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MAY 2023 IN EVENTS: Event Industry Latest News

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Posted on June 12, 2023

Want to stay updated on the latest happenings in the events industry? Keep reading as we go through exciting news, updates, and happenings from May 2023. Our updates will cover essential insights and current trends affecting the events world. Don’t go anywhere!

1. AEV announces the date and venue for the AEV Conference 2023. 

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has just dropped some exciting news that’s bound to make your heart skip a beat. Mark your calendars for the much-anticipated AEV Conference 2023, scheduled to hold at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII), London, on Wednesday, 17th November.

2. UFI MEA Conference set to bring the region together in June 2023

As the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI organizes annual regional conferences in Middle East/Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the UFI Global Congress. The next event will be the UFI European Conference which will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, this 14-16 June. The Global Congress will happen in Las Vegas, USA, from 1-4 November. 

3. Coronation of King Charles III 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to plan a big event like the coronation? No worries, we got you covered! Check out this article, where we look back at planning the coronation ceremonies for King Charles III.

4. Event Economy Tracker – Q1 2023, Price per head increases 14.7%

The meetings and events industry in the UK has experienced a rise in the Price Per Head by 14.7% in Q1 of 2023, marginally exceeding inflation, according to the Event Economy Tracker by The Business of Events. This increase indicates that despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the industry has maintained its value proposition for attendees. 

5. Let’s take inside planning the MET GALA. 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to pull off such an extravagant affair that attracts A-list celebrities and the world’s top designers? This fascinating behind-the-scenes article provides a glimpse into the incredible amount of time, resources, and attention to detail required to plan this prestigious event

6. Event Industry Council regroups after 4-year hiatus. 

After a four-year hiatus, the CMP Advance conference, organized by Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs) for CMPs, was a resounding success. The event offered attendees opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, hands-on experiences, and sessions on mindful leadership alongside other industry-related topics. Additionally, attendees gained insights into the updated knowledge essential to obtaining CMP certification and a sneak peek of the new Global Economic Significance of Business Events study. Stay tuned for the next edition of CMP Advance, taking place in Toronto, Canada, from March 10-12, 2024.

7. Planning an In-Person Recruitment event 

Are you looking for expert tips on planning a successful in-person recruitment event and attracting top talent to your company? Check out our insightful article! From defining your target audience to creating a memorable experience, we cover every step to help make your recruitment event successful. ????????????

8. Google introduced an AI-powered Search Engine. 

Google’s new generative AI search engine could make searching for relevant content faster and easier by automatically generating summaries and answers based on natural language queries. If you want a glimpse into the future of search engines and AI technology, this article is worth a read.

9. Digital strategy in events planning 

Up your digital game with the must-read article on the InEvent blog: “Unlocking Success: Mastering the Art of Digital Strategy.” Whether you’re a pro marketer or a business owner eager to expand, this piece has your back! Learn to captivate your target audience, leverage new digital tools & platforms, and succeed online like a boss ????. Give it a read now and start mastering the art of digital strategy!

10. Nottingham Venues creates the first mental health aid team. 

Nottingham Venues announced the formation of a mental health first aid team, a testament to the company’s commitment to employee wellbeing and an initiative intended to promote the significance of mental health and offer assistance to colleagues who may be struggling. To equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge, 12 team members from diverse roles underwent comprehensive mental health first aid training. This team will be well-equipped to provide support to their colleagues or guests. 

11. ExCel London CEO hails “Transformational” Elizabeth Line. 

ExCel London is celebrating the anniversary of the transformative Elizabeth Line, with their CEO hailing it as a “transformational” measure. This has been instrumental in helping ExCel London on track to achieve its busiest year yet, with countless visitors now able to conveniently access the venue from all corners of London and beyond. 

12. Collaborative action plan to guide Sustainable business events 

The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe (SANCBE) launched a whitepaper titled “How can National Convention Bureaux Leverage their Influence for Sustainability?”. The report presents a collaborative action plan for sustainable business events in alignment with the European Green Deal. The paper was launched at the Global Forum for National Convention Bureaux. The business events industry can contribute significantly to global efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

13. Best in class championed at iMEX Frankfurt Dinner 

The IMEX Frankfurt Gala Dinner Awards, held at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, honored professionals in the global business events industry. Among the awards presented were the Destinations International Global Ambassador Award, the IAEE International Excellence Award, the IAPCO Driving Excellence – Innovation Award, the ICCA Global Influencer Award, the JMIC Unity Award, the MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award, the Jane E. Schuldt SITE Master Motivator Award, the IMEX EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award, and the Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Awards.

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