As business events for a big part of our members' activities, we're pleased to see that DCMS has launched the Government's Tourism Sector Deal on 28th June 2019, a deal that recognises the importance of maintaining a healthy Business Events sector.
Michael Hirst, Chair of the Business Visits and Events Partnership, of which PSA is a partner, commented: “The Events Industry Board and the Business Visits and Events Partnership welcome the announcement of a Tourism Sector Deal. We are delighted that business events future so prominently in the Deal with the supplementary publication of an International Business Events Action Plan. This is a very positive endorsement of the importance of the sector to showcase the UK key economic sectors, grow trade, exports and inward investment. It will also generate additional international business visitors and improve productivity through the utilisation of capacity across the UK. The opportunity to increase skills and attract talent is strongly featured in the Deal as we move to a more competitive landscape.. The UK has always been a world-class destination for business events. Now there’s a greater opportunity to attract and grow more international events throughout Britain”.
A link to the document itself can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tourism-sector-deal
A link to the International Business Events Action Plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-business-events-action-plan