The new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Events will launch today (26 October) under the chairmanship of James Heappey MP.

The group will meet in Parliament today as part of their Annual General Meeting, which formally establishes the group as an official APPG.

Representatives from the events industry are confirmed to speak in front of the group, including Chris Skeith from the AEO and EVCOM’s Simon Hughes.

Headed in the past by former MP Nick de Bois, the APPG for Events has been credited with establishing stronger links between the events industry and Parliament and Government, as part of the Britain for Events campaign.

As part of the APPG AGM, a parliamentary dinner will be held tomorrow evening (27 October), where senior members of the events industry will meet parliamentarians and senior Government officials. They will discuss how to grow the industry from its existing £42.3bn in 2015 to £48bn by 2020.