There is no better time than 2011 for the business traveller to make the most of Scotland’s active pursuits as the entire country celebrates the Year of Active Scotland

Kent, known as the Garden of England, has breathtaking countryside dotted with orchards, vineyards, hop gardens, oast houses and more famously the White Cliffs of Dover

With a warm welcome, fine food and drink, and venues to suit all budgets and tastes, Scotland is the perfect place for your conference, meeting, incentive and event management needs

Being AIM accredited gives venues and suppliers a clear marketing advantage over non AIM accredited venues and product and service providers, says the Meetings Industry Association

Wales hosts a vast range of value-for-money venues for event buyers tasked with keeping costs down but standards high. We take a look at a few purse-friendly options

Through increased investment in infrastructure and a wide mix of dining options, hotels, entertainment and cultural offerings, seaside towns today rival even the most popular of conferencing cities

A rich cultural heritage, vibrant city life and nearby stunning beaches and coastline make Derry and Belfast in Northern Ireland unique and enjoyable conference and event destinations

The combination of expert staff, the advantages of a university setting, and a core focus on quality content have shown event organisers that academic venues are the ideal solution for their delegates

Whether you are looking for urban or rural scenery, a relaxed or an energetic atmosphere, the North West of England can offer whatever you need for your next conference or event

With magnificent castles, inspiring countryside and cosmopolitan cities, East Midlands offers a variety of distinct venues to house your conference or event

The Westminster Collection’s Early Bird Venue Showcase will allow event organisers to meet face-to-face with 50 representatives from diverse and quality venues in London

Leeds and surrounding West Yorkshire have enjoyed a surge in development, making the area a great choice for conference venues that suit all requirements and budgets

Creative conferencing can be found in NewcastleGateshead with world-class festivals and attractions at its heart

With budgetary restraint now widespread, AIM accredited venues offer event buyers firm reassurances of professionalism and value for money, writes the Meetings Industry Association

Situated in the middle of the country, West Midlands is made up of a variety of regions which offer organisations a wealth of venues to hold their conference, event or team building activity

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The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.