davies tanner is delighted to share the news that The Prime Minister has today announced the UK’s first ever Tourism Sector Deal.

Michael Hirst OBE, Chair, Events Industry Board (EIB) and Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) said: “The EIB and the BVEP welcome the announcement of a Tourism Sector Deal. We are delighted that business events future so prominently in the Deal with the supplementary publication of an International Business Events Action Plan. This is a very positive endorsement of the importance of the sector to showcase the UK key economic sectors, grow trade, exports and inward investment. It will also generate additional international business visitors and improve productivity through the utilisation of capacity across the UK. The opportunity to increase skills and attract talent is strongly featured in the Deal as we move to a more competitive landscape. The UK has always been a world-class destination for business events. Now there’s a greater opportunity to attract and grow more international events throughout Britain”.

davies tanner is proud to have supported the work of DCMS and Events Industry Board during this process.

Please click here for the official press release announcing the Deal and here for the International Business Events Action Plan.