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Meeting with Damian Green MP - interim DCMS committee chair

Meeting with Damian Green MP - interim DCMS committee chair
Damian Green MP
Supporting our manifesto, a meeting with Damian Green MP

Continuing the meetings with a cross section of government ministers, MPs, Ladies and Lords in our ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the EIA manifesto, the EIA met with Damian Green MP, interim DCMS committee chair.

Damien Green was keen to understand the impact of Covid on the industry and our ability to bounce back as a sector since 2021.  He was also interested to get a deeper understanding of Brexit's impact on the sector, requesting supporting information on the post Brexit barriers to trade within the industry.  He recognised that the government still needs to provide greater clarity in areas that had driven a perception is was harder to exhibit in the UK.

In his role as DCMS chair, Mr Green was keen to table written and oral questions in the Commons on behalf of the EIA and the wider industry.

EIA promised to continue to share the results of industry research with Mr Green and provide more information on the Brexit impact on the industry to feed into his DCMS Committee workstream.

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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