The events industry has been on a gradual increase over the past few years, bringing much needed income to Britain’s economy. The events industry currently contributes a staggering £39.1 billion to the UK’s economy according to recent reports with the majority arising from conference and meetings. I cannot see the future however I can make some predictions of the trends I believe will develop into 2016.
Collaboration and Innovation
2015 has seen a lot of collaboration between event managers, venues, suppliers and the list goes on. The New Year will see a lot more great collaboration within the industry, there are many networking opportunities across the UK for events professional and these events bring together bright minds in events. FatUnicron is a great example of collaboration were an event organiser and software developer merged forming a new agency.
Pop Up or Seasonal Burst
I have noticed and attended a few pop up events namely the Alpine Ball at Tatton Park JD Parties and other seasonal themed events. I believe that across the UK that this trend is taking off dramatically from the unusual ice bar to the city centre Christmas lodges. These pop ups and seasonal burst events can add life and value to its location, even if only for a short while.