- Monday, 10 October 2016
On 28 October, the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) will hold a Forum on the future professionalisation of the events industry.
Despite a number of existing initiatives, qualifications and standards, there is no one universally supported professional body by the events industry or an agreed path to greater professional status.
- Friday, 26 August 2016
Industry leaders have welcomed the progress made in support for the events industry, reflected in a new Tourism Action Plan launched by the Government today.
- Monday, 01 August 2016
VisitBritain has today launched a programme to attract more global business events to the UK.
The four-year Event Support Programme offers advocacy and funding to grow and develop the UK’s international business events industry, currently worth about £19 billion to the economy.
- Tuesday, 19 July 2016
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has been invited to co-ordinate the views and concerns of the events industry surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, as part of initial reviews being carried out by the Department of Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS).
- Monday, 11 July 2016
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has revealed the findings of its UK Subvention Policy and Bid Support Practices for International Conferences and Events Report, highlighting an increase in the request for funding and in-kind support, particularly amongst association and charity organisations. Crucially, it also cited a significant amount of business being lost to overseas destinations, due to better subvention offering and support provision outside of the UK.
- Thursday, 07 July 2016
Post by Nick de Bois - posted on ConferenceNews on July 7th, 2016 - http://www.conference-news.co.uk/2016/07/time-for-the-uk-events-industry-to-step-onto-the-stage/
I was recently asked why I had wanted to become a Member of Parliament before the 2010 election. Put simply, I felt it was time for me to move on from being just a cross between a commentator and an armchair critic of government (of any persuasion), and instead try to shape and influence outcomes that mattered. Since leaving parliament in 2015, I don’t take any different view now, which is one of the reasons I was happy to assume the role of chair for the new UK Events Industry Board.
- Monday, 04 July 2016
By Simon Hughes, Vice Chair BVEP
On polling day for the EU Referendum I sent a text message to my eldest son in which I wrote that I was feeling sick with worry about the outcome. So I wasn’t surprised to hear one commentator describing the subsequent developments in our political world as having become visceral. The heart versus the head. The leavers versus the remainers. The old versus the young. 1.3 million votes the difference that left me staring in disbelief at the TV screen as the numbers rolled in from across the nation. The people have spoken. So did the markets. Cue strong emotions all round.
- Friday, 01 July 2016
British Visits and Events Partnership says decision even more crucial following Brexit vote.
Further delays to a decision on a third runway at Heathrow is "disappointing but not unexpected", says the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP).
- Monday, 20 June 2016
The Contribution of Live Music to the UK economy - Today UK Music publishes Wish You Were Here 2016 – An economic study that reveals the vast contribution of live music and music tourism to the UK economy during 2015. The report features both national and regional figures and for the first time reveals the huge impact of music tourism to twelve UK cities: Norwich, Leicester, Newcastle, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow, Brighton, Exeter, Cardiff, Coventry, Hull and London.
- Monday, 20 June 2016
New research into the UK’s conference and business events sector, entitled the ‘UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2016’ (UKCAMS), reveals that, in 2015, more business events were held at UK venues but with fewer delegates. The research estimates that the sector was worth an estimated £19.2 billion in venue and destination direct spend in 2015, a fall compared with the previous year. The findings mirror other recent research which suggests that organisers are being asked to deliver more with static event budgets.