The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) – the umbrella organisation representing leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the business visits and events sector – has reacted to the news of the Conservative Party victory in the UK General Election.

 Michael Hirst OBE, Chairman, BVEP, said: “The Events Industry has worked successfully with the Conservative Government to raise the profile of the Industry and have its contribution to the economy properly recognised. I am confident that this good working relationship will continue to grow. 

The BVEP, providing a unified Industry voice, will step up its efforts to promote the benefits of a strong Events economy to the economic and social well-bring of the U.K.

“Through the Events Industry Board we will continue to offer guidance to Ministers as to how best the industry can support Government objectives of making Britain the leading European Nation for Business Events.

“We are a £70 billion Industry employing over 700,000 people delivering growth, jobs and opportunities.

“In a post Brexit Britain the Events Industry has a unique role in facilitating trade, growing exports, disseminating scientific research, attracting inward investment, Improving productivity, creating community cohesion and driving the visitor economy.

“In addition, Events engender creative enterprise and stimulate innovation, cause positive social impact and heighten Britain’s soft power across the world.

“As the new Government fashions it’s policies and gets ready for business, the Events Industry stands ready to deliver.”