10 things we learned this week

This week we’ve learned three key issues that the industry must tackle ahead of Brexit negotiations, that technology and sustainability are areas in which the industry must improve, and that the Morris Minor is back.

1. James Heappey, MP, is the man to have on side

CN editor Paul Colston attended mia’s roundtable discussion at which MP James Heappey outlined three key Brexit issues for the events industry.

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2. Tech ‘n’ Sus lagging behind

According to young eventprofs, two key areas where the industry is falling behind is technology and sustainability. Know it alls.

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3. No end in sight for Lane End

Lane End Conference Centre have clearly found a magic formula as they have just posted their best ever results. Go get ‘em.

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4. International Confex will teach the world

International Confex has teamed up with the AEO, ILEA UK and AAE to deliver bespoke education to eventprofs at the 2017 show.

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5. Louise Perry has her own events agency

Who knew? And she chose to launch it at the Imperial War Museum.

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6. Conferences matter in provincial Britain

When you think about it, the MICE industry is perhaps a city’s best way of bringing business to the area… ConferenceLeeds’ Jennifer Young lays it out.

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7. Drone’s aren’t just for irritating your neighbours

It turns out that drones do have a purpose beyond humming your irritable neighbours to death. As EEF Venues demonstrated this week, they are a great tool for offering a different perspective.

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8. British Leyland is back

It seems Jury’s Inn Oxford are embracing Brexit and have indulged in some good old-fashioned automotive artwork. Morris, whose factory was in the area, have had their Minor immortalised as part of the new décor.

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9. EdComs are very good

EdComs topped the list of winners at this year’s EVCOM Clarion Awards, taking home two gold awards as well as one silver, two bronze and three further accolades. Boom.

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10. London & Partners needs a new CEO

Surely the shock of the week came from London & Partners, who announced that Gordon Innes had resigned from his role at CEO. Time to send a in a cheeky CV?

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Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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