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Cvent CEO: ‘Going public will inspire meetings industry return’November 30, 2021Cvent CEO: ‘Going public will inspire meetings industry return’Meetings management titan Cvent in July announced that it planned to go public during the fourth quarter of 2021 via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II.Tomorrow’s world: Future-gazing with the Tomorrow's Talent 2021 cohortAugust 31, 2021Tomorrow’s world: Future-gazing with the Tomorrow's Talent 2021 cohortM&IT talks to the winners of this year’s Tomorrow’s Talent about how the industry can continue to attract new talent and help safeguard its future.Driift CEO and virtual Glastonbury producer Ric Salmon to headline The Meetings ShowAugust 11, 2021Driift CEO and virtual Glastonbury producer Ric Salmon to headline The Meetings ShowRic Salmon, co-founder of the live music streaming platform Driift, has been announced as the keynote speaker at this year’s The Meetings Show.Eventful Life with Jemma Peers, MD of Top BananaMay 15, 2021Eventful Life with Jemma Peers, MD of Top BananaWhen a careers officer at school told Jemma she couldn't be an event planner, she did everything she could to become one. More than two decades later, Jemma is the managing director of Top Banana and has plenty of brilliant stories and advice to share...Eventful Life with Chris Parnham, owner & director of Absolute Corporate EventsApril 3, 2021Eventful Life with Chris Parnham, owner & director of Absolute Corporate EventsChris Parnham chats to M&IT's Holly Patrick about a career in events that has taken him from in-house corporate to owning three successful event businesses. He also shares his tips for remaining cool under pressure and why doing your own hiring and firing is an essential part of managing a business.M&IT Eventful Life with Elling Hamso, the 'ROI Guy'March 20, 2021M&IT Eventful Life with Elling Hamso, the 'ROI Guy'He may now be retired, but Elling Hamso, formerly managing partner of the Event ROI Institute, has a reputation that precedes him.Eventful Life with Juliet Tripp, deputy head of global events at Chemical WatchMarch 6, 2021Eventful Life with Juliet Tripp, deputy head of global events at Chemical WatchIn this episode of Eventful Life, Juliet Tripp, deputy head of global events at Chemical Watch and all-round female boss, chats with Holly Patrick about turning potentially disastrous events into major successes and why Michelle Obama would be her keynote at her dream event.New videocast: M&IT Eventful Life with Mary Fothergill-KempFebruary 6, 2021New videocast: M&IT Eventful Life with Mary Fothergill-KempBetween volunteering in the army reserves and running her sustainable events company, MFK Events, Mary Fothergill-Kemp 'sat down' with Holly Patrick to discuss her journey into event planning, the changing attitudes toward sustainable solutions and what she wishes she'd known when she started out in the business...How Mental Health First Aid helped me survive Covid-19December 16, 2020How Mental Health First Aid helped me survive Covid-19Margaret Reeves, managing director of event tech firm RefTech, on how her Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training helped her navigate Covid-19 both personally and professionally.“I’m looking forward”: Fay Sharpe on leaving BCD M&ENovember 4, 2020“I’m looking forward”: Fay Sharpe on leaving BCD M&EFay Sharpe is set to focus on new projects after leaving BCD Meetings & Events.Show More

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