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New date set for Parliamentary evidence session on industry

Rescheduled session in Westminster set to feature London mayor Sadiq Khan among others
10/08/2018

Pictured: APPG chair James Heappey

The first evidence session in Parliament on the UK events sector is set to take place on Monday 10 September.

Organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the events industry, the session will focus on the London events sector and is the first in a series of sessions.

Hosted by APPG chair James Heappey, the session hopes to hear evidence from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, tourism minister Michael Ellis and ExCeL acting chief executive Jeremy Rees, among others.
 
It will focus on three key areas:
 
- The provision of venue infrastructure across the capital including the potential loss of the QEII Conference Centre as a consequence of the decant from the Palace of Westminster.
 
- The uncertainties and opportunities Brexit have given the industry and how to move forward.
 
- London’s role in delivering high profile events as part of the UK’s export strategy and how we might greater harness the capital’s soft power in securing international events.

The evidence sessions were originally meant to take place in July, but were postponed. Subsequent sessions will focus on what support other areas across the UK need to grow their events business in those regions.


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