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Economic Impact of Exhibitions in the UK | 2023

From Events Industry Alliance: The business events industry helped to boost the UK economy by £10.9 billion in 2023, according to a new economic report by the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). Marija Erzen, co-owner, Solutions 2 (UK) Ltd, ESSA and EIA chair, commented, “We are delighted with the results of our latest economic impact report….

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Exhibitions Contributed £10.9bn to UK Economy in 2023

From M&IT: The exhibitions industry helped to boost the UK economy by £10.9 billion in 2023, according to a new economic report by the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). A total of 1,016 exhibitions in the UK in 2023 involved approximately 6.9 million visitors and 131,000 exhibitors. This generated £4.8bn of direct spending, which works out…

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Mixed Performance, Record Investment – UKCAMS 2024

The latest research into the UK’s conference and meetings sector suggests that the industry’s post-Covid recovery did not gather momentum in 2023 but rather witnessed a somewhat mixed performance. While there were undoubtedly some venues that were doing really well, others were finding the market more challenging and not experiencing a continuous upward trajectory in…

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6 November 2024

M&IT Experience, Silverstone, UK

The ultimate networking experience for event planners, the M&IT Experience is a supercharged version of the much-loved Agency Challenge. During your time at the event, you’ll experience everything that the host venue has to offer, all whilst taking part in a combination of immersive networking activities and one-to-one meetings – designed to fast track connections…

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VB’s ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Drives Association Impact

VisitBritain Business Events attracted scores of UK-based associations, AMCs, PCOs, and member DMOs to the launch of its BE (Business Events) Impactful Framework© at its Association Conference titled ‘Beyond the Plenary’ held recently in Edinburgh – itself a scientific cluster and home to Dolly the Sheep. VisitBritain Business Events’ continued efforts to build impact capacity…

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Eurostar Trains to be 100% Run on Renewables by 2030

From Travel Tomorrow: Eurostar has announced its intention to run all trains on renewable energy only by 2030. The target was set in the rail company’s first sustainability report, released on 1 May 2024. Travelling by rail instead of air is already a massive carbon emissions saver, slashing a passenger’s footprint between Paris and London…

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ESTRO Heads to Glasgow

From AMI: Improving the outcome for cancer patients will be top of the agenda when international oncologists meet in Glasgow in May. Glasgow was able to temp the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) congress back to the UK for the first time in over 10 years; testament to the strong conference ambassador programme…

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The Business of Events to Hold Policy Forum at The Meetings Show

From M&IT: The Business of Events has announced its London Policy Forum will take place concurrently with The Meetings Show and The Business Travel Show on Wednesday 19 June. The collaborative event will mark the unveiling of The Business of Events’ independent policy agenda, presenting a comprehensive set of recommendations intended for governmental consideration that…

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Glasgow Convention Bureau Launches Glasgow Conference Impact Network

The Glasgow Convention Bureau has unveiled its latest initiative, the Glasgow Conference Impact Network, in partnership with the Glasgow Science Festival during an inspiring launch event attended by a diverse array of local stakeholders. Held with the aim of fostering collaboration and understanding among stakeholders invested in the city’s conference landscape, the event provided a…

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Mission Innovation – A Story of Hydrogen and Conference Power!

From SFA Connect: Mission Innovation, a workshop on hydrogen energy and the national gas grid, was held in Chester, UK in 2019. This event brought together experts from across the world, to share best practice and combine ideas on how to overcome challenges within the energy industry. Participants represented governments, industry and the research community…

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CloserStill Media Acquires Majority Stake in Elite Exhibitions

From CloserStill Media: London, United Kingdom – CloserStill Media, the producer of market-leading business events, exhibitions and conferences, has acquired a majority stake in Elite Exhibitions. Terms are not disclosed. World’s leading US and European cruise ship design trade shows join CSM’s rapidly expanding Future Transport and Infrastructure group. Elite Exhibitions produce the annual Cruise…

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19 June 2024

The Meetings Show, London, UK

The Meetings Show is the UK’s leading exhibition for the events, meetings, and incentives community. Proudly brought to you by Northstar Meetings Group, a name synonymous with excellence in the MICE industry, we’ve been bringing together thousands of event professionals since our launch in 2013. It’s an event all about connections – providing a platform…

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18 June 2024

TEAMS Europe, London, UK

Step into the exciting world of sports with TEAMS Europe! Presented by SportsTravel, the event is part of the renowned TEAMS brand, which has been shaping and defining the sports-event industry for over 20 years. Join sporting-event rights holders, destinations and suppliers for an exclusive opportunity to network, share insights, and learn about the latest…

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Next Steps Towards Net Zero

From CMW: On 11 December 2023 at ExCeL London, the Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE) initiative published seven best practice guidance documents for the events industry. Launched in 2021 following COP26, one of the initiative’s goals is to provide resources that aid the international events industry in developing and implementing their net zero plans. The…

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8 April 2024

Destinations Exchange Europe 2024, London, UK

Destinations Exchange Europe is ETOA and CityDNA’s B2B event. It will take place over two days providing a great mix of commercially focused meetings, knowledge sessions, and opportunities to discuss product development and operational issues. In today’s rapidly evolving travel landscape, it is more important than ever for industry professionals to come together to share…

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13 September 2024

M&IT Awards 2024, London, UK

The M&IT Awards holds a special place in the meetings and events calendar. Its winners represent the best of our industry, chosen by the industry – it’s the voice of the industry. Brought to you by Northstar Meetings Group, parent company of M&IT, we bring together more industry professionals than any other awards event, to…

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UK Exhibitions Drive £9.4bn in Trade According to EIA Report

From Exhibition News: The UK exhibitions industry generates £9.4bn in trade, attracts 6.1 million global visitors and provides 99,000 jobs, according to the latest Economic Impact Study from the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). This report, the fourth of its kind, was first compiled in 2005 by KPMG and updated by Oxford Economics using the same…

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AMBASSADOR PROGRAMMES: The Connective Tissue of a Destination

VisitBritain Business Events convened many of its destination ambassadors at the Institute of Directors in Central London to celebrate the role they play in securing international events to Britain. And it became abundantly clear how intrinsic these professional leaders have become in advancing research and development, social and environmental impact, and job creation derived as…

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London is Top Event Destination in Europe, says Amex GBT

From M&IT Magazine: London is the top European destination for meetings and events, according to the American Express GBT Meetings & Events 2024 Global Forecast. The report forecasts that UK capital is likely to remain the most popular European destination for the foreseeable future, despite a predicted 9 per cent increase in hotel rates next…

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EIA Submits ‘Policy Asks’ During Parliamentary Reception

From Exhibition News: The Events Industry Alliance (EIA) launched a manifesto and three key ‘policy asks’ for the Government during a reception held at the Houses of Parliament yesterday. The manifesto details the EIA’s mission to ensure that the interests of business events in the UK are effectively represented, understood and communicated to MPs across…

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