Events Industry News Roundup - July


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

In July's Events News Roundup we cover the uncertainty of hybrid events despite its uptake in 2021, a new diversity in events awards to take place next year, the BVEP calls on the health secretary for support, and more.

hybrid events industry news

Despite the uptake hybrid events in 2021, 49% feel uncertain of its future

A new research study by event management software company, Eventsforce, shows despite the take up of hybrid events (1 in 2) from many associations, 49% still feel uncertain if the future of events is hybrid. Conducted in June 2021, with feedback from more than 120 US and UK-based association event planners, the study looks at what impact virtual events have had on associations, their plans around hybrid and what kind of new challenges and opportunities hybrid events can bring to their post-Covid-19 growth strategy.

Read more here (Event Industry News)

Venues of Excellence launches ‘Confidence in Us’ campaign

Venues of Excellence has launched its ‘Confidence in Us’ campaign to underpin its venue's commitment to deliver safe events as the UK opens up to business as usual for meetings and events. Representing over 40 member venues, the campaign focuses on the following key elements: ‘we are easy to work with’ and we value your business, our venues continue to offer flexibility with their contracts and terms of business, delegate experience, and welfare is our priority, our venues work within Covid-19 Government guidelines to deliver safe events and hybrid event options can easily be combined with face-to-face events.

Read more here (Conference News)

Diversity in Events Awards to take place in April 2022

The awards will celebrate, recognise and showcase the organisations and leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to bring diversity and inclusion change makers and allies. Companies, organisations, brands, and event managers who have proactively incorporated, championed, and demonstrated diverse and inclusive elements in their events are welcome to submit an application. The first round of judges selected by Diversity Ally will be announced in 2021.

Read more here (Event Industry News)

BVEP calls on health secretary Sajid Javid to support events industry

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has written to the new health secretary, Sajid Javid, to ask for his collaboration in rebuilding the events industry. In the letter from the BVEP chair Simon Hughes addresses the lifting of restrictions along with assurance that the industry will not face further restrictions on their ability to operate on a local and national level. The letter also declares confidence in the industry and that it is fit, safe and competent to operate.

Read more here (Exhibition News)

Scottish Events Industry calls for £40m stimulus package

The Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG), which was established last year to represent the events and festivals sector amid the devastating impact of the pandemic, has appealed to the Scottish Government to provide a further financial boost and additional support for the sector. EIAG is recommending an extra £40m in re-start funding be made available along with a raft of other initiatives including a continuation of the Job Retention Scheme on a flexible basis from this September to March next year.

Read more here (Access all Areas)

Mastering the video interview 

With a drastic cut on face-to-face interviews due to Coronavirus, recruiters and clients are turning to online video platforms to conduct their interviews. If you’ve got an interview video coming up, we’ve got you covered with some simple tips so you can master the video interview.

Read more here

Latest Events Jobs

Head of Membership
£30,000 - £35,000 - London

Senior Marketing Executive - B2B Exhibitions
£28,000 - £35,000 - London

Marketing Manager - B2B Exhibitions
£35,000 - £40,000 - London

Exhibition Manager - German Speaker
£35,000 - £38,000 - London

Exhibition Sales Manager
£35,000 - £38,000 - London

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