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Interview with Rachelle Valladares, UK & EU Regional Director for Dezika.

Episode 7 of The Future in 15 Show broke new ground with Rachelle joining as the first female guest to come on the show. Dezika is a tech startup aiming to disrupt the MICE commission world by making the collection and management easier for venues, supplier and agencies.

To say that the industry has association fatigue currently is an understatement. With the emergence of social communities and free education from the likes of #eventplannertalks, Event Huddle and Citizen Event, traditional membership and trade bodies have their work cut out to convince well-informed industry professionals of the value of their membership.

A perspective on the Conference Awards 2017 from Event Sales Executive, Chloe Bennett:

“Walking into the Conference Awards with our CEO Tom and Venue Manager Valeria, I was hit instantly with chattering noise, vibrant colour and a chilled glass of bubbly. So this is what it was all about. It was my very first Conference Awards in a brand-new industry of which I had been involved in for 6 months. Events!

Now that’s something all of us suppliers would like to know. This time of year our buyers are receiving invites, left right and centre and many of them say… “I could literally go on a fam trip every night of the week if I RSVP’d yes to all of them”. But what really makes a good fam trip? What makes buyers walk away thinking, yes this will work for some of my clients? What will make them push your venue over the others following this FAM trip?

Commissions vs. booking fees? Learn about an innovative platform to streamline commissions in business travel.

Michael Begley, MD of venuedirectory.com discusses the future of small meetings and how automation and online bookings will affect how venues work with MICE agents & event organisers.

SilverDoor share their insights into the HBAA's recent Serviced Apartment at the Park Regis Birmingham. 

We’re living in an era where the average person likes to eat smarter, live cleaner and exercise more so they can enjoy the benefits of a healthier life. On a day-to-day basis, people are becoming more aware of the benefits of wellness, but usually only when they have the time and, most importantly, are not surrounded by hundreds of delegates and a team of stressed clients.

Kim Myhre, Senior VP &of FreemanXP, challenges event organisers to think differently about events to engage audiences in a brand experience.

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