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BVEP Launches Events Reopening Survey Ahead of October Go Date

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group for the UK’s £70 billion events industry, has today launched its BVEP Partner Events Reopening Survey, which will provide an insight into how organisations and venues across England are preparing ahead of the industry’s go date.

The short survey, which comprises of six questions, will provide the BVEP with a true insight into the thoughts of its partners as well as what extra support the industry requires from the government ahead of its proposed reopening date of the 1st October 2020.

Simon Hughes, Chair, BVEP said: “We are encouraging our industry colleagues to respond to this survey as openly and as honestly as possible. We want to understand what else venues and businesses from us and government ahead of 1st October so it can thrive once again after a few very difficult months.”

The survey can be accessed here. The closing date for responses is 4th August.


*The restart date is subject to a number of pilot events and that Covid-19 cases remain suppressed. Currently this applies to England only.

For further information on BVEP please contact Hollie Luxford on 07506 016507 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the BVEP
The Business Visits and Events Partnership’s (BVEP) vision is to support sustainable growth for the UK’s £70 billion 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)
  • Business Travel Association
  • Core Cities
  • Events Industry Alliance (AEO, AEV, ESSA)
  • Events Industry Forum
  • EMA (Event Marketing Association)
  • EVCOM (Event & Visual Communications Association)
  • HBAA (Hotel Booking Agents Association)
  • ICCA (International Congress & Convention Association)
  • IASB (International Association of Speakers Bureaus)
  • London & Partners
  • Meetings Industry Association
  • Meet in Ireland
  • MPI
  • 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