So much misinformation

Perhaps I shouldn’t let it get to me but I get really irritated by the amount of misinformation that’s bandied around the meeting and exhibition industries these days. What do I mean? I had an email a while ago from somebody suggesting that ‘big data’ would be a good topic for a seminar for the…

Best not to be an early adopter

Just recently a few voices have been raised claiming that people in the meetings industry should become early adopters. In some industry sectors, people wear the label ‘early adopter’ as a badge of honour: they see themselves at the forefront of whatever technology excites them. These are the people who can be seen queuing outside…

Has anything changed in the last 40 years?

There’s never been a shortage of people ready to claim that the meetings industry is going to change out of all recognition over the next ten or twenty years; it doesn’t matter what the starting date is, the next 10 to 20 years are always going to see dramatic changes. It often makes for entertaining…