Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spotlight, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing. My dad was the perfect “first footer”, tall, dark and […]

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Gallus Events Edinburgh International MAGAZINE Festival

The Edinburgh International Magazine Festival

The Edinburgh International Magazine Festival has the potential to re-imagine an international festival by focusing on the communities built around that most accessible of print media: the magazine.  For the past few months I have been supporting the Professional Publishers Association in Scotland to re-imagine “Magfest”, their annual conference, a great annual event held in […]

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how to run a sustainable event

Sustainability at events is more than reducing paper and plastics

In April I spoke in Gothenburg at the Association World Congress. The subject was social justice issue and specifically sustainable events. My subject: Sustainability at events, is more than reducing plastics and paper use. Gothenburg was the perfect city to speak about sustainable events. For three years in a row from 2016 to 2018, the […]

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