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Edinburgh Venue Gives Theatrical Legacy to Local Community

The Edinburgh International Convention Centre has given hundreds of Edinburgh Festival Fringe tickets to the venue’s local community. EICC worked with the Pleasance Theatre Trust to provide tickets for the famous arts event through a number of charities and social enterprises. The initiative has been supported by EICC’s catering partner Leith’s. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Berlin Offers Recovery Relaunch Programme

The German capital has launched initiatives to help the recovery of business events, conferences and trade shows. The city’s Relaunch Programme will include marketing campaigns, a MICE Acquisition Task Force, international customer event BESTIVAL 2022 and the extension of the Berlin Congress Fund, as well as other plans over two years. From Association Meetings International…

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Incredible Impacts 2021 Winners Profiled

The Incredible Impacts Programme, a joint initiative by Iceberg partners the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and BestCities Global Alliance, has honoured three associations who have left lasting legacies of social transformation, not only in business events, but also in communities around the world. From BestCities Global Alliance…

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The Importance of International Conferences and Business Events to...

A new research report published by Cities Restart called The Importance of International Conferences and Business Events to Restarting City Economies has revealed that spending on international conferences and business events for the UK is estimated to have been worth £19.4 billion in 2019, but following the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by 2026 is forecast…

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Italy Launches €520m Sector Compensation

Business events companies in Italy could have some of their COVID-19 losses returned under a €520 million compensation scheme to which EU competition watchdogs have given the nod. The European Commission has approved the funding package, intended to compensate companies in the trade fair and congress sector. From Association Meetings International…

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Darwin: Ecology Conference Makes Natural Selection

Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory will host from 800 to 1,200 international delegates for the World Conference on Ecological Restoration in 2023. The meeeting, secured by NT Business Events, the Darwin Convention Centre and the Society of Ecological Restoration Australia, will leave an important legacy across the world’s damaged ecosystems. From AMI Intellectual Capitals..

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UK Launches £750m Event Insurance

The UK has announced an insurance scheme for events, the government joining with Lloyd’s as a “reinsurer”, to make sure commercial insurers can offer products event planners require. The scheme will support gatherings like music festivals and business events, covering risks of cancellation under any pandemic restrictions. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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