Consortium Venues of Excellence (VOE) has announced that it has become a strategic partner of the Institute of Hospitality (IOH).
Executive director of the VOE, Mandy Jennings (pictured), said: “VOE value the importance of their alliances with key industry partners, who all play a crucial role in the strategic development of moving our consortia and brand forward. We believe sharing best practices across organisations and becoming a Strategic Partner of the Institute will being benefits to our members and their teams, enhancing the relationship for all.
EventReference.com, an event management platform, has launched new features to help organisers arrange Covid-19-secure events. It also now available for a six month free trial.
EventReference.com allows event organisers to manage online event registration, appointment setting and diary management, event management, paid registration, event reporting, badging and scanning. The new features enable organisers to stagger delegate entry to events, communicate with delegates before arrival, and to manage attendance numbers and departures. The platform also links to an event app.
The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has launched a tool which will enable venues to manage the tracking and tracing of delegates.
The miaTrustedTrace tool is free to mia members and features enhanced hygiene and infection prevention controls. It is designed to enable venues to manage delegate contact information easily and safely.
A combined group of members from the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), led by the associations, has launched the the All Secure Standard, a risk assessment based framework of Covid-19 secure industry best practice.
Conservative Party co-chairman, Amanda Milling MP, has announced a vote of confidence in Birmingham with a three-year deal to take the party to the ICC Birmingham for its annual autumn conference in 2022, 2024 and 2026.