In Exhibition News this month, Andrew Harrison, outlines the vision for the trade body, its members and wider industry for the year ahead.

Andrew Harrison talks to Hospitality & Events North magazine to outline the vision for the trade body in 2023 and the importance of effective leadership.

Marija Erzen has been elected as Chair and Rob Brackstone as Vice Chair of ESSA – the trade body representing the best contractor and suppliers to the UK events industry.

As we move into 2023, Andrew Harrison discusses the need to encourage new talent into the industry and why it needs to remain a top priority.

ESSA's 2022 Annual Conference challenged its members to explore the cost-effective benefits of leading rather than managing.

Andrew Harrison, director of the ESSA, argues that attracting and retaining talent are two different issues that should be tackled separately, but both require immediate action and collaboration at an industry level to solve.

The winners of the ESSA's 2022 Awards were announced on 8 December, as the sector gathered to celebrate this year’s finest talent.

Recognising innovation and excellence within the event sector supply chain, ESSA has announced the shortlist for its prestigious 2022 annual awards. 

The Events Industry Alliance launched its manifesto at a parliamentary reception on Wednesday 19th The Events Industry Alliance launched its manifesto at a parliamentary reception on Wednesday 19th October, including guests from a cross party group of MPs in addition to Government and Shadow Ministers and many association members.

The global supply chain crisis has significantly impacted many industries. Garcia Newell, ESSA board member and Director, Business Development, Europe at transport and logistics company DSV Solutions, discusses why it is causing multiple challenges for the events sector…

ESSA has appointed seasoned events professional Helen Lowe as Sales & Business Development Manager.

Andrew Harrison warns that the past two years have magnified the pressures already faced by suppliers and calls all sides of the industry to work together to make healthier working environments for all. 



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