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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. 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 Form ID:4359
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! A small number of cases of Covid-19 have been detected in large scale events across the UK, the EIA calls for a fixed 'go' date, Minister for tourism says business events will play a vital role in reopening the economy and more. Want the latest news and jobs in your inbox each month? Sign up here! Covid pilot events: 28 cases detected from test gatherings of over 58,000 thousand people Just 28 cases of Covid-19 and “no major or uncontrolled outbreaks” were detected in nine large-scale pilot events, involving a total of 58,000 people, that were held as part of a government analysis examining the feasibility of reopening society. The events were monitored with cameras and Wi-Fi data. Participants were also asked to take a series of tests. Read more here (Sky News) EIA calls for a firm go date in an open letter to the Chancellor The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), The Association of Event Organisers (AEO), and the Association of Event Venues (AEV) have jointly authored and sent an open letter as the Event Industry Alliance (EIA) to the Chancellor, emphasising the cliff-edge situation many event businesses currently find themselves in, and the importance of a fixed ‘go’ date to the future of the whole industry. Read more here (Event Industry News) Tourism minister says business events will play “vital role” in reopening economy In an exclusive interview, minister Huddleston said business events will play a vital role in the reopening of the economy, and that the new measures announced in the plan will encourage greater domestic event attendance. A core aim of the plan is to recover domestic tourism overnight trip volume and spend to 2019 levels by the end of 2022, and inbound visitor numbers and spend by the end of 2023 – both at least a year faster than independent forecasts predict. Business travel and events will play a crucial role in this, the minister said. Read more here (Conference News) Legal challenge mounted to pressure Government into releasing ERP data The live music and theatre industries launched legal action against the Government to force the publication of the Events Research Programme (ERP) data, 24 June. The news comes on the day in which a Government minister confirmed there were no Covid-19 outbreaks at non-socially distanced mass events piloted in England. The legal proceedings against the Government have been taken with the intention of forcing it to hand over the report of Phase 1 of the Events Research Programme (ERP), which could be as early as 25 June. Read more here (Exhibition News) Eligo Advice 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 Form ID:4359 Jobs in Events Senior Content Executive £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 Sales Manager £35,000 - £45,000 - London Head of UK Tech Content - Exhibitions £50,000 - £60,000 - London
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) Latest Events Jobs Senior Content Executive £30,000 - £35,000 - London Senior Marketing Executive - B2B Exhibitions £28,000 - £35,000 - London Marketing Manager - B2B Exhibitions £35,000 - £40,000 - London Senior Marketing Manager £45,000 - £50,000 - London Senior Conference Producer £35,000 - £40,000 - London Head of UK Tech Content - Exhibitions £50,000 - £60,000 - London Free Resources Did you know, it only takes hiring managers 6 seconds to review a CV application? If you are looking to update your CV, follow our CV writing tips before you start and free CV template download to make it easy! Form ID:4359
Are you a software engineer, developer, analyst, programmer, tech team leader, CTO or someone with a keen interest in open source software and tech? Are you looking to attend open source events and tech meetup’s this year, but don’t know where to start? Then why not take a look at the list of upcoming open source and technology events we’ve compiled below. With a genuine interest in the open source and technology market, our consultants are passionate about connecting with its various communities by attending, running and speaking at events worldwide. Technology events are great places to network and celebrate all sorts of technologies, skills and languages. If you’ve never been to a tech meetup or are sceptical about what you can get from one, take a look at our 5 reasons to attend a tech meetup. Technology events are also a great opportunity to meet new people who have fantastic knowledge and influence within the tech industry. We are only as strong as our network and our success is down to the strength of the relationships we have secured within the Technology community. We would love to meet you at any of the upcoming events, if you would like to arrange a chat with one of our consultants please contact us at email@example.com. Check the list below for a few upcoming open source and technology events; North West Yorkshire Linux Meetup 22/02/2018 Alwoodley FLOSSUK – Spring Conference 26/04/2018 – 27/04/2018 Edinburgh Open Source Summit Europe 22/10/2018 – 24/10/2018 Edinburgh East Cambridge Ruby User Group 28/02/2018 Cambridge Agile Cambridge 2018 26/09/2018 – 28/09/2018 Cambridge West Azure IT Camp 20/02/2018 – 21/02/2018 Reading Ruby Conference – Bath 22/02/2018 – 23/02/2018 Bath London Applied Data Science in R 21/02/2018 – 28/02/2018 London London Python Meetup 22/02/2018 London Drupal Camp London 02/03/2018 – 04/03/2018 London ReactFest 2018 08/03/2018 – 09/03/2018 London 1st LPM Tech Meetup of 2018 22/03/2018 London South PHP Essex Meetup 21/02/2018 Essex Pixel Pioneers 08/06/2018 Brighton These are just a few of the events coming up this year, so take a look at the full list of Open Source and Technology events on our Technology page here.
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