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Oddity Events launches inclusive event design playbook
The playbook aims to help corporate event teams start their journey to making events more accessible and inclusive.
“Event budgets are increasing despite rising costs,” according to Cvent report
The report reveals that over half (67%) of planners across Europe have had bigger budgets for their in-person and hybrid events in 2023 compared to 2022.
ExCeL London publishes Sustainability Strategy
Under the umbrella of ADNEC Group’s wider ESG ambitions, ExCeL’s Sustainability Strategy is driven by five key pillars: Sustainable Venue and Events; People, Culture and Safety; Community and Platform for Change; Clients, Partners and Supply Chain; and Governance and Ethics.
Legends acquires ASM Global
Legends provides venue planning and project management to many of the world’s sports, entertainment and attractions brands.
“Recovery trends are emerging,” according to the mia
The association’s latest quarterly ‘mia Insights Report’ reveals that between May and October 2023 organisations have seen conversion rates rise to 42%.
Political landscape discussed at TBOE’s UK Policy Forum
More than 170 delegates representing the UK Government and the global business events, associations and education sectors attended the event.
Onsite: Cvent Connect Europe
Cvent Connect Europe 2023 is nearing its close, on the last day of the event Conference News sat down with two of the organisers to talk about the key learnings from the sessions.
2024, 2026 and 2028 Olympic Organising Committees confirmed for Host City
Senior leaders of the organising committees of the next three Olympic Games have confirmed to speak at Host City 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland on 20-21 November. Taking place with the support of Global Presenting Partners and Hosts Glasgow Life and EventScotland, this year’s event brings major event owners, organisers and hosts from all over the world together at the Technology and Innovation Centre around the conference theme of Driving and Reacting to Change.
EIA submits ‘policy asks’ to UK Government
The manifesto details the EIA’s mission to ensure that the interests of business events in the UK are effectively represented, understood and communicated to MPs.
TBOE reveals speakers for UK Policy Forum
The UK Policy Forum will bring together government officials and political experts from the beyond the events sector.
DRPG becomes B Corp certified
  The agency has released a B Corp special edition of its sustainability charter to mark the occasion.
International Confex 2024 registration goes live
  The event will take place from 28-29 February at ExCeL London and is once again co-located with both the Event Production Show and The PA Show.
Mixing business with pleasure: reflections from the Cycling World Championships
Neil Brownlee reflects on the similarities between business and sporting events and what each can learn from the other to amplify their impact.
The mia to host inaugural summit
Sir John Whittingdale will provide an update on the government’s plans to support the sector.
HeadBox launches sustainability tool
‘Journeys’ aims to help empower event bookers to make the most sustainable venue choices – before they decide which venue to book.
VisitBritain showcases business events sector
The reception brought together 50 attendees including British nations, cities, local ambassadors and industry stakeholders.
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