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What’s Floating Around Cloud 9? 4 September 2017

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Welcome to another week and after our Summer Break we are back (although we use the word lightly as August was a bit of a dampner – let’s be fair!)!

Lots to report event wise, and we have a pretty packed agenda looming which starts next week with the National Acute Pain Symposium in Harrogate for 300 medical professionals at the Harrogate Convention Centre.This truly international event also features a trade exhibition and a large display of abstracts so lots going on. So much so that we are drafting in our pals from Days by Design and Pineapple to help out!

This is followed by the UK Awards Conference in November which is an educational event for Awards Organisers in the UK, and is supported by an exhibition of suitable venues for holding awards ceremonies. Our friends at CHS are organising this element for us – and next week is almost the planning for the CHS Awards 2018. We have some amazing speakers taking part so if you have yet to book, now is the time!

November also features a great event for Warwick County Council which is designed to connect local suppliers with national buyers and is part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival. Warwickshire Food & Drink is set for 22 November at the Warwickshire Gold & Country Club and to date we have over 20 exhibitors signed up and a raft of buyers coming from all different sectors. So far it’s a dominated by Sweets and Drinks so this coming week we are on the hunt for savoury style suppliers – cheese especially!

Planning wise, we are coordinating the Nottingham Media Festival which includes the Nottingham International Microfilm Festival, The Fresh Creative Awards, The VR Expo & Awards, The International Drone Awards, SLICE which is Student Lives in Creative Enterprises, a fun competition for Lego fans called Lego Legends and finally (so far at least) the World Supedrone Racing Championships – phew! The event only went live on Friday and already the Microfilm Festival is gaining entries!

Our venue finding arm has also been very busy over the summer helping clients sort all manner of events from small intimate one off meetings to annual schedules and Fiona in our team has also been busy restructuring our Ambassadors Programme and on a recruitment drive.

Fresh Adventures is also very much on the go, and we have now partnered with Aviator World to ensure all of our adventurers are fully protected and the team here are busy scheduling some amazing and engaging trips for the creative industry.

Our Corporate Hospitality division has also been active and our amazing partners, Optimise Hospitality has been busy ensuring we have a great schedule to offer clients – and Nick has secured Rugby tickets for clients that are rarer than gold dust!

We have also been helping with the AIEA events which included the AGM and we are now looing at the AIEA New Years Honours, which are set to be hilarious if nothing else.

So, never a  dull moment and today Paula is off to join the M&I Forum at the Compleat Angler in Marlow and later in the week is off to The Izaak Walton Hotel in Dovedale which is a new addition to the Trident Hospitality Portfolio.

We hope everyone has had an equally productive Summer –  and that you did manage to at least get a little bit of sunshine!


Have a great week!