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Global Exhibitions Back 78 Percent by 2022

The global exhibition market size is likely to drop by $19.9 billion, with a total year-end contraction of about 69 percent. That’s according to the twelfth edition of market assessment Globex. By 2022, the report expects the global market to have bounced back to 78 percent of its 2019 size. From Exhibition World…

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NEC Group Set to Make 450 Redundancies

The owner of one of the UK’s largest convention centres is set to make 450 redundancies after reporting “almost zero revenues” due to the coronavirus pandemic. NEC Group, which owns ICC Birmingham and other venues including the National Exhibition Centre, is planning to cut its workforce by 55 percent. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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UKCAMS Survey Shows UK MI Value

The 27th annual UK Conference and Meeting Survey report confirms that in 2019 the industry was “extremely robust and dynamic” and made a substantial contribution of nearly £18 billion to the UK economy. The UKCAMS research demonstrates the scale and importance of the sector to the national economy. From Conference News…

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Diversity and inclusion – Fast Forward 15

The overall objective of this survey was to understand how inclusive events are as an industry. The survey also considered education, career progression, perceived success and salary. Diversity and inclusion – Fast Forward 15 (Fast Forward 15 website) Diversity in Events Has “a Way to Go”, Reveals Report (Meetings & Incentive Travel article) Women in Exhibitions (Exhibition News…

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UK MI Will “Enter Free Fall” Without Support

Without a support package the UK meetings and events industry will enter into free fall. The very stark message from the Association of Event Organisers, Association of Event Venues and Event Supplier and Services Association was in response to the UK government delaying the reopening of business events. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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UK Mandates Masks in Conference Venues

The UK Government has made it mandatory to wear masks which cover mouth and nose when inside conference and event venues. The call comes a few weeks after it was announced that England’s exhibition and conference facilities are allowed now to host business meetings and events for up to 30 people. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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