“I recently managed a European conference in Gibraltar on
the Sunborn, which is a five-star yacht hotel permanently
moored in the harbour. All the 189 bedrooms have a view
of either the Marina, the Rock of Gibraltar or the sea.
It has a versatile Ballroom which we used as the main
meeting room, taking up to 400 people theatre style and
it also made a fantastic space to hold the gala dinner too.
Gibraltar itself has some really lovely places to visit and
I organised a trip to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve
where you can see the famous Macaque monkeys. I also
organised a boat trip for dolphin spotting and a wine and
tapas tasting tour.
Gibraltar makes for a perfect destination for a European
event as the flight time is just over two and a half hours
from Heathrow and is only one hour ahead of the UK.
What is more, the national currency is Pounds Sterling so
there are no currency conversion issues.”
“I took a group on an incentive trip to this amazing country,
staying at the fabulous Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas,
Thailand really is a magical place and offers something
for everyone - whether delegates want total relaxation on
one of the many beautiful beaches, a Thai massage or a
more energetic activity such as elephant trekking, quad
biking or zip-lining through the jungle. Other activities to
give delegates a flavour of the Thai culture include a Thai
boxing display, authentic cookery lessons and a visit to a
local village combined with a monk’s blessing.
The food, which many travellers report as being the best
in the world, is of course another great reason to choose
this destination. The warm and inviting hospitality makes
this an ideal place to host an incentive trip as the Thai
people really go out of their way to make you feel special.”
We are being asked more and more by our clients to develop online and
mobile event solutions to enhance the delegate experience. To respond to
this demand we have invested in an in-house software solution that enables
us to create bespoke event registration, ticketing sites and mobile Apps.
These allow you, the event planner to showcase your event to your
delegates online and to give them instant access to content such as
agendas, speaker information, venue and location details, travel information
and delegate registration information – all through a secure environment.
We can run reports quickly and easily for you so that you have up to the
minute information on who has registered for an event, their dietary
requirements and chosen conference sessions or activities. What’s more it
enables us to create post event surveys where delegates can easily give their
feedback – a vital marketing tool, giving you the ability to reflect and assess
what it important for your next event.
Mobile Apps are becoming a ‘must have’ for any event too, with live event
feeds, instant chat and the ability to create individual event schedules – they
really add value both in the build up to an event and to create a buzz at the
“We created an event App for Ipsen who held an event in January of this year - it proved
be an invaluable, onsite tool. I was able to update delegates with push
notifications to tell them when and where they needed to be at certain
times of the day. I was also able to download instant feedback ratings to
see which sessions were most effective.”
We are proud to be part and also a member of the newly established Alliance of Independent Events Agencies. The alliance has been set up to support smaller agencies in the industry who account for a significant proportion of the business generated by the MICE sector.
“I feel passionate that the smaller agencies have a voice. The alliance will not only do this but also gives them access to valuable resources such as networking events, workshops, action groups and the opportunity for knowledge sharing.”