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TIC Update - T Level Consultation

A quick update: As part of the Tourism Sector Deal, the government committed to launching a new T Level in Professional Catering. On 15th November, The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education launched it's consultation on the content of the qualification.

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ConferenceNews (October 2019) - Bridging the Gap (Cover Story)

The cover story for the October issue of ConferenceNews 'Bridging the gap' looks at the evolving relationship between government and the UK events industry and includes comment from Michael Hirst and Helen Whately MP. Click below to take a look at the feature or follow the link to read the full issue” - https://bit.ly/2OE9T7k.

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Registration for the Business of Events London & Wales 2019 Now Open

The Business of Events (TBOE) today launched official registration for the Business of Events Senior Leadership Forum in London and The Business of Events Wales, which will be held at the Mermaid London on 6th November and the newly opened ICC Wales on 12th November respectively.

This year’s events will give attendees the chance to learn more about the Tourism Sector Deal and International Business Events Action Plan, launched by former Prime Minister Theresa May in June 2019. In addition, conversations will focus on the how the sector can work together to shape the future of the industry post Brexit.

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Events Industry Board Strengthens its Membership with two New Appointments

New appointments have been made to the Events Industry Board to strengthen its membership. These are to ensure it continues to be fully representative of the various sectors of the industry that can influence the growth of international events that are held in the UK.

The new members are Leigh Jagger, CEO, EVCOM and formerly Director of the Banks Sadler Group (left on the picture) and Conrad Bird, Director of Campaigns and Marketing at the Department for International Trade and formerly the GREAT Campaign Director working in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office Communication Department (middle on the picture).
Jennifer Jenkins, former CEO, EVCOM will be remaining on the Board as an independent member (right on the picture).

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Events Industry Board asks industry to support SOC code development

The Event Industry Board’s (EIB) Talent Taskforce is calling for industry colleagues to take part in a new survey launched by the Office for National Statistics and Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research (IER), which will look to develop the current framework for the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code.

The ONS and IER launched the survey after a number of SOC users expressed a need for a greater level of detail than is currently available. The SOC is a recognised framework that enables all UK occupations to be classified according to skill level and specialisation. This classification is then, in turn, essential in the creation of the occupational and social statistics that inform policy and the public.

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DCMS No Deal Brexit Sector Readiness Survey.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a survey to understand how businesses are preparing for a No Deal EU Exit scenario. The responses will help DCMS understand how they can best support them in their EU Exit planning and tailor their engagement to where it is needed and ensure they are providing the guidance our sectors require.

The survey can be accessed here and will take no longer than 5 minutes to fill in. It will close on 24th August 2019.