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A collection of articles about a variety of topics

A Busy Year Ahead

Along with a packed schedule of Industry Events for 2019, the AIEA has a busy year planned with lots of engaging events for members. You can find additional details on SLACK but we thought this handy guide would come in useful and enable members to save the dates for...

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The Moral Compass

Stephen Morton-Prior, AIEA Member from Clearwater Events shares a view on destination selection, and the role that ethics play in the decision making process. As Event Managers, I believe we have a moral obligation to select destinations that embrace equal human...

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Happy New AIEA Year

Paula Kelsey, of Cloud 9 Event Management Ltd, and incoming chair of the Alliance, looks forward to the year ahead. Firstly a very Happy New Year to all of the members, suppliers and event professionals around the globe. The Alliance has changed beyond all recognition...

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Selling a Service Rather Than A Venue

Adam Roberts, Marketing & Business Development Manager at AGM Event and Travel Solutions, AIEA Members, shares his take on how it feels to change from the supplier side to the agency side of our industry.  As a recent newcomer to the agency side of the hospitality...

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The AIEA in St Andrews

In the first formal hosted buyer group, Fairmont St Andrews kindly looked after eight-member agents in November with an amazing display of hospitality. With half of the group flying from Heathrow and the others from East Midlands we rendezvoused in Edinburgh for the...

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Is focus on ROI killing meetings?

AIEA member Performance and Event Management Limited (PAEM) reflects on the significance of ROI methodology in planning events.  This blog is a response to questions raised by an Association Meetings specialist about whether focus on Return On Investment was having a...

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It’s Fore from the AIEA

Many of the member agencies within the Alliance are often tasked with finding the unique or unusual venues for clients, and whilst each of us will often have our favourite or go to properties for these sort of requests, it is occasionally nice to go out of our comfort...

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