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Programme announced for The Business of Events Senior Leadership Forum

The programme for the forthcoming Business of Events Senior Leadership Forum, which is being held at the QEII Centre in Westminster on 26th October, has been announced today.
The invitation only event will see senior representatives from across government and the business events industry come together to discuss future market opportunities and challenges within the sector.


The forum will see a number of sessions delivered from organisations including the All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry; the Department for Culture, Media & Sport; the UK Events Industry Board and VisitBritain. There will also be a series of debates designed to increase engagement across the sector and continue areas of collaboration with both national and regional government.  

Simon Hughes, Vice Chair, Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) said: “This year’s Senior Leadership Forum in London will continue the critical and collaborative conversations that will ensure the industry aligns itself with future opportunities and challenges as well as a focus on forging a stronger relationship with the UK government.”  

“Fit for the future will be a key theme for the forum, where we will discuss the vital issue of talent and skills, something we are all very focussed on as we look to ensure the business events industry is ready to face the challenges of the future.”  

In addition to the forum itself, The Business of Events Parliamentary Debate and Senior Leadership Dinner will be held on Thursday 25th October at Portcullis House and The Royal Society respectively.  The QEII Centre will also host The Business of Events Senior Leadership Reception on the eve of the conference.  

The forum is being supported by a number of leading organisations from across the UK events sector, including VisitScotland Business Events, Cvent, QEII Centre, IBTM, drp, Scottish Event Campus, The Royal Society, Visit Wales and the newly created Aberdeen Convention & Events Bureau.

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