Louisa Daley

EventWell opens fifth annual Event Wellbeing Week

EventWell, the UK-based charitable social enterprise that campaigns for better mental health and wellbeing in events, has opened its fifth Event Wellbeing Week for the industry. Taking place 20-26 September, the 2021 campaign, #EWW21, has as its theme: ‘The Culture of Self Care’ to recognise taking care of ourselves and our teams. The schedule will include: 20 September 8.00am – Re-entry Sho...

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire named host of UKinbound’s 2022 Annual Convention

UKinbound has announced that its 2022 Annual Convention has been awarded to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The winning bid was submitted by VisitAberdeenshire, with the convention set to take place on 28 and 29 September next year at Aberdeen’s P&J Live, the largest event complex in the north of Scotland. It’s expected that over 200 businesses from across the UK’s diverse inbound tourism sector w...

VisitBritain awards £200,000 to help kick-start the UK business events industry

Applications have now closed for VisitBritain’s Domestic Support Fund, an initiative that was designed to help kick-start the recovery of the UK business events industry. Launched in June 2021, the funding initiative has awarded a total of £200,000 (USD$274,809) to 29 UK events, including College of Mental Health Pharmacy Annual Conference, Association of Cardio-Thoracic Anaesthetists and Critical...

Manchester wins bid to host global digital health conference

A bid to host a global digital health conference in Manchester has been won by a British and Irish consortium led by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Nursing Informatics International Conference will be held in the summer of 2024 in Manchester. The conference aims to showcase nursing and midwifery adoption, research and innovation, highl...

Eventscase and Delegate Wranglers renew partnership

Event management platform Eventscase has renewed its longstanding relationship with UK-based Delegate Wranglers with an agreement that will continue two years of collaboration for another 12 months. Delegate Wranglers will continue using the registration tool of the Eventscase platform for all its events, including its signature meetup, ‘The DW Live Show.’ Mentxu Sendino, CMO at Events...

BVEP publishes Shape of Events Report

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group representing the UK events sector, has published its Shape of Events Report. The report was compiled using responses from over 300 professionals and organisations from across the UK events sector and authored by Richard Smith from Team Tourism Consulting and John Gallery, chair of the BVEP’s research group. T...

Accor partners with venuedirectory.com

UK-based venuedirectory.com has announced it is now directly integrated with Accor’s diary management system. This partnership means that the planner’s RFP will be shared directly with the conference team at the specified Accor property. Dana Lewis, VP M&E, Luxury M&E & Leisure, Northern Europe at Accor, commented: “This has been a tough year for us all in the industry and we are...

Venues and Events International acquires Absolute Corporate Events

UK Venues and Events International has acquired global events and production agency, Absolute Corporate Events (ACE) along with Absolute Digital Communications (ADC). The ACE and ADC team will join the Wiltshire-based Venues and Events International. Chris Parnham (pictured), ACE and ADC owner and client strategies director and president of SITE GB, will be joining the board. All current ACE and A...

Higher education institutions are embracing digital transformation, says Cvent

The higher education sector in the UK and Europe is embracing digital transformation in order to support their recruitment drives, increase reach and engagement and enhance student and alumni event experiences, according to global meetings and events technology provider, Cvent. Cvent has various higher education clients in the UK and Europe including: Imperial College London and the London School ...

WTTC and BTA respond to UK’s Covid-19 traffic light update

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Business Travel Association (BTA) have both responded to the UK’s latest Covid-19 traffic light update. Today, 5 August, France has been moved from the UK’s amber-plus list to the amber list. Double vaccinated passengers returning to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from France will not need to quarantine after Sunday (8 August). Moreover...

Birmingham to host IWG Women & Sport world conference 2026

Birmingham, in the UK, has been named the host city for the International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women & Sport 2026, the world’s largest gathering of experts on gender equity in sport and physical activity. The conference is set to take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC). The announcement marks the first time the historic event has been hosted in the UK since i...

International Confex reveals Keynote highlights

International Confex has revealed some Keynote highlights, including what topics and who to expect from its upcoming sessions. The event is due to take place from 22-23 June 2021 at ExCeL London. Day one 1) 10am – Natalie Campbell-Reid, content marketing Lead, Explori State of the Nation: Latest insights for the events industry Live events are here to stay, but to what degree and in what cap...

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