UK government advises nation to avoid mass gatherings

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that people should “avoid mass gatherings” in a statement made to the public, 16 March.

Hong Kong government offers HK$1bn coronavirus subsidy

The Hong Kong government is offering a subsidy of just over HK$1bn (USD$130m) to subsidise exhibition and convention organisers and delegates in the region.

Hospitality industry questions UK government plans to curtail cheap European labour

New plans unveiled by the UK government, 19 February, will treat non-EU citizens applying to work in the country the same as EU citizens after the ending of free movement post-31 December.

UK venues and organisers urged to back Martyn’s Law

On 22 May 2017, Figen Murray’s son Martyn Hett went to a concert and never came home. Martyn was one of the 22 lives lost in the Manchester Arena bombing in the UK. Now Murray is striving to create a lasting legacy for her son, a legacy of improved and permanent public safety through Martyn’s Law.

COP26 President dismissed by UK Government

Claire O’Neill, the President of United Nations climate summit COP26, taking place in Glasgow this November, has been dismissed.

Australian Government pledges huge bushfire recovery fund

The Australian Government has announced a new AUD$76m fund to help the country’s tourism industry recover.

UK Government agrees rescue plan for FlyBe

The UK Government has agreed a rescue plan for regional airline FlyBe, which is facing serious financial troubles.

New venue security law gets Government backing in UK

The UK's Security minister Brandon Lewis has said that prime minister Boris Johnson and home secretary Priti Patel are “100% behind” implementing Martyn’s Law, and that his department are working to improve security measures at public venues and spaces.

African Tourist Board warns against Iran-US conflict

Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourist Board, has issued a statement in reaction to the escalating conflict between the United States and Iran.

British PM bans ministers from attending Davos Summit in January

The UK’s newly elected Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has banned his ministers from attending the Davos world leaders’ summit in January 2020.

The Business of Events London postponed

The Business of Events, which was scheduled to take place 6-7 November in London, has been postponed due to the forthcoming UK general election.

Could the meetings industry unite North and South Korea?

Could the meetings industry be the catalyst for unification between North and South Korea? CMW’s Stuart Wood investigates.

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