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04 Jul: Mandy Jennings on Making your venue stand out from the crowd

Making your venue stand out from the crowd by Mandy Jennings

Standing out from the crowdExecutive Director of Venues of Excellence Mandy Jennings spoke exclusively to C&IT about how venues ca standout from the crowd.

“In an increasingly competitive conference and events market, making sure there is an edge to what you offer as a venue is crucial,” says Mandy “Customers are always on the lookout for venues that offer something different – whether it is the location, the venue’s set-up or the services on offer.”

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27 Jun: Latest UK Conference and Meetings Survey 2018

Latest UK Conference and Meetings Survey 2018

The latest UK Conference and Meetings Survey has been released revealing that expenditure is up to an estimated £18.1 billion of direct expenditure generated by conference and meeting delegates in venues and in wider destination spend in 2017.…

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24 May: Venues of Excellence on Meeting Room of the Future™ latest report from IACC

Meeting Room of the Future™ latest report from IACC

The meeting industry continues to expand and evolve, and so we are constantly looking to understand better the requirements of meeting planners and decision makers. We take a closer look at the report released by the IACC to better understand why increasingly venue operators are experience creators and not just service providers, how venues need to act as strategic consultants to meeting planners and how collaborative technologies are high on the investment plan for many Venues of Excellence members.  

Food for thought

03 Apr: Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Food choice can be one of the biggest challenges in event planning, now more than ever. According to ONS in the UK we eat out more than we have in 5 years, spending on average £45 per week in restaurants and hotels (March 2016) and therefore our food expectations are higher.…


03 Apr: Team Building

Team Building

Team building is a small word for a huge topic. Employee wellbeing and morale is a consistently hot topic, and more companies than ever see its value.

At Venues of Excellence, we know that team building isn’t as simple as an activity to encourage teamwork.…