The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has confirmed that Barmotion, the branded event hospitality specialist, is the first event supplier to join the association on its new 'ESSA Associate' tier of membership. ESSA Associate membership is a gateway to full membership.

The EIA, comprising of AEO, AEV and ESSA, welcome the Chancellor’s announcement of a new Covid Cancellation Insurance Scheme. The exhibitions sector has been significantly impacted during the pandemic with forced cancellations due to government and local authority restrictions. While we understand the necessary public health restrictions that have been in place, the impact on the sector has been devastating. The uncertainty caused by the pandemic has undermined the insurance market for our sector.

ESSA recently launched a service to support members as we build back towards operational capacity and potentially face issues of over and under supply in certain key operational areas.

ESSA is working on supporting your return to business in a number of ways.  One of these areas is supporting your requirements to re-build operationally.

The much anticipated announcement from the Prime Minister to move to Step 4 on the 19th July is a welcome relief to the sector – we finally have our ‘go date’.

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) held its annual general meeting (AGM) at Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby, at 1pm on Thursday July 8, 2021, and welcomed almost 90 member representatives to the first face-to-face ESSA event since December 2019.

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has today launched a comprehensive sustainability module to the ESSA Accredited scheme, the organisation’s independently audited, annual company level qualification for its members.

EIA unveils first-ever sustainability commitment framework for its members

EIA partner with EventWell, supporting mental health and wellbring in events. 

The EIA has issued an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer requesting a firm open date for business events. 

Event industry associations have announced the launch of their new Diversity and Inclusion Hub.



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