UKEVENTS confirms updated Executive Committee and Groups

UKEVENTS confirms updated Executive Committee and Groups

UKEVENTS, the umbrella organisation for the UK events industry, is pleased to announce key changes to its executive committee.

Chris Skeith OBE and Susan Tanner have been reappointed to the executive committee, acknowledging their invaluable contributions to the organisation.

Priya Narain has stepped down from the executive committee and her role as Chair of the Skills, Talent and Diversity Working Group. This significant area has now been split into two groups: Glenn Bowdin will assume the role of Chair of Skills & Talent Group, while the new-look Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Group will be led by three Co-Chairs – Alden Arnold, Meena Chander, and Nadu Placca.

Lastly, David Tremmil has been newly appointed to the executive committee, representing industry trade body BEAM. On accepting his role, Tremmil expressed his passion for the Hospitality & Events Industry, stating: "UKEVENTS is a fantastic platform, a varied collection of partners, agencies, and members, all with a unified voice.

“Together we can champion change, promote our core values, and get our sector recognised and acknowledged. I represent the small to medium event agencies which are currently underrepresented. I understand the issues faced, the problems we encounter, and I am aware of the importance of improving relationships, furthering integration and promoting unity.”

Tremmil also acknowledged concerns among BEAM members regarding the negative impact of economic factors on service quality. BEAM aims to set standards, standardise service quality, and advocate for its members within the industry.

Chris Skeith OBE, Chair of UKEVENTS, welcomed David Tremmil, stating, "I am delighted to welcome David to the executive committee. Beam has been a very active partner in the field, and David's unwavering enthusiasm will no doubt be a key asset to us."

He also expressed gratitude to Priya Narain, acknowledging her two years of dedicated service as Chair of the Working Group for Skills, Talent, and Diversity. The decision to split the working group into two reflects the organisation's commitment to addressing these vital aspects individually. Glenn Bowdin will now lead the Skills and Talent Group, and Alden Arnold, Meena Chander, and Nadu Placca will Co-chair the new DEI Group.

He concluded: "It is an incredibly important pillar not just for UK events but for the UK events industry as a whole to ensure that we provide a platform to share guidance and work together to ensure that our industry is inclusive of everyone."

Executive Committee:
• Chris Skeith OBE – Chair
• Glenn Bowdin – Vice Chair, Treasurer
• Nick Morgan – Vice Chair, Commercial Operations
• Susan Tanner – Vice Chair, Membership
• Michael Hirst OBE – Advocacy & Government Relations
• Simon Hughes – Immediate Past Chair
• David Tremmil – Vice Chair
• Martin Fullard – Communications


Notes to editors
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UKEVENTS is the recognised and collective voice of our world leading events industry, which represents every part of a diverse, creative and dynamic sector across the whole of the UK and champions the economic, societal and transformational value of events. UKEVENTS’, formerly the Business Visits and Events Partnership’s (BVEP), role is to support the work of our partners to help create a strong and growing events industry.

This industry comprises many diverse and individual sectors, covering meetings, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, incentive travel, event hospitality, ceremonies, sporting, cultural, outdoor and festivals as well as other services provided by the wider supply chain. Partners UKEVENTS exists to represent the interests of its partners, their members and the wider UK events industry.

We are proud to represent the following organisations:
• ABPCO - Association of British Professional Conference Organisers
• AEME - Association for Events Management Education
• BADA – British Air Display Association
• Beam
• BTA - Business Travel Association
• Core Cities
• EIA - Events Industry Alliance (AEO, AEV, ESSA)
• EIF - Events Industry Forum
• EVCOM - Event & Visual Communications Association
• ICCA - International Congress & Convention Association
• London & Partners
• MIA - Meetings Industry Association
• NCASS – Nationwide Caterers Association
• NOEA - National Outdoor Events Association
• PCMA - Professional Convention Management Association
• PLASA - Professional Lighting and Sound Association
• PSA - Production Services Association
• TNI - Tourism Northern Ireland
• UVL - Unique Venues of London
• VisitBritain
• VisitScotland Business Events
• Visit Wales