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HARDWORKharderPLAY----

CONTENTSMay 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 5 Contents30 The 'Winning Years' Vikki Carley looks at some of Scotland's major event wins. 23 Hybrid events Richard John looks at latest research into hybrid and virtual events. 53 A day in the life of The Twickenham Experience's Simon Mills takes a run around the hallowed turf.Features16 Big interview: Craig Moyes Reed Travel Exhibitions' Group Portfolio Director looks to the future.21 Venue view The QEIICC's Chief Executive talks meetings industry self worth.27 Hotel heavyweights What can chain hotels offer meeting planners and bookers? 37 Meeting smart Which technology or products can't a meeting live without? 39 Venuefi nders How do you source the right venuefi nder? 60 Imex preview A look at what's in store for the 10th edition of the show in Frankfurt.57 Scarman report CN's spring agency forum Regulars7 Editor's Note New hospitality research.8 News Titanic Belfast sets sail; Gateshead gets new venue green light; Emap Connect sees i21.14 Livewire What's buzzing in the business: fear of the hotel inspector.47 On the road The inside scoop on this year's BAFTA's.64 People Tracking the latest appointments and promotions.67 Business Dame Helen Alexander steps into UBM chair, Maritz acquires Experient.69 Have Your Say Things to consider when selecting an effective meetings venue.70 Gallery Exhibition News Awards, London City Selection experiential weekend.74 Breakout CN helps ICC Birmingham celebrate its 21st birthday.Contributors61 Richard John Our consultant guru rewrites the Rules of Attraction.62 Rob Davidson Rob Davidson looks at the lucrative market of collecting.