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Data and Diplomacy

June 14th, 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

Guest: Richard GrovesGroup Business Development Director at SMART Group

 

KIM JONG UN AND DONALD TRUMP MEET IN SINGAPORE

Event Industry's Biggest Event of the Year?

 

NETFLIX INTRODUCES A NEW ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

Would a Similar Policy Work in the Events Industry?

 

HEATHROW'S THIRD RUNWAY

Essential to Sustain the Events Economy?

 

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

 

Interview with Clemi Hardie

 

Clemi Hardie, the founder of the event tech company Noodle Live joined us to talk about data collection at events.

You can read her recent blog on Data currency here

Follow Noodle Live on Twitter

 

Mentioned in the Episode

Central Hall Westminster

Imex

Singapore Tourism Board

SMART Group

 

 

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If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: « Little Idea » from Bensound.com

A Voice for the Industry, App Anguish, and Monkey Islands

June 1st, 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

 

Security at Events

To low on the list of priorities?

 

Aggregator Platforms

Will they revolutionise events?

 

Events Apps

Pushing tech for tech's sake?

 

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

 

An Interview With Nick de Bois

We sat down with Nick de Bois, chairman of the events industry board to discuss how events are represented in government policy and what the future holds.

Nick is an Ex-MP and has over 30 years of experience in the Events Industry

In January he published his book Confessions of a Recovering MP

 

Venue Talk

Jake and Nathan are back for another session, bringing you some of London's most exciting new venues.

Vintry and Mercer

A Luxury Hotel nestled at the heart of the City, among the livery halls, guilds and narrow streets that line the banks of the Thames.

Carousel 7 Dials

Pop-up shops, concept stores and brand activations for leading names from the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries.

 

The Prince

An entire street, transformed into an epicurean avenue dedicated to some of London’s most exciting food, drink and social experiences.

 

Mentioned in the Episode

Central Hall Westminster

Imex

Evcom

 

Follow EventLAB

For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.

 

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

Celebrity Chefs, Royal Weddings and What Clients Look for in a Venue

May 18th, 2018

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News Digest

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 in this episode, we have:

 

Julian Saipe, Director of Zafferano

Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

 

The GDPR Deadline Approaches

How does the team feel it has affected the industry?

Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge Launches his own Catering Company

Start of a new trend? Should traditional caterers worry?

 

Mental Health week

Is the events industry stepping up to address the issue?

The Royal Wedding

A shining example of all that UK events can be?

 

What are the Key Attributes Clients Look for in a Venue in 2018 and Beyond?

Key Points from the Panel Discussion

 

Moderator Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT Magazine 

Natalie Davies, Project Manager, ITV Experiences
Charlotte Wilson, Managing Director, Pure Events
Kate Kelly, Account Director, Fisher Productions
Victoria Monks, Special Events Manager, Sense & Sense International

 

 

Follow EventLAB

For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.

 

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

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

 

The EMA

 

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

 

The Crystal

 

 

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For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.

 

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

Commission Cuts and Cool Car Parks

April 20th, 2018

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On this episode of the EventLAB podcast, we've got more exciting new venues opening in London on Venue Talk with the Hire Space Venue Experts. We're also bringing you the very first News Digest; 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

 

News Digest

Mariott and Hilton Cut Agents' Commission to 7% in North America

What does this mean for UK agencies? How should they respond?

 

Wetherspoons Leave Social Media

Is this a good call? Will others follow?

 

PUMA Accused of Glamourising Crime with Drug and Gang Party

Using shock value to stand out? Or poorly thought through?

 

Clarion Acquires Penwell

Yet another industry acquisition - why so many recently?

 

Join the discussion and let us know your thoughts on Twitter using #EventLAB

 

Venue Talk

Jake and Nathan from the Hire Space Venue Expert team are here to share some more new venues opening in London that are definitely worth checking out.

 

'Welcome to Las Vegas' on Queen of Hoxton's Rooftop Terrace

An exciting new theme comes to the hip Shoreditch venue for the Summer season.

 

Peckham Levels

Once a car park, this reclaimed space is now a community hub supporting local arts and culture.

 

Jurema Bar at the Mandrake

This tranquil bar offers fine cocktails and relaxation within its tropical gardens.

 

Mentioned in the Episode

Noodle Live - Event Tech

Helen Moon - Founder of EventWell

HBAA - Trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community.

 

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For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.

 

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

How to Create More Sustainable Events

April 9th, 2018

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How to Create More Sustainable Events: An Interview with Selina Donald, Co-Founder of the Bulb.

 

Selina Donald, Co-Founder of the Bulb, a sustainable events agency. Organising events for major clients, including the London 2012 Olympics, Vivien Westwood and Reebok, the Bulb aims to create win-win events for both the customer and the environment. Along with talking about what it takes to create a sustainable event, Selina shares some quick tips for venues and event organisers looking to become more sustainable in the way they host events. 

 

Links

The Crystal - Winners of the Hire Space Award for Greenest Venue

The London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Vivienne Westwood Says Switch at Fabric

 

EventLAB Series

On April 27th we're hosting a morning for Sales and Marketing Managers working at Venues. This is the latest event in our EventLAB Series.

We are hosting a panel on "What are the key attributes clients look for in a venue, now and beyond 2018?"

and a workshop on driving brand engagement online.

The event will be held at Lumiere London.

You can find out more about attending here

Follow EventLAB

For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.
 
You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
 
If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com
 

 

Exciting Openings and The Growth of Co-Working Spaces

March 23rd, 2018

 

 

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Venue Talk

 

Hire Space takes on around 100 new venues every month and has the inside scoop on the most exciting new venue launches across the country. So we wanted to take advantage of that and bring you some of the very best new openings.

We'll be having the Venue Experts on the podcast every few weeks for more Venue Talk so you'll never miss out on an exciting new venue again.

 

Street Feast

Street Feast brings together street food popups to create amazing social spaces and their latest venture is in Woolwich. Described as a food stadium this culinary arena offers "fantastic food, brilliant booze, a pool deck and vibes".

Petersham Nurseries

This family-run venue is a long-standing favourite of London event bookers looking for a venue that embraces the vibrancy and colour of nature. The brand is expanding further with the upcoming opening of two restaurants, La Goccia and The Petersham in Covent Garden. 

Puttshack

This exciting new venue has been cooked up by the minds that brought us Bounce. Puttshack takes crazy golf the next level with blending tech with the chaotic fun of crazy golf to create a truly unique experience. Puttshack is taking bookings now through the Hire Space website ahead of their launch in May.

L'oscar

Billed as London's sexiest new hotel by Conde Naste Traveller, L'oscar is turning a Bloomsbury church into a decadent hotel, opening in the spring of this year.

 

 

Co-Working Spaces: 

 

An Interview with

 

Borough Studios

 

 

As of October last year there were 157 co-working spaces in London and that number has almost certainly risen since. Why are these spaces becoming so popular? Part of the phenomenon is the flexibility of use that many of these spaces offer as we're seeing more co-working spaces host live events alongside their standard operation. Cicely Lawson sat down with Charlie Chadd, the Managing Director of Borough Studios, the co-working space where Hire Space currently operates, to find out more.

Borough Studios on Instagram

 

 

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To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out eventlab.online

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

Pride & Equality: Can the Events Industry Do More?

February 23rd, 2018

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In The Episode

How Events Professionals and Pride Organisers Can Collaborate for Everyone's Benefit

Steve Taylor, from the European Pride Organisers Association, spoke to us about what it takes to create a Pride event and how events professionals and pride organisers can better pool their expertise and dedication to make better events.

 

Pride_in_London.jpg 

The Hire Space Gender Equality Charter

We learn about the Gender Equality Charter being created by the team here at Hire Space. Equal opportunities are still a problem higher up within the events industry and with recent high profile cases of sexual harassment and misogyny at events such as the Presidents Club Dinner and the ICE Gaming Conference, it's clear that there is work to be done to improve equality in the events industry.

 

With Hire Space's Gender Equality Charter being put into place, and many events professionals discussing the matter, including Samme Allen and Helen Moon, we hope to see the industry make further positive steps on the issue.

 

This month marks 100 years since The Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent on February 6th 1918. This historic act gave women over 30 (who met certain property qualifications) the right to vote. The same act also extended the franchise to men of all classes over the age of 21.

Representation_of_the_people_act.jpg

 

Coming Up

We're hoping to speak to Selina Donald from the creative agency, The Bulb to find out more about what it takes to create sustainable events and the future of sustainability in this industry.

 

Follow Us

To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out eventlab.online

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

The EventLAB podcast is brought to you by Hire Space, the UK's leading venue booking platform.

 

New Years Resolutions - Steps to Improve Yourself and Your Company in 2018

February 9th, 2018

 

 

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In the Episode

 

We're looking at the year ahead - At EventLAB 2017 we discussed the wellbeing and mental health crisis going on in the Events Industry as 1/5 people in the industry suffer from poor mental health. So we're speaking to Helen Moon about EventWell's plans in 2018 to change that. We're also speaking to Kelvin Newman about how venues can navigate the world of digital marketing this year and improve engagement with their audiences.

 

Essential Digital Marketing Advice for Venues and Events Professionals 

Kelvin Newman: Founder of Rough Agenda a Digital Marketing Company that organises events including Brighton SEO

  • What Can Marketeers Expect from Brighton SEO 2018?
  • Digital Marketing Predictions for 2018
  • How to get ahead of the changes to Facebook's algorithm
  • How voice search is changing SEO and search queries
  • Quick Social Media Wins for Venues

 

 

Wellbeing in the Events Industry - What's in Store for EventWell in 2018?

Helen Moon: Co-Founder and Managing Director of EventWell

  • EventWell's Aims for 2018
  • Importance of changing workplace culture from the top down
  • What practices do companies need to adopt in 2018?
  • Tips for Work/Life balance in the Events Industry

 

Coming Up

 

Steve Taylor, from the European Pride Organisers Association, spoke to us about what it takes to create a Pride event and how events professionals can collaborate. 

 

 

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To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out eventlab.online

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

The EventLAB podcast is brought to you by Hire Space, the UK's leading venue booking platform.

Special Events Service

January 26th, 2018

The EventLAB Podcast - Your window into the Events Conversation.

 

In the Episode

Jackson Clark from Patch interviews Glenn Mainwaring, Events Professional and contestant on the Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Glenn Shares his experiences on the show, what he took away from it all and what it's like to work in an events team at the iconic Barbican Centre. 

 

 

 

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To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out eventlab.online

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

The EventLAB podcast is brought to you by Hire Space, the UK's leading venue booking platform.

 

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