Event industry to create cross-association working party

The 15 event industry associations that met at the inaugural Event Industry Association Summit have determined to create a cross-association working party to lobby government.

Confex Group portfolio director Duncan Reid
Confex Group portfolio director Duncan Reid

Confex Group portfolio director Duncan Reid said the working party would lobby the Government to improve policy related to events at both local and national levels.

Summit delegates also agreed to create an industry-wide continued professional development programme, and to have a strategy in place for it by January.

The associations also decided to create a shared calendar of events that will be posted on the Business Visits & Events Partnership website.

The summit was held at Macdonald Burlington in Birmingham yesterday.

"The best thing about the summit was that we managed to get so many associations together, talking and brainstorming initiatives that will be rolled out in coming months," said Reid.

The summit was attended by:

  • Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO)
  • Association for Conferences and Events (ACE)
  • Association for Events Management Education (AEME)
  • Association of Event Organisers (AEO)
  • Association of Event Venues (AEV)
  • Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP)
  • Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)
  • Eventia
  • Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA)
  • International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA)
  • International Special Events Society (ISES)
  • Meetings Industry Association (MIA)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA)
  • Society of Incentive Travel Executives Great Britain (SITE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
'It had Fyre Festival 2 written all over it... but was a great experience'

'It had Fyre Festival 2 written all over it... but was a great experience'

Find out how The Island by Black Tomato won Incentive of the Year and the Grand Prix prize at the 2019 C&IT Awards.

C&IT Award winners 2019: The full list

C&IT Award winners 2019: The full list

A rundown of who came away with the top prizes and commendations on the industry's most prestigious awards night.

5 tips to tempt people back to your event next year

5 tips to tempt people back to your event next year

How can meeting and event planners grow their attendee numbers and turn first-timers into raving fans?

Expert offers advice on unusual dietary requirements

Expert offers advice on unusual dietary requirements

Food and allergen specialist explains why you should take every allergy request seriously.

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

North Greenwich venue opens its doors with high-profile industry events announced for Autumn 2019.

Events industry can combat climate change in two key ways, says UN officer

Events industry can combat climate change in two key ways, says UN officer

As people take part in global climate strikes ahead of Monday's UN Climate Change Summit, how can the events industry play its part?

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

Latest appointment for the agency will oversee the expansion of creative and design teams.

How voice recognition is changing the industry

How voice recognition is changing the industry

Voice technology is about more than playlists and weather reports - wayfinding is helping to show just how useful the tech is.

'Overtourism does not really exist, it is a media creation'

'Overtourism does not really exist, it is a media creation'

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis explains why there's no such thing as overtourism, just bad management of destinations.

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Famous Portuguese architect has made natural daylight a top selling point of the new city-centre venue.

LATEST JOBS