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Switzerland – a tiny country with infinite MICE variety

Bettina Mumenthaler
SCIB’s Bettina Mumenthaler talks to Sydney Paulden
Now the UK & Ireland Manager at the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau London Office, Bettina Mumenthaler has served in the UK for some years and is very familiar with the conference and incentive business conducted with Switzerland.


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An insight into the planning of an event where hotels meet MICE agents

Kai Schömann of Hotel Republic
Kai Schömann of Hotel Republic talks to Sydney Paulden
Hotel Republic events in London are becoming a yardstick with which to measure the success of marketing ideas in the MICE sector. They are fun, a spectacle of colour and they are effective at creating the right environment for serious business talks between conference hotels and event agents.


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Butlin’s three UK resorts offer unique MICE facilities

Amanda Ellis
Amanda Ellis, National Sales Manager, talks to Sydney Paulden
The way in which the requirements of event organisers and those of holidaymakers can dovetail is very well illustrated by the three resorts operated in the UK by Butlin’s.
Billy Butlin was a famous South-Africa-born entrepreneur who established his first holiday camp in the UK in 1936, which blossomed into a multi-million-pound business.
There are Butlin’s seaside resorts in three different regions of the UK: Bognor Regis, in Sussex on the South Coast, Minehead in Somerset in the West and Skegness in Lincolnshire in the North East.


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‘Channelling all venue-finding through one source achieves big savings’

Emma Little
Emma Little of ExecSpace talks to Sydney Paulden
Emma Little started her venue-finding agency, ExecSpace, in Scotland in 2008. She admits that it was a struggle for as long as about 8 years, but then in 2016 its reputation for efficiency and quality spread way beyond Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is now locating venues for around 1,500 events annually, with about 10% outside the UK.


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IMEX Frankfurt will be even more buzzy

Carina Bauer
CEO Carina Bauer talks to Sydney Paulden
A chat with Carina Bauer emphasises just how far the events sector has become a significant part of global industry. It is employing more and more people and giving an increasing number of destinations the opportunity to earn revenue and endow their local populations with valuable skills.


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