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In ancient days gone by a wealthy land owner challenges his two sons to a horse race.

The one whose horse is slowest will inherit the entire estate.

After a few days into the race, the brothers have made no progress and begin to wonder what to do.

Upon the advice of a wise old man they immediately jumped on the horses and raced as fast as they could to the finish line.

What did the wise old man suggest?

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Organising the AUE Annual Conference 2015

Organising the Conference, Dinner and Exhibition - we do it all!

Organising the AUE Annual Conference, Dinner and Exhibition


Each year, the Association of University Engineers (AUE) brings together delegates, exhibitors and retired members to network and enhance their knowledge and skills. Assured Events were briefed to organise this year's AUE Conference at the University of South Wales over a three day period. The objective of the event was to encourage university engineers to share knowledge and best practice between institutions, as well as meeting industry suppliers.

When planning an Association conference such as this, there's no escaping the fact that, the main challenge was to find the right balance between the exhibition time slots and the conference sessions, as well as the networking events that took place outside of the formal programme.

Over the course of the three day event, Assured Events answered the time-related challenges by having all refreshment breaks and lunches in the main exhibition hall. The catering points were positioned around the room in order to encourage the flow of delegates to all of the stands. An exhibition quiz also ensured delegates visited more stands, answering specific exhibitor questions in order to be entered into a prize draw.

Networking opportunities were also encouraged outside the exhibition space, for example at the informal dinner and Gala Dinner. The informal dinner on the first evening was held on site at the University of South Wales where attendees enjoyed some classic British games, as well as participating in live ice sculpting.

On the following evening the Gala Dinner was held at the National Museum in Cardiff. Guests were first directed through the museum's galleries into the drinks reception, before entering the Great Hall for dinner to the impressive sound of the Trechory Male Choir. Mirrored table tops and dramatic acrylic candelabra centre pieces, as well as up lighting all the columns in the space, had great impact as guests entered the room. Magic and mind play acts entertained guests at the tables during dinner, before the evening was rounded off with a motivational and inspiring speech by Richard Parks, the former Wales international rugby union player turned extreme environment athlete!

Although based in Manchester, we work with clients helping them to plan their conference or incentives all over the UK.

Assured Events had taken this event to new heights and we are already working on the 2016 event!
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The Headscratcher

This Month's Headscratcher Solution:

In ancient days gone by a wealthy land owner challenges his two sons to a horse race.

The one whose horse is slowest will inherit the entire estate.

After a few days into the race, the brothers have made no progress and begin to wonder what to do.

Upon the advice of a wise old man they jumped on the horses and raced as fast as they could to the finish line.

What did the wise old man suggest?

 

Answer:

The wise man told them to switch horses as it was the owner of the slowest horse that would inherit the estate.  Personally, we think he was a mean old fella to play his sons off against each other and that, to be fair,  they should share the estate!

'If you'd rather not be scratching your head over organising your next event - give one of our experienced team a call on 0161 428 1115.  Events are our favourite kind of puzzle!

 


 

Previous Headscratchers

North west conference organiser Skinov Yerteeth Events, has put delegates up in Hotel O’dour.

Unfortunately no recce was carried out and the hotel is in the middle of a massive renovation. None of the rooms have got their numbers on the doors and the contractor has no number 9s.

How many 9's must the contractor buy in order to number all 1,000 rooms?

Answer:
300 9s are required.

Start with: 9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 - which is 20 9's.

We then repeat this for 100, 200, 300, up to 900 - which is 200 9's.

But from 900 to 999 we have an extra 100 9's as each starts with a 9.

So the total is 300.


 

If Teresa's daughter is my daughter's mother, what am I to Teresa?

a. Grandmother
b. Mother
c. Daughter
d. Granddaughter
e. I am Teresa

Answer: c. Daughter.

"My daughter's mother" is the person asking the puzzle, so they are Teresa's daughter.

 

 

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