VisitBritain funding more international business events for the UK

VisitBritain has opened funding applications dedicated to the development of international business events in the UK for its fourth year in a row.

In 2018, the Business Events Growth Programme (formerly the Event Support Programme) awarded £173,000 to new and existing events, increasing international delegate attendance and profile to help support UK destinations and venues.

Funding is open to applications from convention bureaus, destination management organisations or event venues and organisers including universities and associations.

VisitBritain/VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “Following a very successful 2018/19 year for applications, we are very pleased to have supported UK wide events through the Business Events Growth Programme, demonstrating our commitment to growing this valuable sector and supporting our world-class destinations and venues to boost inbound business events. Working with the industry we can secure more international conferences, promote the UK as the premier destination for business events and grow local economies.”

Read more and apply here.

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