August 8, 2022

Planning Your Christmas Party In Advance

With heatwaves scorching the country and record temperatures hit this summer, there is no better time to start planning your Christmas party. In fact, the importance […]
August 1, 2022
Emerging Talent

Emerging Talent with Nicky O’Sullivan

Last month we shared Kira’s insight into her journey on our Emerging Talent programme which takes three employees through a dedicated training programme. Next up, Nicky […]
July 26, 2022

New and Innovative Event Technology

In recent years, we have turned science fiction concepts into real, widely accessible technology. Using this technology when organising events is essential to keep up with […]
July 18, 2022

Emerging Talent Progress with Kira Clinton

First launched in October 2020, our Emerging Talent programme takes three employees through a dedicated training programme. The programme exposes them to different areas of the […]
July 7, 2022

Making large events a success 

With events back in full swing and confidence returning for events with high delegate numbers, it’s important to consider the right venue and how this will […]
July 5, 2022

Destination Focus: Oslo, Norway

Emma, one of our Account Managers at ACE, recently visited Oslo as part of a trip sponsored by Thon Hotels. She had an amazing time, jam-packed […]
June 30, 2022

We’re expanding our large-scale conference and event services by partnering with HotelMap for group accommodation

To continue expanding client services, we’ve partnered with HotelMap – a global technology platform focused on automating hotel booking processes in the events sector.   HotelMap specialises […]
June 29, 2022

Trip to IMEX 2022

Last month, one of our fabulous Account Managers, Tracy Finnigan, travelled to Frankfurt for IMEX. She packed a lot into her two-day trip, battling the infamous […]
June 9, 2022

EVENTsmart – making meetings and events sustainable

We have partnered with Greengage Solutions to launch a new sustainable initiative for clients – EVENTsmart. EVENTsmart is a carbon calculator powered by Smart Carbon that measures […]
June 7, 2022

Destination… Sardinia

Located west of the Italian Peninsula, Sardinia makes an appearance as a destination feature. Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is known […]
May 23, 2022

Micro Events Are Here To Stay

A micro event is a traditional event that has been adapted to be smaller in size and number of guests. These events have boomed since the […]
May 16, 2022

A New Focus On Health and Safety in The Event Industry

As the Safety & Health Expo, the UK’s largest dedicated health and safety event, approaches in the next few weeks, we’re taking a look at health […]
May 11, 2022

Venues and Events International Welcomes New Finance Director

Here at Venues and Events International, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Churchill as our new Finance Director. Claire joins us with more […]
May 4, 2022

ISO 27001 Accredited: Putting Our Clients Safety First

We are delighted to say that we have achieved the ISO 27001 and We Invest in People accreditations. The ISO 27001 is a standard of information […]
May 3, 2022

Start planning your meetings and events in advance again – you’ll soon see the benefits

Meeting and event enquiries are continuing to soar. Up by 66% in Q1 of 2022 compared to Q4 of 2021, according to combined figures from Joint […]
April 25, 2022

MICE Destinations: Where To Go When You Can Go Anywhere

The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry has been a huge part of many country’s tourisms for many decades. But as the world comes back […]
April 20, 2022

Venue Spotlight: Mount Juliet Estate

Our Venue Spotlight this week, chosen by Trudi, is the stunning Mount Juliet Estate. The venue is located 90 minutes from Dublin, driving through the beautiful […]
April 11, 2022

Readers Rant – Know Your Product Knowledge!

In the 21st century, information has never been more accessible. If there’s not information on company websites, it’s on their social media, in their mission statements, […]
March 23, 2022

Investors in People Accreditation

Last month we were ecstatic to receive the news that our ‘We Invest in People’ accreditation awarded by Investors in People, has been renewed for another […]
March 17, 2022

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Its time to paddy like the Irish do! This week we are celebrating St Patrick’s Day and have therefore compiled a list of some of our […]
March 16, 2022

Destination… Copenhagen

With daily flights, and less than 2 hours from London, Copenhagen is a great incentive destination for your next group.  With all restrictions now lifted locally, […]
March 14, 2022

Staff Appreciation Day

The 4th of March marked Staff Appreciation Day in the USA. A day for recognition and rewarding employees for all their hard work and dedication. Americans […]
March 10, 2022

Venue Spotlight: Hotel Café Royal

For our venue spotlight this week, Natalie has chosen Hotel Café Royal in central London. This traditional hotel is the definition of elegance. This beautiful 5-star […]
March 9, 2022

Ideas To Deliver Sustainable Events

A huge topic of conversation in the events industry right now is sustainability. Events organisers are paying more attention to the sustainability of their events than […]
March 9, 2022

Are we back to normal events yet?

There is no such thing as a typical event – we all know that no two events are ever the same. And when we talk about […]
March 8, 2022

Client interview: Meet Katie Pow – Sage

Katie, can you give us an introduction to you and your role at Sage. Yes, of course, I am the Event Director. I sit in the […]
March 3, 2022

The Importance of Work Based Learning

Work Based Learning opportunities like placements and internships are a practical way of learning and putting theory into practice. They allow students to gain valuable industry […]
March 2, 2022

Venues and Events International welcomes their first apprentice

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce. Employing apprentices is a fantastic way […]
March 1, 2022

Celebrating St David’s Day

To celebrate St. David’s day, we have put together a list of some of our favourite venues, to celebrate our friends in Wales.  Celtic Manor, Newport […]
February 17, 2022

Why You Should Invest In Team Building

Success is the ultimate target for every business. Regardless of how each company defines what success means for them it is safe to say that success […]
February 9, 2022

Emerging Talent Programme back for its second year

The Emerging Talent Programme, originally launched in October 2020, takes employees through a dedicated training programme, exposing them to different areas of the business they wouldn’t […]
February 7, 2022

Destination… Lausanne and Montreux

A special thanks to Tracy who took the time to tell us about her trip to Lausanne and Montreux. Tracy visited an array of amazing locations and has […]
February 4, 2022

What’s Involved In Exhibitions?

Last year the UK saw the biggest conference and exhibition they had ever hosted with COP26. With over 40,000 registered participants, and 14,124 observers, this was […]
January 31, 2022

Consistency in messaging is key for clients

That was the key outcome following the Partner Engagement Day with Venues and Events International and Absolute Corporate Events (ACE) and Absolute Digital Communications (ADC). Held […]
January 26, 2022

2022: Restrictions are lifting (again), and we’re doing what we do best – delivering amazing live events (again)

Two years on into the pandemic, and signs that we’re finally entering the endemic phase where we must learn to live and work with Covid-19, together […]
January 19, 2022

Meet our newest family members as we kick-start into 2022

The end of 2021 saw enquiries boom for us, with clients enthusiastic to get back into a meeting room. But it’s not just meetings their enquiring […]
January 5, 2022

CN 30underThirty Recognition

The CN 30underThirty initiative recognises the industry’s exceptional talent; showcasing their achievements and rewarding their passion, creativity and brilliance that makes them the leaders of tomorrow […]
January 4, 2022

Why kick-off events and AGMs benefit your business

As the year is coming to an end, planning and preparation for the new business year and new projects are well underway. A great way to […]
December 15, 2021

Obstacles and opportunities in hospitality – the challenges for hotels post-Covid

Despite restrictions being lifted since the 19th of July in the UK, the industry continues to face new challenges as we continue to work alongside Covid-19. […]
December 8, 2021

Questions regularly asked by clients

Your questions answered. At Venues and Events International we are passionate about our venue knowledge. Over the years we have developed relationships with thousands of hotels, […]
November 29, 2021

Partner Relationships: Taking the Initiative to have Partners Back in the Office for Product Knowledge Sessions

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced millions of people to work from home for the best part of over a year. This has had a massive impact […]
November 24, 2021
green initiatives

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something: what is the events industry doing to be more sustainable?

Climate change is the greatest risk facing us all The race to create a net-zero futureproof world is on. As countries begin to recover from the […]
November 18, 2021


A special thanks to Marlene who took the time to tell us about her trip to Budapest. Marlene visited an array of amazing locations and has […]
November 4, 2021

Post-acquisition: Celebrating successes and creating connections

Venues and Events International acquisition of Absolute Corporate Events (ACE) has seen the two agencies thriving, three months on. While mergers and acquisitions don’t always go […]
October 28, 2021

Did COVID kill travel incentive programmes?

By Chris Parnham International travel incentive programmes have always been one of the most effective ways of motivating a workforce to reach for more challenging targets, […]
October 21, 2021

Tax Free Christmas Parties

With Christmas fast approaching you may be thinking of organising a party for your employees. But did you know there is a reasonably generous tax exemption […]
October 18, 2021
Event ROI

How to measure event ROI

Events can be expensive and take a lot of time and resource to organise. So how do you know if it’s all been worthwhile? It’s all […]
October 14, 2021

Venue finding average booking lead time drops by eighty-two per cent for Venues and Events International

At the start of 2021, there was still uncertainty for the future of the meetings and events as the world continued to come to grips with […]
October 11, 2021

We Won Gold at the M&IT Awards! Twice!

On Friday 8th October, we finally dusted off our glad rags and joined hundreds of event professionals for the biggest awards night in our industry, the prestigious […]
October 6, 2021
Contingency planning

Contingency planning… When to implement Plan B

Event planning never goes exactly as it should. Even if people tell you the event was delivered precisely to plan, the chances are that something would […]