National Meetings and Events Week launches with endorsement from sir Richard Branson

Thursday 21, October 2010


National Meetings and Events Week launches with endorsement from sir Richard Branson


National Meetings and Events Week kicks off today as part of the focus period for the Britain for Events 2010 campaign.


The campaign is set to gain new levels of influence this year with increased engagement from the new coalition government and MPs from all parties, as well as the welcomed support of Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic.


The week itself will see a series of promotions and events across the country, directed at other government and key business leaders. “Britain for Events has been gathering momentum and support over the last few months and we’re delighted with the senior level of our supporters this year, both within the industry and beyond,” comments Simon Mills, campaign coordinator and Head of Business Visits & Events, VisitBritain. “Sir Richard Branson’s endorsement gives us added gravitas as we look to promote our industry in front of the wider business community.”


For the first time the campaign has been boosted with the high profile corporate support of Virgin Atlantic, Costa Coffee and The Premier League as well as representatives throughout the UK from destinations, venues and meeting and event organisations.


As the industry looks to underline its major economic contributions across the UK, a series of simultaneous kick off events will take place, including; the ACC Liverpool on The Big Wheel of Liverpool, the NEC with Malmaison Hotels and Marketing Birmingham, and at Chelsea FC representing both the club and corporate support from The Premier League.


On Tuesday the BVEP will launch the Britain for Events market report, set to clearly outline the growing and significant role meetings and events play for UK business. This vital and much anticipated report will form part of the communication for the House of Commons reception taking place on Wednesday where over 50 MP’s will gain first hand industry intelligence from some of the leading names in the industry.


On Thursday the MIA will be hosting a Chairman’s lunch for the heads of each of the industries trade associations, whilst on Friday the MIA venues across the UK will be hosting local MP’s in their venues as part of the Britain for Events Constituency Day.





Bookmark and Share


^ back to top


Find the best deals available today

The grey menu on the right is your best friend. Always check before you travel.

Plan your trips with the help of great resources

More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.


Clean, green and very pristine

Top 10 most environmentally pure countries

With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.



Top 15 most spectacular hotel rooftop views

The hotel price comparison site has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.

Latest offers, discounts and more...

Accor “3=2 offer”
Why not extend your stay? 3 nights for the price of 2.
Columbus Direct travel insurance
Quality cover at low prices to customers all around the world.
Priority pass
Access VIP lounges no matter where which airline and class you fly.
European City Cards
See more and pay less! Get your "passport" to European cities.
Rail Europe
Comfortable and affordable on European trains.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Packed with insider knowledge, hints and tips.
Sandemans New Europe City Tours
Free walking tours in 13 cities within 9 countries.
Sol Melia Wednesdays
Search your exclusive special offers now for the coming weekend!
Low-cost shuttle and private transfers in over 70 countries.
IMEX Frankfurt 25-27 May
The essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Subscribe to Travelio News Summary via RSS Follow our news titles on Twitter Become a fan of on Facebook Bookmark and Share