Creative industry association EVCOM has announced two initiatives which, it says, will offer more support to its members in gaining access to European markets.
EVCOM has announced it is to become a founding member of the LiveCom Alliance, what it claims is the first pan-European network of event and live communication associations.
Steve Garvey, EVCOM chairman, said the alliance would lead to increased exposure for EVCOM members in overseas markets and showed the commitment EVCOM had in making its members more successful by offering up new platforms for discussion, networking and promotion. “At a time of uncertainty regarding the UK’s participation in the EU, we are keen to strengthen our international relationships regardless of the outcome of the referendum in June,” he said.
The new association alliance, EVCOM says, provides its members with a range of benefits including:
• access to a global database
• participation in half yearly alliance live events
• participation in major research and benchmark projects, forming the future of the industry
• improved conditions/reduced fees for key industry events all over Europe.
“The concept for a Pan-European network among associations was born during a meeting of Eubea’s (international festival of events and live communication) advisory board two years ago,” says LiveCom Alliance chairman Maarten Schram. “Together with the UK (EVCOM), we discussed how this could benefit all of us locally and the industry on Pan-European level. I’m very happy EVCOM supported this from the start and joined LiveCom Alliance as a founding partner”.
In a second initiative, EVCOM has welcomed Live Communication Magazine as the association’s official media partner in Europe and Russia.
EVCOM now boasts members in over 60 countries. EVCOM’s recent continuing partnership with leading DMC association euromic added DMCs in over 40 countries to EVCOM’s membership.