EVR 77_w

Slow death of the High Street

#EventprofReads: Week 77

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 White House Is tearing down the wall between Church and State, in The New York Times:

“…Many pro-immigration religious leaders, including Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Muslims, took umbrage at the biblical justification for a policy that could hardly be described as loving.”

That the privacy policies of tech giants are still not GDPR-compliant, in The Guardian:

“…Amazon warns users that “our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice will change also”, a line that is noted as “problematic permissions”, because it could give the company the right to change privacy policies without securing further consent.”

That the SEC has launched a new healthy, environmentally friendly ‘Streetspitality’ food concept for delegates, in M&IT:

“…Streetspitality is delivered in keeping with modern, sustainable street food eating; served in biodegradable and recyclable bowls and providing options for vegetarians, vegans, coeliac and lactose intolerant delegates.”

That Britain’s town centres are in danger of becoming ghost towns according to an urgent new report, on BBC:

“…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…7,000 estate agents are at risk of closing down, says new study, according to The Guardian:

“…Insolvencies of high street estate agents are increasing as online competitors continue to chip away at their sales. With the ban on letting fees stated to come into force in 2019, estate agents will struggle to pass those fees on to landlords.”


Editor • 7th July 2018

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