Conference News July/August 2017 - Page 6

6 Contributors Contributors Rob Davidson, researcher, speaker and consultant Richard John, presenter, author and industry trainer Mark Cooper, CEO at IACC, is this month’s Big Interview Des Mclaughlin, founder, Mac-D Consulting CN columnist and global guru and consultant to the events industry, Rob Davidson, this month investigates how conferencing is viewed on the internet. After typing ‘conferences are...’ into Google, Rob encounters a surprising set of results. P43 CN columnist Richard John offers his view from the front line. In this month’s issue, he sits down with Sundial Group’s managing director, Tim Chudley, to learn more about how the group has created a new way to show a venue off to clients. P43 Our Big Interviewee this month is Mark Cooper, CEO at The International Associations of Conference Centres (IACC). Mark’s work takes him all over the world, and he outlines IACC’s plans for growth, as well as how he keeps his family fed. P38 This month CN’s regular Ask the Expert agency guru Des Mclaughlin, founder of Mac-D Consulting, draws some interesting conclusions from the result of the General Election, and that how a Hung Parliament could be good news for the hospitality sector. P52 Managing Editor: Paul Colston; Deputy Editor: Martin Fullard; Managing Director: Julian Agostini; Publishing Director: Liz Agostini; Portfolio Commercial Director: Myran Balasingham; Production Manager: Simon Hadley; Senior Designer: Mana Assoudeh; Production Controller: Elizabeth Nixon; Video Production Executive: Karam Dhillon; Circulation Manager: Bret Weekes. Contact us: Subscriptions:+44(0)20 8481 1128, Editorial: +44(0)20 8481 1152, Advertising: +44(0)20 8481 1122, Production:+44(0)20 8971 1132. Conference News is published by Mash Media, Second fl oor, Applemarket House, 17 Union Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1RR, UK Tel: +44 (0)20 8481 1122 fax: +44 (0)20 8481 1144, Email: Views expressed ar