Louisa Daley

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao helps purify the city’s air

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has announced it will use a special coating in its outdoor advertising campaign materials that turns them into active air purifiers. This treatment aims to improve the environment and is based on the natural process of photocathalysis, which causes a purifying effect similar to that of trees. The banners advertising the exhibition of artist Olafur Eliasson and the tram...

Details revealed for new Gateshead Quays international conference and exhibition centre

New details has been revealed for the international conference and exhibition centre, due to open in winter 2023 on Gateshead Quays, UK. CGI videos and imagery has showed that the centre will be capable of hosting up to 5,000 delegates with flexibility across its dedicated spaces. The centre will include a 6,300sqm pillar free exhibition hall, which has the capability to be divided into three smal...

Marina Bay Sands to re-open attractions on 1 July

Marina Bay Sands has announced it will re-open its attractions on 1 July with enhanced hygiene and safe-distancing protocols. The attractions re-opening will include its ArtsScience Museum, Sands SkyPark, Observation Deck and Casino. These join other venues such as The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, which re-opened on 19 June, as well as an initial five of Marina Bay Sands’ restaurants on 27 June. A...

Call to action: #eventprofs, it is time to act

Mash Media editorial director Martin Fullard is calling on the events industry to take the initiative and approach local, regional, and national media to raise awareness.

VisitEngland partners with national tourist organisations to launch industry standard for UK tourism

VisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has launched a UK-wide industry standard for the tourism sector ahead of its reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they have adhered to the respective government and public health guidance, have carried out a Covid-19 ri...

Hire Space advises how to gain government support

British events business Hire Space has released a blog which outlines four steps to gain government support for the UK events industry. It firstly encourages eventprofs to write to local MP’s. It advises to include what the effect has been on your business and employees, what your clients need and how damaging it will be to your business without extra furlough support. Hire Space have also created...

Hire Space presents Simon Hughes, Rob Haworth and Martin Fullard

Hire Space has shared its fortnightly digest to discuss the latest news and updates relating to COVID-19 and the events industry. This fortnight’s edition featured Simon Hughes, chair of BVEP, Rob Haworth, event safety advisor from Event Safety Plan and Martin Fullard, editor of Conference News. They delved into what the most recent announcements might mean for the industry and what you can do as ...

TCEB now I M PEOPLE FOCUSED with up to $500k in grants on offer

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced a new incentives and meetings campaign, alongside a new grant opportunity worth US$500,000. The new campaign, titled ‘I(ncentives) M(eetings) PEOPLE FOCUSED’, is a mantra designed to guide and communicate creative solutions, says TCEB Senior Vice-President – Business, Mrs Nichapa Yoswee (pictured). In parallel, an EASE UP programme...

Details released for IBTM Asia Pacific 2021

Global meetings and events industry tradeshow organiser, IBTM has announced first details of its rescheduled IBTM Asia Pacific, event which will take place 13-14 April 2021 in Singapore, at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. IBTM Asia Pacific will bring together international and regional meeting planners and exhibitors for two days of pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, educ...

Virtual events for the events industry: 6-21 April

Following the previous list of virtual events and webinars, Mash Media highlights some new events to look out for over the coming weeks. A listing is not an endorsement, and Mash Media accepts no responsibility for the content or any changes. Send your virtual event or webinar listing to Martin Fullard, editor, Conference News, on mfullard@mashmedia.net 1-30 April: NSC The National Sales Conferenc...

Virtual events for the events industry: 27 March-22 April

Following last week’s list of virtual events and webinars, Mash Media highlights some new events to look out for over the coming weeks. A listing is not an endorsement, and Mash Media accepts no responsibility for the content or any changes. Send your virtual event or webinar listing to Martin Fullard, editor, Conference News, on mfullard@mashmedia.net 27 March & 1 April 11am: EventMind EventM...

HBAA launches support for agencies

The UK's HBAA has been working with industry groups to urge for more widespread support for the events industry.

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