“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

New academic research can help us all better champion health and safety when on-site, says ESSA director, Andrew Harrison.

The Events Industry Alliance (EIA) – the collective associations of AEO, AEV and ESSA, has published the eighth Size and Scale Index for Exhibitions (SASIE) report.

"The key is in not spending time, but in investing it."- Stephen R. Covey 

The theme for International Women's Day 2024 is 'Inspire Inclusion'.

Andrew Harrison spoke to Hospitality & Events North magazine about the need to work more closely together to help create real change in our industry.

Lisa Tyson, Deputy Managing Director of Aztec Services has been appointed as the new Chair and Andy Hickinbotham, Sales Director of Human Built, will be taking on the role of Vice Chair of ESSA's Sustainability Working Group.

For any substantial change to happen in the exhibition industry, there needs to be set goals that we are all collectively working towards says Andrew Harrison.

ESSA has launched its Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) training that challenges event suppliers  to seek a resolution to the issues of diversity through consciously assessing the way they think.

In this month's #BoardTalk we chat to Business Manager of Ignition DG, Hannah Jardine who sheds light on her involvement with ESSA's D&I working group and its vision for the future.

With sustainability at the top of everyone’s agenda, it can sometimes be easier to look to others as the main culprits inhibiting progress when they are in fact part of the solution says Andrew Harrison in this month's Hospitality & Events North magazine.



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