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Westminster Bubbles: Knocking on the Door of Government

Big Ben now may be hidden away from tourists, but the slow nature of industry advocacy to government was fully out on show all through the opening evidence session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the events industry. The first sitting of an intended three focused on venues. Photo: David Holt. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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25 October 2018

PCMA Knowledge Exchange, London

It’s time for business event strategists to shift their thinking from a traditional sponsorship model to grow revenue. Companies are investing more and more in brand experiences than traditional logo placement. Industry leaders representing international associations and corporations will reveal how they continue to evolve their revenue model then guide you through an idea-sharing exercise…

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A No-deal Brexit “Disastrous” for Events

A no-deal Brexit could be disastrous for Europeans in the events and hospitality industry, according to the UK’s Immigration Advice Service. It says the sector faces a shortfall of up to 60,000 workers if Great Britain crashes out of Europe without a deal. But any weakness in sterling could counteract some of the uncertainties. From Meetypie.com…

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London Venues Address British MPs

London venues have told MPs they need more support from the UK government to grow the events industry. Jeremy Rees, CEO of ExCeL London, said that the capital’s venues were competing with their hands tied behind their backs, while QEII Centre board member Simon Hughes said the sector needs its own representative in government. From Meetpie.com…

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Event Wellbeing Week 2018 Underway

“Looking after you and yours” is the official theme of the second Event Wellbeing Week which is currently underway. The aim is to encourage sector professionals to take better care of themselves, so they can also take better care of others. The campaign has been promoting the benefits of human contact with the hashtag #huganeventprof. From Meetpie.com…

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Sustainable Meetings: Single-Use Plastic is No Longer Fantastic

Is time now up for that global event staple, the plastic badge holder? From a registration specialist whose products are all recyclable, to an event caterer transitioning away from bottled mineral water, to a venue banning single-use plastic packaging from hotel and meeting suites, here are three approaches to more sustainable events. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Outside Opinions: The Novelty of Being Away from the Office

What’s the best thing about travelling for business? In new research from ConferenceLeeds, almost half said it was “the novelty of being away from the office”. The results highlight how much we enjoy time away from our usual day-to-day routine, like time spent attending conferences and events in different cities. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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UK MP Calls for Bed Tax to Fund Visitor Economy

James Heappey, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the events sector, has floated the idea of a bed tax to help fund both the industry and its promotion. The MP, who is the events champion in Parliament, said he was seeking views on a per room per night tax to assist the visitor economy. From Meetpie.com…

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VisitBritain Invites Business Event Grant Applications

VisitBritain is calling for grant applications for its programme to secure new international business events for the United Kingdom and to grow the economic value of existing events. The Event Support Programme, launched in 2016, has to date assisted 28 events and bids across the country from Aberdeen to Bristol with more than £500,000 awarded. From Meetpie.com…

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The UK Exhibitions Industry: A Brexit Remedy?

The past month has revealed the turmoil the United Kingdom is in over the manner of its departure from the European Union. But might the UK exhibition sector provide some palliative relief from Brexit uncertainties? The sector’s global association takes a look at VisitBritain, along with the recent Farnborough International Airshow, for answers. From UFI…

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All-Party Parliamentary Group Chair Opens Meetings Show

The impact of Brexit and Britain’s global brand were both on the agenda when leading industry players joined MP James Heappey for a closed roundtable at The Meetings Show to discuss the UK sector. Heappey, who is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the events industry, also officially opened the show. From Meetpie.com…

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