BVEP - Business Visits and Events Partnership

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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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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 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 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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HBAAHBAA, the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community, specialise in the procurement of accommodation, conference and event facilities and services in the UK and internationally on behalf of clients. HBAA is the association that supports them and the hotel apartment and venue companies they work with.

Since 1997, the HBAA has been helping both businesses and individuals within them to strive for ever higher professional standards. The HBAA runs a busy schedule of training, meetings and networking events throughout the year. It is the voice of the sector to Government and to business at large.

With agency members, hotel, apartments and venue company members - ranging from global hotel brands to independent properties. All members agree to adhere to the HBAA Code of Conduct; it defines best practice between agents and venues, thus protecting the interests of their clients.

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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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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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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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Visit Wales


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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VBVisitBritain will deliver measurable economic benefit for the UK Visitor economy from new events, enhanced delegate numbers, business extenders by working with the nations and regions of Britain to add value; and for the wider economy through enhanced opportunities to trade and export, invest and profile Britain as a centre of excellence in these key priority sectors.

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VisitScotland's Business Events

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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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