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ITCM interviews

The Events Sector is gaining the higher status it deserves

Carina Bauer, IMEX CEO
Carina Bauer, IMEX CEO, tells Sydney Paulden of the many areas that benefit from our industry
The events industry globally is rapidly being recognised as a professional career. Hotels and country houses always saw it as an essential source of business; then municipalities recognised the contribution it could make and gave more attention to creating facilities such as conference centres. Then governments, especially of smaller nations, saw that it was one of the ways in which revenue could be generated rapidly.


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David Chapple is the new Group Event Director of The Meetings Show

David Chapple
He reviews the innovations of the 2018 show
This year’s The Meetings Show will have a new Group Event Director. Taking place on 27 and 28 June 2018 at London Olympia, the show will have David Chapple at the helm. He became responsible for its development and delivery in August 2017.
‘As Group Event Director for Centaur,’ he says, ‘I can evaluate our experiences of several related shows and share the best ideas and practice.’


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One group, 14 central London hotels

David Taylor, of glh hotels
David Taylor, of glh hotels, tells Sydney Paulden of their new MICE services
London is a star destination, attracting every kind of event through all the seasons. The problem for organisers is that there are thousands of hotels and venues in London and it could be a mammoth task to identify the one that has all the required facilities at the right price and that is available at the right time.


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Derby Hotels attract more MICE business

Joaquim Clos
CEO Joaquim Clos tells Sydney Paulden why his 22 properties are a good bet
There are 22 properties in the Derby Hotels Collection and they gain 50% of their business from meetings and incentives. Every stay at a Derby hotel has a double impact. First the groups aim to provide a comfortable, smooth and enjoyable hotel experience – and, secondly, the guests get the extra benefit of a visit to fascinating museums.


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Do you really know Gibraltar?

Britta Weiser
Its Sunborn Yacht Hotel will surprise you
Britta Weiser talks to Sydney Paulden
Gibraltar is known, to many people, simply as The Rock. It rises up at the entrance to the Mediterranean on the very tip of Spain and is only 15km across the sea from Morocco. It is an amazing sight to behold as the sun reflects off its mirror-like sheer stone cliffs like.


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