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What’s ‘legal but not ethical’ in meetings?

I was stopped at check-in flying through Heathrow to Iceland and told I was on a reserve list, because the plane was 'full' and I...

Should we take cuts lying down?

"Marriott and Hilton's decision to cut group booking commissions is a wake-up call for agencies and PCOs about the changing ownership and business models of..."

We can’t make social media work either

"I could totally relate to your Editor's Blog Social Media on Trial as we have been trying, and failing, to get any meaningful engagement on..."

I want less tech at our congress

"At the moment I am a lone voice on our board, because I want to reduce the amount of tech at our annual congress, where..."

Where do we draw the line?

"In the light of the #metoo scandal we are re-examining our entertainment offering at congress. In the past we have had cabaret/moulin rouge style entertainment,..."

Hotels with decent AV?

"In recent years we've held our annual meeting in a convention centre, despite extra costs, because we rely heavily on AV and AV backup should..."

Best new convention centres?

"Our next congress falls in an anniversary year and we want it to be extra special. Can anyone recommend a convention centre - in Europe..."

Keep the forum alive

"As a "new kid o the blog", just a short note of encouragement to keep the forum alive. I enjoy reading it and hope to..."

How many Weinsteins in MICE industry?

"The current sexual harassment and abuse scandal impacting Hollywood and UK politics should be seen by the meetings industry as a good opportunity to clear..."

Creche facilities?

"Can anyone recommend any convention centres in Europe with decent creche facilities? Or even a nursery/child care? Want to make our next event as inclusive..."

Should terror deter us?

"Really great to read how the European Society of Cardiology chose to hold it annual congress in Barcelona just eight days after the terror attack..."

Time to forget the room block?

"Hi. I wanted to harvest some thoughts about in-house accommodation services and whether it's worth the hassle? We run a annual meeting for around 2,000..."

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