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Registration opens for ‘MeetEngland Virtual’ 2021

MeetEngland has announced the launch of ‘MeetEngland Virtual, a new virtual tradeshow for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE).

Taking place on the 9 and 11 February 2021, MeetEngland Virtual aims to bring together international buyers to connect online with destinations to discover the business events offerings across England.

The virtual event follows MeetEngland’s recently launched international 'Events Reimagined’ campaign.

Culture secretary says Easter likely to see events industry return to normality 

Delivering a keynote speech at the Major Events Summit today, 2 December, Oliver Dowden, the secretary of state for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said he expected a return to normality for the events industry by Easter.

Dowden said that the Government’s Winter Plan that enables venues in Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas to host events with audiences was a “glint of light at the end of the tunnel”.

ASP appoints new MD

Event website supplier ASP has announced the appointment of Jon Benjamin (pictured) to the position of managing director.

Benjamin, who has worked at ASP as its commercial director since 2014, was previously a director at both LinkedIn and News UK.

The move will see Arran Coole, ASP’s co-founder, promoted to chairperson, where he will continue to work with the new MD and senior management team to develop the business.