Virtual & Hybrid Event Industry News Roundup: July 3-9

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Here is your weekly roundup of news from the virtual and hybrid event industry from July 3-9, 2021!


EVCOM welcomes new shadow board

Last week we held our first-ever shadow board meeting with our inaugural shadow board! Composed of filmmakers and event organizers, the group of nine 18-25-year-olds will be feeding their ideas into EVCOM. Working with the senior board and EVCOM staff, and helping us to make this association and the wider sector a place for young and diverse people.


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CHS Group Launches CHS Meetings & Events Industry Week

CHS has launched a meetings and events industry week for industry professionals. The week coincides with the inaugural CHS Birmingham Show (October 26) and will be made up of satellite networking, educational, and entertainment sessions across the region.


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Staff shortages prompt HBAA to call on event planners to be flexible on SLAs

HBAA, the trade association for the UK meetings, events, and accommodation industry, is calling on event planners to be flexible with venues on service-level agreements (SLAs) whilst the sector works towards recovery.

Juliet Price, Consultant Executive Director of the HBAA, explained: “Many venues and businesses in our sector are opening and ready for business. However, the length of lockdowns, furlough hangover, redundancies, Brexit-related workforce departures, and visa issues plus the lack of contracted bookings has led to significant numbers of people leaving key positions, resulting in a severe shortage of staff across the sector. Businesses are under immense pressure facing a surge in inquiries, bookings, and demands of large-scale reopening, without any immediate income.


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GES appoints new management positions for Event Intelligence in Europe and the Middle East

GES recently expanded its service for its event intelligence business. They also appointed Daryl Burgess and Ali Shah to customer support managers for the UK and the Middle East, respectively. Both individuals bring multifaceted experience to the company’s exhibition clients. Their contributions were critical in the successful delivery of the UK government pilot required to restart the live events industry.


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There you have it! Your weekly roundup of Hybrid and Virtual event industry news for the week of July 3-9. An eventful week with great ideas and plans for the future of hybrid events.

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