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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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Corporate Entertainment Professionals (CEP) - The Ultimate Guide to a Fun & Successful Corporate Charity Event

In-depth online guide offering practical tips and plenty of useful information for individuals or organisations looking to launch a well-planned and successful charity event. 

BVEP confirms key roles on Executive Committee

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has confirmed the re-election of several key executive committee members to kick start the new year.

Samme Allen and Dr Caroline Jackson are confirmed as Vice Chairs for a further two year period. They join Chris Skeith and Simon Hughes who both continue as Vice Chairs for a further one year.

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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'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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