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.
- Monday, 31 October 2016
At a Forum held by the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) on 28 October at the University of Westminster, 36 event industry representatives, including leading academics, voted in favour of greater understanding and coordination of industry qualifications and routes to professionalism as a first step in bringing the Industry’s diverse skills and professional development requirements together.
- Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Abbreviated version of article first published in meetpie.com on 25th October 2016.
Industry groups welcome decision and urge Heathrow to "swiftly move forward" with construction plans.
Events and tourism industries have welcomed the government's long-awaited decision to expand Heathrow airport, but say it could still be a long and "arduous" process to get there.
- Friday, 26 August 2016
Industry leaders have welcomed the progress made in support for the events industry, reflected in a new Tourism Action Plan launched by the Government today.
- Monday, 01 August 2016
VisitBritain has today launched a programme to attract more global business events to the UK.
The four-year Event Support Programme offers advocacy and funding to grow and develop the UK’s international business events industry, currently worth about £19 billion to the economy.
- Monday, 11 July 2016
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has revealed the findings of its UK Subvention Policy and Bid Support Practices for International Conferences and Events Report, highlighting an increase in the request for funding and in-kind support, particularly amongst association and charity organisations. Crucially, it also cited a significant amount of business being lost to overseas destinations, due to better subvention offering and support provision outside of the UK.