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Roundtable with Sir Chris Bryant, Shadow Minister Creative Industries & Digital

Roundtable with Sir Chris Bryant, Shadow Minister Creative Industries & Digital

The EIA attended the Festival and Events roundtable in Edinburgh hosted by Sir Chris Bryant, Shadow Minister for Creative Industries and Digital. The meeting received a positive response from Sir Chris who was keen to learn more about the industry and how it could be supported. We will be following up with further information requested by Sir Chris' office to reiterate the important work of the EIA and our asks of policymakers. 


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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