Business Events

Great Events Shape the Future

One of our priorities is to grow the UK’s valuable business events sector by promoting its world-class destinations and venues, and driving more targeted international business events into the UK. We work in partnership with the nations and regions of the UK to add value to their work in this sector.

The Business Events Growth Programme forms part of Government’s commitment to build, develop and boost the business events sector, supporting the attraction and the growth of international business events which align with the Government's priority industry sectors. 

Business Events Webinar recordings

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Watch past business events webinars

Domestic Support Fund

Find out more on financial support to kick start the return of domestic business events

Business Events Growth Programme Overview

Apply now for financial support available to attract, create, grow and develop international business events in the UK

International Delegate Growth

Find out about financial support available for International Delegate Growth through the Business Events Growth Programme and how to submit an application.

Candidate City Bid Support

Find out about financial support available for Candidate City Bid Support through the Business Events Growth Programme and how to submit an application

Government Advocacy

Apply now for Government Advocacy support VisitBritain and HM Government offer to add value for your business events

Business Events Activities

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Read more about VisitBritain's business events activities

Business Events Resources

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Discover our resources to support the business events industry

Business Events Research

Business Events is an important sector for the UK. Business visits accounted for 21% of all inbound visits in 2019, with 8.7 million such visits, and contributed £4.8 billion in spend.