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On 8 September, the first nationwide major face-to-face gatherings of meeting professionals since lockdown In a united effort to kick-start the events market, many UK industry associations and prominent leaders in the sector have teamed up to create and support UKickstart Event 2020 taking place on Tuesday 8 September at 1400hours. This free-to-attend nationwide multi-hub live and virtual event will bring together meeting and event leaders and professionals who want to drive the UK to have the confidence to start meeting again.
Royal London Group has appointed Conference Care as preferred supplier for Venue Finding Services. The scope of contract includes all Royal London Group businesses and has been awarded for an initial period of three years; launching 1st September 2020.
95 per cent of event planners’ may run a hybrid event in 2020 according to a survey on 29 July by etc.venues. This figure reflects the growing commitment to hybrid events as, at the beginning of July, 73 per cent said they expected to hold a hybrid event this year. Many are already putting this into action, with 34 per cent of respondents already in the process of organising a hybrid or multi-hub event, while 61 per cent are in the decision-making phase for their event.
During these difficult times for the Hospitality sector, Countrywide Hotels are delighted to announce that they have taken over the management of a group of hotels in the midlands.
Venues will be more flexible on cancellation terms but are adding more robust contract clauses to cover potentially similar issues, according an HBAA survey on venue attitudes to commercial terms following the Covid-19 crisis. The survey of 35 member venues, including 18 venue groups and 17 independent venues, also revealed that nearly all are still planning how to handle the additional costs resulting from social distancing and extra cleaning at present.
Further information relating to Friday’s announcement is now available on the government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/31-july-announcement This includes the below section on face coverings, and now impacts hotel public areas. The status of face coverings in meeting rooms is being checked and we will further advise when clarified.