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  • David J Marks

DATELINE MONDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2022



Happy Monday afternoon


Seasonal season’s greetings from a thawing balmy mild London W10 I hope you are well, welcome to the final Monday morning / afternoon (thanks Vodafone for the outage) e mail for 2022 and what a year it has been OMG!


The calamity of COVID is receding, the optimism I carried with me when the year began has by and large been delivered notwithstanding the penchant for the UK and Irish conference, incentive and event buyers wanting to stay close to home and sometimes almost exclusively wanting to hold meetings conferences and events in Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Brighton and Bournemouth we have had some success so I look forward to 2023 looking for improvement on this year’s performance although it is fair to say that world events the War in Ukraine, inflation at 10% high fuel and energy prices and rapidly increasing interest rates to name but a few has put an damper on the exuberance of 2022


What will the next year bring? it is almost too exciting to bear.


My simple objective of this e mail is to say:-


THANK YOU for reading or not reading my Monday morning e mail as the case may be.


THANK YOU for your comments and feedback, mostly about my girls’ antics but very welcome just the same.


THANK YOU for the support and loyalty you have given to MM and Company and the awesome DMCs MM and Company represent


Finally may I take this opportunity to wish you, you colleagues, family and friends an AWESOME Christmas whatever shape it may be taking in your household. Mum and I together with Mum’s carer, my girls, my sister and her husband, my twin brother Simon, his wife Dena, their daughter Danielle her husband Guy and their two boys aged 6 AJ and 8 Asher will this year be together in Swiss Cottage chez us watching His Majesty The King addressing the nation for the first time, I am sure Mama will feature big time, not too sure f Harry and Meghan will even merit a framed photo on King Charles’s desk.


Sunday night was the first night of the Jewish festival, Chanukah the festival of lights, if that is your thing, I wish you a wonderful eight days of Chanukah


If Christmas is not your thing, may I wish you a safe, successful, happy and above all HEALTHY (yes in caps 😊 shouting) New Year


Finally, may I wish you, your colleagues, family and friends and indeed the entire world a wonderful, happy, safe and peaceful Christmas, I hope 2023 be the year we return to some sort of boring and banal normality, enough with all this uncertainly.

I will be back in January 2023, bigger, brighter, bolder than ever before, my Monday morning e mail will be entering its 21st year.


That’s it, you are up to date from a David point of view


MM and Company news update


The AWESOME and amazing DMCs that MM and Company represent

Austria Martin, Evelyn and the team at the e+o meeting event and travel management Gmbh

Budapest Katinka, Imola and the team at Cosmos DMC

Cancun Manuel, Lilianna and the team at The EPIC Group DMC

Dubai and Abu Dhabi Jyoti, Christina, Jean Yan and the team at TRACVO DMC

Florida Clem, Nora and the team at C Florida Hospitality

France and Monaco Pascal, Enrica and the team at NACARA DMC

Germany Eva, Bettina, Valentina and the team at Germanyinsight

Greece Nassos and the team at AME DMC

Japan Geraint, James and the crew at The J Team DMC

Malta Douglas, Erika, Helga, Claudia and the team at MI Malta DMC

Mauritius Karl, Stephane and the team at Hello Islands DMC

Morocco Lina, Habib and the team at Visit Morocco DMC

New York Beth and the team at Details NYC

Prague Daniel and the team at ITC DMC

Southern Africa Shaun, Brad and the team at The Inside Edge DMC

Turkey Muge, Nergis and the team at Blue DMC


Would all like to take this opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support and event opportunities over the past many years as well as in 2022, the DMCs owners, management and teams wish you, your colleagues, family and friends a very happy Christmas and a safe, peaceful, prosperous but above all HEALTHY New Year.


We ALL look forward to working with you in 2023 and beyond.




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