Eventia to hold free consultation on new travel regulations

Event industry association Eventia is to host a free consultation meeting for both members and non-members from across the UK to discuss the European Commission's draft reform of the Package Travel Regulations (PTR) and the impact on the events industry.

The UK government has called for evidence to be submitted ahead of the EU Commission’s proposed changes to the legislation. The deadline for a response to government is 29 November. Concerns surround what defines a package holiday and ensuring that managed business travel is excluded from the EC's revised Package Travel Directive.

Eventia will hold its consultation on 13th November between 2pm and 6pm at the London offices of accountancy firm Saffery Champness. Members and other businesses affected by these changes will be given the opportunity to have their say and evidence gleaned from the event will be submitted to the government in the hope that it will influence the final PTR legislation.

The seminar will take the form of two two-hour interactive sessions lead by Eventia Regulation Committee Chairman, Brian Kirsch (pictured), MD of Event Assured.

The seminar will also update attendees on how changes to TOMS and a European Court of Justice judgement on regulation might affect their businesses. It will be led by David Bennett from Saffery Champness, and HBAA chairman and Absolute Corporate Events managing director Chris Parnham.

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