Events Industry Board

In March 2015 the Government published the Business Visits and Events Strategy. One of the key commitments within this was to create an Events Industry Board to work with Government on fulfilling the commitments within the strategy. The Events Industry Board will be an industry-led board composed of individuals and representative organisations from the Events industry.

Role of the group

The Board will focus on:

  • Implementing the Business Visits and Events Strategy;
  • Looking for ways to improve and promote the UK Events sector
  • Acting as a sounding board and point of dialogue between Ministers and the industry

The Board has set up two working groups looking at Talent and Connectivity/Infrastructure.

The Talent Taskforce, led by Sarah Wright, has recently launched a survey looking at how to attract, grow and retain talent in the UK Events Industry. You can access the survey here. Deadline is 3rd September.

Membership

The Membership was chosen to be representative of the industry in order to advise Ministers effectively.

Michael Hirst OBE - Interim Chair and Chair of BVEP

Sarah Wright - Independent

Jennifer Jenkins - Chief Executive of EVCOM

Mike Rusbridge - Formerly Chairman of Reed Exhibitions - attending in a personal capacity

Tracy Halliwell MBE - Director of Business Tourism and Major events - London and Partners

Chris Skeith - Chief Executive of AEO

Simon Hughes - Independent

Kate Nicholls - CEO of UKHospitality

Representatives from VisitBritain, VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. It will also be attended by representatives from Government departments including DCMS and DIT.

The Events Industry Board will be working with VisitBritain in the implementation of the Event Support Programme. This programme looks at how we can further grow this already successful sector. More details can be found here.

The Events Industry Board Terms of Reference

Press Release: EIB Talent Taskforce launches talent survey

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Events Industry Board Terms of Reference

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Events Industry Board Minutes 20 January 2016

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Events Industry Board Minutes 1 June 2016

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Events Industry Board Minutes 19 October 2016

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Events Industry Board Minutes 27 February 2017

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Events Industry Board Minutes 3 July 2017

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Events Industry Board Minutes 17 October 2017

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Events Industry Board Minutes 18 January 2018

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Events Industry Board Minutes 21 May 2018

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