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From cloud software to Twitter walls, our guide will help you future proof your events and maximise feedback from them.
Don't let a barless venue get in the way of your party. Hire a temporary-bar specialist and serve drinks just about anywhere.
Few things bring people together quite like eating and drinking. Make it part of a teambuilding session for a bonding bonanza.
Get your crowd in an environment that stimulates the senses, prompts interaction and gives delegates freedom to keep their mind on the matter at hand.
First (and last) impressions count. Smooth arrivals and departures will ensure your event is remembered for all the right reasons
From a collapsed marquee to a plague of frogs, anything can happen at an event. Be prepared
Bad service can sink a good event. Don’t let your staffing standards slip
Instant photos are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Here's how to make the most – and avoid the pitfalls – of this party classic
Technology is transforming conference delegates from passive attendees to active participants. V&E checks out the developments behind this change.
Offering big screens, plush seats, plenty of space and excellent AV, cinemas and auditoria are leading the way in comfy conferencing. V&E checks out the best.
Creative thinking and new technology are shaking up the once-stale image of conferences. V&E samples the latest examples of how to invigorate meetings
Few incentives can beat a good ski trip, but they can also be a real pain to plan. From forecasts to plaster casts, there’s plenty to challenge the organiser – so how do you pull it off? The V&E team has asked the experts for their top tips.
The latest wave of photo innovation – flipbooks, fake paparazzi, green screen – ensures your images now reach far beyond your event
Send your guests away with gifts that won't burn through your budget
What to bear in mind when commissioning signage for exhibitions, parties and other events
Thinking of booking a show stand? Check our step-by-step guide to what needs doing when
Nothing lingers in the memory (and nostrils) like a bad lavatory experience. Here’s how to make sure your event comes up smelling of roses
Not all venues come with furniture as standard. Here’s how to draft in the right pieces for your event
Freeform structures, yurts, teepees...move over, plain old tent, there’s an exciting new crop of marquees in town
Floral arrangements give any event a lift – but put a little thought into what you need before calling the florist
Themes give your events a focus while keeping your guests engaged and entertained
The right performers can turn an ordinary event into a memorable occasion
From taking pot shots at clay pigeons to loading and firing a cannon, shooting days always hit the target
Nothing bonds a team more than getting them to pit their wits against a treasure hunt. Come and examine the clues to making a success of it
Carefully chosen activities will strengthen colleague relations and bring real benefits to your business
First impressions count. Save your guests potential social embarrassment with some smart name tags
How to impress your guests with razor-sharp sound and vision
Joining an industry organisation can make you a better organiser. Here's how to find one that fits
Your event will sink or swim on the food and drink. Don’t take risks: get the best caterers you can afford
Don’t be a Grinch – Christmas parties are invaluable morale boosters that aid staff retention. As long as they’re done right…
Follow our advice and avoid the common pitfalls that can catch out even the most experienced of event organisers
Whether you need an after-dinner speaker or a motivational guru, our guide will help you book smart.
Table trends can be as fashion-foward as Anna Wintour’s wardrobe. Avoid a crockery faux-pas with our cheat sheet
Great weather and a plethora of event spaces mark out this island in the Mediterranean.
The Med’s third-largest island is a popular conference and event destination – and it’s easy to see why.
Beautiful, historic Paris is a major European business hub that’s also rather good for life’s little pleasures – just mind your s’il vous plaîts and mercis
Gourmet chocolates, artisanal beers and art nouveau architecture make one of Europe’s best conference cities an unexpectedly beguiling choice.