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Explore the wide range of advice and support available on tackling climate change and delivering sustainable best practice.
From mentoring schemes to advice on DEI and welfare, the selection of Support Organisations reflects the genuine need that event professionals have to find support.
The need to keep both skills and expertise current is reflected in the variety of Support Organisations that help to maintain global leadership.

Support Organisations

When mapping out all the key features of the UK Events Industry, it becomes very clear that there are a significant number of support organisations that have been established to provide specialist help and have developed both products and services in order to do so. Most are not-for-profit or B Corp certified businesses, others are commercial operations – once again the broad range and breadth of the whole of the UK Events industry is reflected in the organisations The Power of Events platform is showcasing.

There is a clear consensus across all the 7 sectors that one of the biggest issues facing everyone working in events around the globe is sustainability and meeting the challenges of climate change. It is no surprise that the support organisations that focus on sustainability are one of the key categories on the platform, providing expertise across many different types of event format – from business events to music festivals and everything in between.

The world class UK Events Industry thrives on the talent and skills of the creative problem solvers that work in it and providing support for skills development and training is another significant category. Diversity, equity and inclusion are also key areas, as are mentoring schemes, well being services and many more for you to explore.

The UK Events Industry plays a leading role in developing and implementing sustainable solutions for events of all types across the UK and around the globe. Explore the wide range of advice and support available on tackling climate change and delivering sustainable solutions. The UK’s creative industries have a world class reputation, of which our events industry is a major driver. The need to keep both skills and expertise current is reflected in the variety of support organisations that provide the expert training and skills development that helps us to maintain that reputation.

Support Organisations News
VisitScotland Business Events has introduced its inaugural publication, Journey to Change magazine. Tailored for international trade shows attended by VisitScotland and its Scottish partners, the digital magazine highlights Scotland’s strengths for hosting business events.
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has won a top sustainability award at the Business Travel Awards Europe, as the venue wins in the Achievement in Sustainability – Meetings & Events category at the awards ceremony, which took place at Grosvenor House in London on 14th May.
B Green
With so many event companies attaining B Corp status, we explore what the certification means and why your business should consider it. In recent years the event industry, like many other industries, has undergone a significant shift towards sustainability and corporate responsibility. With growing environmental concerns and increasing consumer demand for ethical business practices, event companies are seeking ways to align their operations with values that prioritise people and the planet. One powerful tool gaining traction in this movement is B Corp certification, which has gained enough traction that even big name brands such as Innocent drinks, The Body Shop, and Jamie Oliver are adopting it.
Launch of the Glasgow Conference Impact Network
The Glasgow Convention Bureau unveiled its latest initiative, the Glasgow Conference Impact Network, in partnership with the Glasgow Science Festival during an inspiring launch event attended by a diverse array of local stakeholders.
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The event industry’s reliance on data to help it plan for the future, increase its resilience, manage risk and justify investment decisions, is growing year on year.

The engagement and access that The Power of Events (UK) has across all 7 sectors of the industry, enables data gathering and in-depth research projects to be delivered confidently and consistently. This will be primarily facilitated through the new insight app to be launched on 28th Sep 2023.

By bringing the industry and university partners together, research projects will be designed to deliver real benefits to the industry in terms of trend analysis, insights and performance improvements.

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Drawn from across the seven core sectors the Power of Events (UK) supporters are committed to showcasing the UK Event Industry.
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