Just nine days before the UK goes to the polls to decide its future within the EU, The Meetings Show is teaming up with EventHuddle to debate this vitally important decision and the impact a Yes or No vote could have on the meetings industry.

The debate, which will be titled EU, in or out? Step into the light or step into the dark, will take place on Tuesday June 14th at 12:50 at The Meetings Show.

Presenting opposing sides of the debate will be:

·         Chris Heaton-Harris, MP Daventry (2010 – present) (MEP 1999-2009) and member of the APPG for events.

·         Nick De Bois (Chair of Events Industry Board, founder of Rapier Group & MP Enfield North 2010-2015)

·         Simon Hughes (Deputy Chair BVEP and Corporate consultant, MCHA)

·         Alan Newton (COO – Eventopedia)

 

Event Director Steve Knight comments: “This is a critical decision for Britain as a whole as well as the meetings industry.  Like so many sectors our membership of the EU offers both benefits and challenges and I look forward to seeing how these are presented and what the general consensus is across those in attendance.  Taking place so close to the vote it is a final opportunity to gather, share opinions and potentially change minds as we try to identify what is best for individuals, businesses, the sector and the country as a whole.”

EventHuddle’s Kirk Thomas said: “We are delighted to be working with The Meetings Show for this important debate, their fantastic audience of event professionals means we can deliver this crucial subject to the right people at the right time, hopefully sending them into the voting booth’s feeling that much more informed. 

Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 14-16 June 2016 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.

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