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Focus Groups Discuss Industry Mental Health in UK’s Midlands

Businesses in the UK’s Midlands are being invited to join a series of focus groups to raise awareness of mental health issues in the meetings industry. The discussions are part of a campaign run by the Meetings Industry Association, and will help event professionals understand how their colleague’s organisations are building compassionate and productive workplaces. From Meetpie.com…

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Australian Workplace Skills Survey

A skills survey of the business events sector, coordinated by Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) in partnership with the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux and the Exhibition & Events Association of Australasia (EEAA), has found that critical skills gaps are considerably impacting the business events industry. With a significant survey response rate of 39 per…

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New Event Management Degree Course in Perth

Hospitality education institution Le Cordon Bleu is offering a convention and event management degree to students at its new school in Perth, Australia. The Bachelor of Business (Convention and Event Management) will include two six-month industry placements. 90 percent of Le Cordon Bleu graduates in Australia secure employment within six months of finishing their degrees. From CIM New Magazine…

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Events Industry Facing Serious Skills Shortage

A new survey shows that skills shortages are heavily affecting the business events industry. The survey – coordinated by Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) in partnership with the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux (AACB) and the Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia (EEAA) – found half of respondents having trouble recruiting qualified professionals. From CIM News Magazine…      

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Events AV Team Films Knife Crime Legacy Project

The Royal College of Physicians meetings and events AV team is helping create a community legacy in London by assisting a knife crime awareness project. The scheme is creating a sculpture out of knives that have been surrendered to the police and decommissioned, and the AV team is filming a documentary about the project. From Meetpie.com…

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Meetings Industry 2017 “Most Influential” Named

Twenty-five people have been named by an Iceberg partner publication as 2017’s “most influential” in the meetings industry. The group – sorted into “game changers”, “strategists”, “trailblazers”, “advocates” and “educators” – includes representatives from ASAE, ICCA, MCI, MPI and PCMA. All of them are making an impact right across the sector. As chosen by the editorial team at Successful Meetings…

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Events Apprenticeship Support Announced by MPI UK & Ireland

Bursaries of up to £2,500 are being made available to meetings industry employers taking on apprentices. The Events Apprenticeship Support Scheme has been launched by MPI UK & Ireland, and its grants will be for companies offering apprenticeships under the Government-supported “trailblazer” standard. Funds are to be raised at a charity party being held after The Meetings Show. From Meetpie.com…

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