Andrew Harrison, director of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), says that event sustainability should be approached as a journey not a race, and believes that trade bodies have an important role to play in helping members embark on that process…

Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced the date of their Summer Event extravaganza which includes the return of the well-renowned and much anticipated In the Rough ESSA industry charity golf day, dinner and awards.

As the live events industry gets back on track post-pandemic, Andrew Harrison, director of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) argues that now is the time to make sustainability our number one priority, set achievable targets and get measuring…

With in-person exhibitions and events on the increase, insurance should now be top of mind. Mark Clayton, Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) board director and managing director, InEvexco, discusses why it’s time to make sure your policies are brought up to date…

Event industry associations, the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association of Event Venues (AEV), and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), have announced the launch of the ‘Five pillars of inclusion’.

Andrew Harrison, of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), explores why it’s essential to get the basics right to ensure visitors have a great experience and remember your exhibition for the right reasons…

Andrew Harrison has been director of ESSA since 2014 (originally joined in 2011) and has been instrumental in growing the trade association’s membership as well as helping to give it a voice inside and outside of the business events industry.

As National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February) kicks off, Andrew Harrison, director of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), discusses why the sector needs to do more to attract the next generation and address the ongoing talent shortage.

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has today elected Chris Skeith OBE, currently Director of EIA – representing AEO/AEV/ESSA, as its new Chair. The appointment, which takes place with immediate effect, will see Chris take up the role on a two-year term taking over from Simon Hughes, who moves into the role of Immediate Past Chair.

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has appointed a dedicated project manager to drive its working groups, member projects and services, while continuing its commitment to raising health and safety standards across the sector.  

Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has launched the ESSA Individual Induction, the first in a series of certificated training courses for its members with a focus on health and safety.

The winners of ESSA annual awards were revealed last week, as leading figures gathered to celebrate excellence in the sector.



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