Business meetings and events organisations will only be viable for another seven and half months, according to the latest industry research by the Meetings Industry Association
Ahead of Monday’s parliamentary debate regarding further financial support to both the events and hospitality industry, the Meetings Industry Association are calling for extra measures
Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, expressed concern that the much events business has now been stalled beyond Q3 in 2021
The Government will continue to pay up to 80% of the wages of employees who have been furloughed
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Four of the UK’s event industry associations representing the conference, meetings, and exhibitions sectors, have welcomed the news that now sees business events treated consistently with other formats
The Meetings Industry Association is unsatisfied with the timing of the announcement
Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the Meetings Industry Association warned that that Manchester having to close much of its business sets a precedent for further closures
Business events for up to 30 may continue to run, it has been confirmed.
The news comes hours after the prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced that conferences and exhibitions will not be allowed to run from 1 October.
Longhurst added that without a clear re-opening date and no clear idea whether financial support would be forthcoming, the events industry has “simply been hung out to dry”