Institute of Event Management seeking to 'professionalise' events industry

Prominent event figures are being encouraged to take more of a frontline role in their industry by getting involved in the development of the Institute of Event Management (IEM).

The would-be industry body is being backed up by the Business Visits and Events Partnership in a bid to professionalise the events and conference sector.

Inviting protagonists from corporate venues, event spaces and wedding venues, the IEM hope to meet with interested professionals to kick-start the organisation. Using like-minded event figures, the IEM hope to harness knowledge and innovation, pushing the events industry to the forefront of the British economy.

With upcoming national events such as the Olympics fast approaching, the new industry body could be welcomed by event venues who hope to raise their profile and capitalise on increased footfall.

Steering group lead, Susan Spibey, was cited in Meetpie as commenting on the new industry body, saying: ”Following our first meeting in July we are now motoring with the IEM and would like to meet some of the events industry ‘movers and shakers’ who might be interested in helping to get it off to a flying start.”

According to Spibey, the group is actively seeking views from event professionals on what they feel the body could do for them.