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Meet in Wales Appoints SFA Connect as New Ambassador Agency

From Meet in Wales: Meet in Wales has partnered with SFA Connect to further expand its ambassador programme and increase knowledge and learning within Wales across the association conference sector. SFA will support the Ambassador Wales Conference Programme which mirror’s the destination’s wider strategy of working with specific sectors that underline the country’s industrial strengths….

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20 July 2021

M&IT Agency Challenge, Wales, UK

Come and share ideas with your peers and learn from the experts at the Agency Challenge where you can meet new event suppliers, and transform your meetings. Challenging you to think differently, this is a networking event like no other. We aim to bring together approximately 70 agency event organisers together with up to 30 venues…

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Checking the Labels: The UK’s Coronavirus Event Safety Standards

In the UK many industry associations have produced their own COVID-19 safety guidelines. While a measure showing initiative and real thirst to restart, this has caused confusion among planners over which label to seek out. List compiled before the Government-approved All Secure Standard was launched. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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ICC Wales Owner to Cut 450 of 995 Jobs

The owners of ICC Wales and Celtic Manor Resort are to be cutting staff by almost half due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Celtic Collection, which owns both the Newport conference centre and hotel, has said 450 of its 995 staff are to leave, the financial model not now being sustainable. From Association Meetings International…

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ICC Wales: Big Parallel Room, Natural Daylight and No Soft Opening

England and Scotland have many established convention centres, but finding a home for one in Wales was problematic until Celtic Manor went fifty-fifty with the Welsh government on the £83 million ICC Wales. CEO Ian Edwards runs through the long consultation process that decided what the new venue should be. From Association Meetings International…

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Accessibility: Barriers Still to Overcome for Disabled Delegates

“The majority of disabled people don’t travel to conferences because they expect their needs will not be met”. So says Alan Broadbent, an accessibility writer and consultant to the events industry. Three examples of inclusivity, a venue (ICC Wales), a meeting (Glasgow’s IASSIDD World Congress) and a city (Dubai), are analysed. From Association Meetings International…

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ICC Wales Hosts UK Space Conference

ICC Wales has hosted members of government, industry and academia from across the country for the UK Space Conference 2019. Over 1,800 delegates attended the three-day meeting, the first big international event held at ICC Wales, including representatives from space agencies around the world and astronaut Tim Peake (pictured). From Meetings International…

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ICC Wales Opens with Packed First Week

The International Convention Centre Wales, the new £84 million venue in Newport, South Wales, has opened its doors to UK and international events, with over 5,500 delegates experiencing the venue in a packed first week. The first event was the Association of Stoma Care Nurses three-day UK Annual Conference 2019. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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ICC Wales Recruiting Event Ambassadors

ICC Wales has demonstrated a strong commitment to attracting major international association meetings by launching a drive at Swansea University recruiting for its Ambassador Wales Programme. The scheme aims to establish a network of patriotic professionals who will be championing the country as a conference and event destination. From Association Meetings International…

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