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.

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.

A new economic impact report has been jointly published by the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Association of Event Venues (AEV), and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA)


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