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APPG Events Announces Annual General Meeting & Policy Unity Briefing

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG) is to hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 28th March 2023, in line with Parliamentary rules and requirements.

The meeting will take place in Westminster, at Portcullis House, and will be an opportunity for the Parliamentary Group to review its current Plan of Work, elect a Chair and Vice Chairs for the next parliamentary session, and be briefed on current issues affecting the events sector.

Specifically, this meeting will hear from members of the newly formed Business of Events Advisory Council, on the work of the independent Think Tank’s Policy Unit and progress on its industry wide consultation on a new Policy Agenda for the sector.

The APPG’s current Parliamentary Plan of Work is focussed on five key areas of policy:
• A Government led/supported confidence campaign
• The impact of major events on local communities
• A set of financial incentives to create new UK based events
• A co-ordinated approach to bring existing international events to the UK
• Government support to develop a more sustainable events strategy

This will be reviewed as part of the AGM and updated to reflect current priorities that have been identified as being able to unlock growth and have a positive impact on the events sector;

A full copy of the APPG’s Plan of Work for 2022 can be found on its official website and further information on the work of the Policy Unit can be found at


For further information, please contact Hollie Luxford at davies tanner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Founded in 2011, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG) is a cross party group made up of members from both Houses of Parliament, and acts as the industry’s voice in Westminster. The APPG conducts Parliamentary enquiries, holds debates and engages with various Ministers and departments. The APPG has been credited with the events industry establishing far stronger links with both Parliament and Government in recent years.

The Business of Events (TBOE) is an independent Think Tank for the UK events sector; an industry that has enormous economic potential. Its primary role is to raise the importance and profile of business events as an economic, policy, and community driver and to maximise the opportunities achieved by having a strong business events sector. This is achieved through a combination of Policy, Advocacy, Content and Engagement, bringing together senior leaders from across the business events sector to discuss policy ideas and initiatives and to connect with government, policy makers and influencers, public sector organisations and politicians.