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Scotland Offers Event Sector £10m

Funding of £10 million has been offered by Scotland’s Government to help the events sector recover from the pandemic, as a result of £97 million of funding being made available by the UK’s Government. Businesses which have not yet been able to access previous mechanisms of support will be prioritised. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Brussels Offers €2m Rental Subvention

In a bid to relaunch international conferences and the events sector, Brussels is launching a fund of €2 million to entice planners to choose the Belgian capital as a destination. Grants for organisers are available until September 2020, with up to €50,000 per event with at least 200 particiating. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Meeting Legacies: Innovating for Enhanced Value Creation

Since 2018 GainingEdge has led two major projects for MeetDenmark on meeting legacies. The purpose has been to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for visiting congresses while also increasing the value for Danish society beyond the traditional economic benefits. Now MeetDenmark has released the second study completed in 2020 which explores the processes, mechanisms and…

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GDS-Index Launches GDS-Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Index, an Iceberg partner, has just launched a new platform to help cities develop economic and social structures to make them fairer, more inclusive and more resilient places in which to live and work. The Global Destination Sustainability Movement steps forward from the GDS-Index’s foundations. From Association Meetings International…

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SITE Foundation Reports on Incentive Travel

SITE Foundation has produced three long form studies commissioned from data compiled from the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII), its joint annual research project with partners Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP). The report is accompanied by a podcast Launch of ITII Report on Incentive Travel – A DMC Analysis with…

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Gateshead Quays Plans Submitted by Developer

The 2023 Gateshead Quays arena, conference and exhibition centre has passed a major milestone with Gateshead Council’s development partner Ask:PATRIZIA submitting a planning application for the venue. The £260 million build is hoped to add over 1,000 jobs and £29 million GVA to the regional economy every year. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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