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UK government’s £250,000 Wi-Fi competition opens for venues

Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has launched a competition for conference centres across the UK to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure with the aim of hosting more international conferences at UK venues. 

Theresa May outlines ambitious new Tourism Sector Deal for the UK

Theresa May has announced an ambitious new tourism sector deal for the UK, designed to ensure the country’s future as a global player in the international tourism market.

Brexit and events: Nick de Bois weighs in

Nick de Bois, former MP for Enfield North, former chief of staff to Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, and former MD of Rapier Group, talks through what the latest Brexit news might mean for companies operating in the events industry. Interview by EN editor Nicola McDonald   What is your advice for events businesses at this point? I think businesses that are taking steps to ...

Government professionals to hold 2020 national conference in St Louis 

The US Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) has announced that its 38th National Education Conference (NEC) will take place in St Louis, Missouri. The event will be held 19-21 May, 2020, at the Cervantes Convention Center at America’s Center. The Marriott St Louis Grand has been named the conference hotel. “The SGMP National Board is looking forward to bringing the NEC to St Louis,” ...

Marketing Edinburgh’s chair reacts to council’s proposed budget cuts

Edinburgh city council has recently back-pedalled on some of its plans to cut budgets across the city, as it attempts to fill a £33m funding gap left by the Scottish Government. Many sectors are facing cuts in the proposed new budget, including schools, hospitality and tourism. Marketing Edinburgh, an organisation that promotes tourism to the city of Edinburgh, are among those hit hardest by the p...