The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) will host an exclusive government briefing at the House of Commons on 5 September.
Sponsored by MP and former event professional Nick de Bois, who is chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events, the briefing, designed to underline the importance of events to the British economy, will take place in the Members Dining Room. It will be attended by members of BVEP and partners, supporters of the Britain for Events campaign, government ministers, members of both Houses of Parliament and senior representatives and policy leaders from UK Sport and the UK departments of Culture, Media & Sport, Trade & Investment and Business Innovation & Skills.
Michael Hirst, chair of BVEP and campaign spokesperson for Britain for Events, said: “We’re looking to maintain our presence in front of this important audience and present a chance for leaders within the events industry to influence senior ministers, politicians and business representatives.”
The Britain for Events campaign has also published a fact sheet for events industry professionals especially for 2012, which outlines 20 reasons why business should support the industry and 12 opportunities for industry growth, including:
*The current value of event tourism in Britain is £36.1bn, rising to £48.4bn by 2020
*In 2011, 103 million delegate attendances at 1.3 million business events contributed £16bn to the economy
See the full document at: http://www.britainforevents.co.uk/images/2012%20reasons%20why%20Events%20are%20GREAT%20in%20Britain%20flyer.pdf