Events leaders to lobby MPs at House of Commons event

Leaders from the event industry will be able to voice their views to a group of MPs from across the political spectrum in a session at the House of Commons in September.

Events leaders to address government at House of Commons event
Events leaders to address government at House of Commons event

The briefing session is being hosted by the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) and is backed by MP Nick de Bois, chairman of the All Parliamentary Group for Events, for whom a successor is currently being sought.

Ministers, MPs and senior representatives of the DCMS, UKTI, UK Sport and BIS have been invited to attend the event, which will give senior representatives of the events industry a chance to air their views and concerns regarding the UK events industry and suggest how politicians can help.

The event, part of Britain for Events, has been timed to take place after the Olympic Games and during the Paralympics, in order to underline the "professionalism and creativity" of the UK events industry.

Michael Hirst, chairman of the BVEP, 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.

"We unveiled our message to policy makers and the wider business industry at the Britain for Events launch last week and this is just one of the activities we have planned to carry the message to each of our target audiences."

The event is open to BVEP members and supporters of Britain for Events and will take place in the House of Commons Members Dining Room on 5 September.

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