The Department for Business & Trade has officially confirmed this year’s The Business of Events : UK Policy Forum as an official International Trade Week (ITW) event.
ITW, which takes place from 06 – 10 November 2023, features a variety of activities for organisations including in-person events, workshops and webinars. It will also showcase the wide-ranging support available from the Department for Business & Trade and its partners, highlight global export opportunities and explain the benefits of the UK’s trade agreements.
Taking place on 08 November 2023 at IET London: Savoy Place, The Business of Events UK Policy Forum, which is an invitation-only event, and will bring together senior business events leaders, policymakers, politicians, government officials, media and industry stakeholders to discuss the development of a long-term policy agenda for the sector.
Clare Davies, Sales and Development Manager at IET London: Savoy Place said: “Since its launch, The Business of Events has opened clearer communication channels, acting as an advocate to Government for the business events sector. This work is absolutely crucial to the ongoing growth of our industry and therefore we are delighted to host this year’s UK Policy Forum. I am looking forward to welcoming our industry peers and colleagues to IET London: Savoy Place to discuss and debate strategies to support the ongoing success of our sector.”
Martin Fullard, Director, News & Content, The Business of Events said: “To be working with the Department for Business & Trade, and for the UK Policy Forum to be recognised as an official International Trade Week event, is a significant step in our mission of building a stronger events sector.
“We are now working on the content agenda, which will include export-based content regarding trade shows, the exportation of creativity, the current political landscape and government policy.
“Being part of International Trade Week enables us to extend the conversation beyond our own industry, to include policymakers and influencers, and to further showcase the opportunities that our industry offers the UK economy.
“It is so important to thank our many industry partners, as without their support, this event would not be able to take place. We will work hard to ensure that we end the day with positive outcomes and a clearer vision of what the sector needs to do to thrive.”
The UK Policy Forum is held in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, VisitBritain, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events. Partners of The Business of Events include The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Cvent, IBTM World, ICC Wales, IET London: Savoy Place, RX, VisitBritain and VisitScotland.