Conference News May 2020

MAY 2020 EVENTS IN NATIONAL MEDIA STORM Faces of the industry Meet hundreds of eventprofs who contribute to the economy Insurance CN speaks to a lawyer to understand contracting matters The events industry was thrown into chaos this month when the national press flirted with the idea of acknowledging its existence. While its value of £70bn continues to go unnoticed, and the fact it employs 700,000 people ignored, there was still time to publish claims that a major venue was trying to profit from the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis. Turn to page 18 for the full story. Big Interview BVEP’s Simon Hughes updates us on government recognition