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Brand activation in two worlds

In an age of permacrisis, brands find themselves at a crossroads. A state of ongoing disruption means the new normal is constantly shifting. The light at the end of the tunnel flickers. Events are still being postponed due to Covid-19 cases, roadshows cancelled as venues are repurposed to house Ukrainian refugees. With physical uncertainty, hybrid and virtual events have become industry standard.

The Dilly – All the Action. One Location.

Host your meeting or event in the vibrant capital, at the most connected address in London. The Dilly, located at 21 Piccadilly in London, is a new independent hotel, with extensive facilities for meetings and events in the capital. Originally opened in 1908, this historic building maintains its’ Edwardian heritage with modern London-inspired touches throughout.

Global meetings in Sydney: Proven legacies and future prospects

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has for a long time collected data on the legacies and value of in-person meetings, from growth opportunities for early-career participants to sector development and global research and collaboration impact. The disruption of the last two years has increased people’s appetite to meet in person and, when circumstances have allowed, these events have had strong participation and equal effusion from delegates confirming how much they have missed in-person connection. Recent research supports the anecdotal evidence.

Manchester Central relaunches podcast: why events are crucial to the UK economy

Manchester Central, one of the UK’s leading events venues, has launched part two of its third podcast series with an exclusive interview with Bev Craig - leader of Manchester City Council. 

Speaking with Shaun Hinds, CEO of Manchester Central, Bev shared her thoughts on a range of topics including the role of events, the visitor economy, the strength of the Manchester City Region and why collaboration is important for business growth.

A beautiful, historic location for venue hire in central London

The Royal Society is the national academy of science in the UK and our fundamental purpose, reflected in our founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, encouraging its development and use for the benefit of humanity.

The Royal Society has played a part in some of the most significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and our scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science.

Audience DNA: Is it changing?

Baby Boomers and Millennials will remember a time when you could go offline fully. Now this concept is unimaginable. Technology will soon be integrated into our DNA, and we will all be dependent on it in different ways, whether we like it or not. We are always connected. We are augmented by sensors. Data is continuously recorded about our everyday life. In some ways, the media follows us everywhere. 

Putting Values First: One Year on at The Eastside Rooms

From one perspective, The Eastside Rooms could not have opened at a more perfect time. Built in the centre of Birmingham, the capital of the UK’s events industry, within 18 months of the arrival of the Commonwealth Games. The venue is part of a massive infrastructure development that is set to see the city become one of the most connected – as well as recognised – in Europe. 

On the other hand, we opened our brand-new conference centre during one of the most painful times in the history of the events industry – right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Manchester Central welcomes Europe’s largest veterinary congress

Manchester Central, one of the UK’s leading events venues, recently opened its doors to Europe’s largest veterinary congress as it continues to lead the recovery of the live events sector in the North West.

Across the three-day event (24 - 26 March), the BSAVA welcomed delegates from its 11,000 membership  of veterinary professionals and beyond, showcasing the very latest veterinary research findings and technology, and generated around £10m economic impact for the city.

Why hybrid meetings are putting planners in the driver’s seat

The debate over petrol versus hybrid and electric motor vehicles could be likened to today’s savvy meeting planner asking what the perfect meetings model for them is, says EventsAIR.

Buying a car today just isn’t the same as it was even 10 years ago. Car makers are now offering models that are powered by diesel, petrol, electric, or a petrol/electric combination.

Knowing which one is right for you can be a challenge.

And the same could be said of the debate around meetings management right now. Should I go in-person, fully virtual or hybrid?