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CN Meets: London is ready to go

Tracy Halliwell, director of tourism, conventions & major events at London Convention Bureau tells Martin Fullard that alongside a surge in domestic enquiries, the capital is seeing an interest from US and European event planners.

CN Meets: Client confidence the £2m question at etc.venues

Martin Fullard meets Nick Hoare, COO at etc.venues, to talk about the business’ recent announcement that it received £2m worth of enquiries in the 24 hours that followed Boris Johnson’s roadmap announcement. Hoare notes that confidence is building, and that testing will very much be driven by customer needs. The industry, he says, is ready to evolve.

Data Miners: Lay of the land

In the first for a new series, Conference News and Venue Performance have teamed up to analyse venue data each month, to chart patterns in booking trends.

In this first episode, Venue Performance’s founder, Peter Heath, and CN editor, Martin Fullard, talk about the broad importance of venue data and how it can shape the landscape.

From episode 2, there will be more data to discuss now the prime minister has given the industry a go-date.

CN Meets: Duet media delivering quality online events

CN editor Martin Fullard talks to Duet Media’s Paul Barton Hodges about how the pandemic expedited the drive to online events, and how quality control is vital for delivering a quality experience for speakers and attendees alike.