The Events Industry Alliance (EIA) recently submitted a response to Westminster’s Business and Trade Committee’s inquiry on export-led growth. The cross-party committee of MPs is using the inquiry to examine how well equipped the UK is to achieve the government’s target of £1 trillion exports by 2030.
The EIA’s response offered an introduction to the business events sector and outlined the ways in which the industry is a British success story fuelling travel, tourism and hospitality while acting as a catalyst for growth by bringing together investors, innovators, and customers from around the world.
The response also featured more detailed insight into the opportunities for growth that already exist due to the large number of trade shows that cover key policy areas of interest to UK policymakers.
Chris Skeith, Director of EIA said: “We were glad to have an opportunity to reiterate the importance of the industry to the Business and Trade Committee and emphasise the huge potential it has to contribute positively to the government’s aim to reach £1 trillion worth of exports.”