May 4, 2020

Event planners love nothing more than a challenge! Welcome to the events from home social media challenge. If you have never met me before, I am Amanda Thurlow, event planner and event industry blogger. Two things I love to talk about are events and social media. The g...

March 30, 2020

How can marketing teams promote destinations, whilst lockdowns across the world are causing meetings and events to be cancelled or postponed?

January 24, 2020

There’s a new (cool) kid on the block at the NEC campus! Moxy Hotel has opened its doors and I was invited to the opening party. The millennial focused hotel

January 20, 2020

Event planners know how to plan so find out from them how they set goals and make plans to keep them focused and motivated throughout the year.

January 7, 2020

Shopped until you dropped in the January sales? New year and discounts are flying around for everything from TV’s to dresses. Many restaurants are also offering discounts for dining in January but what about discounts for meetings and events? If you are looking for way...

October 10, 2019

Event planners need a venue team that is responsive and that they can trust to help deliver their event with them. Fostering a good working relationship with the venue team is essential for a successful event and the very first judgement of the team is their response t...

May 27, 2019

Planning conferences and business events usually keeps me busy but when my friend asked me to help plan her hen party how could I refuse?

Boarding the flight from Birmingham to Belfast

I met Steph back in 2010 when we were both on the same course studying for our CIM cer...

February 5, 2019

Never before has health and wellbeing been so high on the agenda of event planners. Not only in the context of self care and ensuring they take time for themselves in what is a demanding career, but also in terms of providing opportunities for their event attendees to...

January 14, 2019

As an event planner, you have double checked all the details with each of your suppliers, you have ticked everything off your packing list and you feel confident that everything is on schedule for a smooth event. However, no matter how prepared you are, not everything...

November 6, 2018

‘The objective of today’s event is to publicly celebrate the unsung heroes of the industry’ announced Kay England, Chair, The Meetings Industry Association as she opened the miaList 2018 celebrations. 

miaList  2018 celebration lunch programme

Back in spring 2018, when M...

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