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Britain for Events has published a summary of the event industry's response to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the international competitiveness of the UK events industry.
The Inquiry results were first presented in December 2013 and the industry was given the opportunity to submit responses and commentary on the findings of the report at International Confex earlier this year.
The new document was collated over the last few months and includes input from a number of individuals and organisations from across the industry.
The findings of the report will continue to be addressed during a meeting with tourism minister Helen Grant, where the campaign will request the minister follows up with secretaries of state to progress on the actions identified in the report as requested by Prime Minister David Cameron.
The five key action points requested from the events industry are:
1. Sharing of best practice
2. Form industry partnerships with local and regional authorities
3. Greater engagement with Ministerial Bid Support and UKTI Events Alliance
4. Embrace Sustainability and Apprenticeship programmes
5. Create a single, better resourced organisation to represent the industry
Other key recommendations from the parliamentary inquiry included a call for an Events Visa and support for an Event Industry Safety Guide, as well as a call to review the tax raising powers of local government.
The industry can continue to feed back comments through Britain for Events until the document is submitted to the APPG in October as part of National Events Month.