BVEP - Business Visits and Events Partnership

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BVEP PARTNERS

All of the organisations listed below are partners of the Business Visits & Events Partnership. Partners are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the links to go direct to their websites.

ABPCO - Association of British Professional Conference Organisers

ABPCOThe aim of ABPCO is to raise standards of professionalism across the meetings industry and to increase business for its members (PCOs). Membership requires a high level of professional competence and experience, and members are also offered opportunities for training and professional development.    

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AEME - Association for Events Management Education

AEMEAEME exists in order to support and raise the profile of the events discipline through the sharing of education and best practice. It is also the first international organisation to draw together events management educators and will act as a channel through which industry, professional bodies and the media can liaise with events education providers.

Membership is open to individuals or organisations interested in furthering AEME's work.

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beam

beambeam (previously known as HBAA) is the trade association for the Meetings, Events, and Accommodation Industry. Driven by leaders, united by collaboration, and representing £70bn* spend into the UK economy. Spearheading representation to government and policymakers, elevating a sector voice, championing change, and sustainable economic health. Underpinned by four pillars: Resilience, Innovation, Ethics, and Quality. beam drives, promotes and models good business between its members. It champions best practice, ethical working, and sound commercial judgment, making beam membership the mark of quality assurance for the sector.

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BTA

BTA

The BTA (Business Travel Association), formerly GTMC, is the representative association for the business travel community and travel management companies, with their TMC members accounting for over 90% of all managed travel booked in the UK. Their industry partners are all influential travel industry suppliers including airlines, airports, accommodation companies, rail, car rental, technology, payment and ancillary product providers. Working with thier members and industry partners, they raise the profile of the vital role business travel plays in the broader economy. This includes facilitating leading industry events, commissioning surveys and research and lobbying organisations that can impact and influence our industry; including suppliers, UK Government and EU legislators.

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Core Cities

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Core Cities includes Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham. The Meetings and Events Industry is of great importance to cities outside of London and this group meets regularly to share best practice and develop a joint approach on issues of relevance.

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EIA - Events Industry Alliance

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The EIA is a business created by three event industry bodies – ESSA, AEO and AEV to provide an association management secretariat service in the events industry.

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EIF - Event Industry Forum

EIFThe Event Industry Forum is an informal body which meets twice a year to provide a gathering where events industry trade associations and similar bodies can meet to discuss issues of common interest.

Other than a Chairman and Secretary, elected annually `to co-ordinate meetings and disseminate information, the Forum has no formal structure or role, although from time-to-time it may act to represent its member bodies in respect of issues where there is a unilateral and common interest. There is steering committee whose sole purpose is to select topics for discussion and to elect officers annually.

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EMA - Event Marketing Association

EMA

EMA is a nonprofit organisation for corporate in-house event planners & marketers. Their purpose is to share and promote best practices throughout their membership. What differentiates EMA from other networking groups is their focus on one sector: in-house corporate event marketers as well as their commitment to education and learning, best
practice and industry recognition. They are here to represent, support and champion their members by sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences.

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EVCOM

EVCOM

EVCOM is the trade association representing the commissioners and creators of the world's most original and impactful live events, conferences, film and digital communications.  Through networking, training, lobbying and awards, EVCOM is an international voice championing the power of live and visual communication.  

EVCOM is a diverse global community of professionals, united by a passion for the creativity and effectiveness of our work. 

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ICCA - International Congress & Convention Association

ICCA and Leiths LOGOICCA is now one of the most prominent organisations in the world of international meetings. It is the only association that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.

With ICCA members in more than 76 countries around the world, it is the most global organisation within the meetings industry.

The UK and Ireland chapter of ICCA has over 70 members and holds a range of meetings and seminars throughout the year, along with supporting industry research.

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London & Partners (formerly Visit London)

LONDONPARTNERSLondon & Partners is the official promotional agency for London attracting and delivering value to businesses, students and visitors. London's official convention bureau sits within London & Partners. They offer a total event solution service for clients and event organisers, including free and impartial advice on planning meetings, conferences, events, exhibitions, incentives and launch parties in London.

They  bid to attract association congresses to London and facilitate with all aspects of set up.  They are the experts on opening up London for all business audiences and work in partnership with key providers across the city.

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Meet in Ireland

MeetinIrelandMeet in Ireland is the official MICE (meetings, incentives, conference and events) brand for the island of Ireland. It comprises three official tourism authorities: Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Working in partnership with the tourist boards, Failte Ireland in the South and Northern Ireland Tourist Board in the North, Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday and business tourism destination. 

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MIA - Meetings Industry Association

MIAThe Meetings Industry Association is the principal association supporting and growing the business meetings and events industry in the UK, and the keeper of AIM, the UK’s only recognised quality standard for the meetings industry.

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MPI - Meeting Professionals International UK and Ireland Chapter

MPIUKThe MPI United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter focuses their energy on making our members successful by building human connections through knowledge, relationships and marketplaces. With over 200 members, their community of meeting & events professionals features a wide range of planners and suppliers, as well as faculty and student members.

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NOEA - National Outdoor Events Association

NOEAThe National Outdoor Events Association represents nearly 500 members, including Local Authorities, Show Organisers, Promoters, Events Management Companies and Suppliers of equipment, services and entertainment. It produces a members' yearbook and organises an annual convention and several regional conferences throughout the year addressing the priority issues for the industry. Yearbooks are available free of charge upon application to NOEA.

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PCMA - Professional Convention Management Association

PCMAPCMA provides educational opportunities for leading organisations in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries and currently represent 6,300 members from 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. With members now in more than 35 countries, PCMA provide the highest quality educational opportunities through meetings and networking events, addressing today's challenges and opportunities facing event professionals.

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PLASA

VBPLASA is the lead international membership body for those companies and professionals who supply technologies and services to the event and entertainment industries. We represent world leading UK and International Manufacturers, Distributors, Production & rental houses, professional technical services and venues.

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PSA - Production Services Association

PSAThe Production Services Association represents companies and individuals that provide technical infrastructure for live events, a key asset to the UK's business events sector. From small conferences to mind blowing ceremonies, the UK provides the finest production talent; we are their voice. 

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TNI - Tourism Northern Ireland

tniTNI's Business Solutions unit is repsonsible for promoting Northern Ireland as a MICE destination. The team leads on TNI's Travel Trade activity, delivering engaging platforms where Northern Ireland tourism industry can meet with qualified international buyers, with the overall objective being to deliver increased tourism value to the local economy.

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UVL - Unique Venues of London

uvlUVL is a marketing association of over 80 culturally significant buildings and landmarks located across greater London which are available for event hire. For over 27 years, it has been at the forefront of London's venue scene, helping to unlock exceptional spaces in iconic heritage and contemporary locations, each with their own unique character, but all sharing a passion for excellence in events and hospitality. It maintains a strict selection process, ensuring the integrity of the organisation and supports its members through shared experiences, learning and education.  

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Visit Wales

VisitWales

Visit Wales, the tourism department of the Welsh Assembly Government, provides MICE buyers with impartial advice, assistance with venue selection, local knowledge and support services. Visit Wales also supplies statistics, consultations and business information on tourism in Wales.

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VisitBritain

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As the national tourism agency – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitBritain/VisitEngland plays a unique role raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy. 

Bidding for international events. Securing event wins for Britain. Supporting England’s business events industry.

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VisitScotland's Business Events

VS Business Events

VisitScotland's Business Events team actively promotes Scotland as a dynamic destination for meetings, incentive travel and corporate events. It produces guides and brochures to help the meeting or incentive planner, and gives impartial advice and assistance in venue selection.

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