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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.

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 […].

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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”.

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

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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

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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

Government funding available for UK training providers

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Business of Government Meetings

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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.

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.

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

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.”.

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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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.

Travel Industry Reacts as a Second Government Shutdown Now Unlikely

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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

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.

Government Shutdown Caused Serious Pain for Event Organizers

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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

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.

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

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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

AIF seeks urgent clarity on Government’s £1.57bn fund for the arts

Event Industry News

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) calls for urgent clarity on the eligibility of the UK’s festival sector for the Government’s recently announced financial support package for the arts. While the Government’s announcement specifically earmarked a range of cultural sectors that will benefit from the £1.57 The Prime Minister recently told Parliament that his Government was doing all it can to support festivals and described them as a “very, very valuable sector”.

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.

M&S Bank Arena and conference centre gets £3m Government grant as venue confirms Christmas events will take place

Event Industry News

A £3m Government grant has been awarded to the group operating the M&S Bank Arena and conference centre, with the venue also confirming Christmas events will take place this year.

Sporting Federation – A Code For Sports Governance.

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The UK has achieved great things in a whole range of different sports in recent years, from having all four finalists in Europe’s premier football competitions, the Champions League and the Europa League, to a swathe of victories at cycling’s Tour de France, as well as in sports ranging from gymnastics to rowing to taekwondo. Member Based Legislative Bodies Sporting Federation

Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help


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#LetTheMusicPlay: Artists and industry call on government to “protect the individuals that make up our treasured music scenes”

Event Industry News

Figures from the music industry are adding more volume to the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign to demand that the government share arts funding to protect the future of artists, touring crew, and the individuals working behind the scenes.

Sector waits for formal guidance on second lockdown implications

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Will Government Shutdown Hamper Your Event?

Smart Meetings

As President Donald Trump and Congress debate whether to include millions of dollars for a border wall in a spending bill to reopen government, event professionals are left wondering how a partial shutdown will affect their plans. Parks operated independently of the government are still open, according to Joanne Diane Tan, corporate director of sales for Basecamp Hospitality (formerly The California Park). The post Will Government Shutdown Hamper Your Event?

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 reaffirm commitment to grow Britain’s business events sector

Event Industry News

Joss Croft, Managing Director Marketing DIT VisitBritain and key government partners have reaffirmed their commitment to grow Britain’s business events industry to senior leaders today. The post Government reaffirm commitment to grow Britain’s business events sector appeared first on Event Industry News. Image: From left: Simon Hughes, MC. Giles Smith, Head of Tourism, Heritage & Cultural Diplomacy, DCMS. Robin Johnson, Europe Director, VB.

‘Super Bowl of Astronomy’ Kicks Off Without NASA Amid Government Shutdown

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Hundreds of NASA employees won’t be attending the American Astronomical Society’s biggest conference of the year because of the ongoing government shutdown. ). Read More