Business events

One of our priorities is to grow the UK’s valuable business visits and events sector by promoting its world-class destinations and venues, and driving more targeted international business events into the UK. Our work aligns with the focus of the recently formed Events Industry Board that promotes the events sector within the UK. We work in partnership with the nations and regions of the UK to add value to their work in this sector.

For applicants interested in the Event Support Programme, we wish to advise that funding applications are closed for activity taking place in the 2017/18 financial year (to 31 March 2018). Applications for government advocacy / ‘soft support’ are welcome now and beyond the financial year.  For more information, please visit the Event Support Programme overview page

Business Events research

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Business Events is an important sector for the UK, in 2016 Business visits accounted for 24% of all visits and contributed £5.5 billion in spend.

Event Support Programme overview

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Read the overview of Event Support Programme to attract, grow and develop new and existing international business events to Britain and Northern Ireland.

Business Events activity highlights

Read more about VisitBritain's business events activities