Theresa Villiers MP to chair renewed UK Parliamentary Group for Events

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Theresa Villiers MP to chair renewed UK Parliamentary Group for Events

The UKK All Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG) has now been re-established as an official APP group in UK Parliament following the appointment of a new chair and vice chair.

The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (pictured), Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet, will be the new chair of the APPG. She takes over from James Heappey MP, who was chair for four years. Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, will serve as vice-chair. The APPG will now renew its role as the UK event industry’s voice in Parliament.

Theresa Villiers previously held the positions of Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Minister of State for Transport. Commenting on the APPG, she said: “I am delighted that the APPG for Events is being re-established. At a time when the conference and events sector has been devastated by the Covid outbreak, it is more important than ever that we have this group working in Parliament to speak up for this crucial part of our economy.”

PR and Brand Communications Agency, davies tanner, will manage the new incarnation of APPG and act as its official secretariat.

The APPG is in the process of inviting members from both Houses of Parliament, and from all parties, to join the group, and are targeting over 250 MPs and Peers, in particular those who have either event venues or major events within their constituencies.

Further information available via: and follow the twitter feed: @appgevents.

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