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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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GCCEC Makes Record Economic Contribution

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has recorded its best economic performance for a sixth consecutive year. In 2017/18 it brought AU$372 million into the region, an increase of 14 percent on 2016/17. 154 events attracted over 722,000 guests to the centre, which is also discussing expansion with the Queensland state government. From CIM News Magazine…

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NSW Flagship Event Fund Simplified

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall has said the New South Wales Government in Australia’s Flagship Event Fund 2019 would, for the first time, be offered in two rounds with a simplified application process. Regional events can now apply for a grant to promote their event outside its local area. From CIM News Magazine…

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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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Reduce and Recover: A Legacy of Action on US Food Waste

In 2016 the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, together with the US Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, hosted the largest-ever meeting solely focused on stopping 40 percent of US food going to waste. A two-year legacy of action followed, leading up to a second event. From PCMA Convene…

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San Diego CC Expansion Still Alive

On August 8th, funding for the long-proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center failed to qualify for the November 2018 ballot But there’s still hope of keeping the project alive. An agreement has been reached to extend the timeline for paying the developer of the expansion site. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Expo Center Opens in New York State

The $63 million Expo Center has opened at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse during the 2018 Great New York State Fair. The facility has 110,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as 4,000 retractable seats, and should attract events previously too large for the area. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Adelaide Hosts Largest Single Incentive Group

Adelaide has just welcomed its largest incentive group from China, with a wave of 750 employees from Joymain, the science and tech direct selling company, enjoying the city over a five day stay. Assistance from the Adelaide Convention Bureau and cooperation from the Adelaide government were behind Joymain’s destination choice. From CIM News Magazine…

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Convention Centres: Across the US, 16 Projects Underway

As the exhibition industry continues to grow, more US destinations are upgrading or expanding convention centres. Some projects are at the planning stage, like the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some are underway, like at the new Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. Some are complete, like the Kentucky International Convention Center. Here’s a roundup. From TSNN…

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IBMATA’s Border Management and Technologies Summit

Border security seems to be of increasing importance in a more nationalistic political age. But sometimes the business of implementing border security involves collaborating across borders. Tony Smith, Chair of the International Border Management and Technologies Association, discusses IBMATA’s recent inaugural conference, and why collaboration is a main focus. From PCMA Convene…

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Edinburgh: Winning the World One Health Congress 2020

Edinburgh’s position as a leading hub for medical and healthcare expertise has been reinforced by the city winning hosting rights for the 6th World One Health Congress in 2020. More than 2,000 global medical or veterinary professionals, opinion leaders and policy makers will attend the four-day event at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. From Intellectual Capitals…

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The Business of Events Unveils 2018 Schedule

The Business of Events is returning with an expanded programme of activity and with VisitBritain again in support. TBOE Senior Leadership Forum will return to London’s QEII Centre in October, preceded by an All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Events Industry debate. PCMA will again be bringing one of its Knowledge Exchanges to London. From Meetpie.com…

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