The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has announced the re-appointment of Chris Skeith (pictured above) and Simon Hughes as vice chairs for a further two-year term.
Skeith, who is CEO of the AEO, will continue as BVEP treasurer, while Hughes, founder of MCH Associates, will continue to lead on the BVEP’s co-ordination of issues arising from Brexit.
BVEP Chair Michael Hirst OBE said:“I’m delighted to welcome Chris and Simon back for another two years. Both have played a major role in helping the BVEP to develop policies that promote the best interests of the events industry.
“As the government continues to grow its appreciation of the role events play in showcasing Britain, and securing international trade opportunities, their continued contribution to the work of the partnership will be invaluable.”
Skeith commented: “I’m delighted to continue in my role as BVEP vice chair in these exciting and challenging times for the industry. The partnership has made great progress in putting business events on the national agenda and I’m looking forward to making the most of the opportunities that lie ahead. We’ve come a long way but, as ever, there’s still a lot to do”.
Hughes added: “Brexit means that it is now even more important than ever to make sure the industry’s voice is heard. BVEP has a pivotal role to play in continuing to focus on the issues and opportunities that the people who work in our sector can bring to promoting UK plc. I’m very pleased to be part of this small but dynamic and influential team.”