The events industry’s umbrella organisation has rebranded to better define its purpose
The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body and advocacy group for the UK’s £70bn events industry, has rebranded as UK Events. Its new branding was unveiled at The Business of Events policy forum.
The change, effective 2 November, follows a consultation period with the organisation’s member partners, and will include a retitle and a refreshed brand identity which will be gradually phased into operations and communications in the coming months.
According to the Executive Committee, this reflects the group’s values of championing a more inclusive sector that supports the delivery of economic growth and benefits for the whole of the UK.
“We are delighted to reveal the UK Events identity to our peers, members, and the wider industry, and truly believe the changes better reflect the diverse nature of the events sector our partners represent which has grown to not only include meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and trade shows, but also incentive travel, event hospitality, ceremonies, sporting, cultural, outdoor and festivals.“Chris Skeith OBE, chair, UK Events
He continued: “Many positive things have been mused, actioned, and executed under the BVEP name, and BTP (British Tourism Partnership) before it, and I know I speak for many of our members and executives when I say we’re proud of all that we have achieved, and how we’ve evolved since the partnership was formed in 1999.
“But progression is about moving forward and adopting alternative approaches, and I look forward to continuing our work with a fresh and exciting new look. The UK Events name incorporates how our members are adapting and growing in line with the UK’s ever-changing events industry, and demonstrates that as a collective, our sector is a serious contender for international trade, exports and inward investment.”