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UK conference sector worth £18.1bn

#EventprofReads: Week 76

Here’s this week’s #EventprofReads roundup, curated for you by The Guide to Events on Twitter and the Eventprofs London LinkedIn group. Please share with colleagues and add your comments. We hope you enjoy!  Here’s what we learned this week…

That the UK Equalities minister is right to insist on civility in the trans rights debate, from The Evening Standard:

“…fundamentally I think that discrimination and bigotry is very much like what gay men faced in the 1980s.”

That a successful modern democracy needs all kinds of voices, in Stylist:

“…42% of women wouldn’t get involved in public life because they’re ‘not that type of person’. But why can’t ‘that type of person’ be an ordinary woman?”

Why Britons are the world’s rudest air passengers, in The Telegraph:

“…They huff and puff and launch death-ray-eyes at anyone trying to move their carry-on case from exactly the spot in which they’d placed it.”

That the UK conference sector worth £18.1bn in 2017, according to a new survey, in M&IT:

“…In 2017, there were an estimated 92.8 million delegates accounting for approximately 147.4 million delegate days. These delegates generated an estimated £18.1 billion of direct expenditure in venues and the wider destination.”

And finally…Wetherspoon’s is to stop selling champagne & prosecco in favour of non-EU sparkling wines, according to BBC:

“…Wetherspoon, which has 880 pubs, will replace champagne with sparkling wines from the UK, such as from the Denbies vineyard, and Hardy’s Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay from Australia.”

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Editor • 1st July 2018


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