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27 March 2019

ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter Annual Conference 2019, Harrogate, UK

The UK & Ireland ICCA chapter represents 75 members spread across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. These cover all aspects of conference management from venues and convention bureaus to hotels, PCO’s. The Chapter is very active in the industry, holding several meetings a year including a well supported annual debate which addresses current key issues…

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UK Conference and Events Market Growing

The United Kingdom conferencing and events market is growing as a whole, despite the conference and meetings segment suffering decline for a third consecutive year. So says an in-depth study of eleven industry reports by Warwick Conferences. A focus on ROI means the number of events being organised is down. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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VisitBritain Seeking Global Market Growth

Kerrin MacPhie, VisitBritain’s Head of Business Events, is seeking to further the organisation’s reach to global markets. MacPhie outlined her plans at the MPI Economic Insights in London. She said VisitBritain was looking to expand around the world and draw buyers from international markets like America. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Brexit Uncertainty Now Affecting British Events

The Brexit effect is clear in this year’s British Meetings and Events Industry Survey, with the results reflecting the uncertainty being experienced by many markets. When asked whether Brexit would affect the volume or nature of their events, far fewer respondents said they would be unaffected than last year. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Open for Submissions: Tomorrow’s Talent

A new initiative from The Meetings Show in the UK to champion young event planners has now opened for entries. Tomorrow’s Talent is being run together with Iceberg partner M&IT to shine a spotlight on young and emerging sector stars and to nurture and support future leaders. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Reed to Acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions, organiser of Iceberg partner IBTM Events, is to acquire business-to-business event organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions. Mack Brooks was established in 1965 and runs over thirty meetings in fourteen countries, serving nine industry sectors. After regulatory approval, the deal should close during the first half of 2019. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Finalists Announced for M&IT Awards 2019

The finalists have been announced for the M&IT Awards 2019, which take place on Friday March 1st at Battersea Evolution in London. More than 1,200 events industry professionals will celebrate the industry’s finest at this prestigious celebration of the UK and wider sectors. M&IT Personality of the Year will also be awarded. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Eventprofs Comfortable Talking Mental Health

Over half of meetings industry professionals say they would feel comfortable talking about their mental health at work, according to an M&IT survey. Around 41 percent would feel fairly comfortable talking about it to their line manager, 16 percent very comfortable, 30 percent not very comfortable, and 11 percent very uncomfortable. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Initiative Champions Young UK Planners

The Meetings Show and Iceberg partner Meetings & Incentive Travel have launched a new initiative to champion young meeting and event planners. Tomorrow’s Talent will shine a spotlight on the exceptional talent emerging within the industry and help to nurture and support its leaders of the future. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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2018: Climate Change, #MeToo, the War on Plastic and Brexit

As 2018 leaves its footprints on the sands of time, here’s to the past extraordinary year. The last twelve months brought great change to the meetings industry, from the #MeToo movement, to the war on plastic, and to fears about climate change. That’s before even the dreaded “B” word. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Vanessa Cotton Scholarship Awarded

Event management student Ebony Banks is the winner of the 2018 Vanessa Cotton Scholarship Award, organised by the MPI UK and Ireland chapter. The student of Wrexham Glyndwr University emerged victorious from the ten-strong shortlist to win a month-long paid internship with Reed Travel Exhibitions. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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The Meetings Show Predicts Trends

The UK’s Meetings Show has met with its advisory board to discuss the future of the show and wider sector. Subjects included how the meetings industry should promote the UK as a good place to do business. Intellectual capital was also debated as an influencer of destination choice. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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