Create an experience not an event

Create an experience not an event

It’s time to step away from the PowerPoint presentation and make business events a memorable experience to capture the attention – and imagination – of customers

Tricksters switch tactics

Organised crime gangs are operating lucrative payment card frauds which target “weak” links in security, as Clare Gascoigne reports

Much more for less as industry comes of age

With business budgets continuing to tighten, companies want more for less and expect added value from conference venues, writes Clare Gascoigne

Economic power of events

The most detailed study to date of the business events industry reveals the full extent of its contribution to the UK economy, as Clare Gascoigne discovers

Virtually a better way of marketing?

Special effects add to the impact of an event which no longer has to be confined to the conference hall, writes Clare Gascoigne

Delay could be the biggest risk

As defined benefit pension funds become less relevant to the world of work, employers and trustees must be ready to take advantage of opportunities to remove large elements of risk from their schemes, writes Clare Gascoigne

Long-term commitment is good for business when times are hard

Despite the economic crisis, family businesses are staying true to their principles and doing well, as Clare Gascoigne discovers

Small savings plans reduce income

When workers change jobs, they may have to leave behind pension contributions which, if they are small amounts, may not be worth the investment, writes Clare Gascoigne