12th October 2011
Nick de Bois MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Events, will launch the Britain for Events campaign on 27thOctober 2011 alongside industry thought leaders representing the UK meetings and events industry.
The launch will take place at ‘The Deck’, at the National Theatre, where de Bois will lay out where government and the industry can work together to increase the UK’s competitiveness in attracting large scale events. The event will also see the unveiling of this years’ Britain for Events campaign and how it will support the industry in achieving this objective.
“This is a vitally important campaign in promoting the UK events industry,” commented Nick de Bois, MP for Enfield North. “This is an industry that represents a huge opportunity for growth within the economy and to increase our competitiveness internationally.”
The launch event will take place from 6pm – 8pm on 27th October 2011 and invitations have been extended to MPs on the APPG for Events, as well as members of the Culture, Media & Sports Select Committee and the Business & Enterprise Select Committee. The industry will also be represented though Partners and Supporters of the campaign including the Business Visits & Events Partnership and its member associations.
Michael Hirst OBE, Chair of the Business Visits & Events Partnership commented: “As an industry we are right to seek a higher profile on the political agenda as we represent an area of huge growth for the economy. We’re delighted that Nick de Bois and his All Party Political Parliamentary Group are taking our case to the very highest levels of government and are so supportive of the Britain For Events campaign.”
To register your attendance at the event please RSVP by 14th October to firstname.lastname@example.org.