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Public attended New Year’s Day Parade in London to the Hogmanay celebrations.
Governing bodies global summits such as : (rotating) G7, One Young World, COP26.
Community fundraisers to charity meetings and galas.
Sector Overview

Public + Third Sector

Many publicly attended events across the UK are linked to annual celebrations, with parades, live performances and street stalls. 

The third sector – namely charities, not-for-profits, NGOs and community groups – organise a wide variety of events, from sponsored walks, bike rides and community engagements through to celebratory awards events and fundraising gala dinners. Pride parade and New Years Eve Celebrations are a few key examples. Both public and third sector event organisers also organise meetings, consultations and conferences on a regular basis.

The range of public and third sector events is reflected in the diverse supply chain that supports the design and delivery of events of all shapes and sizes. Creative event agencies work with event production companies, logistical experts and a broad freelance network to identify all the elements required to deliver safe and secure events. For city wide activity such as a global summits, this delivery partnership will work alongside the local authorities, police, transport officials, infrastructure suppliers and the media. Ensuring that local businesses and suppliers are aware of major events taking place in their vicinity is important, so logistics and communications are also key functions as part of an overall risk management planning process.

From the New Year’s Day Parade in London to the Hogmanay celebrations across Scotland on New Year’s Eve, the range of public events held each year across the UK is enormous. At the other end of the spectrum the UK events industry designs and delivers governing bodies’ global summits such as the G7, COP26 and One Young World. Public and Third Sector events are by their nature often the most culturally diverse, inclusive and accessable events produced in the UK.

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September 24
Convening EMEA
Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe. The event attracts 500+ business event leaders from over 40 countries to challenge each other and develop ways to move forward together. It is the platform to share knowledge, make meaningful connections, learn, do business, be inspired and to grow as an individuals, teams and organisations. This is your opportunity to contribute to building a stronger future for the business events industry, join us in Barcelona in September 2024 as our journey continues.
October 24
The Event Summit
Fostering collaboration between sports, music and cultural events for inspiration and growth Rick will be speaking/ moderating We should use the app research tool for some pre event questions perhaps- or a survey All PoE Steering Group members are invited to attend FOC if they are event rights holders, or at a 33% discount if they are not
October 24
International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering
We are pleased to announce that the International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering (ICCSE-2024) will be held on October 21-23, 2024 at Edinburgh, UK. The three-day conference will bring together leading scientists, researchers, and professionals from various fields of Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering, to share their latest findings, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations. The main goal of the conference is to showcase the advances and challenges in Civil & Structural Engineering, in areas such as Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Water resources Engineering and more. The conference will feature plenary and keynote lectures by eminent experts, oral and poster presentations by participants, workshops and exhibitions by sponsors and exhibitors.
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