We are pleased to announce that ESSA partner, InEvexco Ltd are offering ESSA members a significant premium discount off their already highly competitive main policy designed specifically for Contractors, Project Managers and Suppliers to the exhibition and event sector.

We are pleased to announce that NAEC Stoneleigh’s 58 bedroom 4 star guest house, Stoneleigh Park Lodge, located within the grounds of Stoneleigh Park are offering ESSA Members special discounted rates.

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced its 2018 AGM will be held at the Magic Circle, Centre for Magical Arts, London on April 26, 2018, with a start time of 10:15 a.m.

The Event Services and Suppliers Association (ESSA) has announced that it is now offering GDPR learning modules on its extensive e-learning portal, developed and delivered by The Virtual College, including a free overview module called “Introduction to GDPR.”

The Event Services and Supplier Association (ESSA) has announced the launch of its talent and recruitment hub, a permanent online repository of assets and collateral to support and promote the event industry as a career of choice for young people.

Our digital 2017 Annual Review is now complete! 

The Event Suppliers and Services Association (ESSA) has formally announced the appointment of an apprentice membership administrator to assist the membership secretary with processing new members, communicating with existing members and to provide general administrative support.

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has committed to support FaceTime, the promotional campaign for the exhibition industry, for a fourth consecutive year.

The chair of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), Chris Criscione, has taken up the position of chair of the Events Industry Alliance (EIA) as part of the rotation of the position through the three industry associations, ESSA, the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Association of Event Venues (AEV).

There is a need for more MPs to support the All Party Parliamentary Group on Events so that the voice of the industry can be heard in Parliament. This group is currently chaired by James Heappey MP who has drafted the wording below with a request that you consider sending it to your local MP. You can check which MP represents the area where your business is located by using this link: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/.

ESSA is at the start of a long journey, one we understand has no real end date.

It has been identified for some time that our industry was developing a bit of a problem with regard to attracting new talent. 

The AEV/AEO/ESSA Technical Committee, Electrics convened at the QEII Centre on Thursday November 9, 2017 with Chris Morrison of Olympia London in the chair.



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