Edgbaston Stadium
April 8, 2013

Have you visited Edgbaston Stadium in the last two years, if not you’ll be surprised at its transformation into one of the UK’s leading Sporting Venues in the MICE industry. Edgbaston’s new conference & events facilities include the 1,050 sq metre Exhibition Hall, a 700-capacity banqueting suite, and 2-300-capacity hospitality suites that were unveiled in […]

Hilton St Georges Park
March 27, 2013

St Georges Park boasts the home of the National Football Centre and regularly welcomes the FA, with training facilities for coaches and teams. The hotel is located in close proximity to the park and is in fact two hotels in one, housing both the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton in the same complex. Providing rooms […]

When signing your contract for either the Conference Venue or Hotel for your event, how closely do you read the fine print? How much do you understand the contractual terms that are in the agreement that you have signed up to? We’re here to give our Top 5 Contract Tips to make sure you don’t […]

Why should you use a Venue Finder?
May 11, 2012

Venue finders are a fairly new idea to a lot of companies, organisations and event managers. Similar to Hotel Booking Agents, venue finder services are at no cost to event organisers, however they are paid on commission (varying from 8% to 20%) by the venue you eventually choose. Our experience says that every company that organises meeting should […]

Guide to attending an Exhibition
March 14, 2012

Goal of the Exhibition The first thing needed is to be sure if you really need to take a stand at an exhibition (rather than ‘I got a good deal on a stand’). It is possible to attend as a delegate and talk to stand holders and delegates at sessions, in coffee queues etc. If […]

The London Hotel Rates Conundrum
October 11, 2011

As some of you may know Conference’s are half of what innov8 is about. We also book thousands of bedrooms a year across the UK both as part of events and as single business travellers. One conversation that keeps coming up, time and time again, is the London Hotel rates. Mainly are London Hotel Rates so different to the entire of […]

The Conference Cloud debate
September 14, 2011

Since moving into our new office this week we’ve had a lot of visits from hotels, venues and clients coming to see us settle in. A lot of the conversations slowly steered to an issue thats recently been brought to the forefront: The Conference Cloud Debate The query around Wi-Fi in Conference venues has been […]

The Association Congress
August 11, 2011

The Association Congress was this year held at the Business Design Centre in London on the 18th and 19th July. Thanks to some last minute jigging of the diaries innov8 were able to attend for both days. Now your not going to get the details that came from The Association Congress, because that’s why we pay to […]