Meeting with Lord Bassam - shadow spokesperson for BEIS and international trade
- Driving advocacy
- Recognising industry value
- Supporting our manifesto
A significant part of the EIA (AEO, AEV, ESSA) ongoing public affairs work is regularly meeting with a cross section of government ministers, MPs, Ladies and Lords in our ongoing efforts to drive increased advocacy.
The EIA met with Lord Bassam, shadow spokesperson for BEIS and international trade. Lord Bassam showed clear recognition of the value of the events industry through his previous links to the Brighton Conference Centre and our industry's ability to drive economic impact for those directly involved in the event themselves, as well as the ability of business events to support local business, tourism and employment.
He was keen to understand what policies a Government could bring forward to help the industry and is eager to understand our manifesto more closely to support any future Labour manifesto development.
Lord Bassam also has a keenness to understand any barriers to trade that exist post Brexit within the industry.
In summary, Lord Bassam agreed to be an advocate of our sector in the House of Lords.