Manchester is easily accessible to both national and international visitors and it can accommodate all events, meetings and conferences. Visit Manchester analyses why the city is on the up

Suiting both purpose and budget, Harriet Boatwright from Meet In Leeds discusses the benefits of public sector event buyers using academic venues for conferences, meetings and events

The Meetings Industry Association discuss the benefits and services of the Accredited in Meetings standard, that can provide all the information required when hiring a venue

When it comes to hosting conferences, meetings and events, Leeds itself is a unique location boasting a diverse portfolio of venues that ensure truly memorable events

Named Best Culture Destination last year, London offers an eclectic mix of conference and event venues to suit all tastes and budgets, writes London & Partners.

Those in charge of booking the office Christmas celebrations need to look beyond
simply selecting the right date and theme; they need to ensure a successful and
safe evening is enjoyed by everyone, writes Nick Milne of the Meeting Industry Association (MIA)

Firework displays can draw public interest to major occasions. Tom Smith of the CBI Pyrotechnic Group talks about how to put together an event successfully and safely

Kerry Watson of VisitScotland explains the innovation driving the country forward as a conference destination

Manchester has long been a favourite for planners of conferences and events, and recent investment has helped to modernise services throughout the city, as Visit Manchester tells us

The British event industry spans an incredible range of goods and services, from pop-up coffee shops to end-to-end project management, and can help make public sector events a success

With Scotland hosting such major events as the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup next year, Scotland will make an exciting backdrop to your conference, meeting or event

In an increasingly litigious and risk averse society, it is vital that the commissioners of firework displays take due care in awarding contracts to ensure not only that the greatest artistic production can be achieved, but that it can be achieved at sensible cost and with as low risk as possible

London’s creative buzz makes it the ideal city for events in 2013

There are various industry standards and certification that the events sector can gain to prove its sustainability. But there are also simple ways to green any event, writes Jon Proctor

HRD 2013 will focus on the L&D practitioner’s role in developing talent pipelines fit for the future, as well as developing leaders capable of driving sustainable organisation performance

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