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Fake Reviews, Banned Plastics and a Chat with The Events Marketing Association

May 4th, 2018

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News Digest


The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate, we have:


Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space



London is no Longer One of the Top 10 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel

A good thing?


BBC Investigation Uncovers Ease of Buying and Selling 5 Star Online Reviews?

Can online reviews ever recover credibility?


Possible Plastic Straw Ban to Come Next Year

Sustainability in events still too costly or now cost effective?


EasyFood - the EasyJet Enters the Take-Away Market

Will we see the travel company move further into hospitality and events as well?


Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.


Interview with Richard Waddington, Chairman of the Events Marketing Association


In this Episode we sat down with Richard Waddington, to talk about the EMA, the role of associations in the industry and what in-house corporate events marketers need to be thinking about in 2018.


Mentioned in the Episode




Panel Discussion: What do Clients Look for in a Venue? 


The Crystal



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