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our musings on the world of conferences, meetings & events




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Beginning with the End in Mind

Banu talked with Sirkin Research about the power of being outcome-driven and intentional, taking responsibility for tangible takeaways. Listen here

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Reimagining the Virtual Experience 

Banu shares insights from her years of experience in the industry and her fresh, creative takes on the virtual event experience! Listen here

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Bold stories. Future focused. 

Banu was invited by Pega Systems to share the Uncommon Conferences journey and evolution. Listen here



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The future of maritime events in the spotlight 

Digital fatigue and shipping’s need to socialise formed much of the discussion at the Wake Media-organised Marketing in Maritime virtual event. Read more

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Putting value back in virtual

Banu Kannu and Marcus Magee from Uncommon Conferences on the enduring need for human interaction and connection. Read more

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Virtual interactions are testing our Sitzfleisch 

Banu Kannu of uncommon conferences, on how to make for meaningful gatherings in 2021. Read more

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Maritime conferences slammed

Organisers of maritime conferences have been sent a stern message today to buck up and make their events more relevant and worth people’s time. Read more

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Isn’t it time for better conferences?

Marcus Magee, managing director of new agency Uncommon Conferences, sets out a challenge today to shake up the staid shipping calendar. Read more