The Event Industry Alliance (AEV, ESSA and AEO) has written a letter to the PM Boris Johnson asking him for the specific inclusion of events and any related businesses in all and every measure or support packages that the government puts forward.

The Event Industry Alliance (AEV, AEO and ESSA) have released a collection of resources, documents, links, and advice for working remotely, available through the members’ sections of the respective association websites.

I hope this communication finds both you and your families in good health as we endeavour to maintain our social distance.

In a letter to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak today, Andrew Harrison (Director ESSA), Chris Skeith (CEO, AEO), and Rachel Parker (Director, AEV)  have asked for a rescue plan to specifically support the exhibition industry and its supply chain.

Since the virus first emerged as a potential public health threat in January, the AEV, AEO and ESSA have been supporting their members in a number of ways, including representing members to government and agencies at the highest level to help ensure business continuity for their members and the industry at large.

The ESSA Future Focus Board has announced the completion of its first round of mental health workshops, and Jess Corbett, Future Focus Board chair, is considering them a resounding success.

The ESSA Forum and AGM 2020 will be held on Thursday 30 April, at Pergola Olympia, London.

ESSA, AEV and AEO have announced the launch of a new member benefit, the “heads up” mental health tool kit.

The Cross Association Event Industry HR Working Group met on 5/2/2020 at Alexandra Palace.

ESSA Accredited, the quality assurance programme, launched by ESSA at its conference on 28 November 2019, has already had 25 member companies commit to becoming ESSA Accredited.

ESSA has sought to provide its members with parity of voice in the industry, a forum to resolve common issues, and to champion our members’ probity, quality and reliability.

The UK’s Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced the appointment of Josh Taylor as Health and Safety Project Manager.


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