UK Health Minister Matt Hancock confirmed at a press conference, 24 March, that ExCeL London is to be turned into a special temporary hospital able to host 4,000 Covid-19 patients (as reported 23 March by CMW).
Over the past week Reed Austria has been working with the City of Vienna to convert their venue in the Austrian capital, Reed Messe Wien, into a temporary hospital.
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.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) hosted a key conference from Canada under altered circumstances, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Manchester Central hosted a podcast to celebrate International Women's Day, which took place on 8 March.
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has launched a new sustainability programme, ‘Step Change’.
The International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) UK & Ireland Chapter has re-elected Diane Waldron, as Chapter Chair for a second term.
MECC Maastricht in the Netherlands has announced it will offer its venue free of charge to organisers who have been forced to cancel or postpone their event because of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
French venue manager and organiser Viparis has strengthened its commitment to biodiversity, by eliminating the use of pesticides.
Martyn’s Law campaigner Figen Murray (pictured) is calling on UK event professionals to undertake the government’s ACT Awareness eLearning course.