CHS Group has committed to ‘going live’ with its first ever CHS Birmingham exhibition, taking place 27th October 2020 at the ICC Birmingham. The new event was launched in the autumn last year, and with many industry events already cancelled or moving to hybrid formats, the group has confirmed that CHS Birmingham will be a live experience first and foremost.

The prime minister has announced a series of measures easing the lockdown, taking effect in England from 4th July 2020, some of which will help thousands of UK Venues to re-open, including Hotels, Pubs, Cinemas and Restaurants. Here are some of the key points for the Venues and Events Industry, announced today -

4th June 2020, UK: CHS Group, the organiser behind CHS Leeds, have announced that its 2020 event, scheduled for 7 July has been cancelled. The announcement follows confirmation that the event’s host venue, the firstdirect Arena, will be unable to accommodate the event.

In preparation for reopening to conferences and events later in the year, Unique Venues Birmingham have developed a brand new conferencing package to allow event organisers to live stream their conferences to thousands of delegates worldwide.

COVID-19 has changed a huge amount about the way we live our lives, and many of these changes are likely to stay in place once the lockdown ends. Venues and events companies are now planning their safe environment measures for re-opening. To reflect this, Leeds based marketing company JLife Ltd has launched a new digital display with auto-dispensing hand sanitiser ideal for the hotel and corporate event venue market.

The CHS Group supports a number of initiatives that are raising the profile of the now £70bn UK events industry.

The Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) latest research has revealed the majority (82%) of UK venues could operate with social distancing measures but will require continued government support.

The Meetings Show – due to take place on 24-25 June – is being postponed to the autumn as a result of the continuing situation with COVID-19.

Celebrated on 22 nd of April each year since 1970, and now known as the planet’s largest civic event, the theme of Earth Day this year is ‘Climate Action.’

The CHS Awards provide UK hotels, venues and suppliers with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities and services.