The MICE Blog partners with Future in 15 Show to co-create innovative content

I’m excited to share with you that The MICE Blog partnered with The Future in 15 Show. The aim of our partnership is to develop and co-create innovative content for the events industry.

Future in 15 Show is an online tv show, with 15 minute episodes that focus on innovation within four sectors. These include hospitality, business travel, MICE and commercial real estate. Each episode features Show Host, Caleb Parker, interviewing an industry leader who pushes the boundaries within the industry. Specifically, these can be a new product or service development or adopting innovative approach to solving industry problems. Launched in March at International Confex, the show has already gained great industry support. Additionally, the show also attracted  strategic partnerships with HBAA and Mash Media.

Instagram for corporate events

instagram corporate events

A look at my monthly google analytics revealed that people are looking for information about how to use Instagram for events. I love Instagram and focus on Instagram as one of the key channels to keep in touch with my community. I have written about Instagram in the past, but with the fast pace technology changes I must admit my old articles are totally outdated and so it is time for an update.

In this article I will answer the most common queries I see on my google analytics. These will hopefully give you some guidance with your strategy.

How to organise multi-destination events

Multi-destination events may not always be the most straightforward events to organise. Numerous elements thrown into the mix in large quantities; from travel, to logistics, accommodation, event programme, communication and more. In addition to the event’s formulae, it is essential to remember that the event shouldn’t solely focus on the destinations, and the delegate has to be able to fully enjoy and engage in the journey in-between the destinations too. Above all, it is fundamental to be organised and keep your delegate at the heart of it all.

This is a guest blog post by Jane Jones, Director of Project Management at drp

Inspiring #eventprofs through venue showcases – Weston Park stately home brought to life

When organising events, the main requirements for me and many others are a central location, good transport links, flexibility and a good service. Hotels dominate the event venue market, as they are often able to offer all of these in one convenient location. However, as event professionals we are always looking for something extra to offer our attendees, something a little more out of the ordinary to enhance the event experience.

When invited to Weston Park with Lime Venue Portfolio, I was only aware of it as the home to a tent covered field during V Festival. However, the stately home nestled within the park is a far cry from festival camping. If you are looking for an exclusive hire venue to create a sense of luxury then Weston Park definitely has something to offer.

Takeaways from Conventa 2017

From 18 to 19 January 2017, Slovenia and Ljubljana hosted the 9th Conventa. Mostly known as the New European exhibition for meetings, events and incentives, it offers a boutique business experience for buyers who are specifically looking for Central and Eastern European destinations. This year was phenomenal for Conventa. Firstly, it saw the highest number of exhibitors (400) and a record number of international buyers (250), mostly from Europe. Secondly, for the first time ever a group of buyers came from the USA and lastly, a record number of 11 fam trips was organised for international buyers. They had a choice between Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Serbia.

This is a truly disruptive MICE exhibition that has build its uniqueness around creativity, innovation and building meaningful connections.