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Manchester Arena

On behalf of the entire events community in Britain, the partners of the BVEP extend their deepest sympathy to all those affected by last night's terrible incident at the Manchester Arena, and offer their colleagues in the Events Industry in Manchester our fullest support as they deal with the aftermath of this very sad evening.

Snap General Election will not disrupt event industry agenda

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”.

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New Research and Resources Directory launched by the Business Visits and Events Partnership

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# 

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“Opportunities for Global Growth in Britain’s Events Sector” New BVEP policy document outlines industry road map following decision to leave EU

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.

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Positions confirmed for All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry

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.

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New Secretary of State reaffirms commitment to attracting more major business events to the UK

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.

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