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Livercool Conference Uses SMART Testing

COVID-19 SMART tests (Systematic Meaningful Asymptomatic Repeated Testing) were successfully used at the Livercool Conference 2020 for the first time. After mass testing of 90,000 Liverpool residents in early November, Liverpool City Council partnered with venue ACC Liverpool and Downtown in Business on the approach. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Gateshead Quays Gets Council Green Light

Gateshead Council’s planning committee has approved the development of a £260 million regeneration scheme which will create around 2,000 jobs in the North East of England region, and give a £60 million boost to the local economy each year. A conference and exhibition centre is part of the Gateshead Quays scheme. From Conference News…

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Dubai Business Events Announces Bid Wins

Convention bureau Dubai Business Events has won several large events: the International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy, the Omnilife Latin America Incentive, the World Independent Advertising Award Conference, and others. From Association Meetings International…

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Melbourne Secures Two Science Conferences

Melbourne will be showcasing scientific know-how after winning bids for two major congresses. The city will host the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024 and also the International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions in 2023. The two events will deliver AU$13.2 million to the state. From Association Meetings International…

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NEC Group Set to Make 450 Redundancies

The owner of one of the UK’s largest convention centres is set to make 450 redundancies after reporting “almost zero revenues” due to the coronavirus pandemic. NEC Group, which owns ICC Birmingham and other venues including the National Exhibition Centre, is planning to cut its workforce by 55 percent. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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UKCAMS Survey Shows UK MI Value

The 27th annual UK Conference and Meeting Survey report confirms that in 2019 the industry was “extremely robust and dynamic” and made a substantial contribution of nearly £18 billion to the UK economy. The UKCAMS research demonstrates the scale and importance of the sector to the national economy. From Conference News…

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