A new study suggests that London is likely to be the top events location in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for businesses next year despite Brexit.

The 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends Report has been published by CWT Meetings and Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. The forecast states that London will remain the favourite destination for meetings and events among business travellers, with Moscow and Barcelona coming in second and third places respectively.

CWT stated that London will retain the position despite some uncertainties about how Brexit will impact business travel to and from the UK from March next year.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Brexit in the serviced apartment sector, with Hilary Bagshaw, Home Office EU Exit Immigration Policy Stakeholder Engagement Lead, set to speak at the upcoming Association of Serviced Apartment Providers’ (ASAP) convention.

The ASAP chief executive, James Foice, explained that Brexit will impact the sector and that the convention intends to discuss these impacts with those affected. He said: “It’s so important to us that we deliver only the best and most insightful sessions and information to all attendees.”

The aim of the convention this year is to help the services apartment sector focus on diversity and inclusion within its workforce to help everyone feel welcome from all over the world, particularly following the Brexit process.

The ASAP convention is to take place on December 5 and 6 at London’s Institute of Directors.