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BVEP Publishes Strategic Plan of Work for 2022-2023

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the collective voice of the UK’s world leading events sector, has today published its Strategic Plan of Work for the coming year, as the organisation continues to engage with the new government on behalf of the UK events industry.

The plan takes priority objectives from each of its five sector specific Working Groups, which include Advocacy & Government Relations, Business Events, Outdoor Events, Skills, Talent & Diversity and Research & Business Intelligence. These objectives cover a wide range of subjects, such as continuing to raise the profile of the industry to government departments, developing a plan to adopt the new sector specific SIC/SOC codes and promoting the entire outdoor sector to re-establish a more competitive supply chain.

Chris Skeith OBE, Chair of the BVEP said; “This plan not just sets out our goals for the year ahead, but also makes clear our commitment to represent the entire UK events economy as it continues to face its many challenges. We are also looking to the future, to ensure that the BVEP has the right structure, resources and voice to serve the industry as effectively as possible.”

As part of its government relations and advocacy activity, the BVEP are also liaising with the new government on how the events sector can support the delivery of its priorities of growth and levelling up, specifically highlighting the contribution business events make to inward investment, trade, innovation and exports and how cultural events enhance the social prosperity and wellbeing of local communities.

The Strategic Plan is available for download here from the BVEP website.


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About the BVEP
The Business Visits and Events Partnership’s (BVEP) vision is to support sustainable growth for the UK Events Industry. BVEP’s mission is to support growth across the entire sector via advocacy, networking, collaboration and a collective voice.

BVEP’s objectives are to:

  • Operate an umbrella organisation to represent, promote and further the interest of member organisations involved in the United Kingdom Events Industry
  • Advance the interests, standing, quality, sustainability and growth of the United Kingdom Events’ Industry
  • Seek greater collaboration across the Events’ Industry sectors on common issues
  • Forge close links with Government departments, including devolved Governments where possible via representation that can influence favourable policies towards the Industry. In particular, maintain strong relationships with key sponsoring departments, DCMS, DIT and BEIS
  • Seek a stronger link with the Creative Industries and other related sectors
  • Encourage joint events
  • Increase the focus on professionalism and skills development.

BVEP Partners
• ABPCO (Association of British Professional Conference Organisers)
• AEME (Association for Events Management Education)
• BEAM (formally HBAA)
• Business Travel Association
• Core Cities
• Events Industry Alliance (AEO, AEV, ESSA)
• Events Industry Forum
• EMA (Event Marketing Association)
• EVCOM (Event & Visual Communications Association)
• ICCA (International Congress & Convention Association)
• London & Partners
• Meetings Industry Association
• Meet in Ireland
• MPI UK & Ireland
• NOEA (National Outdoor Events Association)
• PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)
• PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association)
• PSA (Production Services Association)
• Tourism Northern Ireland
• Unique Venues of London
• VisitBritain
• Visit Wales
• VisitScotland Business Events