UK Events Summit 2021

UK Events Summit 2021


                          SAVE THE DATE : The next UK Events Summit will be held on the 23rd February 2022

                       @ Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground - Manchester





Major Events Summit 2020

“On the 2nd December 2020, MEI ran the Major Events Summit centred on Coping with the challenges of event delivery in the midst of a Global Pandemic. The summit brought the events industry together with partnerships ranging from One Industry One Voice, Events Industry Forum, Association of Festival Organisers to name a few. We were honoured to have the Secretary of State Rt Hons Oliver Dowden deliver our opening keynote and Rt Hons Teresa Villers give us an update on the plans to recover the events industry. Coupled with this we had an extensive array of speakers ranging from event organisers, local councils, organising committees and expert suppliers.


If you are interested in listening to any of the sessions, please read our report to find the sessions you are interested in listening to and click the button below to enquire.


Major Events Summit 2020 Report



IFS2021 Testimonials 

"I’m really grateful today for MEI bringing everyone together to help us find ways through this turbulent time”

- Oliver Dowden - Secretary of State DCMS



"I really enjoy coming along to the Major EVENTS Summit  every year. I think thats it is just a really great opportunity to engage with potential commercial partners, and is a good opportunity for us to learn from other major global events." -  Jon Dutton, CEO - Rugby League World Cup 2021


 You never know what you will see, what you will hear, what little snippets or throwaway line that someone will say and you'll think; there is an idea. You'll write that down and six months later it will turn into something.” - Nick Prichard, Global Alliances - Cirque de Soleil 


" It is a fabulous opportunity for us as we can use this platform to let international and local businesses know what we are trying to achieve from the games." - Ian Reid, CEO - 

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022


“I really

It’s something we find a lot of value in. It’s  a fantastci opportunity to have the decision makers in one room and frankly shortens the sales cycle. It is invaluable.”

- Steve Gruning, VP Global Sales & 

Marketing - SOS Global


"Fantastic Introductions resulting in contract wins." - Nicola Esson, Marketing Manager - Duralock Performance Fencing