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Exploring Outdoor Venues in Cambridge Feb 14

Exploring Outdoor Venues in Cambridge

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Even though the weather in recent years has been unpredictable, it's worth noting that Cambridge boasts the UK's lowest precipitation rate. This translates to a strong likelihood of clear skies year-round...given this advantage…

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Why Would I Want to be a Conference Ambassador? Feb 06

Why Would I Want to be a Conference Ambassador?

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Organising any event can be a challenge but by becoming a conference ambassador and championing the destination to your professional peers, there are a multitude of rewards for you beyond the satisfaction of hosting the event itself. You…

The Meet Cambridge Service Jan 29

The Meet Cambridge Service

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Planning an event can be a daunting task, but with Meet Cambridge by your side, the process becomes a seamless and, we hope, an enjoyable experience! We are the go-to venue finders and event professionals for Cambridge and offer a range of…

Tips on Choosing a Venue for your Event Jan 09

Tips on Choosing a Venue for your Event

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Choosing the right venue for your event is a crucial decision that can significantly impact the overall success of the occasion. It can be very easy to fall into the trap of picking an old favourite or trying to shoehorn an event into a…

Tips on Choosing a Destination for your Event Jan 05

Tips on Choosing a Destination for your Event

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When it comes to choosing a destination for your event, it can be a labyrinth. In this blog, we breakdown the decision-making process into bitesize pieces: Event Objectives Before determining where your event is to take place, decide what…

Creating Sustainable Events Nov 29

Creating Sustainable Events

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Questions of sustainability have been reverberating through the events industry for the last few years. How do you find a sustainable venue? How can we effectively manage and reduce event waste? What does a sustainable event look like? We…

Tips for Successful Events - Aims and Objectives Nov 09

Tips for Successful Events - Aims and Objectives

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Events deliver on so many levels, people enjoy meeting face-to-face, they like and want experiences but as an organiser, how can you ensure that your event is going to deliver for everyone involved? In our blog series, Tips for Successful…

Innovative Alternatives to Goody Bags Oct 18

Innovative Alternatives to Goody Bags

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With sustainability at the forefront of everyone's mind, we decided to rethink the whole goody bag ritual at events. It is often a waste of budget to include items just for the sake of it, especially if they’re going to end up…

Top Tips for Planning the Office Christmas Party Sep 11

Top Tips for Planning the Office Christmas Party

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If you find yourself in charge of planning the upcoming work Christmas party or you’ve been asked to help out, you're probably already aware of the challenge ahead: securing an excellent venue; choosing a menu that meets…

Cambridge’s Animals Jul 28

Cambridge’s Animals

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Whether its four legged or feathered, Cambridge has an abundance of connections with animals of all types, we checked out some of the stories associated with our venues and the city. Here’s our top 6… Ducks Emmanuel College is…

A Summer Stay in Cambridge Jun 08

A Summer Stay in Cambridge

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Cambridge is one of the UK's best small cities, whatever time of year you visit, there's something for everyone and summer is no exception. With over seven square miles of green public space and all completely walkable, it's…

A Day In The Life Of A PCO May 18

A Day In The Life Of A PCO

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A Day In The Life Of A PCO Working as part of a team of Professional Conference Organisers provides a different perspective on running events. Laura Rayyan from Meet Cambridge spent a day with the team from Opening Doors & Venues…

Tips for Sustainable and Purposeful Meetings Feb 07

Tips for Sustainable and Purposeful Meetings

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Events have an impact on our planet and as planners we must do all we can to minimise that impact but hosting a sustainable meeting and knowing where to start can be a bit daunting so here at Meet Cambridge, we’ve looked at few ways…

Cosy Venues in Cambridge for Winter Meetings Nov 15

Cosy Venues in Cambridge for Winter Meetings

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Winter is the perfect time for a meeting in Cambridge, the daylight might be scarce and the trees a little bare, but there’s still much to discover and the city remains as picturesque as ever so why not bring the team together in a…

Spooktacular Venues in Cambridge Oct 20

Spooktacular Venues in Cambridge

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Ghosts, Ghouls and Ghastly Tales from Cambridge Venues this Halloween... If you’re visiting Cambridge over the spooky season this Halloween, you may just want to cast a glance over your shoulder to check that you don’t have…

If the walls could talk Oct 05

If the walls could talk

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With over 8 centuries of history, every corner in Cambridge has a story to tell, if the walls could talk, they’d tell you about all of the incredible people that have walked the paths in years gone by: famous writers, scientists…

Meet Cambridge A - Z Aug 31

Meet Cambridge A - Z

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A – Ambassador Programme Could you be our next conference ambassador? Would you like to champion Cambridge as a destination for your industry event but don’t know where to start? We offer a free programme of help and support…

Food For Thought – Making Catering More Sustainable Feb 01

Food For Thought – Making Catering More Sustainable

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FEB 01, 2022 We were delighted to welcome Gemma Birley from Cambridge Sustainable Food recently to give a presentation to our members. With many catering teams at our venues committed to serving more locally-sourced seasonal food and…

It Came From Cambridge… Feb 15

It Came From Cambridge…

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Cambridge has been at the heart of word-changing discoveries for centuries; today it remains a city of innovation where knowledge is readily exchanged and where great minds, thinkers, writers, and researchers continue their quest to improve…

Hubs, Spokes and Hybrid - Planning for Future Events Jan 22

Hubs, Spokes and Hybrid - Planning for Future Events

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Hubs, Spokes and Hybrid… Whilst I am writing from the cycling capital of the UK, Cambridge, this is not, as the title might suggest a blog about bicycles – it is interesting though isn’t it to see the language of events…

Moving To More Sustainable Events Nov 30

Moving To More Sustainable Events

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We were delighted to see so many representatives of our Member venues join us on our Zoom update call in the middle of November. It was also a great opportunity to welcome Heather Lishman, from the Association of British Professional…

Out of Cancellation and Crisis Comes Collaboration Jul 17

Out of Cancellation and Crisis Comes Collaboration

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As I write we’re into our 123rd day of lockdown here at Meet Cambridge, moving out of our office on 16th March, before the nationwide closedown on 23rd March. Today is the first chance I’ve had to draw breath and to reflect…

Ideas for Generating Impact and Leaving a Legacy Feb 25

Ideas for Generating Impact and Leaving a Legacy

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At Meet Cambridge we received around 4000 enquiries every year for meetings of all types, each special in its own way whether it’s a product launch, an international conference or an offsite day – each has a purpose; people…

Tips for Successful Events - Evaluating Your Event Jan 03

Tips for Successful Events - Evaluating Your Event

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Events deliver on so many levels, people enjoy meeting face-to-face, they like and want experiences but as an organiser, how can you ensure that your event is going to deliver for everyone involved? In the final blog of our series, Tips for…

Tips for Successful Events - The Big Day Nov 21

Tips for Successful Events - The Big Day

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Events deliver on so many levels, people enjoy meeting face-to-face, they like and want experiences but as an organiser, how can you ensure that your event is going to deliver for everyone involved? In our latest blog series, Tips for…

Tips for Successful Events - It's in the Detail Aug 21

Tips for Successful Events - It's in the Detail

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Events deliver on so many levels, people enjoy meeting face-to-face, they like and want experiences but as an organiser, how can you ensure that your event is going to deliver for everyone involved? In our latest blog series, Tips for…

Tips for Successful Events - Choosing a Venue Jul 19

Tips for Successful Events - Choosing a Venue

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Read our updated blog here Events deliver on so many levels, people enjoy meeting face-to-face, they like and want experiences but as an organiser, how can you ensure that your event is going to deliver for everyone involved? In our latest…