This Week In The Event Industry: 10th February
Happy Friday event profs, we’re back with our weekly roundup of the latest interest articles from event industry professionals.
This week we talk about exploring a new UK events venue, Volvo’s latest activation, how you could be saving money on your meetings spend, and which airports you should be travelling through for free WiFi!
Inside Weston Park
The MICE Blog give an inside look at Weston Park Stately Home – the grounds of which are home to V Festival during the summer. Tipped as a venue that can offer a sense of luxury, we love this inside look at a venue that until now may have been outside of many event profs radars.
Volvo ‘Get Away’
It seems that car brands are finding more and more ways to elaborately promote their brand / new car as a lifestyle experience. This time Volvo has teamed up with Tablet Hotels to launch its new V90 Cross Country estate offering a get away lodge in Northern Sweden for guests to book.
Part of a wider campaign focusing on work-life balance, the ‘Volvo Get Away’ experience pairs the ideal of spending more time outdoors, outside of the office, with the new V90 Cross Country – clever.
— Volvo Cars (@volvocarsglobal) February 6, 2017
Shave 32% Off Your Meeting Spend
Businesses are spending a huge amount on venues for learning and development programmes, which while incredibly worthwhile can be made much more efficient in terms of spend.
According to David Taylor from Grass Roots events, using Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) companies can not only save up to 32% on their spend, but also improve the performance of their programmes. The premise is that SMM brings together all the key elements for meeting, learning and development success.
Free WiFi Anyone?
Working the events and entertainment industry means that we travel A LOT so this list of airports with free WiFi (and free restricted WiFi) has definitely piqued our interest. It’s undeniably annoying when you arrive at the airport only to find that you can’t login to check emails or open your laptop to do a bit of work without having to pay for a block of WiFi.
This is a must read before you next travel to an event or meeting abroad.