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The Business of Events Wales announces programme

The programme for the inaugural ‘The Business of Events Wales’, taking place 5 October 2018, has been announced today.

The invitation-only event will take place at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. It will bring together senior leaders from the Welsh business events community to discuss how the country can attract more business events while debating many key issues affecting the industry.

The event will be chaired and moderated by Simon Hughes, vice chair of the Business Visits and Events Partnership.

Among the ssions will Ben Goedegebuure from Maritz Global Events providing an international perspective on market opportunities for Wales. There will also be Heather Lishman, association director at ABPCO, asking ‘what do buyers want that Wales can offer?’

Welsh Government’s head of business events, Heledd Williams will also be discussing the business events strategy for Wales following the announcement of a five point plan to accelerate Wales’ growing share of the global business events market earlier this summer.

Delegates from all over Wales and beyond will also be given the opportunity to discuss ways in which future market challenges across the industry can be overcome and opportunities for growth maximised throughout the country.

“The Business of Events Wales” is supported by VisitBritain, Welsh Government and ICC Wales.