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Metro are currently providing technical support to a revolutionary art exhibition at the Shoreditch Townhall titled Mind over Matter.

The exhibition features portraits of 12 elderly people – all of who have chosen to give their brains to neuroscience upon their deaths. The participants – five of whom have already died – want to increase understanding about dementia, and had already agreed to allow their brains to be studied for physical signs of the disease, even though they might not, while alive, have outward symptoms.

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A move away from logistics and a redefined strategic marketing approach is paving a change in skill set required by event planners at Thomson Reuters.

It was clear that this was going to be no ordinary table discussion as Meeting Professionals International were treated to the insights of Sam Coates – Global Head of Events for Thomson Reuters at their quarterly Corporate Planner Forum last week. The forum took place in the amazing Garden Room at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and was again sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

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“I’m organising a hybrid event and it would be great if you could provide the technical support for the event” requested Paul Cook of Planet Planit.
Ehh? What the heck is a hybrid event? I’d heard of hybrid cars…but whilst most conferences run on hot air I wasn’t aware that a combination of petrol and electricity came into the equation.
This was to be the first Event Camp Europe. Hot on the heels of a successful event in the US, it was apparently going to be an experiment. Bunsen burner and googles on the ready!

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Metro’s Credit Suisse team took to the football pitch alongside their colleagues in order to raise money for the charity The Children’s Trust. The fought their way through the rounds fighting off ten teams to get through to the semi final but just missing out at the final hurdle. Scores weren’t disclosed but the office has been reassured that based on the fact that the Metro team beat the competition winners, they could have in fact won the tournament! Most importantly the team successfully raised £500 for the charity and the competition raised £4000 in total for the children’s trust. Well Done Team Metro! (Pictures coming soon)

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Metro becomes first AV company to achieve BS8901! BS8901 is the standard for sustainable management systems operated by an organisation delivering event related activities. Tim Sunderland from Sustainable Event Certification, the independent organisation that provided Metro’s certification to BS8901, commented: “Metro is the first provider of audio visual, event and broadcast services that we have certified to BS8901. The Team has worked incredibly hard to create an excellent management system that will sustain Metro’s success into the future. With strong leadership and sound organisational values, Metro is spear-heading the way to improving sustainability in the events industry.”

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Metro are looking for people fill a number of vacancies. Do you have strong Video skills or experience in AV in an outsourced environment. If you have either of these please send an email with your current CV to

hr@metrobroadcast.com

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The Metro team really got behind our latest charity endeavour, The Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal. The idea is simple, fill a shoebox with gifts for children; toothbrush, toothpaste, teddies, wrap the box and give it in to your nearest collection point with all shoeboxes going to children in countries who need it. Metro collected 13 boxes in total and we will definitely be getting behind the campaign next year too!

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Metro are celebrating their 30th birthday and in order to celebrate and give something back to the local community we are doing “thirty good deeds”. The entire team are backing the project and over the next couple of months different staff are going to get behind different charity activities.

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The start of November sees our Metro driver Harry growing his own “mo” in support of Movember. The funds raised through Movember’s UK campaign benefit the The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC), the UK’s leading prostate cancer charity.
Harry began the month clean shaven and fresh faced, two weeks in his moustache is well on its way. Catch up with us again in two weeks to see the final result and if you see Harry out and about show him your support!

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