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.

We are delighted to introduce the companies who have joined ESSA in the first quarter of 2020.

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.

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.

ESSA Future Focus Board has launched three member events in early 2020 focusing on mental health and wellbeing amongst member company employees.

We are delighted to introduce the companies who have joined ESSA in the final quarter of 2019.



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