BVEP launches “research into research” project

A meetings lobby group has announced a ground breaking scheme.

The first Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) ‘research on research’ project is designed to provide a central, online, searchable and freely accessible point of reference for anyone looking to find existing research and information on the UK events sector.

The aim of the project is to catalogue, on behalf of the BVEP and for the benefit of the entire UK events sector, both industry-generated and academic research that has been produced since 2000. The online directory will include a brief reference on each item of research with appropriate links and details of how to access the data.

Michael Hirst OBE, Chair of the BVEP says; “This is a highly significant piece of research, commissioned by the BVEP and announced during National Events Month, which we believe will be of benefit to the entire sector. We judge this project to be unique and the first attempt of its kind globally to produce a comprehensive register of published events industry research.”

While the primary focus will be on UK research, studies undertaken in other countries, which are felt to be relevant, will also be referenced. The project will also assist the BVEP Research Group to identify key gaps in existing market intelligence so that future activity can focus on how best to fill such gaps.

The research will be undertaken jointly by Tony Rogers, of Tony Rogers Conference and Event Services, and Glenn Bowdin, Head of the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University. Both Tony and Glenn serve on the BVEP Research Group and both have been involved in a variety of industry research projects over many years.

The project commences in October 2015 and the objective is to have the first stage completed by March 2016. ‘research on research’ project, designed to provide a central, online, searchable and freely accessible point of reference for anyone looking to find existing research and information on the UK events sector.

The aim of the project is to catalogue, on behalf of the BVEP and for the benefit of the entire UK events sector, both industry-generated and academic research that has been produced since 2000. The online directory will include a brief reference on each item of research with appropriate links and details of how to access the data.

Michael Hirst OBE, Chair of the BVEP said: “This is a highly significant piece of research, commissioned by the BVEP and announced during National Events Month, which we believe will be of benefit to the entire sector. We judge this project to be unique and the first attempt of its kind globally to produce a comprehensive register of published events industry research.”

While the primary focus will be on UK research, studies undertaken in other countries, which are felt to be relevant, will also be referenced. The project will also assist the BVEP Research Group to identify key gaps in existing market intelligence so that future activity can focus on how best to fill such gaps.

The project commences in October 2015 and the objective is to have the first stage completed by March 2016.

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