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Monthly articles offering the latest opinions, insights and trends in Strategic Meetings Management and Delegate Management for meetings and events.

Whenever a company appoints a new supplier it creates a degree of change which is not always appreciated by employees. Whilst the majority within the company will embrace the change and understand it is being done for good reason,  a number will rally against the change and continue utilising their old method regardless. There are any number of reasons for this – some more val ...

As part of the extensive research carried out for the Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report, we surveyed over 1,000 people from corporates, agencies and suppliers in Europe and the US. Having presented the findings at The Meetings Show on Thursday 15th June, I wanted to share some additional insight here. You can find the original slide deck on my LinkedIn profile. SMM comes of ...

Delivering any successful event always has its challenges but when the event takes place in an unusual location, the problems have a habit of multiplying. I’m proud of the fact that Grass Roots has now provided delegate management services in many different parts of the world and despite this resulting in numerous curve-balls our team's experience has seen us through. Infrastr ...

After giving The Meetings Industry Report a short sabbatical, we decided to dust it down and bring it back this year. While it’s a big and relatively costly undertaking for us, we learn so much from the data generated and from the experts contributing to the report that we decided it merits the work involved. Importantly it also helps us keep on top of industry trends and to sh ...

One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in my working life is the trend for businesses to constantly question how they do things. Until 10 or so years...

When they are successful, meetings and events can have a really positive impact on business performance. The delegate’s own experience is a critical part of achieving that success. Events may differ in location and content, but the delegate experience should always be consistently impressive – as if each attendee had a personal guide, on hand to ensure every expectation is met ...

What if I told you I could save your organisation 32% of your meeting spend, just like that? It’s certainly a headline grabbing figure, and in today’s business environment it’s one that many couldn’t choose to ignore, particularly for companies who spend more than £2 million a year on external venues for their learning and development programmes. But what if I also told you t ...

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