Wolverhampton Making it Happen

Did you know? Wolverhampton is mentioned in the Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. It is the scene of a magnificent painting by  JMW Turner and is a central character in Caitlin Moran's best selling novel and TV programme How to Build…

What makes a great meetings destination?

Fantastic group at Estonia Convention Bureau seminar last week worked with me on debate of what makes a great meetings destination. What makes Singapore, Brussels, Vienna, Seoul and Tokyo the top 5 cities for international meetings according…

ICCA Associations Masterclass BMEIS Quiz

Attendees at the ICCA Masterclass Friday 19th September got a sneak preview of the British Meetings and Events Industry Survey 2014/15. But first they had to guess what the results were. SOTISOX were the winners out of 8 teams. Here are the…

Convention centres as a catalyst for regeneration

To justify their high costs, major projects such as convention centres increasingly have to 'kick start' the regeneration of an area, physically and economically. The creation of a conference centre attracts inward investment, particularly when…

Belfast Waterfront

  Our role in Belfast is as the “expert client”, advising on all aspects of the design, operation and marketing of this centre. Having worked on the original development of Waterfront Hall prior to its opening in 1997, due to its…

Winning more conference business for Staffordshire

Our original research identified that conferences and meetings were worth £316 million to Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. One of the initiatives we have undertaken since then in order to increase this figure is an awareness and training day…

The developing meetings industry in the Baltic Region

New destinations all over the world are continually entering the meetings market, with many in Asia gaining significant market share in record time. How will destinations in the Baltic region achieve increased success in the international…

Celtic Manor focus groups

We are facilitating a series of focus groups at Celtic Manor, Newport on the proposed development of International Convention Centre, Wales.        We would love to get your input, so let us know your views: 1.              Which…

Average salary for events managers £34,249

The BMEIS 2013/14 reveals that the average salary for events managers is £34,249 in associations/not for profit organisations and £37,320 for corporates. These averages are based on  300 events organisers for each sector. This is just one…

Optimism for Europe's meetings in 2014

The latest IBTM Meetings Industry Research -Europe focus, prepared by The Right Solution, was launched Wednesday 20th November during EIBTM in Barcelona. The results of research with over 700 buyers and suppliers across 26 countries all holding…