Events sector will play 'major role in growing economy', says BVEP

Commenting on today's election results, BVEP chair, Michael Hirst OBE, has issued a statement on the events sector's role going forward.

Michael Hirst
Michael Hirst

Hirst said: "The priority for any new government will be protecting and growing the economy and business. The events sector has a major role to play in this. Whoever is in power, there's no reason why the good work of the Events Industry Board should not continue by advising government on the ways in which the value and volume of events held in Britain can be expanded.

"Industry representation through the BVEP will continue to focus on post Brexit growth opportunities. We hope James Heappey will resume his  role in the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events and Nick de Bois will continue to lead the Events Industry Board," he added.

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