New Secretary of State reaffirms commitment to attracting events

Two government ministers have backed the role that events play in developing the UK’s industrial strategy.

In a recent meeting with both the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (The Rt. Hon Karen Bradley MP) and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage (Tracey Crouch MP), chair of the Events Industry Board, Nick de Bois, outlined the Board’s progress so far and pressed the case for continuing advocacy for events across government.

In particular, the Board is championing the role that events can play in developing the government’s emerging industrial strategy following the result of the European referendum and well into the future.

Nick de Bois said: “It was good to hear ministers back the case for pushing the message across government to support the role of events in helping the wider UK economy.

“Government support is crucial in advocating business events across all our industrial sectors by attending shows, supporting bids, providing funding and breaking down barriers to the UK becoming an event destination of choice.

“We are getting traction in championing the idea that events can underpin the nation’s emerging industrial strategy, but our voice still needs to be heard across government as a whole.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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