turnover target three months early.

New client engagement director for TCEG

New client engagement director for TCEG

Agency's latest hire will head up key accounts and lead client services teams in UK and US.

Uluru climbing ban: 'It's our job to lead by example'

Uluru climbing ban: 'It's our job to lead by example'

Event planners should have a full understanding of the place they're visiting and its history, says senior project manager at Clive.

Massive fire at New Zealand International Convention Center expected to delay opening

Massive fire at New Zealand International Convention Center expected to delay opening

The under-construction Auckland venue has suffered a major blow as a fire has ripped through the site.

TCEG hires exhibitions team lead

TCEG hires exhibitions team lead

The Creative Engagement Group hires Helen Davis to head up its US environments team in Philadelphia.

What will be the top destinations for events and incentives in 2020?

What will be the top destinations for events and incentives in 2020?

Global DMC Partners reveals 2019 destination rankings as well as its hotlist for next year.

Avantgarde London hires creative duo

Avantgarde London hires creative duo

The agency's new creative team has worked with clients including BMW, Oreo, Visa and HSBC.

Hire Space Awards 2019 winners: The full list

Hire Space Awards 2019 winners: The full list

Comedian Robin Morgan led the ceremony at the National Gallery recognising the UK's best venues and event organisers.

LinkedIn launches face-to-face meetings tool

LinkedIn launches face-to-face meetings tool

Online networking platform's event-organising feature marks its first step into the physical meetings market.

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Inntel hires new head of business travel

Senior appointment will manage business travel operations teams and mentor the agency's business travel consultants.

Marketing budgets cut for the first time in seven years, says Bellwether Report

Marketing budgets cut for the first time in seven years, says Bellwether Report

Total marketing budgets fell in the third-quarter amid economic and political uncertainty, but outlook for 2020 is positive.

Event agency wins Best Business award

Event agency wins Best Business award

Sleek Events hailed as 'outstanding with year-on-year growth' by Best Business Women Awards.

The Creative Engagement Group hires three senior creative directors

The Creative Engagement Group hires three senior creative directors

Agency brings in new staff to strengthen its creative team for live experiences, communications, interactive and immersive content.

World Congress of Optometry 2021 set for Melbourne

World Congress of Optometry 2021 set for Melbourne

Eye health professionals bound for Australia to share global knowledge, experience and practices.

Partner Content

Progress of MICE in Taiwan: Future prospects and past history

Known for the warmth and hospitality, Taiwan boasts stunning scenery, lively cultures, and continuously updates and increases its convention infrastructure.

"Safe isn't memorable"

Do you face a daily battle with the board? C&IT, in partnership with Cvent, ran a roundtable dinner discussion for corporate planners to talk about their tips and tricks.

Combine work and play under the Monaco sun

If it's year-round Mediterranean climate, abundance of world-class venues and inspiring luxury experiences weren't enough to tempt you to hold a winter event in Monaco, then this latest offer from the Principality definitely will.

How Rolls-Royce found a soundtrack for success

SongDivision made immersive music a key element of Rolls-Royce's annual Excellence Awards.

Let unique Okinawa inspire you

At the southern tip of Japan, this remarkable island provides inspiration for even the most demanding planners and all the facilities to fulfil their needs.

Why post-event follow up is crucial to event success

Post-event feedback, whether it is positive or negative, is incredibly important.

Another landmark year for Belfast after winning Best Events Destination 2019

It's been a record-breaking year for Belfast with stand-out numbers for business tourism sales and awards galore.

ICC Sydney: More Than a Venue

Time, money and talent: the industry's hot topics

The good and the great from C&IT's top 50 UK event agencies got together to debate how to best approach the event industry's current challenges.

One to watch: Sardatur Holidays

Eyeing Italy for your next meeting, incentive or conference? For in-depth knowledge look no further than Sardatur, a UK-based specialist in Italian travel that is launching into the MICE market.

Five 'green' reasons to choose ICC Belfast

Five ways ICC Belfast and the wider city is mastering sustainability.

48 hours in Taiwan

C&IT has designed a sample two-day itinerary for event planners interested in Taiwan as a destination, featuring a blend of modern and traditional venues and activities throughout the enthralling East Asian island.

What is the value of a kick-off meeting?

Every good event planner will know the importance of holding a kick-off meeting at the start of a project. It can mean the difference between a mediocre event and an outstanding event that smashes all of its objectives.

Quality food service at The Vox, Birmingham

We talk to Aaron Johnson-Waters, Senior Head Chef at The Vox Conference Venue in Birmingham, on his passion for innovation and how quality food service delivery is vital in maintaining the venue's premium offering.