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Positive Impact Events, UN and Partners SDGs Event Industry Survey.

For the first time since the UN announced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, they will be holding a summit at the end of September, to assess progress on these goals towards their 2030 Agenda. And, they are inviting global industries to tell them what they, as the UN, can do to help each industry work towards the goals that have been set.

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New tourism minister keen to work with industry

(Article first published here by M&IT on 25th January 2018) 

New tourism minister Michael Ellis is keen to develop a positive agenda for the events industry, according to Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) chair Michael Hirst.

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DCMS No Deal Brexit Sector Readiness Survey.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a survey to understand how businesses are preparing for a No Deal EU Exit scenario. The responses will help DCMS understand how they can best support them in their EU Exit planning and tailor their engagement to where it is needed and ensure they are providing the guidance our sectors require.

The survey can be accessed here and will take no longer than 5 minutes to fill in. It will close on 24th August 2019.

£250,000 boost for broadband in conference centres.

Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has launched a competition for conference centres across the UK to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure with the aim of hosting more international conferences at UK venues.

  • The competition is part of the UK Government’s Tourism Sector Deal.
  • Investment will help to boost the £32 billion business events sector. 

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The Business of Events Announces 2019 Programme

The Business of Events has today announced an expanded programme for 2019, including its first international event, and a new venue for its flagship Senior Leadership Forum.

The Business of Events Global Policy & Practice Forum, created in partnership with IBTM, The Barcelona Convention Bureau and PCMA, will take place on the 18th November 2019, ahead of IBTM World, at the newly opened Hotel Seventy in Barcelona. The forum will focus on the global medical and healthcare sector and be attended by a number of leading Destinations and Convention Bureaus, alongside their Policy and Enterprise counterparts.

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Events Industry Leaders Gather for Roundtable

The first of the Events Industry Board’s (EIB) biannual “Events Industry Senior Leaders Advisory Panel” meetings took place earlier this month at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, giving attendees a platform to discuss challenges and opportunities for the industry with representatives from the UK Government and the EIB.

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