AEME Exec work alongside other event industry associations and organisations within UKEVENTS (formerly Business Visits and Events Partnership, BVEP), an umbrella organisation that represents the UK events industry supporting sustainable growth.
We are represented by Glenn Bowdin, who from January 2023 is a Vice Chair of UKEVENTS. and until December 2022 were represented by Dr Caroline Jackson, who was Vice Chair, where she headed a number of initiatives including Chairing the Diversity, Skills & Talent Taskforce.
During the past few years, this has involved regular meetings to help with the industry response to Covid-19 and the recovering, and sharing information to and from the UK Government to inform the industry recovery.
AEME members receive regular UKEVENTS email updates from TIER (Tourism Industry Emergency Response), Tourism Alliance, UKEVENTS itself and other initiatives and campaigns. This information reflects the very latest position, when in recent years policy and procedures have changed regularly and rapidly.
Through UKEVENTS and their Diversity, Skills and Talent Taskforce, we have a route to help shape the industry approach to skills and talent in the future, and through the UKEVENTS Research Group an opportunity to disseminate and collect industry relevant research.