BVEP launches survey to support Industrial Strategy response

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) is seeking the event industry’s views on the development of a Visitor Economy Sector Deal, as part of its ongoing response to the government’s post-Brexit Industrial Green Paper.

BVEP is supporting the development of ‘sector deals’ across a number of different government-identified areas that directly impact on the growth and development of the UK events industry as a whole.

The Visitor Economy Sector Deal is one such programme. In order to gauge where the key focus needs to be for businesses working in the events industry, the BVEP has issued a survey, which provides an opportunity for eventprofs to review questions and key issues from their own business perspective.

The results will form part of an ongoing consultation process which is due to report back at the end of August.

BVEP vice-chair Simon Hughes (pictured) said: “In the absence of a sector deal specifically for the events industry, it has always been clear that we should lend our voice and support to other deals that are being developed. This was clearly what our partners wanted, so we are using this survey to capture input from across the event sector that will feed into the relevant channels and themes. For example, event design and delivery of all types are closely linked to the success of the visitor economy generally and the business visitor sector in particular. Reducing uncertainty is the common theme that unites many of our members so we hope to provide robust evidence to the government about where it should focus its Industrial Strategy.”

The BVEP Industrial Strategy survey is available here. 

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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