politics

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.

Baker-Polito administration to expand Boston CEC and sell off Hynes Center

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is to submit legislation calling for the sale of the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay.

How Pennsylvania’s new labour deal will impact meetings

Pennsylvania Convention Center management has announced a 10-year labour agreement extension that means customers can now erect and breakdown their own exhibition stands regardless of size.

CMW’s delegate reporter on Hong Kong mob violence

Unchecked mob violence in Hong Kong over the weekend could put into jeopardy the city’s reputation as a safe and efficient meetings and events destination, at least in the short term.

Boris Johnson elected UK’s next Prime Minister at QEII Centre

Boris Johnson has been named the UK’s next Prime Minister, during a Conservative Party conference at London’s QEII Centre.

G20 world leader’s summit takes place in Osaka, Japan

The G20 summit begins in Osaka, Japan today, with much of the focus on the meeting between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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