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19 April 2014

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Organiser's Guide - technology - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - technology

From cloud software to Twitter walls, our guide will help you future proof your events and maximise feedback from them.

Organiser's Guide - Pop-up bars - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Pop-up bars

Don't let a barless venue get in the way of your party. Hire a temporary-bar specialist and serve drinks just about anywhere.

Organiser's Guide - food & drink teambuilding - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - food & drink teambuilding

Few things bring people together quite like eating and drinking. Make it part of a teambuilding session for a bonding bonanza.

Conferencing: how to energise your delegates - Organiser's Guide Conferencing: how to energise your delegates

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.

Organiser's Guide - Transport - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Transport

First (and last) impressions count. Smooth arrivals and departures will ensure your event is remembered for all the right reasons

Organiser's Guide - Insurance - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Insurance

From a collapsed marquee to a plague of frogs, anything can happen at an event. Be prepared

Organiser's Guide - Staffing - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Staffing

Bad service can sink a good event. Don’t let your staffing standards slip

Organiser's Guide - Photo Booths - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Photo Booths

Instant photos are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Here's how to make the most – and avoid the pitfalls – of this party classic

Organiser's guide - Technology for Conferencing - Organiser's Guide Organiser's guide - Technology for Conferencing

Technology is transforming conference delegates from passive attendees to active participants. V&E checks out the developments behind this change.

Organiser's guide - Spotlight on screens - Organiser's Guide Organiser's guide - Spotlight on screens

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.

Organiser's guide - Conferencing - Organiser's Guide Organiser's guide - Conferencing

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

Organiser's guide - corporate skiing events - Organiser's Guide Organiser's guide - corporate skiing events

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.

Organiser's guide - Event photography - Organiser's Guide Organiser's guide - Event photography

The latest wave of photo innovation – flipbooks, fake paparazzi, green screen – ensures your images now reach far beyond your event

Organiser's Guide - Goodie Bags - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Goodie Bags

Send your guests away with gifts that won't burn through your budget

Organiser's Guide - Signs & Banners - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Signs & Banners

What to bear in mind when commissioning signage for exhibitions, parties and other events

Organiser's Guide - Exhibitions - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Exhibitions

Thinking of booking a show stand? Check our step-by-step guide to what needs doing when

Organiser's Guide - Loos For Events - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Loos For Events

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

Organiser's Guide - Furniture Hire - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Furniture Hire

Not all venues come with furniture as standard. Here’s how to draft in the right pieces for your event

Organiser's Guide - Marquees - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Marquees

Freeform structures, yurts, teepees...move over, plain old tent, there’s an exciting new crop of marquees in town

Organiser's Guide - Flowers - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Flowers

Floral arrangements give any event a lift – but put a little thought into what you need before calling the florist

Organiser's Guide - Theming - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Theming

Themes give your events a focus while keeping your guests engaged and entertained

Organiser's Guide - Entertainment - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Entertainment

The right performers can turn an ordinary event into a memorable occasion

Organiser's Guide - Shooting Days - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Shooting Days

From taking pot shots at clay pigeons to loading and firing a cannon, shooting days always hit the target

Organiser's Guide - Treasure Hunts - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Treasure Hunts

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

Organiser's Guide - Teambuilding - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Teambuilding

Carefully chosen activities will strengthen colleague relations and bring real benefits to your business

Organiser's Guide - Badges - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Badges

First impressions count. Save your guests potential social embarrassment with some smart name tags

Organiser's Guide - AV & Lighting - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - AV & Lighting

How to impress your guests with razor-sharp sound and vision

Organiser's Guide - Associations - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Associations

Joining an industry organisation can make you a better organiser. Here's how to find one that fits

Organiser's Guide - Catering - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Catering

Your event will sink or swim on the food and drink. Don’t take risks: get the best caterers you can afford

Organiser's Guide - Christmas Parties - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Christmas Parties

Don’t be a Grinch – Christmas parties are invaluable morale boosters that aid staff retention. As long as they’re done right…

Organiser's Guide - 20 Golden Rules of Event Planning - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - 20 Golden Rules of Event Planning

Follow our advice and avoid the common pitfalls that can catch out even the most experienced of event organisers

Organiser's Guide - Speakers - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Speakers

Whether you need an after-dinner speaker or a motivational guru, our guide will help you book smart.

Organiser's Guide - Linen & Table Settings - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Linen & Table Settings

Table trends can be as fashion-foward as Anna Wintour’s wardrobe. Avoid a crockery faux-pas with our cheat sheet

Organiser's Guide - Malta - International Features Organiser's Guide - Malta

Great weather and a plethora of event spaces mark out this island in the Mediterranean.

Organiser's Guide - Cyprus - International Features Organiser's Guide - Cyprus

The Med’s third-largest island is a popular conference and event destination – and it’s easy to see why.

Organiser's Guide - Paris - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Paris

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

Organiser's Guide - Brussels - Organiser's Guide Organiser's Guide - Brussels

Gourmet chocolates, artisanal beers and art nouveau architecture make one of Europe’s best conference cities an unexpectedly beguiling choice.

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