Monthly Updates (Nov 2023)

UKEVENTS updates/material of interest (November 2023)

Reminder – On the homepage of the UKEVENTS website, you will find boxes signposting to key information including boxes dedicated to: Brexit Guidance; and Covid-19 Guidance.

Latest UKEVENTS News

UKEVENTS Opinion – Sound Check: While music gets the spotlight, let’s ensure business and outdoor events aren’t left in the silent disco, 16 November

Partners News

The BTA has launched it Manifesto ahead of the general election in 2024, 2 November

EIA publishes UK exhibitions economic impact study, 8 November

VisitBritain – Ambassadors Reception, 13 November

What beam would like the Chancellor to do in his Autumn Statement to help the industry, 21 November

TBOE – November’s Briefing from The Business of Events, 25 November

Latest Research

EIA publishes UK exhibitions economic impact study, 8 November

TBOE Events Economy Tracker Q3 – Global Destination Report to launch at IBTM World; Policy Forum next steps, 25 November 2023

Events Apprenticeships

EA – Creative Industries’ Production Technician Apprenticeship approved for delivery, 2 November

EA Webinar on embracing events apprenticeships, 14 November

Working Group pages

Advocacy & Government Relations Working Group – UK Events – Advocacy & GR

Business Events Working Group – UK Events – Business Events

Outdoor Events Working Group – UK Events – Outdoor Events

Skills, Talent & Diversity Working Group – UK Events – Skills Talent & Diversity < Events Apprenticeships – UK Events – Events Apprenticeships

Research & Business Intelligence Working Group – UK Events – Research & BI

UKEVENTS Weekly Updates and special updates

Please email info@ukevents.org.uk if you missed any Weekly Updates and wish to request a copy.

2 November 2023 Updates – Events Apprenticeships (EA) News – Creative Industries’ Production Technician Apprenticeship approved for delivery | BTA News – The BTA has launched it Manifesto ahead of the general election in 2024 | EIF Bulletin (October 2023) – Purple Guide Updates | Grants | MUTA Survey | Middle East Tensions.

+ TA Weekly Update – 2nd November 2023: Package Travel Regulations – analysis and briefing for members | Changing Times, Valuing History – Historic Houses’ 50th anniversary report | Smarter Regulation consultation | National Trust seminar on Climate Change and Tourism.  

9 November 2023 Updates – Attention was drawn to the DfT consultation on infrastructure needs for zero-emission coaches (and HGVs) as referred to in the TA Update. Research News – EIA publishes UK exhibitions economic impact study | VisitBritain News – VB Ambassador Reception | NOEA 2023 Convention & Awards  – NOEA is offering the UKEVENTS Partners discounted NOEA rate for booking. 4 days left to book now.

+ TA Weekly Update – 9th November – “Government insiders” confirm school group passport reform coming soon | Travel Weekly: Industry lobbying of government has improved, says minister | ICYMI – King’s Speech review | Govt response to Future of seaside towns report | EU EES committee inquiry | Travel Industry Skills Workshops | YMS announcements – huge increase in quota from Japan | Home Office Fire Safety Reform Team’s update | DfT consultation – Infrastructure for zero-emission coaches.   

16 November 2023 Updates – Call for evidence from the Department for Business and Trade on Swiss-UK inbound mobility | Open Consultation from the Department for Business and trade on UK / Turkey Free Trade Agreement | UKEVENTS Opinion – Sound Check: While music gets the spotlight, let’s ensure business and outdoor events aren’t left in the silent disco |  Events Apprenticeships (EA) – Webinar on embracing events apprenticeships on 23rd November (10-11am) | The Business of Events – Department for Business and Trade opens Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards for 2024 | VisitBritain News – VisitBritain fearing up to host its first trade mission to China since 2019, led by Chairman Nick de Bois CBE | Funding News – £5 million boost to grassroots music as Arts Council England delivers new music funding for Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

+ TA Weekly Update – 16th November 2023: English Tourism Week 2024: Save The Date – 19th March conference and reception  | CMS Select Committee follow-up session on promoting Britain abroad | Baroness Doocey speaks on tourism in King’s Speech debate | Petition to bring back Eurostar train services to Kent | IEM and ITG joint working.

16 November 2023 – UKEVENTS Executive Committee Election 2024-26: Call for Nomination.

22 November 2023 – Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2023 – TA Newsflash.

23 November 2023 Updates – Call for evidence on the Visual Effects Industry | 1.             Call for evidence on the Visual Effects Industry | Autumn Statement – Briefing from DCMS on all the key measures | Beam News – What beam would like the Chancellor to do in his Autumn Statement to help the industry.

+ TA Weekly Update 23rd November – ICYMI: Autumn Statement headlines | Chancellor commits to look again at the VAT RES numbers | Welcome Business Travel Association | Four more LVEPs announced.  

28 November 2023 – UKEVENTS REMINDER DEADLINE: 30 Nov by 17:00 – UKEVENTS Executive Committee Election 2024-26: Call for Nomination.

30 November 2023 Updates – TBOE – November’s Briefing from The Business of Events: TBOE Events Economy Tracker Q3 – Global Destination Report to launch at IBTM World; Policy Forum next steps.

+ TA Weekly Update – 30th November 2023:  Youth Mobility Scheme expansions continues | Virgin’s historic VS100 flight | Your Association’s name on this Tax-free shopping Letter | New ITG Co-Presidents | Labour’s Small Business plan launched | EES/ETIAS Commons evidence session. 

UKEVENTS Meetings and Events shared by Partners – https://ukevents.org.uk/events

2023
6-8 Nov – WTM
12-15 Nov – 62nd ICCA Congress
22 Nov – NOEA Annual Convention & Awards Dinner
23 Nov – EA Webinar on Embracing Events Apprenticeships
28 Nov – IBTM World
7-8 Dec – ABPCO Excellence Awards 2023
12 Dec – mia: Connect – Bringing agents and venues together
12 Dec – UKEVENTS Full Partners Meeting (Zoom)
23 Jan – mia: Venue Contracts Workshop
26 Jan – AEO Forums 2024
10 Feb – AFO Conference 2024
29-30 Apr – ABPCO Festival of Learning 2024: Fit for the Future