Events Industry News Roundup - September

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In September's Event's news roundup there's talk of a newfound confidence in the events sector from attendees with 59% of Brits willing to pay more for extra health and safety measures at an event, the government is calling on the event industry for views on vaccine passports and more. 

 

Research finds 59% of Brits willing to pay more for extra health and safety measures at an event

Global staffing partner for brand experiences, Elevate, has conducted consumer research across the UK, USA, France and Germany, revealing consumer levels of post-pandemic confidence when it comes to events and experiences, as well as the services that Brits are willing to pay for to feel safer. Well over half (59%) of Brits are willing to pay extra at a given event to secure additional health and safety measures for their group.

Read more here (Event Industry News)

 

Government calls on events industry for views on vaccine passports

The Government has called on those working in the events industry to contribute their views on the potential use of ‘vaccine passports’ in England, should Covid-19 cases increase in winter to the point at which the NHS becomes overwhelmed. While nothing has been confirmed, those working in the events industry are encouraged to answer a series of questions and submit them no later than 11 October via email.

Read more here (Conference News)

 

VisitBritain awards £200,000 to help kick-start the UK business events industry

Applications have now closed for VisitBritain’s Domestic Support Fund, an initiative that was designed to help kick-start the recovery of the UK business events industry. The £200,000 Domestic Support Fund was available for not-for-profit organisations and charities hosting meetings, conferences and events in the UK from June to December 2021. Events from 100 to 500 delegates taking place in the UK were eligible to apply, with the fund opening for bids on 9 June 2021.

Read more here (Conference News)

 

Government outlines details of its live events reinsurance scheme

The Government has published an outline of the scheme rules for its Live Events Reinsurance Scheme, which was announced on 4 August. The £750m scheme offers cost indemnification if an event has to be cancelled, postponed, relocated or abandoned due to new UK Civil Authority restrictions in response to Covid-19. It will run to 30 September 2022 with a review point in Spring next year. All live events including music festivals, conferences and business events are eligible to purchase the cover, which will be available alongside standard commercial events insurance.

Read more here (Exhibition News)

 

Ticket Fund to unite event organisers with businesses and generous donors

The Ticket Fund will bring businesses large and small together to fundraise for event tickets, which will be donated to hardworking NHS teams nationwide as thanks for their incredible work. The campaign also seeks to direct much-needed cash into the pockets of theatres, nightclubs and event promoters as they struggle to deal with the prolonged effects of COVID. Whilst this campaign is initially aimed exclusively at NHS staff, Tickets for Good are looking to expand the offer of free event tickets to many more frontline and key workers in the future.

Read more here (Event Industry News)

 

Your ticket to a standout events CV

With restrictions being lifted back in June and many events returning this year, the event industry is bouncing back from its lows when the pandemic first hit. More companies within the industry will be looking for event professionals to fill the gaps post covid, and the competition is high and vast. So, what things should you consider when creating your standout CV to secure your next job in events?

Find out here 

 

 

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