UKEVENTS Weekly Update – 29th February 2024

  • ABPCO Economic Impact Survey 2023: Over half of ABPCO members organise events with turnover exceeding £1 Million. Read here.
  • Whitepaper on the Future of Tourism, Hospitality & Events (THE) Education: The whitepaper, published on 27th February 2024, sets out the implications of shifting government policy which risks affecting economy, recruitment and adding to skills shortage. Read here
  • ETA Scheme Partner Pack: Following the opening of the ETA scheme for the nationals of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan on 1 February, from 22nd February these nationals will be able to benefit from the use of an ETA to travel to the UK. The Home Office has produced a partner pack which contains helpful information on ETAs, including key messages, factsheets with FAQs, social media assets and supporting post copy, guidance videos, display assets and the ETA GOV.UK webpage.
  • Events Apprenticeships February Update – Diversifying our industry: Diversifying our industry through belonging | Experience is the key – apprentices talk apprenticeships | New apprenticeships provider ‘Access Industry’ look to fill national skills gaps |  Shaping apprenticeships – working with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) | See you at Confex | Still unsure on how to take on an apprentice? | Be part of something BIG!  Read here
  • More apprenticeships news: Access Industry Selects Realise to deliver Events Apprentice training in the UK. Read here.
  • First results of the Green Travel Pledge: First results are indicating the favourable comparisons of train journeys versus car journeys. This is of particular interest to those measuring delegate impact travelling to events. Read here and here.  
  • Beam’s 2024 ESG Summit: Shaping the Future of Sustainability: beam’s 2024 ESG Summit unveils pathways to a better future. Read here.
  • TA Weekly Update – 29th February 2024: Less than three weeks to go to English Tourism Week | All eyes on next week’s Budget statement | Coastal Tourism debate in HoC | Four more LVEPs announced | Home Office Fire Safety Reform Programme Bulletin. Read  here.