Destination Snapshot: Dubai

Why Dubai? Always hungry for the best spots to offer our clients, Principal’s Rachel recently jumped at the opportunity to rediscover Dubai.  With a jam packed schedule organised by our peers at Dubai Business Events, she set off on her adventure to discover more and see what’s on offer for corporate events and came back

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M&IT Awards 2017 GOLD Winners!

  After a hugely successful year in 2016, our team were thrilled to be rewarded by winning big at The M&IT Awards 2017. On Friday 3rd March, the Principal team scooped the prestigious Gold award for Best Intermediary Agency (with fewer than 40 employees).  We couldn't be more proud of the work we do and the

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Destination Snapshot – Tenerife

Destination Trends Our resident expert Jess Hall recently commented in the C&IT Incentive Travel report, speaking about what will influence buyers in 2017, and the trends we are likely to see for incentive travel.  One thing’s for sure, Tenerife is enjoying a return to the top of the list for overseas conferences and a

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“ Have you seen the secret room?… all is not what it seems”

How do you create a party to reflect the young vibrant nature of your delegates on the back of an “unconventional conference”, with the theme “all is not what it seems” in the stunning stately home of Carton House located a short drive from Dublin? Where to start... Food. Everyone remembers the food. For food to be “all

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The ‘Belly of Cannes’

The beauty of the French Riviera draws the attention of international directors, actors and actresses every May for the Film Festival but what else does the city have to offer apart from the glitz and the glamour? I was about to find out... We were running a networking forum held at the Grand Hyatt Martinez, which lies nestled

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New York, New York

‘I want to be a part of it, New York New York’, as Frank Sinatra’s quintessential lyrical tribute to the city goes. And who doesn’t? So it was a dream come true to be arranging our client’s Christmas party in festive Manhattan in December. Based around a street food theme, we had been tasked with arranging their London

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Eatables – pop up restaurant

This weekend I ventured out into Dalston, East London to a pop up restaurant in someone's flat. ‘eatables’ has been put together by a group of friends, 3 of whom share a lovely, quirky flat on Kingsland road. They all bring something different to the table; Emily is the welcoming maître d'/waitress, Aaron is the enthusiastic

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Venturing beyond Madrid

Madrid is a fantastic destination for events, offering so much that when running an event there we rarely venture outside of it. However, last week we were running an event in a hotel on the outskirts of the city, which afforded us the perfect opportunity to venture beyond the city itself. Alcala is a picturesque town located

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Event Management – the Principal way

Have a look at this lovely interview with our very own Anupa White - a great insight into Principal, and our approach to event management! http://www.meetpie.com/documents/archives/MIT_305564_AGENCY%20PITCH.pdf

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Best event management agency. Officially.

2014 is turning into a pretty special year for us here at Principal. Not only will we be celebrating our 20th birthday in a month or so,  but last night we won Gold in the Best Intermediary Agency (Under 40 Employees) category at the Meeting & Incentive Travel Awards in London. What makes this award particularly important

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