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Blog Posts

Partner Blog by Heather Lishman, ABPCO - How an association is using Purpose and Values to provide direction

Guest Blog by Nick de Bois, UK Events Industry Board - Advise : Advocate : Act

Guest Blog by Meetpie.com's Editor - First we take Westminster

 

Business Visits and Events included on the Tourism Industry Council

The Tourism Industry Council has added representation from the business visits and events sector as it steps up its collaboration between Government and the tourism industry to further focus on improving the tourism sector including jobs, transport and deregulation.

Michael Hirst OBE, Chairman of the Business Visits and Events Partnership and Deputy Chairman of the Events Industry Board, has been invited by John Glen MP, Minister for the Arts, Heritage and Tourism to become a permanent member of the Council.

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Programme announced for the Business of Events Leadership Forum

The programme for the forthcoming Business of Events Leadership Forum, which is being held at the QEII Centre in Westminster on November 3rd, has been announced today.

The invitation only event will see representatives from across government and the business events industry come together to discuss future market opportunities and challenges within the sector. Supported by both VisitBritain and the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the forum will see a number of sessions delivered from organisations including the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the Department for International Trade and the UK Events Industry Board. The forum will be opened by Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain.

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Business Visits and Events Central to UK Tourism Industrial Strategy

Business visits and events are set to play a crucial role within the UK tourism industry’s submission for a sector deal as part of the Government’s emerging post-Brexit Industrial Strategy.

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All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry reconfirmed following summer recess

The continuation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry (APPG) following the summer recess has been formally confirmed by the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

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Professionalisation Update September 2017

Professionalisation activity

Event organisations are being requested to provide information about their current activities that support the events profession. This is in response to the decision by the BVEP meeting in June 2017 to take a more socially constructed model of progressing the professionalisation of the sector (download report at the end of this article). This means that recognition would be made of existing structures and practices rather than imposing a top-down approach and potentially ‘reinventing the wheel’. This decision was made after more than 20 people were interviewed on their views of professionalisation in events (kindly supported by the Centre for Events, Leisure, Society & Culture, Bournemouth University http://ow.ly/z7yK30f0d7x). There is a very positive appetite for the event sector to galvanise around the more traditional characteristics of an accepted profession.

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