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Coronavirus: UK Event Suppliers Facing Ruin

About 60 percent of the UK event industry’s supplier base faces ruin unless the government offers more support, according to a survey just published. Around six percent of businesses polled said they were unlikely to survive until the end of April. Some 1,490 companies took part from all across the UK. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: NHS Using Harrogate as Hospital

Harrogate Convention Centre is the latest UK event venue to become an NHS Nightingale temporary hospital. Harrogate has joined ExCeL London, the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre and the Manchester Central Convention Complex, with the SEC Centre in Glasgow also set for use as a hospital. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: US’s AHA Leads Mask Challenge

A nationwide initiative led by the American Hospital Association is working to ramp up production of the personal protective equipment (PPE) that healthcare workers need during the COVID–19 pandemic. The 100 Million Masks Challenge joins up manufacturers, community businesses and individuals to leave a life-saving legacy. From Associations Now…

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Coronavirus: Swedish Venue in Hospital Use

Stockholmsmässan in Sweden has now been set up as a field hospital to manage the current COVID-19 crisis, in joint partnership with the Swedish Armed Forces plus Region Stockholm and Locum. 140 beds were ready by the end of March, with 50 additional staff members preparing a further 600 for Easter. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: Adelaide Venues Keep Cooking

Adelaide has been doubly hit by bushfires and coronavirus, causing unemployment and food poverty. So the Adelaide Convention Centre and other venues of its parent operator are now using their big commercial kitchens to make tens of thousands of meals for food charities to send out into the community. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: Minister Meets UK Event CEOs

The UK’s Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, Nigel Huddleston MP, has held an online discussion with over twenty industry CEOs about the government’s £70 billion fund for business events. Leaders from across destinations, event venues and creative agencies were asking whether the economic assistance was enough. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: Virtual AAT-AD/PD™ Held

The 2020 2nd AAT-AD/PD™ Focus Meeting has been held as a wholly virtual event. The Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease conference was attended by 1,143 sector delegates from 56 countries across four days. 250 speakers pre-recorded lectures, and fourteen forums and “Meet the Professor” sessions were streamed live. From Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: ExCeL Use Confirmed Rent-Free

CEO of ExCeL London Jeremy Rees has confirmed that the UK’s National Health Service is using the exhibition and conference venue free of rental fee. The Sunday Times had reported that the venue’s owners, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, were charging the NHS £2-3 million per month. From Conference News…

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Coronavirus: ASAE in Association Aid Plea

Iceberg partner ASAE plus almost 3,000 associations have asked the US Congress to provide further aid for trade and professional groups during the COVID-19 crisis, and to make such not-for-profits eligible for small business interruption loans. The recent $2.2 trillion CARES Act does little to assist associations. From Associations Now…

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Coronavirus: ICCA Data Powers Joint Research

Iceberg partner ICCA and CIMERT (Center of International Meetings Research and Training) have jointly monitored since February the status of meetings in the ICCA Association Database affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Based at Chengdu University, CIMERT has had fifteen students and three lecturers working virtually on the project. From the Event…

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