Questions taken to task force at CDM Roadshow

An event industry cross-association task force is touring the country in an attempt to shed light on new event design regulations.
Over 120 industry professionals attended the first CDM (construction and design management) Roadshow organised in Birmingham, 21 May, by the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Association of Event Organisers (AEO).
The event was held at The NEC in Birmingham and was the first in a series of roadshows organised by the combined association task force aimed at explaining precisely what the implications of the CDM Regulation enforcement will mean for the sector.
The roadshow is also the launch platform for a series of supporting resources including web-based resources and a downloadable app that will support the user in complying with the regulations.
The second event will take place at Olympia London on 9 June.
In Birmingham, a panel of four industry individuals with expertise and experience of working through the process with the HSE answered questions from the floor, and provided practical explanations of how CDM should be managed.
The panel consisted of Sarah Cox of Freeman, ESSA board member and chair of the cross association task force for CDM; Louise Kiwanuka of Event Shaper; Sarah Green of the NEC, and Simon Garrett of X-Venture.
The event was chaired by AEO chief executive, Chris Skeith, who has been liaising with the HSE on CDM regulations related to the events industry for the past four-and-half years.
Andrew Harrison, ESSA director, said after the event, “As soon as we opened registration the bookings kept coming in, there was clearly a demand for accurate and expert information in what has become a sea of opinion and guesswork. The close relationship we have developed with the HSE has enabled the cross association task force to provide a clear and definitive set of answers to the questions raised in the room.
“Registration for the London date is now open and it is looking like being another packed meeting at Olympia.”

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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