BVEP (the Business Visits & Events Partnership) has published The UK Events Report, an in-depth look at the £70 billion industry providing jobs for 700,000 people and how it will deliver the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched last year.
The UK Events Report, which was compiled prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, illustrates the impact the UK events industry has on the economy. In 2019 business events generated more than £31 billion of direct spend, with leisure events contributing a further £39 billion. Evidence in the report suggests that there is an opportunity to use both markets to showcase the UK’s abilities and resources, and to bring communities together.
It also highlights a need for the UK to realign and revitalise its commercial footprint after both leaving the European Union and the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, to drive businesses back to their peak and to forge a new position on the global stage. Events held in the UK will play a critical role in achieving this.
The UK Events Report – How Events Deliver the UK’s Industrial Strategy (BVEP executive summary download)
The UK Events Report – How Events Deliver the UK’s Industrial Strategy (BVEP full report download)
BVEP Launches Report Focused on £70bn Events Industry (BVEP press release)