BVEP - Business Visits and Events Partnership

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BVEP enrols GTMC

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has announced today that the GTMC has become a partner of the organisation.

The GTMC is the representative body for travel management companies (TMCs) and the business travel community in the UK. Members of the GTMC range from some of the world’s largest TMC groups to specialist travel businesses. The trade body works with its members and industry partners to raise the profile of the economic impact of business travel and lobby those at the highest level within the sector and government.

Adrian Parkes, Chief Executive Officer of the GTMC, said: “Our membership of the BVEP gives us, on behalf of our members and partners, a greater voice in the wider events sector – an area of great opportunity for the business travel industry. The BVEP represents key organisations and associations across the UK and internationally and we are looking forward to strengthening a worthwhile and influential partnership.”

Michael Hirst, Chair of the BVEP, said: “GTMC’s membership highlights the diversity of representation within the partnership. Business travel is a key component of a successful business event. GTMC’s membership will enable the issues of travel management companies to be fully integrated into BVEP’s work whilst the partnership will also benefit from GTMC’s campaigns for improved and more competitive infrastructure linking Britain with the rest of the world”.

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About Business Visits & Events Partnership
The Business Visits & Events Partnership is an umbrella organisation representing leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the business visits and events sector.

The BVEP exists to:

  • garner the cohesive opinion of these stakeholders and to collectively influence and develop policies, practices and strategies that support and generate growth in the sector
  • raise sector awareness through clear communications of the social and economic benefits of the business visits and events sector.


The Partnership seeks to provide a cohesive point of view for the entire business visits and events sector. The BVEP works with prominent sector leaders including its partners, government departments and agencies to influence and develop policies and practices favourable to the growth of business events, and trade and creative enterprise through business visits and events.

It has the support of the leading trade and professional organisations and government agencies with a shared interest in the economic benefit and growth of conferences, meetings, exhibitions, trade fairs, incentive travel, corporate hospitality, ceremonies, as well as other business, sporting, cultural and festival events.

About GMTC
The GTMC is the UK's leading professional body for travel management companies. The diverse membership accounts for over 93% of UK expenditure on managed business travel, delivering value for money and great service to business travellers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.