- Friday, 12 February 2016
By Nick de Bois - blog first published on 11th February 2016 at http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2016/02/nick-de-bois-we-must-do-more-to-support-british-exports.html.
- Wednesday, 03 February 2016
By Simon Hughes - January 2016 saw something really significant happen for the UK event industry. The first meeting of the new Event Industry Board (EIB) was held, under the chairmanship of Nick de Bois. The Tourism Minister Tracey Crouch said: "The UK boasts a world-leading events industry that contributes around £40 billion to the economy and draws hundreds of thousands of business visitors to our shores every year. This board will bring together leaders from across the sector to help us build on the success of this growing industry." The assembled representatives from across the industry and government departments will report into the Minister for Tourism and subsequently the Inter-Ministerial Group on Tourism, and the GREAT programme Board. The aim is clear – to help the UK event industry win more business.
- Wednesday, 20 January 2016
A statement by Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive of the British Tourist Authority highlights the proposals set out by British Tourist Authority to deliver on priorities for tourism. She also indicates that: 'Business Visits and Events will become a priority area for both VisitEngland and VisitBritain. We will be building a new team delivering an international platform for England and, at a Britain level, working across Government to deliver key industry sector events. Both England and Britain will be on the newly formed cross-Government Business Visits and Events Board'.
- Thursday, 07 January 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr Caroline Jackson and Samme Allen have been successfully elected as Vice Chairs of the BVEP, with effect from the 1st January 2016 for a period of two years, joining both Chris Skeith and Simon Hughes as the four elected Vice Chairs of the Partnership. The BVEP has made great progress in 2015, and we hope to continue this growth with our new team as we look forward to 2016.
The Strategy and Vision for the Development of Scotland's Events Industry over the Next Decade has launched
- Monday, 16 November 2015
Entitled ‘Scotland – The Perfect Stage’, the national events strategy has been produced following an extensive consultation involving the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, the Scottish Tourism Alliance and over 100 active participants from the public, private and third sectors.
- Friday, 13 November 2015
Article from meetpie.com - Declines in annual budget, attendance numbers and volume of events are forcing more event organisers than ever to measure return on investment (ROI).
- Wednesday, 04 November 2015
The re-established All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry has now been formally registered with the remit “To represent the UK events industry in Parliament; to highlight the value of the industry, engage with politicians and industry representatives, and to ensure that the UK benefits from the success of large, internationally prominent events”.