Michael Hirst

UK Government and senior events industry reps get round the table

The first of the UK Events Industry Board’s (EIB) biannual ‘Events Industry Senior Leaders Advisory Panel’ meetings took place earlier this month, giving attendees a platform to discuss challenges and opportunities for the industry with representatives from the UK Government and the EIB. The Events Industry Senior Leaders Advisory Panel comprises senior leaders from UK venues, production companies...

UK’s Events Industry Board appoints Michael Hirst OBE as Chair

Michael Hirst OBE has been appointed as the new Chairman of the UK’s Events Industry Board by Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport following the resignation of Nick de Bois last summer. Hirst has served as Deputy Chair since the creation of the Events Industry Board in 2016. He is also Chair of the Business Visits and Events...