Stuart Wood

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.

London Tech Week to feature Jack Dorsey and UK health secretary Hancock

London Tech Week, which runs from 1–11 September, will welcome speakers including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock. The event, which is organised by UK-based company Informa Tech, will be fully virtual this year due to restrictions surrounding Covid-19. Other high-profile speakers at the tech showcase will include Oliver Dowden, secretary of state for digital,...

In pictures: Thousands turn out for #WeMakeEvents Red Alert protest

Thousands of event professionals gathered along Southbank in London, UK on Tuesday 11 August, to demonstrate the critical condition of the UK events industry. Eventprofs in red shirts lined the entire Southbank from Westminster to the Tate Modern, as part of the #WeMakeEvents ‘Red Alert’ campaign. They came from all corners of the events industry, including the live music, festival, exhibition and...

Ireland bans major events until September

The Republic of Ireland has instated a ban on major public gatherings of more than 5,000 people until 1 September. It means no major festival, concerts, or sporting events will be able to go ahead in the country this summer. Local authorities are to be told not to grant licenses for large events during this period, in an attempt to combat Covid-19. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hoped to announce ...

Caesars donates food and supplies during Covid-19

Caesars Entertainment has donated more than 250,000lbs of food and thousands of personal protection supplies across the United States to combat Covid-19.

Charity Film Awards to go ahead as virtual event

The Charity Film Awards, which celebrates the best films and videos made for charity, is going virtual in 2020 due to Covid-19.

Australia losing $2.5bn a month to COVID-19, says BECA

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) says Australia is losing AUD$2.5bn per month in cancelled business events.

Tech conference QODE partners with YouTube to go virtual

QODE, a tech conference based in Brisbane, has partnered with YouTube to stream the conference live, free of charge.

Mash Media launches the Mash Community

Mash Media has set up a new online forum, the Mash Community, which will provide a resource hub and place of discussion during the COVID-19 crisis.

mia lobbies UK government for grants and VAT deferment scheme

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanding businesses get immediate access to emergency funds, to avoid a staffing crisis.

ATEC says Australian tourism businesses are “dying”

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has published an open letter to the Australian government, asking for immediate financial assistance.

AIME hosts new association roundtable

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) recently concluded in Melbourne, with a new Associations Round Table.

UK’s BVEP will do ‘whatever it takes’ to represent industry

The UK's Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has said that aspects of relief and support must be implemented specifically for the events industry.