Impact Publications : MICEBTN-70
Page 26 • MICEBTN - May-June 2018 www.invisage.net We understand that event planning requires a budget conscious approach with effective time management strategies as they are often steered by volunteers and committees. Our products and services have been developed with this in mind in order to save you both time and money whilst still maintaining a professional presence. invisage Find us on... Engaging Event Technology and Creative Design Services Our mission is to enhance your events by providing the tools to create meaningful connections. New study will focus on accessibility issues for MICE delegates who have special needs THE BESTCITIES Alliance has partnered with Rehabilitation International and GainingEdge to produce a reference for meetings organisers and suppliers aimed at removing barriers in meetings and conventions for delegates with special needs. The report will ‘background’ ac- cessibility issues, focusing specif- ically on venues for meetings and conventions. BestCities partners will lead the project, aiming to encourage other destinations around the world to make significant improvements in accessibility. This will be achieved through knowledge sharing and robust case study examples on good practice on accessibility in the meetings industry. Paul Vallee, managing director Best Cities said: “ We’re always striving to improve the purpose of meetings and events and hope this cam- paign will edu- cate many on the importance of accessibil- ity. Creating inclusive environments should be a fundamental aspect in the manage- ment of events and we hope to see more incorporating this into their planning. Gary Grimmer, chief executive of GainingEdge agreed saying: “We recognise that convention bureaux and destination management or- ganisations have (only) limited con- trol over the accessibility situation in their cities. However, building an understanding of the broader issues of delegate accessibility will encourage the industry to cater better for people who have a range of needs.” The report is due to be complet- ed in this year’s northern autumn.