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Here’s a quote from her book, “ Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about it) “: “Images of free market society that made sense prior to the Industrial Revolution continue to circulate today as ideals, blind to the gross mismatch between the background social assumptions reigning in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and today’s institutional realities.

APPG statement on the government’s roadmap for leaving lockdown

Event Industry News

Pandemic insurance: As we have previously advocated, the introduction of a government backed insurance scheme, as has been initiated by several other countries, would provide increased confidence and security to allow live events to return safely and viably.

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ESSA to launch FOI request to clarify government decision making

Event Industry News

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced that it is making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request of the government. This FOI request,” Kiwanuka continued, “is one of the few remaining tools at our disposal to reveal why the government has made some of its decisions.

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mia urges government to provide clarity

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has called upon government to provide clarity in response to today’s announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Conference News Featured News UK and Europe lockdown Meetings Industry Association mia UK Governement advice

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Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help


Immediate action is needed from local governments before irreparable damage is caused. The post Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. The event industry is surviving the fourth month of total shutdown. Events have been shut for a while now. While a part of the industry is trying to embrace the virtual event revolution, many are struggling. When we asked over 1,000 event […].

Government-backed cancellation insurance “critical” for UK festival comeback

Event Industry News

A government-backed cancellation insurance, which European markets including Germany already have in place, and maintaining the cut in VAT for the hospitality sector are two other vital elements in protecting the UK festival map.

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Tactical Or Strategic: Which Best Describes Your Governing Nonprofit Board

Velvet Chainsaw

To be an effective governing Board, there must be a clear definition of strategy, defined expectations of their leadership role, resources, and finances. The post Tactical Or Strategic: Which Best Describes Your Governing Nonprofit Board appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw. Association Insights ASAE16 association governance association issues and challenges integrated reasoning strategic thinking strategy tactics

Events Association Condemns Government for ‘Wilful Destruction’ of UK Industry

Event Industry News

The National Outdoor Events Association, which represents the festival, sporting, agricultural, cultural and public event market has condemned the government after being ‘ignored’ once again as part of the fiscal relief packages announced on Friday (9th October). . We condemn the lack of action from this government. Featured Festival & Outdoors News UK and Europe National Outdoor Event Association NOEA UK Government failings

Government Shutdown: Strategies for Planners

PCMA Convene

The government shutdown is causing headaches in the business events industry at conferences where government employees who were set to attend or speak are no longer allowed to do so. Then came the partial government shutdown. When the president and Congress couldn’t agree on a budget, the federal government ground to a halt on Dec. In the end, the absence of government attendees left the meeting’s attendance down 2 percent from 2018. “I

Portugal: Festival plan to be presented to government

Event Industry News

The associations and promoters of shows will present, on the 13th, to the Government, proposals to make feasible the holding of festivals and music events in the context of covid-19.

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EIA lobbying secures government action on £1.6bn of unpaid business support payments

Event Industry News

A concerted lobbying campaign by the Events Industry Alliance has secured urgent government action to make councils release almost £1.6bn in unpaid business support grants to companies closed by Covid-19 restrictions in the exhibitions, events, leisure and hospitality sectors.

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Government funding available for UK training providers

Arlo Training & Events Software

In Wales and England, Government funding is available to help small to medium-sized businesses survive COVID-19. The Welsh Government has announced that nearly £300 million in funding will be made available to support businesses that continue to be affected by COVID-19.

Does data governance and security still matter in 2020?


Every single touch point with a virtual event involves some sort of data creation: registration, time of sign in, IP logging, questions asked, polls answered, content viewed, logout time and so on and so on. And that brief list is not even the tip of the iceberg….

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Scottish Government issues advice to event organisers

Event Industry News

Following its advice to cancel or postpone all mass gatherings that attract 500 or more people, the Scottish Government has released official guidance to the event industry. The advice is available online and reads: “The advice of the Scottish Government is that mass events should not take place, with effect from Monday 16 March 2020. The Scottish Government is announcing new updates on the coronavirus every day at 2pm.

Independent festivals to share £4.5m from government fund

Event Industry News

The Association Of Independent Festivals (AIF) has praised the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for providing a “lifeline” for successful applicants. . We warmly welcome this intervention from government and the results of the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund.

Meetings Industry Association confirms government go ahead for small events

Event Industry News

While this is welcomed news, the lack of clarity provided to venues and event organisers respectively over the course of the last week does however hold significant implications which government must recognise.

Scottish Government announces a further £13 million for events industry

Event Industry News

The Scottish Government has today (15 December) announced new funding of £13 million to provide further support for the events sector in Scotland, much of which has been unable to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BVEP submits budget request to government to support recovery of the UK events industry

Event Industry News

Hughes added: “We are submitting these budget requests to the Government so it can provide some much needed support, similar to what it has done to aid the recovery of other businesses.

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Podcast: Government support missing the mark

Event Industry News

COVID-19 has hit suppliers along the event industry supply chain particularly hard and Downing Street’s ‘one sticking plaster for all’ solution hasn’t helped much.

The Business of Government Meetings

PCMA Convene

In case you haven’t had your fill of politics during this election season, let’s talk about government meetings. A few weeks ago, I visited Hunt Valley Inn, a Wyndham Grand Hotel , a property in Hunt Valley, Maryland, just north of Baltimore, that’s carved out its own niche as an alternative location for government programs — so much so that at least one person on its sales staff has the Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) credential.

How to Take the Risk out of Planning Events with the Federal Government


Up until 2012 when the media broke the Muffingate story and the scandal of the GSA Western Regional Conference changed everything, government meetings were considered a relatively recession proof base of business. Since late 2012, I have been teaching The Future of Government Meetings, which was very uncertain. Government agencies are frozen, afraid to make decisions that will land their events on the front page of the Washington Post. Government Shutdown.

Industry associations call for more Government support for #EventsForTheFuture Initiative

Event Industry News

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) is putting its support behind a cross industry effort to petition Members of Parliament for more government support. The aim is to petition the Government to provide more support to give the events sector a chance of survival through Covid-19 into 2021. Initially, the associations are asking anyone working in the industry to write to their local MP to campaign for further support from the Government.

Planners Navigate the Government Shutdown

PCMA Convene Five strategies for preventing the current shutdown and any future shutdowns from derailing your event. pcma ). Read More

The BEIC stands ready to work with the Government and the DCMS

Event Industry News

The BEIC is grateful to Owen Thompson MP for securing this debate and stands ready to work with the Government and the DCMS on a long-term framework to breathe life back into the private events sector. The BEIC is not seeking a financial stimulus package from the Government.

Meetings Industry Association calls for urgent meeting with Government

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association has written an open letter to UK government warning of the catastrophic consequences of not reopening business meetings and events, which contributes £70bn to the economy and employs 700,000 skilled workers. She reminds Government of the extensive measures that can be put in place, which have been highlighted in their published Visitor Economy Guidance, and has called for an urgent meeting.

Wyboston Lakes Resort and mia hosted pilot event to test guidelines for government ahead of recent announcement of business meetings restarting

Event Industry News

Wyboston Lakes Resort and the Meetings Industry Association (mia) worked in unison to host a mock awards dinner as part of the government’s pilot events to test the COVID-Secure guidelines that all venues must follow.

A Checklist for Handling Security Measures at Government Events


In the case of a government event, it should be a top priority. If it’s a government event of global importance like the Trump–Kim meeting, well, you will have to take it to the next level. There are many aspects to government event security, including data protection, staff training, venue safety, etc. Government event organisation: A security checklist. When it comes to government events, there’s barely a distinction between sensitive and non-sensitive data.

Federal Guidelines Free Funds for Government Meetings

Connect Your Meetings

A five-page memo from the Office of Management and Budget released in late November should mean a growth spurt for government meetings. The post Federal Guidelines Free Funds for Government Meetings appeared first on Connect Association.

NTIA reacts to Government announcement on the lastest easing of lockdown measures.

Event Industry News

Says Michael Kill, CEO, NTIA “While we welcome the Government’s announcement of the further easing of lockdown measures, this is still a long way off being back to normal for many businesses in the night time economy and events sector.”.

Travel Industry Reacts as a Second Government Shutdown Now Unlikely

PCMA Convene

Several travel industry associations and organizations say they are continuing to monitor developments of the latest potential government shutdown. TravelPulse ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

UK faces independent festival wasteland in 2021 without urgent Government action

Event Industry News

AIF warns that 92% of member festival businesses could collapse under refund requests and that Government is not taking “meaningful action” to protect them. Festivals ‘falling between the cracks’ of support, Government urged to extend employment schemes for seasonal businesses in full. . AIF has lobbied the UK Government through DCMS on a range of issues related to the current crisis, including measures that could save the independent festival sector.

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Top Expert Tips on Government Event Management: DPRK-USA Summit Perspective


Because politics is all about communication and debate, it makes sense that government is so strongly tied to the industry of meetings and events. Have you ever wondered how organising a trade fair is different from setting up a government event? With government meetings, however, chances are that you’ll have to work in an overly demanding setting where security and automation are of paramount importance.

The Guide on Government Event Management from the Official Partner of the DPRK-USA Summit 2018


Organising a government event that is not only the talk of the town but the talk of the world could be either your worst nightmare or a knee-trembling opportunity that you can’t miss. Crafting a government event of global importance step by step. Summit required much more than the usual government event planning experience. PDPA compliance : Similar to GDPR in Europe, there’s also a data protection law enforced by the government of Singapore known as PDPA.

Government Shutdown Caused Serious Pain for Event Organizers

PCMA Convene

Weeks after its end, the effect of the recent 35-day government shutdown on the business-events industry is starting to become clear. Skift ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

PCMA Convene

More than two weeks in, the government shutdown is already hurting business travel, and insiders expect the impact to grow more severe if the impasse continues. Skift ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

Leading night-time industry operators confront government with science- backed reopening plan in a bid to save sector from collapse

Event Industry News

The late night sector, which comprises nightclubs, late night bars, music venues and events spaces, has been largely forgotten by the UK government since venues were forced to close on 20 March 2020. We implore the government to give us the opportunity to reopen in a safe, risk-assessed way.

UK to appeal to individual European countries over arts touring ‘crisis’

Event Industry News

“Those conversations are happening within government now, and they will be happening with member states very shortly,” Alastair Jones, a senior civil servant in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), told the House of Commons culture select committee.

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MeetEngland preparing to welcome back international business events following UK Government announcement

Event Industry News

The industry standard means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have the required processes in place.

Did the FAR Lose Its Mojo in the Government Contracts World? Depends.


Following various audits, the Government filed a complaint against Lockheed seeking more than $115 million in reimbursement based upon a claim of breach of contract. Lockheed filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that the Government’s legal theory failed because the FAR did not provide a contractual duty or obligation for Lockheed to manage its subcontractors. As the government conceded in its briefs, FAR 42.202 is not a term of the contract.

ExecSpace secures 4 year contract with Scottish Government

Event Industry News

The venue-finding agency has secured sole supplier status on the Scottish Government Framework for the Provision of the Sourcing and Booking of Meeting Rooms and Conference Venue Service. The Edinburgh-based agency has secured the contract for the next four years and, under this agreement, ExecSpace will continue to provide a booking service to the Scottish public sector for meeting, event and conference requirements.