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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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New Events Industry Board survey to help identify EU funding infrastructure

The UK Events Industry Board’s (EIB) Working Group for Infrastructure has launched a survey to help collate the value of EU grants, funding infrastructure and service related projects that have benefited business events across the UK.

Since Britain joined the European Union in 1973, the European Investment Bank has lent €118bn to help fund UK infrastructure projects. The EIB subgroup is keen to understand the current levels of investment so that it can make recommendations to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) to keep the funding stream open.

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Events Industry Board Appoints Michael Hirst OBE as Chair

Michael Hirst OBE has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Events Industry Board by Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport following the resignation of Nick de Bois last summer.

Hirst has served as Deputy Chair since the creation of the Events Industry Board in 2016. He is also Chair of the Business Visits and Events Partnership, the organisation that connects the leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies in the events sector. Hirst also serves on the Tourism Industry Council and is a Director of the Tourism Alliance, he is also a director and consultant to companies in the commercial and hospitality sectors.

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Event Management Apprenticeships Programme Announces First Board of Directors

In the run-up to National Apprenticeship Week, The Event Management Apprenticeships Programme (EMAP), today announced the formation of its first Board, committed to driving the development and professional delivery of the programme in order to broaden the talent pool for recruitment into the fast-growing events industry.

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New BVEP report into Britain’s Events Sector – call for contributions

The publishers of a planned new report into the size and value of Britain’s events sector are calling for contributions from industry representatives.

The Business Visits and Events Partnership’s “Insights into Britain’s Events Sector” will explain and promote the size and value of Britain’s events industry, its characteristics, trends, opportunities and key issues. The report will be used to profile the sector to politicians, media, related industries and the wider business community. It will also act as a valuable resource and reference for those working in the UK’s events industry.

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BVEP Re-Elects Simon Hughes and Chris Skeith as Vice-Chairs

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has announced the re-appointment of Simon Hughes and Chris Skeith as Vice-Chairs for a further two year term.

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