Venues

10 Most Common AV Mistakes in Event Planning

by admin • March 31, 2015

As an event planner, you know the value of a well-planned audio-visual setup. Some of you might have had speakers coming a long distance to share a presentation with your attendees, only then to discover that their presentation was not compatible with the equipment you had arranged — or worse, the screens and projectors weren’t […]


Plan the perfect Christmas party

by admin • November 13, 2014

Follow these steps as a basic Christmas Event Checklist, in order to plan the perfect Christmas event.  Read till the end, because we have an exciting gift for you! 1. SET THE DATE Date and venue are particularly important in December. Get this sorted as soon as possible to ensure you get the Christmas party […]


Turning the Tables on Professional Networking at Events

by admin • October 28, 2014

Professional networking is now being transformed by the ubiquity of mobile technology and internet-connected devices.  As the number of social media platforms and event apps is growing exponentially, the expectations of both event attendees and hosts have changed, but not always towards the same direction. American Express Meetings & Events report, titled “GREAT EXPECTATIONS: The […]


Tech-centered hotels for your next meeting

by admin • October 15, 2014

ere is our list of 5 modern tech hotels for your corporate event Bored of the same classic meeting venues for your events? It’s time for a change in 2015. As there is a shift in the travel and hospitality sector, many hotels will open their gates or rebrand themselves, in order to cater Millennials, […]


How to organize events in Malta?

by admin • July 11, 2014

Have you ever wondered how to organize events in Malta? Organising a MICE event in Malta is becoming increasingly interesting: Malta is a destination with a high “feel good factor”. An event to this destination will definitely have a positive effect. After a successful career in catering and logistics in Belgium, Paul moved to Malta […]


Destination spotlight: Florence Convention Bureau

by admin • July 4, 2014

Florence Convention bureau: “National public institutions should give more support to private companies and help them in relaunching the meeting industry”. After an exciting career in the event organization as marketing director of an important Italian DMC, Carlotta Ferrari started to work for Florence Convention Bureau in 2010 as a congress developer. After almost one […]


Destination spotlight: Stuttgart Convention Bureau

by admin • June 27, 2014

“The conference sector has succeeded in emancipating itself from the tourism industry. It responds with new qualifications and competences to the constantly changing demands of its clients” Anne Demuth is the Head of the Stuttgart Convention Bureau.  Stuttgart is one of Europe’s most successful centres of business and technical innovation, and the Convention Bureau benefits […]


Meeting venues have to prove their value in multiple ways

by admin • June 23, 2014

“The least expensive meeting venue does not guarantee that you are selected. You have to prove your value in other ways” Daniella Middleton is a destination marketing and business development professional living in New York serving as the MICE Division Director for Development Counselors International (DCI). Azavista interviewed her about DCI’s new study entitled  “Exploring the […]


Supplier spotlight: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

by admin • June 13, 2014

“Be honest and open about what you want, what budget restrictions you have and aim for a win-win for both parties” Mr. Kees Hogetoorn, Director of Sales & Marketing at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam tells us what corporate planners should do to have an efficient working relationship with hotels. In his view, the best […]


Supplier spotlight: Marriott Hotels of Brussels

by admin • June 6, 2014

“Stop sending out multiple non-qualified requests to a wide group of hotels. Rather take the time to research with the end client the precise requirements for each of the meetings”. To improve the relationship between hotels and event professionals, Azavista spoke with Pierre Dorrell, Market Director of Sales and Marketing at Marriott Hotels of Brussels […]