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Events staff sourcing and training

Events staff sourcing and training

Be particular about the staff you hire. They need to be motivated and enthusiastic, and not driven solely by the fact that they will be receiving money at the end of the day. They should get a kick out of the events industry, or from being able to help and interact... read more
Rates for your staff…and yourself

Rates for your staff…and yourself

How do you know what to pay those who work for you – and not to mention yourself? A good rule of thumb is to check out what the greater industry pays. I pay my temporary staff quite well, as I train them to have event-specific skills. I train all my staff personally,... read more
The Gruffalo brought to life

The Gruffalo brought to life

Finding the right audiovisual partner is crucial to the success of any event. Julian Cohen shares how he made every child’s dream come true by bringing the Gruffalo to life. For Julian Cohen, owner of Avstage , challenges are viewed as opportunities. With over 25... read more
Talking ‘bout my generation

Talking ‘bout my generation

Most event planners are in their thirties. Most successful incentive participants are in their 50s. Most event programmes are written for 18-year-old attendees, it would appear. John Fisher wonders whatever happened to thinking about the participants’ profile.... read more
Dealing with destinations

Dealing with destinations

John Fisher explains how to choose a suitable incentive travel destination. In Max Cuff’s now legendary definition of incentive travel, the product hinges on an exceptional travel-related experience. The trouble is one man’s Monte Carlo can be another man’s... read more
10 must-use decor trends

10 must-use decor trends

Decor transforms a space and allows you to showcase your company or capture your theme to the fullest, showcasing each nuance in a fresh, interesting way. Download our 10 must-use decor trends... read more
5 questions to ask to ensure a safe event

5 questions to ask to ensure a safe event

1  WHAT TYPE OF EVENT ARE YOU PLANNING? Is it a classical recital or a rock concert? Both events require similar infrastructure, but the intensity of the input varies greatly. You will not necessarily need the same crowd control infrastructure at a classical concert... read more
Effective site inspections

Effective site inspections

Gone are the days when a warm body was enough to be a part of a venue inspection. A professionally managed MICE venue wishes to grow and prosper through a well-planned series of site inspections, explains Helen Brewer. To have a successful site inspection, with... read more
How to choose the right catering company

How to choose the right catering company

Choosing a catering company can be a difficult decision, as you need to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements and still make sure that the food is both delicious and presentable. Catering is probably the single most important aspect of your event. People will... read more

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