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Small steps are not big enough or bold enough for the UK event industry, says BVEP

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group for the UK’s £70bn (US$88bn) events industry, is now calling on the UK Government to save the industry from complete collapse by providing further targeted and long-term support for the sector. After a week during which the UK event industry had been expecting some positive news from its government around a t...

Prime minister’s address: ‘bitter pill for events industry’, says BVEP chair

After welcoming the news of a relaxation to the social distancing measures, the chair of the UK’s Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), Simon Hughes (pictured), has lamented what he says is a “shameful” oversight by the government in failing to specifically reference the events industry in today’s address by prime minister Boris Johnson, 23 June. Conference and exhibition centres ...

Industry warns of catastrophic consequences for UK events without immediate guidelines for opening

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the advocacy group for the UK’s £70bn events industry, has today warned of ‘a catastrophic and irreversible’ impact to the industry if the UK government further delays publishing clear and practical guidelines on the opening of the events sector and relaxing the current two-metre physical distancing rule. The sharp warning – the BVEP called the ...

Simon Hughes appointed to head BVEP as Michael Hirst steps down

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group for the UK’s £70bn events industry, has appointed Simon Hughes as its new Chair, 21 May. Hughes (pictured), previously Vice-Chair, replaces Michael Hirst OBE, who has served as its Chair since the partnership’s formation in 1999 and who will continue to chair the UK Events Industry Board and be a part o...

UK events industry could see losses of £58bn as VisitBritain submits proposals to Cabinet Office

Business events within the UK have seen significant impact with cancellation levels of 55% in Q2 and Q3 and the forecast total loss across the entirety of the events industry could be £58bn (US$71.6bn) this year, according to a national tourism board VisitBritain’s proposal document provided to the Cabinet Office Recovery Team at 10 Downing Street in London. VisitBritain’s Helping the touris...

UK Events Report testifies to power of £70bn events industry

The UK’s Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has launched its latest report, The UK Events Report, which provides an in-depth examination into the £70bn (US$87.1bn) industry, providing jobs for 700,000 people and how it will deliver the government’s Industrial Strategy, which was launched last year. The report last published in 2014. The UK Events Report, which was compiled prior...

Over half of UK events industry suppliers face collapse, survey reveals

Sixty percent of the UK’s events industry’s supplier base is facing collapse within three months, unless event businesses receive further support from the government, according to an online survey carried out by the UK’s Events Industry Forum (EIF) and Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) and co-ordinated by the Production Services Association (PSA). Of the 1,490 businesses surveyed...

UK government department partners on Business Events recovery survey

A UK survey in partnership with the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and leading industry association, Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP), has been commissioned to understand post Covid-19 recovery planning for the UK events industry. The survey is designed to provide a snapshot of sentiment across the sector, with the results being shared with both DCMS...

UK’s BVEP will do ‘whatever it takes’ to represent industry

The UK's Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has said that aspects of relief and support must be implemented specifically for the events industry.

BVEP chair Simon Hughes appears on BBC to discuss coronavirus

Simon Hughes, chair of the UK's Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) appeared on the BBCs Business Briefing, 10 March.

Leading UK events association elects two new Vice-Chairs

The UK’s Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP), an umbrella industry association uniting 20 niche industry associations and partners, has announced the election of Nick Morgan as Vice-Chair and the re-election of Dr Caroline Jackson (pictured) as Vice-Chair. Morgan is CEO of large-scale event and festival production and placemaking agencies, We Are The Fair and We Are Placemaking, and has ...

BVEP delivers pre-election manifesto for Britain’s £70bn events industry

The UK’s Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has published a report ‘Events Deliver Growth, Jobs and Opportunities. A Manifesto for Britain’s Events Industry’, which illustrates the sector’s contribution to the country’s economy ahead of the upcoming General Election on 12 December 2019. The manifesto sets out the value of Britain’s events industry, which currently stands at £70bn ...

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