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73 Media-Sift partnership brings AccountingWEB Live Summit

73 Media, a UK-based events company, has announced it will be working in partnership with Sift, a digital publisher and agency, to produce the AccountingWEB Live Summit, a new, multi-day event debuting in San Diego, 9-12 May 2022. AccountingWEB Live Summit US is aimed to bring accounting professionals and the accounting technology sector together grow their business. Tom Dunkerley, CEO of Sift, sa...

UK continues to lead European hotel occupancy

The UK continues to lead Europe in hotel occupancy with four straight weeks above 60% in the metric, according to the latest data from hospitality research specialists  STR through 18 July.  Thomas Emanuel, STR’s director, said: “Demand is almost exclusively leisure-driven as the UK has benefitted from a successful vaccination programme, a phased reopening and improved travel sentiment overall. Ot...

Ireland welcomes back UK travellers

Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, is now welcoming British customers back onboard flights between the UK and Ireland, with Ireland having opened its doors on 19 July to British travellers. Ireland is the first country in Europe where fully vaccinated British citizens can visit without the need for any Covid-19 tests into or out of the country. There will also be no requirement to self-i...

Crowd Connected partners with Konduko for active and passive tracking solutions

Event technology suppliers, Crowd Connected and Konduko have agreed a strategic partnership, designed to help exhibition organisers adopt attendee tracking and data capture solutions. Both Konduko and Crowd Connected deliver real-time and post-show insight from attendee tracking, but in different ways. Switzerland-based Konduko provides a contactless attendee engagement via QR- or NFC-engaged ‘sma...

Wales to lift event restrictions

Events in Wales will be able to resume from 17 July with capacity caps before all restrictions are lifted on 7 August, first minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. From 17 July, Wales will move to Alert Level 1, which permits organised indoor events for up to 1,000 seated or 200 standing take place. Six people can also meet indoors. From 7 August the country will move to Alert Level 0 where most o...

Legal challenge mounted to pressure UK Government into releasing ERP data

The live music and theatre industries launched legal action against the UK Government to force the publication of the Events Research Programme (ERP) data. The news came on the day, 24 June, in which a UK Government minister confirmed there were no Covid-19 outbreaks at non-socially distanced mass events piloted in England. Addressing the House of Commons, tourism minister Nigel Huddleston, said: ...

Identity to follow up G7 work by helping UK Government to deliver COP26 in Glasgow

Events agency Identity has been chosen to work with the UK Government to deliver the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Scotland this November. Following a competitive tender process, UK-based Identity will deliver the 12-day event at Glasgow’s SEC Centre on behalf of the UK Government. The news follows Identity’s delivery of the G7 Summit in Cornwall ...

Exclusive: Tourism minister says business events will play “vital role” in reopening economy

The tourism minister Nigel Huddleston has told CMW that the Government’s new Tourism Recovery Plan is a “good indication of the kind of things we want to do”. In an exclusive interview, minister Huddleston said business events will play a vital role in the reopening of the economy, and that the new measures announced in the plan will encourage greater domestic event attendance. A core aim of the p...

London Concours returns in Covid-safe format

Luxury car showcase event The London Concours opened its doors on 8 June to 3,500 attendees at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) headquarters in London, following its successful 1,800-capacity Covid-safe event last year. Presented by Montres Breguet and organised by Thorough Events, the Covid-safe event showcased some 100 luxury vehicles across 11 classes in the City of London sunshine on HAC...

Zero positive Covid-19 cases at UK pilot business event

Public Health officials and scientists in Liverpool, UK have found the city’s recent pilot events did not cause any detectable spread of Covid-19 across the region. The city hosted four events as part of the national Events Research Programme (ERP), with a total of 13,258 people attending The Good Business Festival, two nightclub events hosted by Circus and the Sefton Park Pilot music festival. Al...

Government funding available to help bring international events to UK

VisitBritain has released details about the UK Government’s Business Events Growth Programme. The programme has been designed to support the attraction of international business events, which VisitBritain say align with the Government’s priority industry sectors, and the growth of the international profile of business events in the UK. Through the programme, VisitBritain will support all org...

UK government to host hybrid LGBT conference in 2022

The UK government has announced a new global LGBT conference, called Safe To Be Me, which will take place in 2022. The event was announced 16 May by the country’s minister for women and qualities, Liz Truss, and foreign secretary Dominic Raab. The event will bring together elected officials, policy makers, and the international LGBT community including activists, experts, and civil society t...

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