- Friday, 17 July 2015
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body for the UK's events sector, has today welcomed a significant speech made by Prime Minister David Cameron on the topic of tourism, which includes special reference to growing the number of events held in Britain.
- Wednesday, 08 July 2015
By Simon Hughes - I must declare at the outset that, despite my surname, I have absolutely no Welsh blood in me at all. Yet some of my memories of Wales are amongst the happiest that I've collected over the years. So the prospect of visiting Wales later this month with the BVEP has filled me with glee as I anticipate adding to that collection. In my formative years weekend trips up to Snowdonia with the local scout troop featured frequently. We'd all bundle into a minivan in South Croydon late on Friday afternoon and then head off to spend the weekend scrabbling up and down hills and mountains with unpronounceable names, often soaked to the skin and putting up with the baleful gaze of sodden sheep.
- Saturday, 04 July 2015
Together, the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), the Association of Event Venues (AEV), and the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) have worked with their members and the wider industry to drive towards minimal impact from CDM regulations.
- Thursday, 18 June 2015
New research into the UK's conference and business events sector, entitled the 'UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2015' (UKCAMS), values the sector at an estimated £21.6 billion in venue and destination direct spend in 2014. The total represents an increase of some £2 billion compared with the previous year, due mainly to an increase in event size.
- Monday, 08 June 2015
The UK Events Industry is once again calling on the Government to increase the tax exemption available to companies that hold staff parties.
- Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Business Visits & Events Partnership is leading industry efforts to ensure the Government's Events Strategy, launched just prior to the General Election by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is implemented without delay.