Events Industry News Roundup - May


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Welcome to the Events Industry News Roundup. Where we take a look back at May's industry news, current live jobs, career advice, and much more!


Events "no riskier than shopping", initial pilot data reveals

Initial findings from the Event Research Programme has suggested events without masks and social distancing can be as safe as going to a restaurant or shopping centre, The Times has reported. Live events were able to resume on 17 May with capacity restrictions and the requirement of face coverings and social distancing, with the Government’s roadmap targeting a full lifting of restrictions on 21 June. 

Read more here (Conference News)

etc.venues reports £1m worth of bookings in three days

Venue portfolio etc.venues have reported taking £1m of confirmed bookings in the three days following the prime minister’s announcement that indoor events could return from May 17th. Boris Johnson announced on May 10th that indoor events for up 1,000 people or 50% venue capacity, not including staff, contractors or exhibitors, will reopen in England.

Read more here (conference News)

Ticket Resale Platforms play a Critical role in the Recovery of Live Events in the UK

According to Managing Director of viagogo, Chris Miller, ticket resale platforms will play a vital role in the UK event industry’s pandemic recovery. The flexibility and protection that resale platforms offer fans who want to resell their tickets will be critical as the industry remains volatile. It will also help fill up events more quickly and maximise revenues for struggling venues.

Read more here (Event Industry News)

We Are The Fair launches We Are OPS, a female-led event ops agency

We Are OPS, a female-led, event operations agency, catering for a UK-wide audience, has been launched to address the gender balance within the events industry. The agency is led by Yasmin Galleti, director, and senior female members of staff at We Are The Fair. From licensing and traffic management to liaising with local residents, businesses and local authorities, We Are OPS will provide organisers with the “full package”.

Read more here (Standout Magazine)


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