Useful links

Here are just a few of the many links we have to useful websites in the events and tourism industry.
If you would like to have your website promoted, then contact us at:
mike@write-style.co.uk

www.planetplanit.biz  is the number one online source of information for producing successful events.

For details of some exciting training courses and lots of other useful information visit: http://www.associationresource.org/

The Media House training is the only specialist training company for conference and event professionals. Their training programmes and one-to-one coaching are designed by event specialists for event specialists to improve the quality and profitability of your events. Visit http://www.the-media-house.co.uk/  for more information 

If you are a Venue or Hotel, then check out one of the leading associations in the UK - The Meetings Industry Association. MIA offers a series of useful networking events and also manages the AIM scheme - Accreditation in Meetings. http://www.mia-uk.org/  

For marketing seminars and events + lots of tips and articles, visit http://www.clientmagnets.com

To find out anything and everything about UK destinations, then visit the British Association of Conference Destinations. And if you are either a hotel, venue or a supplier to the industry, this is an excellent organisation to join either as a full or affiliate member. http://www.bacd.biz 



If you are looking to exhibit or need any support on Exhibitions and PR issues, contact Richard John, one of the UK's leading authorities on Exhibitions and Trade Shows. He runs many courses in this area including the unique "How to be a PR Guru"
http://www.rjagb.com  

Stuck for ideas....need a meeting room like yesterday? Then here is a website designed to ease your worries and find you a solution. Run by John Gallery, Chris & Charlotte Martins.
http://www.latemeetings.com  

Press and PR

Looking to leverage the best PR for your venue and event? Check out:
+ Fridays PR which specialises in the Meetings and Events industry http://www.fridays-group.co.uk 
+ Mexia Communications, specialising in leveraging Social Media for PR  http://www.mexiacommunications.com/   

and there's lots more below - keep scrolling down..............

Technology
Increasingly playing a pivotal role in live events, check out this excellent website where you can download articles, reports and even free software packages. Remember to sign up for the newsletter as well. http://www.corbinball.com

Conference and Event Organisers
Need to organise an event, either indoor or outdoor. Visit BBL Event Management, a highly experienced and motivated company with a team of professionals who know the industry inside out http://www.bblevents.com/  

 
Useful portals
Great portal for everything on events - lots of ideas, secrets and top tips + FREE guides
http://www.eventsecrets.com
Another comprehensive portal to source anything on events
http://www.eventweb.co.uk/  

Exhibitions 

+ Susan Freidmann offers some great expertise in this field http://www.thetradeshowcoach.com/  
+ Also check out this amazing site - http://www.exhibitoronline.com/  
+ Association of Exhibition Organisers - http://www.aeo.org
+ Expo Management Ltd - specialists in Group Travel and Public Transport shows http://www.expom.co.uk  

Leisure Tourism
Although we work mainly in the meetings industry, there are a number of associates who offer marketing and PR support on Fam Trips for the Group Travel Trade market. Here are two such companies:

The Tourism Business - contact Martin Evans martin@thetourismbusiness.com  
Steve Reed Tourism - contact Steve Reed steve@stevereedtourism.co.uk  or visit http://www.stevereedtourism.co.uk  


Want to chat with fellow event professionals?
Here are some excellent forums that you can join and when I have the time, you occasionally see me add something controversial.
http://www.event-management-uk.co.uk/forum/active.asp
http://www.conferences-uk.org.uk/forum2/  

Leading Associations

Write Style are members of the following:

www.abpco.org