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March Update from Conference Coventry and Warwickshire [March e-Newsletter]

Published: Friday, 05 March 2021

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The Conference Coventry and Warwickshire team is writing to provide you with an update on business events, as well as some of our own news involving our venues.

The Conference Coventry and Warwickshire team is writing to provide you with an update on business events following the latest government announcement, as well as some of our own news involving our Coventry and Warwickshire venues.

On Monday 22 February, the Prime Minister announced the Government roadmap that outlines how lockdown restrictions will be eased in England. This roadmap provides us with some key indications on when business events may return. See the COVID-19 spring 2021 roadmap summary

A reminder that of some of the key points from the government announcement that relate to conferences and business events in England, as well as the latest guidance on business events can be found on our website

With this news in mind, we are still taking your enquiries for conferences and business events. If we can support with your query, current event enquiry, or if you have any questions about hosting your event here in the future, please contact us today. 

UK City of Culture 2021 Update


The Coventry City of Culture Trust and it's partners have announced further details of the programme as the UK moves towards a phased road to recovery. 

The Trust, and partners, reaffirmed their commitment to delivering on their promise. To build and deliver a wide ranging, innovative and entertaining year-long programme and secure a longer term legacy by transforming the city and supporting its diverse cultural sector to thrive.

All events are being planned in a flexible and responsive way, to allow them to be presented throughout 2021-22 in line with the guidelines at the time they take place. The latest programme can be found on the Coventry UK City of Culture website. 

UK businesses registered ‘We’re Good To Go’ get global ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

Good To Go

VisitBritain has recently announced that tourism businesses in the UK registered to the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard scheme can now be automatically issued with the international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). 

The 'We’re Good To Go' scheme, launched last year by VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism boards of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, has been recognised by the WTTC as meeting its international global standardised health and hygiene protocols and for its role in supporting the recovery of the UK tourism sector. This is a great way for tourism businesses to provide confidence to travellers that they are a safe place to visit. It also provides reassurance that venues have adapted to the changing situations as a result of COVID-19.

For more information on the scheme or how to apply, please visit the VisitEngland website.

Warwick Conferences adaptations

Warwick Conferences

Warwick Conferences has been planning for future business events through hybrid solutions in their Scarman and Radcliffe facilities, as well as utilising their creative outdoor spaces that are available for team building and outdoor meetings this spring and summer.

Implementing post-pandemic strategies is pivotal in the recovery of the events sector and Warwick Conferences have shown that they are ready for the return of business events. More information on this can be found on the Warwick Conferences website. 

MTC trials private 5G network for manufacturers


One of our key event venues, the Manufacturing Technology Centre, based in Coventry, is to trial a purpose-built private 5G network aimed at helping manufacturers boost productivity. 

The immediate ambition of the project is to prove the benefits that 5G services can have on the rollout of robotics and automated guided vehicles in a modern production environment and provide a benchmark for the future of 5G manufacturing.

Coventry and Warwickshire pride itself on being leaders in the manufacturing and automated vehicle sectors, so this will add to the number of projects already underway in the region. Full information on this project can be found on our website. 

Coventry City of Culture Trust launches its City Hosts programme

City Hosts

The Coventry City of Culture Trust is aiming to recruit more than 5,000 volunteers to be part of its City Hosts Programme.

City Hosts will perform a variety of roles in Coventry and Warwickshire, which include providing a friendly welcome and supporting visitors and event spectators to navigate around the city.

City Hosts will be present at key transport hubs to provide an initial welcome and a farewell to visitors, while others will provide information on artworks, installations and events. 

Applications are now open and can be found by visiting the Coventry City of Culture Trust website

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