Shape Of Events Report - 7 September 2021

BVEP has published a new report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the events sector. The main findings of the report are that:

  • Overall event activity was down 95% across the UK during the past 12 months
  • The UK events industry lost £57 billion of value from the pre-pandemic level of £70 billion
  • 17% of event and exhibition businesses permanently ceased trading during 2020
  • 126,000 jobs were lost during the same period

However, the BVEP finds that the pandemic has also been a catalyst for change and innovation across the entire events sector and while the industry has been far more engaged with the government during this period, there is still a need for greater, deeper, and longer-term industry representation
You can access the report here