10 things we learned this week

Another thrilling ride through the rollercoaster of the UK events industry sees Buckingham Palace apply for Grand Designs and Michael Gove return to Westminster. It’s 10 things we learned this week.

1. Word Anti-Doping Agency gets high

Well, Highlands. Did you know that WADA has never taken its delegates to Scotland before? Neither did we, but that is all about to change.

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2. Buckingham Palace is getting a makeover

The official London residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, is set for a major refurb. But, what we learned was that the palace welcomes over 50,000 events visitors each year.

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3. Liverpool is out of this world

The ACC Liverpool has won the rights to host the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science.

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4. Michael Gove is back in Westminster   

Just four months after things didn’t quite go to plan for the former Justice Secretary, Michael Gove has made a return to Westminster.

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5. You could save £1,600 with mia

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is reaching out to non-members by offering them free access to a handy industry tool.

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6. #LondonIsOpen wins award

The #LondonIsOpen campaign won the Best Marketing Award ICCA’s awards night. A timely reminder that the wheels haven’t come off the train.

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7. Freeman joins ICCA

Freeman has joined ICCA, which they hope will provide an opportunity for the company to gain insights on key international meetings and event trends.

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8. If you’re tired, eat!

Guest blogger Katie Price from RAL Display shared some top tips on how to combat fatigue at events. Eating, you’ll be pleased to here, is one of them.

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9. Telegraph Media Group launches new conference

TMG this week announced that they have launched a new conference: Telegraph Future of FinTech. It takes place on 29 November 2016 at Savoy Place in London.

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10. Eventprofs that lunch

EWL Club UK will round off its 2016 event programme with three ‘state of the industry’ lunches designed to take the business pulse of members over the past year. But where? But when?

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Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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