Our newly formed Advisory Council is made up of a cross section of leading figures from across the UK events sector who bring expertise, connections and influence. They support us in raising awareness of our work, act as brand ambassadors for the industry and use their knowledge to contribute to our various discussions around the development of a long-term Policy Agenda for the UK events sector. These views and opinions are shared with both VisitBritain and DCMS to help shape and develop policies which ultimately maximise the events sectors economic potential.
The group meet quarterly to review strategic issues facing the sector and evaluate various internal and external policy initiatives.
Advisory Council Members
|Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP||Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet and Chair All Party Parliamentary Group for Events|
|Michael Gietzen||Chief Executive Officer, Identity|
|Shane Hannam||Managing Director, Montgomery Group|
|Michael Hirst OBE||Vice Chair, UK EVENTS|
|Ian Edwards||CEO, ICC Wales/The Celtic Collection|
|Kerry Prince||Chief Growth Officer, RX Global|
|Dr James Musgrave||Head, UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds Beckett University|
|Paul Black||Head of Business Events, VisitBritain/Meet England|
|Martin Ferguson||Vice President Global Communications & Public Affairs, American Express Global Business Travel|
|Rachael McGuickin||Director of Business Development, Visit Belfast|
|Michael Smith||Head of Events, CBI|
|Felicia Asiedu||Senior Marketing Manager, Cvent | Co-Founder at Diverse Speaker Bureau|
|Neil Brownlee||Head of Business Events, VisitScotland|