Padraic Gilligan is Managing Partner at SoolNua Marketing, a boutique consultancy offering marketing, training and strategy for MICE for destinations, venues and hotels. He blogs weekly on destinations and matters of interest to the Meetings Industry at Padraicino
5 Reasons Eventprofs Want a Global Hotel Experience
This is a sponsored post from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Global chain hotels meet the needs and requirements of #eventprofs and their delegates in ways that local, independent properties never can. Here are 5 reasons why. Local, independent hotels have really come on trend over the past 5 […]
10 Massively Cool Exhibition Venues
Trade shows are an important part of our industry. So which are the top 10 exhibition venues around the world? Not surprisingly, the biggest dedicated exhibition venues are located in the biggest trading nations – Germany, China and the US. However, a staggering 70% of the top 10 venues by square metre size are actually […]
10 Great Venues in Europe for Events with 1000+ Attendees
Here are 10 venues in 10 cities where you can comfortably cater for larger capacity events while indulging in the authentic uniqueness of European culture. North American and Asian #eventprofs don’t realize how lucky they are. Cities in the US and China offer an embarrassment of choice when it comes to venues with capacities for […]
6 Venues Where You’ll Never Complain About the WiFi
More than anyone else, #eventprofs know that the digital infrastructure of a venue is like the air that we breathe – intangible, invisible but essential for our event survival. So what does digital infrastructure look like in an award-winning venue? Here are 6 venues with peerless digital infrastructure. INCON is the global association of professional […]
7 Ways to Find the Perfect Venue
Even highly experienced #eventprofs sometimes struggle when asked to suggest “something different”, “out of the box” and “not the usual meeting location”. Fact is you cannot know everything and if you’re in a mega-city like London or New York even a lifetime in events won’t bring you to every available space for meetings or events. […]
Fed up with boring, beige and bland? Try these venues from the Sharing Economy
We are witnessing on a daily basis how rapidly and comprehensively Airbnb and Uber are changing the meetings industry. For instance, at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this year, organisers estimate that as many as 30% of the 100,000 attendees stayed at Airbnb or similar non-hotel solutions.
Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events
GoToMeeting, Skype, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp keep us hyper-connected. However, they haven’t managed to eliminate our primordial need for Face-2-Face encounters. The more we connect, it seems, the more we want to be connected and the ultimate fulfillment of that desire is the reassuring comfort of a handshake or a hug given in a real place with real people in real time.
No venue? No problem! How temporary structures help your event happen
In cities like Paris, Vienna and Barcelona event organisers are spoiled for choice. When it comes to venues, there’s ready availability of everything from historic palaces to industrial warehouses. But what do you do when the chosen destination doesn’t have suitable venues at all?
Private Venues to Bewitch and Beguile your Attendees
EventMB has already highlighted the impact of cool and unusual venues like art galleries, museums and other public buildings on event outcomes. But how cool and unusual would it be to host your events in private locations, not available to the general public at all?