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Business Visits & Events Partnership ‘delighted’ with The Business of Events Programme

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has welcomed the current series of events being held as part of the Business of Events (TBOE) programme and has said they are ‘delighted’ that the main activities are being so strongly attended by industry leaders, senior politicians and key influencers. A number of Ministers, including Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Members of Parliament and other senior government officials, are due to attend the events.

TBOE Wales, held at the Celtic Manor Resort in partnership with both Visit Wales and ICC Wales, saw over 100 event industry leaders from across Wales kick off the programme on October 5th, beginning with a visit by the UK Events Industry Board and officials from the Department of Digital, Media & Sport.

The programme continues next week, October 25th – 26th, with the PCMA London Knowledge Exchange, Parliamentary Debate, Senior Leadership Reception, Senior Leaders Dinner, which is being held at The Royal Society, and Senior Leadership Forum, which is being held at the QEII Centre.

Michael Hirst OBE, Chair of the BVEP, said. “The Business of Events clearly demonstrates the Industry is keen to show it is ready to have a pivotal role in Britain’s future economic success. The use of events to showcase Britain’s trade opportunities and attract more international visitors to Britain will be a strong part of the focus of the programme. The trade and professional associations that make up the BVEP are delighted to support this welcome and important initiative”.

The Business of Events is a series of independent cross sector events created in partnership with VisitBritain and supported by DCMS, BVEP, Events Industry Board and the All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry. Partners for this year’s programme include ibtm events, The Scottish Events Campus, Visit Wales, VisitScotland, ICC Wales, Cvent, drp and the newly formed Aberdeen Convention & Events Bureau.

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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.