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etc.venues are delighted to announce that their venue near Monument is expanding across another two floors.  etc.venues Monument opened in 2014 originally over 2 floors and has proved immensly popular with clients in the EC3 area. Situated on the 5th floor “The Brain Box” urban space will offer views across The City of London with a twist on the usual event venue.  In addition to the cool and contemporary Brain Box, the venue will also offer a new exclusive use conference suite on the 4th  floor for up to 150 delegates plus exhibition space
Britain’s most famous dinosaur is heading to Tyneside – with a bone shaking offer for businesses. The Natural History Museum's famous Diplodocus cast, Dippy, is coming to the Great North Museum: Hancock in May 2019 as part of a nationwide tour. And Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, the museum’s catering and events partner, is giving corporate clients the chance to see it at very close quarters. Dippy first went on show to the British public in 1905 having been shipped in 36 crates from the US, where he was cast from a genuine specimen found in America.
Event Tech Live and the Event Tech Awards have partnered with The HBAA to research the disparity in Wi-Fi cost and quality at event venues. Starting with this survey, the initiative seeks opinion from HBAA members and the ETL/ETA network to compile a definitive document about venues’ Wi-Fi policy; what buyers do to spec Wi-Fi for their events, what help they need to that end, and whether there should be a suggested industry pricing standard.
Corporate event organisers have become the driving force in the growth of the unique and unusual venue sector, according to new research launched today by Lime Venue Portfolio. The Unique & Unusual Venue Report shows that it is the corporate sector that now use unique venues more than any other buyer group, making up 55% of the market. The report also underlines the role these organisers play in creating higher production, more experiential events, again growing the value of events held in unique venues.
Two of Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa’s chefs have been awarded top accolades at a recent regional food and drink awards ceremony, held on Thursday 9 August, which recognised some of the finest foodie talent in East Anglia. 
Travel industry experts Maiden Voyage have launched a new study into the rising reports of sexual assaults and violence against female air passengers and crew.  Elevating the Female Traveller will be the most in-depth, independent, piece of research ever conducted around this issue as well as looking at what the aviation sector as a whole can do to improve the experience of flying.