- Tuesday, 25 April 2017
By Simon Hughes, Vice Chair BVEP
Snap – and we’re off again into the hurly burly of a general election. In the statement that we drafted for the BVEP on the surprise decision taken to hold a general election the overarching theme was interpreted as ‘steady as we go’. Given that one of the stated reasons for this change of mind was to create a stronger sense of unity both across the nations and within Westminster itself, I’m reasonably confident that everyone in the event industry is united in hoping that the achievements and advances we’ve managed to secure over the last few years survive the inevitable turmoil that follows general elections.
- Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Simon Hughes, Vice Chair of the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) said:
“Regardless of the Election, the agenda for the events industry will be the same as we set out in our recent policy document “Opportunities for Global Growth in Britain’s Events Sector”. But we will be watching carefully the commitment each party makes during the Election on the opportunities that will benefit the events industry – namely trade, talent and tariffs - which remain critical to future success. Assurances that the work of the Events Industry Board and VisitBritain will both continue and be reinforced will be welcome too”.
- Monday, 27 March 2017
The Tourism Alliance has today launched 'Tourism After Brexit 2017', a Post-Brexit Policy Agenda for the UK Tourism Industry. Please download the document below.
Also, please click here to view the new VisitEngland/Tourism Alliance Tourism Employment video.
- 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.
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.
- 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.