UK’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: applications open

The UK's new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now available for applications for small and medium sized businesses.

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.

UK chancellor announces £330bn of loans to support business

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced up to £330bn worth of loans will be made available to businesses, to assist during the coronavirus crisis.

Hyve Group promoted to the FTSE 250

Hyve Group plc has been inducted into the FTSE 250, an index which measures the largest companies on the London Stock Exchange.

GL events reports €1.2bn revenue for 2019

Global event industry group GL Events has reported consolidated revenue for FY 2019 of €1.173bn, representing growth of 12.7%.

Informa announces new Founders Forum in trading update

International exhibitions, events and information services group, Informa has revealed underlying revenue growth of 2.8% for the 10 months to 31 October 2019, “despite an unpredictable economic/geo-political backdrop,” said Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter, 11 November.

Subvention – business enabler, or bribery?

What are governments around the world doing to harness the economic power of the MICE industry – and is it all legal?

GL events posts revenue growth of over 10%

Integrated event industry group GL events has reported revenue growth for Q3 of 13% and 10.4% for the first nine months of this year.

Melbourne reports record-breaking financial results

The Melbourne Convention Bureau has achieved record financial results, with business events drawing in AUD$507m for the 2018/19 year.

ExCeL London showcases new arrival experience during Sibos

On the opening day of global financial services event Sibos, the host venue ExCeL London has unveiled a new ‘hydroponic’ arrival experience.

Bid Fund secures AUD$190m worth of events for Australia

Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme (BFP) has helped to double the value of business events secured by the country over the past three months to a new milestone of AUD$187m (US$133.7m). The BFP has also helped boost the number of applications received from the Australian business events industry, which have now reached 79 since the fund’s launch. Total expenditure by inter...