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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.

TWT: AGs Demand Government Hold Airlines Accountable

Smart Meetings

Americans are justifiably frustrated that federal government agencies charged with overseeing airline consumer protection are unable or unwilling to hold the airline industry accountable and to swiftly investigate complaints submitted to the US DOT.”.


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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

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.

Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

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.

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.

Bournemouth 7s talks July 19 and tackling government indecision

Event Industry News

In this episode, Woodall and Mathie discuss the impact of the government’s stop, start, stop again approach to live events – or most of them.

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

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

UK Government plans spring ‘test events’ at football stadiums and music venues in England

Event Industry News

Under step three of the government’s roadmap – no earlier than 17 May – ministers will seek to ease restrictions on large performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of up to 1,000 people and 4,000 people in outdoor venues.

Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator


As a Government Special Events Coordinator, here is my confession. The post Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Event Management event management event planning event coordinator event career special events Nonprofit event job confessions government eventsIn this series we present real-life confessions from people working in the event industry. These uncensored, frank insights tell it “like it really is”.

Andrew Lloyd Webber takes legal action against the government over delays to live events

Event Industry News

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh and the live music industry are taking legal action to force the government to hand over the results of its live event pilot scheme.

Government-backed insurance scheme to give boost to events industry

Event Industry News

So the government has partnered with Lloyd’s to deliver the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme as part of the Plan for Jobs. The scheme will see the government act as a ‘reinsurer’ – stepping in with a guarantee to make sure insurers can offer the products events companies need.

Latitude Festival 2021 to be government test event

Event Industry News

Organisers of Latitude have announced the festival will go ahead next month, as part of the government’s series of test events. It will be part of the government event research programme (ERP).

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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 Scottish Government is announcing new updates on the coronavirus every day at 2pm.

Showcase wins new contract with Local Government Association

Event Industry News

We are proud to announce that we are back working with the LGA , who are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve. Conference News Featured News UK and Europe LGA Local Government Association Showcase We Are Showcase

CPhI Worldwide given green light by Italian Government

Event Industry News

The announcement comes after the Italian Government confirmed all trade shows, conferences, and exhibitions will take place in the country again from July 1st, 2021 onwards.

HBAA calls on government to urgently lift the ban on venue site inspections

Event Industry News

HBAA, the association for the meetings, events and accommodation industry, is calling for the UK government to urgently lift the current ban on venue site inspection visits because it is delaying and preventing meeting and event bookings and blocking the industry’s return to business.

Event Tech Hidden Costs Series: Data Governance


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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

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.

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.

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.

Dutch government to let 3,500 fans watch Eurovision Song Contest

Event Industry News

The Eurovision Song Contest has been given permission to let 3,500 fans watch in person as part of a trial by the Dutch government. The annual musical extravaganza will be staged at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena in May, after being cancelled last year.

ID&T takes Government to Court over New Corona Rules


Festival organizer ID&T is filing summary proceedings against the Dutch government because of the tightened corona measures. "It It is a disproportionate decision," CEO Ritty van Straalen told ANP news agency

Hosting government and much more at Manchester Central

Event Industry News

Manchester Central, formerly GMEX, has been home to, among many other things, festivals, standalone concerts, consumer shows, trade shows and conferences, not least those by the Labour Party and the Conservative Party.

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.

UK Music calls for Government action to boost recovery as new report reveals Covid wiped out one in three music jobs

Event Industry News

Launching the report, UK Music called on the Government to introduce tax incentives and other employment-boosting measures to help the sector rebuild after the pandemic. In a sector where three-quarters are self-employed, many were not covered by Government support schemes.

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Make Venues becomes part of Government’s Disability Confident Scheme

Event Industry News

Makes Venues has underlined its commitment to ‘complete inclusion’ within its businesses by signing up to the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Scheme.

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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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.

Mustard Media to receive £167,992.00 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Event Industry News

Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”.

Tramlines 2021 to go ahead as government test event

Event Industry News

Organisers of Sheffield’s Tramlines festival have announced the event will go ahead next month as part of the government’s series of test events. ” Latitude announced earlier this week it would also be going ahead as part of the government’s series of test events.

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Musicians join call for government-backed live event cover

Event Industry News

A host of musical performers have lent their voices to the call for the UK government to underwrite cancellation costs of live events such as music festivals. We need the government to help us plan for when it is safe to resume.”. The government needs to act now.”.

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 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.

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.

EDPA Advocacy Bringing Industry Awareness to Government

Exhibitor Magazine

Before the pandemic, our industry didn't have a defined or consistent playbook for engaging with our elected officials. There was no regular cadence. Associations/Press

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. .