Events Industry News Roundup - October


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Expansions, training programs introduced, and new funding for events businesses in the event industry for October Event Industry News Roundup. 

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New training programme places focus on launch and growth in events industry

A pair of event professionals have announced a partnership to produce a new training programme to support innovation and creativity in the events and exhibition industry. Matt Hodgins, founder of Ideas Academy and Simon Naudi, CEO of Answers Training, are behind the new programme and have over 60 years of combined experience in the sector.

Read more here (Exhibition News)

ExCeL London given go-ahead for 25,000sqm expansion

ExCeL London has secured Newham Planning Committee approval to expand the venue, which will increase the building’s usable event space by 25,000sqm. Construction works are expected to start in 2022. ExCeL’s CEO Jeremy Rees said the decision is a “key moment” not just for ExCeL but for its customers and the entire UK events industry.

Read more here (Exhibition News)

CHS Birmingham announces educational programme

The education programme for this years’ inaugural CHS Birmingham Show has been announced, featuring brands, event designers, new event models, commentators and the Commonwealth Games. Taking place 26 October at ICC Birmingham, the programme will kick off with a panel discussion on what event models will look like. It will include panellists Toby Lewis, managing director of The Live Group and Tony Banks, fundraising consultant at Think Consulting Solutions.

Read more here (Conference News)

Asset finance specialist Bluestone launches £10m funding line for events & attractions businesses

Asset finance specialist Bluestone has launched a new £10m funding line to help businesses in the events and attractions sector which have bought assets during the pandemic to unlock finance for growth. CAUSe – Coronavirus Asset Unlock Scheme – is currently the only product of its type that enables companies to raise funds retrospectively on assets acquired up to two years ago.

Read more here (Event Industry News)

UK Music calls for Government action to boost recovery

UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, unveiled its This Is Music 2021 annual report. It reveals the devastating impact of Covid-19, which wiped out 69,000 jobs – one in three of the total workforce. Launching the report, UK Music called on the Government to introduce tax incentives and other employment-boosting measures to help the sector rebuild after the pandemic.

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?

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Events Jobs

Exhibition Sales Executive/Manager
£25,000 - £45,000 + £15 -£20k Bens - London

Sales Executive - B2B Memberships
£22,000 - £25,000 + £8k Bonus
 - London

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

Marketing Manager - B2B Exhibitions
£35,000 - £40,000 + £5-£8k Bens - London

Exhibition Sales Manager - German Speaking
£35,000 - £38,000 + £10k Bonus - London

Exhibition Show Manager - French Speaking
£35,000 - £45,000 + £10k-£15k bonus - London

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