Avoid emotional decisions to get the best from your venue budget

By Business Events, Project Management, Venues

When searching for a venue often the location, brand, style, look and feel will catch your attention and tempt you to book it. It is scientifically proven that buying decisions, even in business, are emotionally-driven and then justified later, when the hard, cold facts and features are made to fit the decision – even if they are not deserved. This is why you have to look much deeper after initially identifying a venue for your…

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Client conference in the UAE – what made the difference to its success

By Business Events, Venues

Organising a client conference in Dubai at the Fairmont, Palm Orange Business Services hosted the first Hello! World event for customers in the Middle East. Hello! World Dubai is a unique forum for senior business leaders from customers of Orange Business Services in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The invitation-only event took place October 24-25 at Fairmont at the Palm, Dubai. The theme of the conference was “Let Digital Empower Your Business.”  We…

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Project Planning: Business Conference in Romania

By Business Events, Locations, Venues

In front of me now is the planning for an internal regional conference for a global IT and Telecoms leader. In finding first the location and the venue, and then building the logistics, production and delegate management plan, there are a lot of things to consider over the next eight months. I will cover aspects of planning on each element in forward blog posts, but first comes the location search, and we’ve settled on Bucharest,…

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Great Demo Day for startups from Dubai Smart City Accelerator

By Business Events, Venues

10 startups selected and supported by Startupbootcamp Smart City Dubai pitched their ideas (February 28th 2018 ) to partners and influencers in Dubai, marking the end of a three-month period during which the teams refined their products, established customer traction and prepared to go to market. The startups, working across industries including urban automation & mobility, and smart government, made their pitches to an invited audience at a special Demo Day coinciding with the end…

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