UKEVENTS Monthly Summary Update – July/August 2023


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Latest News

UKEVENTS Blog – Staffing the Stage: Apprenticeships are ready to grow your business, 5 July

UKEVENTS confirms the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) as new Partner, 10 August

Partners News

TBOE – The Briefing (July 2023), 21 July

EIA responds to Business and Trade Committee inquiry on export-led growth, 2 August

AEO Launches #CHOOSEEVENTS Campaign, 10 August

Latest Research

Mia insight Report: June 23, 7 July

TBOE – 2023 International Planner Sentiment Report, 11 July

TBOE Event Economy Tracker Q2 – Revenue Per Delegate increases 22%, 31 Aug

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

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6 July 2023 Updates – UKEVENTS Blog ‘Staffing the Stage: Apprenticeships are ready to grow your business’ | UKEVENTS June 2023 Update

+ TA Weekly Update (6th July 2023): Tourism Policy Conference – early bird tickets mostly gone | Welcome the Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) to the Alliance | Package Travel Regulations Policy Working Group preparing ground for consultation.

13 July 2023 Updates – mia Insights June 2023 edition | TBOE 2023 International Planner Sentiment Report | AEME/ATHE/CHME Conference – Progressing Policy for Tourism Hospitality and Events Education.

+ TA Weekly Update (13th July 2023) – Key Brexit voice joins calls for Youth Mobility Scheme extension | Commons debate on tax-free shopping agreed for autumn | New Select Committee Chair briefed on tourism issues | Tourism Industry Council meets | Tourism Policy Conference – last week for early bird tickets | New TA website launching next week.

20 July 2023 Updates – DCMS Tourism Team Update | TA Newsflash (14.07.2023) – Government announces hike to visa fees to pay for public sector pay deal | At least some good news on Canada YMS extension.

+ TA Weekly Update (20th July 2023) – ICYMI – visa fees for visitors hiked by 15%, others by 20%+ | Lords question government on ETA plans | Westminster Hall debate on ETAs and NI | Government’s ETA impact assessment published | Tickets on sale for Tourism Policy Conference | New TA Website is now launched.

27 July 2023 Updates – New MPI Representative as UKEVENTS Partner | EIF Monthly Bulletin July 2023 | Terrorism (Protection of Premises) draft Bill | The Business of Events July Briefing by dt.  

3 August 2023 Updates – EIA responds to Business and Trade Committee inquiry on export-led growth.

+ TA Weekly Update (3rd August 2023) – Read our open letter to the Chancellor on visa fee hike | Daily Mail splashes with EES concern | Labour plans to ‘make seaside towns great again’….with a licencing scheme? | Seven more LVEPs announced | New rules for public charge points laid – could there be unintended negative effects? | More single-use plastics bans | Thanks for the website feedback | Conference – Speaker Announcement.

Reminder: We are always pleased to receive from Partners any information that can be included in the weekly update which is of general interest to everyone, in particular research, survey results, opinion pieces, policy papers, forthcoming events and media releases. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

10 August 2023 Updates – UKEVENTS confirms the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) as new Partner | AEO Launches #CHOOSEEVENTS Campaign | The Power of Events August Bulletin.

+ TA Weekly Update (10th August 2023) – The Chancellor’s response to our letter on visa fees | Another Conference speaker confirmed | Package Travel Policy White Paper published ready for Govt consultation | Government confirms end to LEP core funding.

17 August 2023 Updates – TA Weekly Update (17th August 2023) – Tourism Policy Conference Public Affairs Panel | Visit Britain publish new dashboard showing short-term rental data | Destination Tweed – job advert.

18 August 2023 Updates – TA Newsflash – Tourism Minister will give keynote address at Tourism Policy Conference.

31 August 2023 Updates – TBOE Event Economy Tracker Q2 | EIF Bulletin for August 2023 | Events Apprenticeships Webinar.

+ TA Weekly Update (24th August 2023) –Final line-up announced for Tourism Policy Conference | Griff Rhys Jones on the plight of tourism businesses in Wales | PASC launches ‘Great British Holiday’ campaign | No update next week.

UKEVENTS Meetings and Events shared by Partners –

6 Jul – EIF funded training places – Attitude is Everything
6 Jul – mia: Managing our mental health – Workshop
6-7 Jul – beam Annual Forum – Collaborations, Connections & Community
14 Jul – mia: Retain your clients by driving loyalty and connection
17 Jul – EIF funded training places – Attitude is Everything
2 Aug – Disability Event Training (online)
18 Aug – Disability Event Training (online)
7 Sept – Disability Event Training (online)
11 Sep – Disability Event Training (online)
14 Sep – Events Partnerships Webinar (online)
19 Sep – Disability Event Training (online)
20-22 Sep – PCMA Convening EMEA
28 Sep – EVCOM Workshop: How to have better ideas – a masterclass with Rihcard Holman
17-19 Oct – IMEX America
18 Oct – Progressing Policy for Tourism, Hospitality and Events Education Conference
18-19 Oct – The Showman Show 2023
19 Oct – UKEVENTS Full Partners Meeting (at The Showman Show
20 Oct – mia: Conduct s skills audit and effectively prepare your team for a successful 2024
12-15 Nov – 62nd ICCA Congress
22 Nov – NOEA Annual Convention & Awards Dinner
28 Nov – IBTM World
12 Dec – UKEVENTS Full Partners Meeting (Zoom)
10 Feb – AFO Conference 2024