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Dubai Private Dining Pioneer, INKED, On The Move

One of Dubai's most loved private dining spaces, INKED, is calling time on its current home in Al Serkal Avenue. Founded by husband and wife duo Kenza and Patrick Jarjour, the venue has quickly established...

What Texas’ Reopening Can Teach the Event Industry About Mask Mandates

Texas made headlines last month when it lifted all restrictions including its state-wide mask mandate, but industry sources say most businesses are still upholding safety rules that go beyond government requirements — and so...

Is the Event Industry Facing a Brain Drain?

The lack of support for event planners over the past 13 months has left many in the lurch over Covid, forcing planners to retool, re-skill, and in some cases, restart in other careers. What...

Epistemix and the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance Announce Partnership To Safely Reopen Conventions &...

Epistemix, a computational modeling software company that develops simulations to fight disease and inform policy, and the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA), a coalition that represents the common interests of the U.S. exhibitions and conferences industry,...

Ras Al Khaimah Waives Selected Fees For Events Companies

Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development (RAKDED) has announced that exhibition organisers, wedding halls and event venues will be exempt from 100 per cent of their licencing fees, violation charges and late payment...

Sports Events Banned From Using ‘Dubai’ In Names Without Approval

A new rule governing sports establishments and events has been passed in Dubai and sports events have been banned from using ‘Dubai’ in the name of such events without getting approval. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed...

Dubai Hotels Look To Event Industry To Aid Recovery

Hotels in Dubai and elsewhere in the UAE will be hoping a return of events – even in a truncated form – can help them restore occupancy levels. Occupancy rates in February for UAE hotels...

Would You Take A Covid Test To Attend An Event?

In the UK recently, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, suggested that rapid testing, alongside the mass vaccination effort, would be key to getting at-capacity events up and running – in particular, describing theatre and clubs...

When Will Events Return?

Every hospitality brand experiences demand anomalies that are directly influenced by events. So as companies attempt to forecast demand for 2021, the big question is when will events come back? In the United States and...

Working From Home – A New Challenge For Event Planners

The rapid shift to virtual events has revolutionized the way event planners operate in 2021, but what of the parallel shift to working from home? In many ways, remote working itself has had a...