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.

8 global travel risks in 2020

8 global travel risks in 2020

From climate change protests to the US presidential election, these are the biggest geopolitical risks around the world this year.

'This industry is about experience rather than qualifications'

'This industry is about experience rather than qualifications'

Four events apprentices give their thoughts on why practical experience is so valuable.

The highs and lows of New Zealand's IFLA 2020 bid

The highs and lows of New Zealand's IFLA 2020 bid

The rollercoaster story of New Zealand's bid for the 2020 IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

C&IT's APAC Awards now open for entries

C&IT's APAC Awards now open for entries

Brand new this year, C&IT will recognise the very best in events in the Asia Pacific region.

Merry Christmas to all our readers

Merry Christmas to all our readers

Ding dong merrily on high and jingle all the way from the C&IT team.

How yoga can unlock a healthy and sustainable life in events

How yoga can unlock a healthy and sustainable life in events

The man behind the biggest yoga festival in the US describes how he set up an agency and why a quiet mind is the key to creativity. ­­­

Is there more demand for drink-focused events?

Is there more demand for drink-focused events?

We asked event professionals if the rise of enotourism means alcohol-based activities are going to become increasingly popular.

Cocoons, soundproofing and purified air used to tackle UK's 'sleep epidemic'

Cocoons, soundproofing and purified air used to tackle UK's 'sleep epidemic'

Zedwell Piccadilly hotel takes aim at the modern problem of getting a good night's sleep with interventions to encourage better rest.

No turkey? A cracking solution for a greener Christmas party

No turkey? A cracking solution for a greener Christmas party

Organisers and delegates willing to ditch meat and crackers for an eco-friendly Christmas party, finds survey.

13 new hotels in Melbourne and Victoria

13 new hotels in Melbourne and Victoria

From five-star luxury to the latest tech, on-site meeting spaces and restaurants - a roundup of hotels for 2020 and beyond.

Being sustainable without downgrading on quality

Being sustainable without downgrading on quality

The final part of our State of the Industry Corporate Report looks at sustainability, talent and work-life balance.

Why incentive travel is the fastest growing events sector

Why incentive travel is the fastest growing events sector

SITE's CEO says one reason for growth of incentive travel is that it's no longer limited to a company's sales department.

In pictures: nhow London opening in January

In pictures: nhow London opening in January

New nhow London hotel features contemporary art based on British icons, and a robot butler.

Case study: ILGA's international LGBTIQ conference in Wellington

Case study: ILGA's international LGBTIQ conference in Wellington

Preparations were disrupted two days before the event by a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch.

Travel companies 'dangerously vulnerable' over misconceptions of loyalty

Travel companies 'dangerously vulnerable' over misconceptions of loyalty

Loyalty in the travel sector is essential for the success of suppliers yet is so often overlooked, finds research.

Why career development outranks salary

Why career development outranks salary

A panel of experts at C&IT's US Forum discussed whether personal development beats reward for retaining top talent.

DRPG appoints global development director

DRPG appoints global development director

New appointment brings extensive international experience, having previously worked for the BBC and CNBC.

Unicorn Events makes senior hire in USA

Unicorn Events makes senior hire in USA

New senior project manager will work with the agency's US clients from the New York office.

Christmas market-themed charity event organised by AIEA brings festive cheer

Christmas market-themed charity event organised by AIEA brings festive cheer

Music, lunch and a shopping experience offers respite for women and children who have survived domestic abuse.

Is an empty box the best way to thank clients at Christmas?

Is an empty box the best way to thank clients at Christmas?

UK-based event agency Top Banana has gifted its clients this year with a box of... nothing.

EVCOM appoints executive director

EVCOM appoints executive director

New director brings experience from corporate events and has held senior roles at D&AD and the Design Council.

The 2019 A-List FAM to Galway and the Shannon region

The 2019 A-List FAM to Galway and the Shannon region

Meet in Ireland treated this year's A-Listers to axe-throwing, gun dog trials and a trip to the country's most Instagrammed location.

Is there a global war for talent in events?

Is there a global war for talent in events?

A panel at C&IT's US Forum discuss what event agencies can do to find and keep the best people.

Our view: I've never been more excited about a trip

Our view: I've never been more excited about a trip

C&IT's editor, Calum Di Lieto, asks if secrecy could be the key to getting people excited about incentives.

What the election result means for events

What the election result means for events

Following the win for the Conservative Party in the general election, what do key industry figures think about the result?

Which trends do event planners expect to see next year?

Which trends do event planners expect to see next year?

In part nine of our State of the Industry: Corporate Report, we asked corporate event planners what trends they expect to see in 2020.

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