BVEP

UK’s One Industry One Voice lobby rebrands to The Power of Events

One Industry One Voice (OIOV), the UK coalition of associations and businesses created to champion the country’s events industry, has been expanded and rebranded The Power of Events (UK). The recently formed collaborative not-for-profit organisation has been built on the back of OIOV, which was launched in July 2020 to represent seven core event industry sectors, including outdoor events and...

BVEP elects new chair

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), UK, has elected Chris Skeith OBE (pictured), currently director of the Event Industry Alliance, which represents the UK’s exhibition-focused trade bodies AEO, AEV and ESSA, as its new chair with immediate effect. Skeith takes on the role on a two-year term. He follows Simon Hughes, who moves into the role of immediate past chair. “I feel v...

Plan B: UK prime minister introduces Covid passes for events

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the Government’s ‘Plan B’ is to be introduced in England in an attempt to slow down the spread of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant. Speaking from Downing Street, 8 December, prime minister Johnson confirmed that, from 13 December, people are advised to work from home if they can, and that proof of vaccination would be required to gain entry to wha...

BVEP publishes Shape of Events Report

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group representing the UK events sector, has published its Shape of Events Report. The report was compiled using responses from over 300 professionals and organisations from across the UK events sector and authored by Richard Smith from Team Tourism Consulting and John Gallery, chair of the BVEP’s research group. T...

UK’s BVEP to launch Shape of Events Report

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group representing the UK events sector, is to launch its Shape of Events Report. The report, which is sponsored by brand communications agency Davies Tanner, will be published in early September and has been produced to support both BVEP partner organisations and the wider event industry in the UK. It promises insig...