- Tuesday, 21 March 2017
By Simon Hughes, Vice Chair BVEP
The merry band of fans that await these blogs with bated breath can breathe easy. I’m at it again, as requested by the webmeisters that control the ebb and flow of the essential information, best practice and regular updates supplied by the BVEP. This time around it’s to support the work we’ve been doing to get our partners focussed on the recent Green Paper on Industrial Strategy. If you’ve not spotted it there is a consultation in process that is inviting industries and sectors to respond to the opportunity of establishing sector deals to support the new global trading position UK plc finds itself forging, as the clock ticks down to our exit from the European Union.
- Monday, 13 March 2017
A new Research and Resources Directory has been launched by the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) providing a searchable database of research and reports for the meetings and events industry.
Compiled by industry educators and experts, Tony Rogers of Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services and Glenn Bowdin of Leeds Beckett University on behalf of the BVEP’s research group, the Directory is now live on the BVEP website: https://www.businessvisitsandeventspartnership.com/research-and-publications/research-directory#
- Thursday, 09 March 2017
Please note that the next meeting will take place on Monday 12th June at 14:00.
“Opportunities for Global Growth in Britain’s Events Sector” New BVEP policy document outlines industry road map following decision to leave EU
- Friday, 03 March 2017
The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has launched a major new policy document for the UK events industry: “Opportunities for Global Growth in Britain’s Events Sector”.
The policy document outlines the issues, opportunities and challenges that will help Britain achieve a more competitive, more profitable and higher profile as it repositions itself following the decision to leave the European Union.
- Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The core members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry (APPG) have been agreed, following the Group’s AGM earlier this month.
- Thursday, 02 February 2017
The Government is to host two high-level roundtable meetings to explore ways of growing Britain’s events industry and ways in which events can support Britain’s export drive and industrial strategy.
Britain in the spotlight at PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Texas - launch of the new Events are GREAT film
- Friday, 13 January 2017
VisitBritian's Head of Business Visits and Events, Chris Foy, and Nick de Bois, Chairman of the UK Events Industry Board, joined the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)'s conference to launch the new ‘Events are GREAT’ film to over 4,000 international buyers.
- Monday, 12 December 2016
The work of the Events Industry Board has received further endorsement from two major figures in government.
In a recent meeting with both the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP) and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage (Tracey Crouch MP), Chair of the Events Industry Board, Nick de Bois, outlined the Board’s progress so far and pressed the case for continuing advocacy for events across government.
- Thursday, 08 December 2016
VisitBritain announced the successful applicants to receive year one funding from its Event Support Programme.
Following a competitive application process, seven events and two event bids are being announced as successful year one recipients. The four-year Event Support Programme offers financial support and advocacy for growing and developing the UK’s international business events industry.
- Wednesday, 23 November 2016
The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has announced the re-appointment of Chris Skeith (pictured left) and Simon Hughes (pictured right) as Vice-Chairs for a further two-year term.
Chris Skeith will continue as BVEP Treasurer and Simon Hughes will continue to lead on BVEP’s co-ordination of issues arising from Britain’s eventual exit from the EU.
- Wednesday, 16 November 2016
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) today announced the results of its Events Industry Referendum Impact Survey which aimed to identify the industry’s key priorities for consideration during the forthcoming EU exit negotiations.
Drawing on responses from a broad range of event industry venues, suppliers and contractors, the survey reveals the top four priorities facing event professionals following the decision to leave the EU.