Although many of us get caught up in the “glamorous” side of business travel – room service, limousine transfers and plush hotels – there’s a less pleasant side-effect of travel which often goes ignored.
That’s right - jet lag. You’ve been preparing for a conference for months, but between preparing your slide deck and ordering extra business cards, you forgot all about the impact travelling across several time zones can have on your body.
At one point in your corporate career, you’ll be faced with the infamous red eye extravaganza: catch the first flight of the day, to a meeting at 9 am, lunch with investors, followed by an afternoon meeting, and right back on the plane home. Even the seasoned traveller dreads this trip: the time slots are tight, and with one small error the entire trip is ruined. With the demand in efficiency increasing by the minute, it’s important to remain calm and in control when travelling for business, even in the moments when things seem to fall apart. Not to worry! EAS has you covered from start to finish, no matter how tight the schedule.
Cannes: the French city is no stranger to A-List events and chic gatherings. And the world of tech feels no different – with the Cannes Lions attracting more than 16,000 attendees and 1,000 speakers for 5 jam packed days of talks, workshops, networking events, and award shows for people in the communications, marketing, design, tech, and media industries. With the festival’s origins dating back to the 1950’s, there’s no surprise the festival attracts an increasing amount of attendees every June to the coastal French city.
It’s that time of year again. That’s right, the countdown to Cannes Lions is nearly over, which means it’s time to start preparing your game plan.
On the 18 June, the hotly-anticipated International Festival of Creativity will once again throw open its doors to thousands of creative and marketing professionals from across the globe.
Cannes Lions offers a unique opportunity to meet and connect with some of the greatest creative minds in the industry. Are you ready to network, pitch your ideas and foster new partnerships? We’ve prepared the following top tips to help you whilst you’re in Cannes.
Every conference generates an avalanche of data. From attendee contact details to employment information, to gender, disabilities and dietary preferences, collecting our personal data for later use is fair game - or at least it has been, until now.
Many will be aware of the dreaded GDPR, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming into force in May. Regulators promise stiff penalties for infringements, and even mighty tech giants like Facebook have embraced GDPR as it sets the new data protection standard globally.
With great power comes great responsibility, so it’s easy to say it’s bitter sweet building a relationship with your boss. As the promotions come and the salaries increase, the tasks become more high stress with more at stake. Your boss will delegate important tasks to those closest to them, and so naturally, the time will come when you will be asked to book your employer’s business trip.
Although this task may seem daunting, fear not! With our easy to follow, step by step guide, EAS makes planning your boss’s business travel experience a cinch.
In today’s hyper connected digital world our lives, both personal and business run based on a steady flow of information. In fact so much of our lives is digitised – our social interactions with friends and family, holiday snaps transmitted around the world in an instant and payment for our daily caffeine fix are just a few examples. As a result the digital devices we wear or carry round with us have become an absolute necessity, especially for business.
However, we have become so dependent on our connection to people and information; technology can be both a blessing and a burden.
Be realistic about the Wifi. With tens of thousands of people in Cannes tweeting, emailing and instagramming, the connection is not always great. Some restaurants have wifi and it's touch-n-go in the Palais des Festivals. We suggest investing in portable wifi.
Check out the following wifi service providers:
These wifi services require a portable wifi unit. We recommend that these are purchased prior to your arrival to Cannes. These units can be ordered directly from the providers and can also be found via Amazon.
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Avoiding long airport queues, defeating jet lag and dealing with bad weather are all second nature to seasoned business travellers.
In the majority of cases, business travel will go off without a hitch. It’s an excellent opportunity to visit new places, make new contacts, get to know remote colleagues in person and learn new things.
But what should you do when things go wrong?
Destination Management Companies – DMCs (not to be confused with Run DMC, the American hip hop group!) – are the intermediary business travel service providers that arrange accommodation and events abroad.
DMCs take care of every aspect of business travel, from organising airport transfers and accommodation to coordinating events. Their unrivalled local city knowledge and supplier relationships take the burden off you and your employees – saving you both time and money.