London's BMA House, a conference and events venue, has created a range of hybrid and digital event packages that reflect the ongoing changes in the corporate and association meeting industry. Including options for webcasting, breakouts, speaker-only conferences and exhibitor/sponsor packages, the offering reflects both the challenges presented by COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the future needs of event organizers.
Startups in London’s tourism and business event sectors are now being encouraged to apply to the London & Partners’ Business Growth Program.
Launching in late June, the accelerator program's summer cohort will support companies in tourism and business events, creative, urban, life sciences, financial, business services and technology industries, as well as in the impact (purpose-driven) sector as originally planned.
Research amongst event buyers, conducted by BMA House, an event venue in London, has shown a significant desire to seek a better work/life balance.
With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis providing an opportunity for many individuals to focus on family, leisure and personal relationships, 68 percent of event organizers said they will seek a better work/life balance going forward. This was reflected by 60 percent of event delegates also saying they would seek improvements.
As countries around the world respond to the coronavirus pandemic, London’s events industry has been adapting their business offering to support the fight against coronavirus. While the government takes small steps towards reopening parts of the U.K. economy and the events industry considers the path to recovery, the London Convention Bureau is launching a new resource for event planners: London’s Virtual Site Visits.
A new company has been launched to provide business and technical leaders with the knowledge, tools and connections to drive successful digital and business transformation. Business Technology Research (BTR) will build a new community by delivering insights, events and training, in a move designed to promote the adoption of technologies that will shape the future of business.