Louisa Daley

The UK Annual Event Industry Salary Survey: deadline extended

Event professionals now have until 14 September to complete the UK Annual Event Industry Salary Survey. As the industry rebuilds, Mash Media and EventHub.Jobs felt it was vital to accurately assess current salaries, benefits and ways of working, to see how they may change in the future. Commenting on the deadline extension, Robert Kenward, founder of EventHub.Jobs, said: “We are calling for everyo...

Edinburgh to introduce tourist levy

First minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced that Edinburgh could be the first city in the UK to tax overnight visitors. According to City of Edinburgh Council, this new law could generate £15m (US$17.2m) of annual revenue for the city. Commenting on the proposal, Sturgeon said: “The Local Visitor Levy Bill will give local authorities additional fiscal flexibility. This will help cou...

Hilton Birmingham Metropole showcases new facilities

Hilton Birmingham Metropole recently showcased its new facilities to 100 industry professionals, following its multi-million-pound refurbishment programme. The refurbishment programme has seen a revamp of the hotel’s 6,000sqm of meetings and events facilities, the introduction of three new restaurant and bar concepts and the refurbishment and remodelling of more than 600 bedrooms. Nicola Underhill...

The Business of Events partners with ICC Wales

The Business of Events has confirmed ICC Wales as its latest official partner for its 2022 programme. UK-based ICC Wales joins the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events, VisitBritain, MeetEngland, VisitScotland Business Events, Visit Wales, QEII Centre and the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) as official partners for ...

IBTM World 2022 launches Culture Roadshows

As part of its focus on ‘culture creation‘, IBTM has revealed the first details of its new Culture Roadshows initiative. IBTM said the Culture Roadshows have been designed to “showcase destinations whose unique cultures create exceptional experiences for event delegates.” David Thompson, event director, IBTM World, commented: “The business events world has adapted to a more...

Zoom reports financial results for Q2 2022

Video conferencing platform Zoom has announced the financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended 31 July 2022. Financial highlights include: • Revenue: Total revenue for Q2 was $1.1bn, up 8% year on year. • Accounts: Q2 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) operating a margin of 11.1% and non-GAAP operating a margin of 35.8%. • Customers: 3,116 customers contributing more ...

Mash Media partners with Immersive AV

Immersive AV has become one of Mash Media’s official AV partners. Immersive AV will provide production and audio-support for its awards, conferences and summits. The AV provider offers a variety of sustainable and carbon friendly solutions, such as hybrid event capabilities, virtual event environments, streaming options and remote offerings for edge-to-edge solutions. Scott Holman (pictured)...

MCI launches Association Engagement Index

Global engagement and marketing agency MCI has asked associations to participate in The 2022 Association Engagement Index. The Index is an international benchmark study on engagement. It measures the performance, relationship strength and outcome of engagement tactics based on the feedback of associations’ members and customers. Tried and tested methodology is used to measure each associatio...

Cvent CONNECT 2022 reveals event programme

Cvent has revealed the agenda for its annual conference, Cvent CONNECT Europe, taking place from 4-6 October. The multi-day conference will be hosted as a hybrid event and will offer both in-person and virtual experiences. The in-person event will be hosted at the InterContinental London – The O2, and the Cvent Attendee Hub will provide an immersive online experience for those attending remo...

ExCel London certified carbon neutral

ExCeL London has been certified as carbon neutral. Sustainability organisation Carbon Saver awarded ExCeL London the PAS 2060 certification, the only internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality. The news signifies a key milestone in the venue’s wider sustainability goals, in line with those of its owners Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). To date, ExCeL London has signed u...

Allseated has launched Meetaverse

US-based technology company, Allseated, exhibited at IMEX Frankfurt 2022 where it launched Meetaverse. Allseated’s 3D virtual venue and floor planning tool aims to allow venues, global event planners, service providers and clients to collaborate remotely to plan, manage and visualise events. Commenting on the launch, Sabine Reise, managing director, Allseated Europe, said: “We were delighted to at...

ICC Wales hosts Protect Duty roundtable

ICC Wales recently hosted a Protect Duty roundtable to highlight the role that venues and event organisers play in ensuring that they are as safe and secure as possible for attendees. Following ICC Wales’ Protect Duty Report, the roundtable was organised to galvanise the event sector’s response to the upcoming legislation. The new legislation, which is also known as Martyn’s Law, will formalise th...