Charging for WiFi and internet access

At the recent Summer Summit for meetings industry associations one of the liveliest debates was about venues and hotels charging for WiFi and Internet access. It really is time that venues and hotels stopped charging for WiFi. It is comparable to the telephone charges in hotels years ago, isn’t it? It is clearly an obvious …read entire article

Eco-hype – who can you trust?

Over the last twelve months I have been astonished at how rapidly the ‘green’ bandwagon has rolled on, with all and sundry parading their green credentials so that it is now difficult to distinguish the hyped, veneer policies of those who pay lip service to Corporate Social Responsibility from the truly committed organisations taking real …read entire article

A Charter for Responsible Meetings

We are passionate about meetings not only being fruitful and productive but also that they should be carried out with a level of responsibility that extends outside the four walls that they are held within.

Environmental issues Commitment to ensure my organisation is as environmentally responsible as possible. Appoint an environmental champion in …read entire article

The green agenda

… smoke and mirrors?

Few would disagree that the green agenda has become a ‘check-list’ item in the events sector across all manner of services over the last twelve months. Remarkable, in my view, how the masses have latched on to what should be a noble and ethical cause for their own commercial benefit. Don’t …read entire article

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

4. The elimination of all forms of forced and …read entire article

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