Briefing: the latest news from the MICE industry

Twice a week, this Briefing will be updating you with the latest news and updates coming out of the event industry—find out about the new initiatives, products, refurbs and openings in the MICE market.

Plus, we will provide the latest information on government relief and support for the industry.

We’ve also heard anecdotal news from our sister media outlet, Executive PA Media, that their audience of Executive Assistants has been busy this week rescheduling their events and meetings, rather than cancelling altogether—which strongly suggests business is still there.

Barry Markoff, CEO and Founder of ICMI Speakers & Entertainers has supported this, saying he is experiencing a much larger number of postponements than cancellations.

“We’ve had lots of people phone about their events, but 80-90 percent are postponing, not cancelling.”

Congress Rental fills a gap at international virtual events

Taking a conference or meeting into the virtual world is proving to be a successful way to keep meeting through the COVID-19 situation. But, what about those international delegates who need an interpreter? How do you live-translate a virtual event?

The team at Congress Rental have come up with a way to get their team of translators in your virtual space and translating on the fly with their remote interpretation solutions.

Next Story Group launches it’s ‘Great Aussie Sale’

Next Story Group is giving guests a good reason to “support our local communities and explore our great outdoors” with their Great Aussie Sale.

The hotel group is offering 30 percent off stays between now and 31 August when guests book directly, plus the sale includes a range of benefits for bookers, including late checkout, dining offers and wine on arrival at select hotels.

Rydges Hotels and Resorts commits to keeping clean & flexible

In response to COVID-19, Rydges Hotels and Resorts are committing to strict hygiene practices and are offering flexibility for reservations needing to make alternative arrangements.

“We are committed to delivering and maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene in our properties.”

“We’re flexible and we’re here for you, so if you need to cancel or change your reservation right up to June 2021, just reach out to us directly. You can find every hotel’s contact number on

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Get your news, updates and offers over to our editor and we will get them out to our audiences.

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