- Thursday, 19 November 2015
By Simon Hughes - The terror inflicted on so many people in Paris last week has changed the way we see the world. France declares a three month state of emergency and is now committed to waging war on terror. Politicians from around the world condemn the terrorists and offer support. The arguments over increased military action by UK forces ratchet up another gear. Our current national threat level for international terrorism remains at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely. It has been at this level since 29th August 2014. Put that another way - we’ve been living with that level of threat for 15 months now. It’s only when a Friday night in a city just 300 miles away from London turns into a night of carnage and mindless, senseless violence that the reality of what that threat level could mean comes into such sharp and painful focus.
- Thursday, 12 November 2015
By ABPCO - The Living Wage Campaign is continuing to gather pace within meetings and events following a debate bringing together some of the industry’s leading professionals.
The debate, hosted by both M&IT and the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), took place at Church House Conference Centre on Friday 16th October and discussed the benefits of the Living Wage as well as how to urge event buyers to put it on the agenda.
The Strategy and Vision for the Development of Scotland's Events Industry over the Next Decade has launched
- Monday, 16 November 2015
Entitled ‘Scotland – The Perfect Stage’, the national events strategy has been produced following an extensive consultation involving the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, the Scottish Tourism Alliance and over 100 active participants from the public, private and third sectors.
- Friday, 13 November 2015
Article from meetpie.com - Declines in annual budget, attendance numbers and volume of events are forcing more event organisers than ever to measure return on investment (ROI).
- Wednesday, 04 November 2015
The re-established All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry has now been formally registered with the remit “To represent the UK events industry in Parliament; to highlight the value of the industry, engage with politicians and industry representatives, and to ensure that the UK benefits from the success of large, internationally prominent events”.
- Wednesday, 28 October 2015
From Meetings & Incentive Travel - Nick de Bois has been announced as the chair of the new Business Visits & Events Board.
The board is part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) cross government strategy for the UK events industry and will be tasked with identifying business opportunities and to win more events for the UK.
- Friday, 23 October 2015
And business visits also boomed in the first half of 2015, according to the Business Visits and Events Partnership.
The value of the events industry has risen to £42.3 billion, according to the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP).
The new figure is an 8 per cent rise on the previous value of £39.1bn, announced by BVEP almost two years ago.
- Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Attendees at the Britain for Events cocktail reception at The Mermaid, 19 October, held to celebrate the National Events Month October (NEMO), got their first glimpse of the MP lined up to spearhead a reformed All Party Parliamentary Group for events.