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Lime Venue Portfolio has welcomed new research predicting that individual sessions at conferences will reduce throughout 2019. The prediction is identified in MPI’s Outlook Report (Fall 2018) with international survey respondents predicting a continuation of this trend over the next 12-24 months.

GDPR came into force on 25 May, the culmination of months of debates and discussions. Jenner Carter, Head of Marketing at Lime Venue Portfolio and Marketing Chair for the HBAA explored the aftermath of GDPR with HBAA members.

The countdown to Brexit is well and truly on, and ‘deal or no deal’ is the hot topic on everyone’s lips – but what exactly should the hotel industry be doing in this period of ‘limbo’? Helder Pereira, CEO of the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, RBH, says it’s a case of keeping calm – and astute – while carrying on.

A new report has revealed that demand for meetings and events is increasing with the rise of sophisticated venues offering innovative spaces for interaction.

With the ongoing digital revolution placing greater emphasis on the importance of engagement and networking, industries have responded by investing more in their meetings and events programmes.

Hospitality companies are crying out for young talent. Right now, a skills shortage exists in the industry which hospitality employers can exploit with the introduction of more youth-friendly programmes. Young people aged 16 to 24 represent the single largest talent pool available in the market, and one of the best ways to harness this demographic is through undergraduate schemes.

How integrated do you feel on work trips? These days, an increasing number of business travellers seek a sense of belonging from both their accommodation and the destinations they visit.  

The much talked about bleisure has blurred the boundaries between business and leisure, and meant that people want more from their overseas assignments than just a place to stay.

I believe we should inspire young poeple to take their futures into their own hands, whatever their starting point in life. There are so many ways this can be done and often it's the samllest and simplest interventions that have the furthest reaching impact.

The work we do is so much more powerful when we connect, collaborate and ahre our knowldge with others. This is something I feel strongly about, so I get out and about as much as I can to make new connections.

Sharing Knowledge

In the last week or so, I’ve spent quite a bit of time with people working on other projects in London that have synergies with what we do at Beyond Food and Brigade.

On the 25th May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into play; after almost two years of discussion and preparation, a new wave of laws will be put in place that will change the way we, this events industry, deals with our customer data.

Business travel is an activity enabling companies to service their clients. The ability to visit clients in person is still an essential part of building relationships, as opposed to virtually, but how can you make your business trips environmentally-friendly?

All that time spent in the air does little favours for the environment, particularly if your business is full of frequent flyers.


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