EVCOM’s Claire Fennelow and Hayley Greaves (Ashfield Meeting and Events), facilitate a Q&A with Michael Hirst OBE (BVEP), on the current crisis, especially surrounding government announcements, support available and the impact on businesses in our sector. Michael stressed the importance of creativity as we move forwards and look for future solutions. As an industry full of incredibly creative people, he expressed great faith in the sector’s ability to move forwards through a focus on creative thinking.

Michael Hirst is the Chairman, Business Visits and Events Partnership, Chairman, Events Industry Board, Director and Form Chairman, Tourism Alliance, Council Member, Tourism Industry Council, and Non-Executive Director of both CP Holdings Ltd and Safestay Plc. In representing the event, tourism and venue industries, he is the tireless voice speaking out on our behalf.  

Watch the full recording of the webinar here:


Accompanying Resources:

Read the Events Industry Briefing Note for a summary of the work the BVEP have been doing

A report on the recent Social Distancing Survey

The results of the BVEP and EIF survey can be found here

EVCOM keeps this article regularly updated with news from the BVEP

You can view our full virtual programme of EVCOM Sessions here.

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