Diary: Trade Secrets

The juiciest gossip from around the events and exhibitions industry that some people would rather you didn't know ...

1. Which trade association now has its very own song, performed by its directors at a recent event?

2. Which temporary structure caught fire the evening before a major awards ceremony during the festive season?

3. Which contractor squared up to a rival director at a London venue recently, as claims in a legal dispute reached breaking point?

4. Which supplier responded to an agency threatening to go public with stories of bad practice by standing his ground and accusing the agency director of deranged ramblings?