An event for a new apprenticeship standard for the events industry has been announced, taking place 9 June.

The Trailblazers scheme will focus on creating a creative events industry standard to enable alternative routes for young people. It was given the green light by the government in March, and key figures behind the scheme hope for full government approval by the end of 2015.

London & Partners will host the launch event, with more than 20 industry players already confirmed to attend. EVCOM CEO Marco Forgione will provide an overview of the scheme, how it will benefit employers, and convene an Industry Advisory Board to govern the creation of the standard.

Forgione will also oversee the creation of a Standard Development Board, which will set core standards.

“This is a fantastic initiative for our industry and we are pleased to be an active partner in this project,” Forgione said. “EVCOM is committed to nurturing and developing new talent into our sector and looks forward to welcoming the first apprentices.”