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December 7, 2022

2023 Venues and Events: Webinar

2023 venues and events predictions and trends were the focus of our most recent client webinar. Our team and guests discussed: -the challenges and opportunities from […]
November 30, 2022

Merry Christmas from us all!

What a fantastic year it has been for meetings and events. We can’t wait to start our new chapter in 2023. From all of us, we wish […]
November 22, 2022
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Hybrid Events Are Here To Stay

After two years of talking to pixelated faces through a screen, the end of the pandemic means there is finally a return to some normality with […]
November 17, 2022
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FAM Trip to Nice with Louise

Earlier this month, Louise, one of our Conference Executives, jetted off to Nice on a FAM trip. She had an unforgettable time and made everyone back […]
November 2, 2022

Tracy’s Trip to Dubrovnik: M&I Forum

Tracy was whisked away to Dubrovnik at the start of October to attend the M&I Forum. There are many events like these across the world throughout […]
October 19, 2022
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FAM Trip Montenegro with Helena

Sunshine, sea, and speedboats! What more could a FAM trip offer. In September, Helena got the opportunity to travel to Montenegro, a hidden gem of Europe. […]
October 17, 2022

Join us in welcoming Carole-Ann Guy as new Events Operations Director  

We’re excited to announce the appointment of Carole-Ann Guy as our latest hire following the agency’s recent announcement of multiple new client wins and office expansion. […]
October 3, 2022

Celebrating our awards success

September feels like awards season to us, especially as we write this article as we’ve come away with not one, not two, but three awards this […]
September 26, 2022
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How To Get Into A Career In Events

The events industry can be a daunting prospect for anyone looking to get into it. With many different types of events and roles within them, how […]
September 8, 2022

New client wins lead to office expansion

Successful new client wins, including Sopra Software Banking, PA Consulting, HCL, and contract renewal with Capgemini, means we’ve expanded our office space to make room for a growing […]
August 17, 2022

M&IT Agency Challenge

Last month Tracy Finnigan, one of our Account Managers, took a trip to Wales for the M&IT Agency Challenge. What is the M&IT Agency Challenge? M&IT […]
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
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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. […]