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ISES UK Director of Education to Address US Event Buyers

November 20, 2012

ISES UK Director of Education to Address US Event Buyers

November 2012, UK: James Morgan, Director of Education, ISES UK Chapter, has been invited to share ISES UK’s research on the UK event industry’s supply chain during London 2012 with attendees of The Special Event in Chicago, January 2013. The Special Event is the world’s largest trade exhibition and educational conference for US and internationally based event professionals.

Morgan has spearheaded research around the event industry’s supply chain during London 2012, the Cultural Olympiad and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The findings of the research “Mega Events and the Supply Chain: Lessons Learned from London 2012”, sponsored by Crewsaders, will be presented as part of the Event Management track at The Special Event Conference, running from the 15th – 17th January 2013.

Organisers of The Special Event invited Morgan to speak at the premier international event following the tremendous feedback from the first part of the research project presented to UK event professionals in January 2012.

“Industry research remains a key member benefit for ISES members and contributes to the UK’s thought leadership in the global events industry. We’re delighted with the response to the research we commissioned, expertly developed by Crewsaders” comments Philip Atkins, President of ISES UK Chapter.

“I’m a big fan of The Special Event, its excellent for networking and education and is a brilliant event for ISES members,” commented Morgan. “To be asked to share the our research findings that have a bearing on the organisation of other mega-events around the world, is a credit to all the event professionals in the UK that contributed their time and opinions to provide an insight into a little researched topic”

Industry Calls on Government to Recognise Event Impact

October 31, 2012

– Olympic role in economic growth spurs call for more major UK events –

The £36bn UK events industry has called upon government to increase its support for organisations looking to bring new sporting, cultural and business events to the UK. The announcement follows news today that demonstrates the positive contribution the Olympic and Paralympic Games played in bringing the UK economy back to growth.

“The Olympic Games, the Queens Diamond Jubilee, and other related cultural activities, around Britain underline the awesome power of events in delivering both economic growth and social pride to communities; locally and nationally,” commented Michael Hirst, OBE, from the Britain for Events campaign and Chair of the Business Visits & Events Partnership, the umbrella body for the UK events industry. “Everyday the UK bids to bring major events to the UK, be they sporting competitions, cultural and live events, or business exhibitions orconferences. Each one of these brings in tourists, businesses, and spend to the economy; but we need help to win them.”

The UK events industry is already predicted to grow by some £500 million as a direct result of the Games, and will pick up the task of filling the £11bn extended infrastructure built as a result of the event. However the Britain for Events campaign is keen to extend the impact of the Olympic legacy.

“The summer saw the benefit of the Games in bringing people into the UK who invested in our hotels, restaurants, and transport. However, the added benefits of increased commercial spend and activity underline the power of events in stimulating business,’ continues Hirst. “We also demonstrated that the UK is creative, innovative and drives business; both locally and nationally.”

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