Events, Conferences & Exhibitions - P1 & P2

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Unit 17 – Events, conferences & exhibitions
Update on events, conferences and exhibitions – P1, P2, P3, M1 & D1

P1 - Describe the event, conference and exhibitions environment in the UK

Types of event

Corporate hospitality
Corporate hospitality is a private event held by corporations and businesses to entertain and build good relationships with their staff and clients and to encourage new businesses. For example a company hires a venue such as the Hinitze Hall in the Natural History Museum which offers galleries for a range of evening events with catering facilities and staff which will be used only by the business team.

Team-building events
Team building events are events in which members of a business bond
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These events are not always open to the public but aim to generate press coverage and publicity. Music events and festivals range from popular music concerts to classical performances. This includes festival such as Reading and Leeds. The music magazine NME provides information about all the upcoming festivals and concerts on their website. Wedding fairs are often held in hotels because it is easier for customers to access the wedding related goods and services when they are put into one place.
Reunions are popular events which help people to get in touch with friends they have not seen and spoken for many years. Reunions are held in venues with hospitality facilities like any other event. An example is the Friends Reunited website.

Types of conference Political conferences
Political conferences are party political conferences which are held every year for a general meeting of a political party. The conferences are attended by certain delegates who represent the party membership. In most political parties, the party conference is the highest decision-making body of the organisation, tasked with electing or nominating the party's leaders or leadership bodies. Popular venues which are hired for political conferences include Brighton, Blackpool or Bournemouth which mainly rely on conference business outside the summer holiday season so such conferences provide significant revenue.