Cameron Roberts

Legal challenge mounted to pressure Government into releasing ERP data

The live music and theatre industries launched legal action against the Government to force the publication of the Events Research Programme (ERP) data, 24 June. The news comes on the day in which a Government minister confirmed there were no Covid-19 outbreaks at non-socially distanced mass events piloted in England. Addressing the House of Commons, tourism minister Nigel Huddleston, under whom t...

CMW partnering with BlueJeans for multilingual webinars

CMW is partnering with video conferencing service BlueJeans, to deliver the ‘In-person events versus the reality of events today’ webinar on 30 June 2021. The webinar, which kicks off at 10:00 BST, will explore how the events industry will change post-pandemic, specifically where digital events will fit in once shows are able to return to a live format. The German language version will be hosted b...

Reminder: International Confex statement: see you in September

A reminder that Mash Media has confirmed that the events industry’s flagship show, International Confex, will move to 1-2 September 2021. The event’s organising team released the following statement, which includes comment from venue partner ExCeL London. “As you know we have been rallying hard to run International Confex 2021 as soon as possible within safety considerations. We cannot thank...

International Confex statement: See you in September

Mash Media has confirmed that the UK events industry’s flagship show, International Confex, will move to 1-2 September 2021. The event’s organising team has released the following statement, which includes comment from venue partner ExCeL London. Statement in full As you know we have been rallying hard to run International Confex 2021 as soon as possible within safety considerations. We cannot tha...

Exclusive: Tourism minister says business events will play “vital role” in reopening economy

The tourism minister Nigel Huddleston has told CMW that the Government’s new Tourism Recovery Plan is a “good indication of the kind of things we want to do”. In an exclusive interview, minister Huddleston said business events will play a vital role in the reopening of the economy, and that the new measures announced in the plan will encourage greater domestic event attendance. A core aim of the p...

International Confex 2021 moves to early September

The organiser of International Confex, Mash Media, has confirmed that the event has been postponed to early September, where it will run at ExCeL London. Sister shows the PA Show and the Publishing Show are also be postponed. The show was due to take place from 22-23 June, but given the rise in cases of Covid-19, the safety and confidence of visitors, exhibitors and staff is the primary concern. A...

Italy opening for summer of events business

Italy is officially opening for the events industry over the summer, according to The Italian Tourism Board (ENIT). Representatives from the nation’s events sector joined Mash Media editorial director, Martin Fullard for a webinar on 9 June 2021. The webinar, which was hosted by ENIT and Reed’s IBTM, highlighted Italy’s conference and meetings potential, as well as what event organisers can ...

International Confex: building back better

As the events industry looks to the return of the live in-person format, International Confex, is set to bring events professionals in the UK back together on 22-23 June at ExCeL London. In the lead up to the show Jessica Ansell, marketing director, Informa; and Heather Lishman, association director, ABPCO, tell me about the move back to an in-person event and what the key themes will be at this y...

Mash Media joins Millennium Point debate on the future of UK events

Birmingham’s Millennium Point brought together leading representatives from across the events industry and beyond at Talking Point: The Future of Events, to discuss trends and the outlook for the industry. The event, which took place in-person and online on 26 May, not only touched upon the events industry’s recovery from the pandemic, but also the growing demand for sustainability and corporate s...