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Meeting with Andrew Jones - MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough

Meeting with Andrew Jones - MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough
Driving advocacy, a meeting with Andrew Jones MP


The EIA met with Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Mr Jones has a good understanding of the venues in his constituency from being a board member of Harrogate Convention Centre. 

The meeting was to give him greater understanding of the wider picture and impact that industry can have on the economy and to broaden his knowledge of the different ways the business events industry can help to align with the Conservatives governing agenda.

Mr Jones brings a positive relationship as a venue MP and is aware of the need to raise the profile of the EIA and what can be done at a constituency level to support our agenda.

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  • The events industry is only as good as the sum of its parts – the EIA represents all parts of our amazing industry. We are members because together we are so much stronger and are therefore so much better placed to deal with both our challenges and the massive opportunities that lie ahead.
    Simon Parker
  • The EIA serves as the quintessential industry forum and working group representing the cornerstones critical to all events; the organiser, the venue and the supply chain providing goods and services to the sector. Whilst it’s always been a valuable alliance for the industry, in these times of post-pandemic economic uncertainty and geo-political challenges, the ability for the industry to convene, confer and communicate as a unified sector is imperative as we seek to grow and have an even greater impact on the UK’s social and economic landscape.
    Shaun Hinds
    Manchester Central
  • The EIA is a great forum for collaboration between three of the major UK business events associations. It’s so important as an industry that we speak with one voice, that we collaborate on the biggest issues that we face and that we build mutual understanding and respect. The EIA provides the opportunity to do all of these things and is a made more powerful by all of our contributions.
    Carina Bauer