BVEP to convene Forum on professionalising events industry

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) will hold a Forum, 28 October, on the future professionalisation of the events industry.

The afternoon Forum will be organised at the University of Westminster, London by Dr Caroline Jackson, vice-chair of the BVEP.

Despite a number of existing initiatives, qualifications and standards, there is no one universally supported professional body by the events industry or an agreed path to greater professional status, the BVEP notes and says its Forum will seek to achieve a collective view from the industry on the best way forward for greater professionalisation or whether it is required at all.

All event professionals are invited to attend and share their views.

“With the proposed apprenticeship levy, growth in graduate numbers and possible consequences of Brexit, there is no better time for the events industry to pull together on this important topic,” says Jackson.

“The BVEP has an important role in connecting Britain’s events industry and one way of achieving this is for us to identify who and what we are as a profession. I look forward to hearing as wide a range of views as possible on how professional status may offer a secure future given both the opportunities and challenges we all face.”

Those wishing to attend the Forum should email: cjackson@bournemouth.ac.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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