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Alfred Charles Tharby Born 3/12/1935 Deceased 10/1/2021

Readers will be saddened to hear of the unexpected death in Northallerton of Alf Tharby. He died on 10th January 2021. Cause of death is attributed to COVID-19. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Alf was a leading Professional and pioneer for the Middle East Exhibition Logistics industry. Born in 1935 and growing up as […]

100 Tips in 5 minutes

Saturate your drive-in market to capture “impulse” attendees. Do frequent surveys especially on hot topics to ensure your perception of your show is in line with that of your attendees and exhibitors. Don’t be boring — make your show a real event. Get everything in writing; good will and good intentions net nothing in reality. […]

You Know You Are an Event Professional When…

All of us in the events industry have suffered through tough markets.  I just had the pleasure of being on the road for three months, and a few realizations struck me.  You know you are an EventProf when: Your briefcase includes a box of Kleenex, a bag of cough drops, a bottle of nasal spray, […]

Facebook Woes

For my sins, I watched much of the Facebook proceedings and I’d urge anyone commentating to do so because it seems to me that the press reporting is biased. Facebook is a relatively young company that has grown rapidly and is experiencing the growing pains associated with it. Data, the security of it and keeping […]

Panic if you hear…

If you find yourself in hospital, or at a medical event, decode the slang.  ·         3H enema – Enema that is “high, hot, and a hell of a lot.” Reputedly given to patients who give staff a hard time. ·         3P’s – Pill, Permissiveness and Promiscuity (relates to female patients with sexually transmitted disease) ·         […]