- Friday, 17 April 2015
By Simon Hughes - If you have a moment and want to be inspired by some great work do please click on this link: http://www.eventphotographyawards.com/2015-finalists/. It takes you to the Event Photography Awards 2015 finalists. The winners were announced at the Barbican last night and many of the conversations that followed the awards ceremony revolved around the need for the events industry to truly embrace the fantastic potential that first class content from events brings to all of us in the age of smartphones and 24/7 social media feeds. Yet on my way to the event I passed a sign that read "The smartphone generation doesn't look up to see where they are going."
- Tuesday, 07 April 2015
As part of the recommendations emerging from the Government's Triennial Review of VisitBritain and VisitEngland; VisitBritain, the agency which has responsibility for international tourism promotion, has been told it should undertake international business events promotion for England, and at Britain level alongside other GREAT partners and, where appropriate, the national tourist boards.
- Monday, 06 April 2015
VisitEngland have just launched the Great UK Challenge Fund. The fund has been created "to provide seed-funding for projects that enable city, metropolitan, regional and national organisations and also sector associations operating in partnership to exploit market opportunities overseas" and is available to "eligible education, tourism, and trade and investment organisations".
- Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The team behind the publication of the Purple Guide, The Events Industry Forum (EIF), has initially awarded two grants from its surplus funds. EIF Ltd, which manages the funding, has announced that two grants of £2500 each have been awarded.
- Friday, 27 March 2015
The Department for Culture Media and Sport has unveiled a cross Governmental strategy for UK events today, following widespread engagement with the industry. The strategy, which can be found on the departments website includes a series of initiatives set to add long term value to the industry.