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This is a dcms guide to spectator safety issues at sports grounds published by TSO . A leaflet summary of the new guidance can be downloaded by clicking here. The leaflet briefly summarises or highlights some of the key areas in which this fifth edition of the Guide differs from the previous edition. The guide can be purchased from the TSO website

The Airport Operator Association have produced a report detailing research by Oxford Economics on the value and economic contribution of the aviation industry to the UK economy. The study finds that the sector is now provides £52bn to GDP, supports 960,000 jobs and generates £8.7bn in tax revenue for the Exchequer.

The Association of Event Organisers' Exhibition Standard is a publication for members featuring key industry news and developments. The AEO also produce a series of booklets aimed at helping exhibitors gain the full benefits from exhibiting. Titles include: 'Exhibitions Work'; 'How to Exhibit' (this booklet is available from their website or by contacting AEO direct for bulk orders) and; 'How to measure Exhibition Success'.

The study was conducted by University of Technology, Sydney Business: Leisure, Sport and Tourism. It was commissioned on behalf of and with the co-operation of Business Events Sydney (BESydney). The study was an online survey of 1090 attendees – comprising delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and members of the organising committee – to five international congresses held in Sydney between 2009 and 2011.

The new Crowded Places guidance for the UK has been written by NaCTSO with the support of The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and over 100 subject matter and academic experts. It covers the key areas of protective security including physical, personnel, personal and cyber. It provides guidance on how different sectors can act to help make their business, institutions or organisations safer. Its purpose to support those who are charged with security at crowded places mitigate the threat and help make the UK less vulnerable to an attack. The guidance is interactive and designed to assist crowded place sectors assess the risk and build a security plan to help mitigate that risk and recover more quickly should there be a terrorist attack. 


The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published a Strategy for the Business Visits and Events Industry in Britain.

The Strategy makes 20 recommendations covering UK wide and England specific proposals on governance, infrastructure and funding, visas and welcome; marketing and strategic partnerships; best practice and expertise.

Proposals are also included to target support for events covering three distinct tiers: Those that have a global high profile which should be held in Britain; those that require support to optimise their investment value to the UK and those that would benefit from more local support to highlight the wider economic benefits to local areas.

Guide published in February 2016.

Book by Chris Hannam, MIIRSM, Grad IOSH, AMIIAI published by Entertainment Technoilogy Press.  It covers the real basics of health and safety in the live music and event production industry in a simple jargon free manner that can also be used as the perfect student course note accompaniment to the various safety passport schemes that now exist in our industry. It is essentail basic informaion for all those who work in our industry.

ISBN 139781904031802

This is a comprehensive report undertaken by Tourism Economics on growth patterns in the Chinese market and the impact that this will have on tourism to various cities around the world.

The report shows that London will be one of the major long-haul beneficiaries of the growth in Chinese outbound tourism with visitor numbers expected to increase by 174% and revenue increase by a massive 447% to £1.85bn by 2023.

London & Partners publications and guides for event planners.

Marketing Destinations and Venues for Conferences, Conventions and Business Events provides readers with details of many outstanding examples of best practice in conference marketing and selling techniques, drawn from a range of destinations and venues the world over:

  • The book, introduces the principles and practice relating to the effective marketing of destinations and venues,
  • uses international case studies to identify "best practice" in marketing and promotion,
  • brings together in one volume the latest ideas, research, and current and future trends.

Please find more information by clicking here.

Translating the Standard: BS 8901, Sustainable Events Management System.

An example of a Sustainable Development Maturity Matrix.

The Strategy and vision for the development of Scotland's events industry over the next decade.

Request copies of VisitScotland's Conference, Incentive and Hospitality Guides at

The report was commissioned by Tourism Minister John Penrose, and prepared by an expert group under the chairmanship of Alan Parker CBE, President of the British Hospitality Association.

Trend report published in May 2019, in partnership with The Venetian Resort Las Vegas: The Future of Wellness in Meetings and Events explores how planners are rapidly integrating wellness and mindfulness elements into programs small and large. See article on Skift website.

Marketing a conference venue does not differ in principle from the marketing of any other product or service: first, define what you have to offer, then identify your market segment and finally promote your product to potential customers. Promoting to conference organisers, however, is more difficult than marketing to buyers in other industries.

On 10th February 2015, Lord Young has published his final report in his role as Enterprise Advisor to the Prime Minister: The Report on Small Firms 2010-2015. Attached is an advance copy embargoed until 09:30 tomorrow morning.

The report looks at the rapidly increasing number and importance of start-ups, small firms and self-employment in the UK today and some of the key developments that are helping millions of small firms to start-up and realise their growth potential. Lord Young summarises this as the Golden Age for Small Firms. This includes the progress we are making in the key areas of finance, public procurement reforms, business support, and fostering enterprise in our education system. Lord Young also discusses the changes in technology and culture that are making it possible for more and more people to start a business.

As well as the overall environment, Lord Young looks particularly at the success of initiatives he has been most personally involved with:

• Start Up Loans Company have lent £131 million to 25,000 businesses and created 33,000 jobs.

• Government is opening up a quarter of a trillion pound public sector procurement market to small firms.

• A new company will bring coherence and leadership to enterprise learning in education, backed with £20m in the first year. The company will develop an Enterprise Passport and a network of Enterprise Advisers.

Pages 7-8 of the report provide an accessible, bullet point summary of what Lord Young sees as the top developments for small firms in the last five years.

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