VisitBritain has launched a programme to attract more global business events to the UK. The Event Support Programme offers advocacy and funding to develop the UK’s international business events industry. The programme is open to Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) or venues and event organisers who collaborate with DMOs and offers application for funding from £1 million annually.
Non-financial support is also available as endorsement from advocates including Government Ministers, overseas diplomatic missions and UK Trade & Investment, mainly for organisations and activities that help secure business events for Britain, develop new ones and boost the economic impact of existing events.
Tourism Minister Tracey Crouch said: "Britain is open for business and we want to encourage as many people to visit and organise their events in the UK. This new programme will help grow this multi-billion pound industry even further, boosting our economy and bringing more people to our shores."