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AUGUST 3CONTENTSWhat you can't afford to miss this month:People and issues21  FOOD FOR THOUGHTCan you reduce the risk of post-acquisition failure? Three organisers tell us how22  back TO basics We investigate the benefits and pitfalls of of JV partnerships33  TecHnOlOGyRegistration companies outline the latest innovations to improve exhibition experiencesIndustry watch29  VenUe WaTcH EN monitors the health of the Irish venue market32  inDUsTRy VieWHealth and safety industry expert Lee Holloway questions the legacy impact of London 2012 on events37  bUsiness clinic A new round-up of the latest business wins, ideas and innovations 41  yOUR say Reader feedback to EN's online and print products 43  eXHibiTiOn liFeThe latest people moves44  GalleRyPhotos from the AEO Awards 2011 and Event and Exhibiting Show46  lasT WORDLatest news and views06  TOp neWs sTORies13  inTeRnaTiOnal neWsWe report on the latest news from Sweden, the US, Asia and more15  M&aTurkey, energy and exhibition services head this month's deals16  aeO aWaRDs 2011The winners and the highlights from this year's industry association awards at Excel33 InterviewFaversham House's Amanda Barnes led a £4m management buyout last December and is now looking to take the publishing and exhibitin business up a gear. She catches up with EN at Sustainability LiveAdding to the formulaVenues are increasingly collaborating with organisers on exhibitions. Mike Trudeau looks at recent examples of how venues were able to bring more intelligence, service and support into their offerings24 ?18