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APPG chair James Heappey to attend The Business of Events Parliamentary Debate

Michael Ellis MP, parliamentary under-secretary for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will open The Business of Events Parliamentary Debate at Portcullis House on the 25 October 2018.

The debate is set to be attended by more than 60 senior event professionals and MPs, and will focus on three different topics - infrastructure; people, talent and skills; and marketing and promotion, which will also include a focus on the potential introduction of a hotel bed tax.

James Heappey MP (pictured), chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the events industry, said: “We are looking forward to hearing from people across the events industry during our debate here in Parliament. Sharing best practice with colleagues and policy makers is hugely valuable. So too is the opportunity to debate some of the big issues in the industry. I hope people will enjoy it and find it useful.”

The Parliamentary Debate is part of the wider Business of Events programme, which includes The Business of Events senior leadership reception, senior leadership dinner and senior leadership forum.

The Business of Events (TBOE) is a series of independent cross sector events designed to engage, support and promote the UK event industry. Organised in association with VisitBritain, TBOE is also supported by the UK Events Industry Board and the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Events Industry.

The events are supported by a number of leading organisations from across the sector, including VisitScotland Business Events, Cvent, QEII Centre, IBTM, drp, Scottish Event Campus, The Royal Society, Visit Wales and the newly created Aberdeen Convention & Events Bureau.