Confex, Zibrant and ITV Headline Britain for Events Launch

2nd July 2012

The Britain for Events campaign 2012/13 launches officially this week, 4th July with an event comprising of a panel discussion on where the industry stands in 2012 and the message to business and government to support the industry’s growth.

Michael Hirst, Chair of the Business Visits & Events Partnership will brief delegates on the campaign’s aspirations and activity for the year ahead before Fay Sharpe, Managing Director, Zibrant, Katie Rezniak, Head of Events & Hospitality, ITV, Jonny Sullens, Group Director, International Confex, and Tim Hamer IET Director of Knowledge, discuss the opportunities for the industry.

Representatives from government including DCMS, UK Sport and UKTI will join over 100 industry professionals at IET London: Savoy Place.

“Britain for Events is more ambitious than ever and we’re looking to continue our mission to encourage business to use events to spread awareness, share knowledge and create memorable experiences; and to do so in Britain,” comments Michael Hirst, campaign spokesperson and Chair of the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP). “With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics and Paralympics, Britain's expertise in staging the very best is on show across the world. Now is the time to build on this success."

A Best of British menu has been provided by IET London: Savoy Place to give delegates a taste of the best of UK event catering before the presentation and in networking afterwards.