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Destination & Venue Benefits

Destinations and venues make up an integral part of our organisations focus, values and principals. Whether you’re a National Tourist Office, Destination Marketing Organisation or a Convention Bureau you can directly benefit from joining EVCOM. From making links with like-minded professionals and services, through to changing policy at the highest levels of government, there are a range of member benefits to be had for venues looking to join an organisation that offers a voice for their industry.

Marketing and Business Development

  • Listing on the EVCOM web site (with link to own site)
  • Free job vacancy advertising on the EVCOM website
  • The use of the EVCOM member logo on all marketing material
  • Purchase of data from EVCOM’s client database at discounted member rates
  • Exposure through PR activity, articles and features undertaken by EVCOM
  • Opportunities to sponsor EVCOM activities, publications, and research to achieve higher profile
  • Preferential rates at EVCOM’s national and international awards’ ceremonies
  • Participation at major industry tradeshows
  • Access to special member only offers from various service providers
  • Participation in regional meetings with other DMO members

Education, Training and CPD

  • Opportunities to attend, network and/or host exclusive industry events
  • Reduced rates for all staff at EVCOM networking, training & educational events
  • More

Research

  • Participation in the annual ‘UK Events Market Trends Survey’ – free copy of the published report (priced at £195) to destinations generating 10 or more reporting venues – opportunity to commission local destination level report
  • Participation in DMO benchmarking research
  • Access to corporate buyer research programme
  • Access to the ‘Members Only’ section of the EVCOM web site for the latest research, papers and industry intelligence

Representation and Regulation

  • Monitoring and guidance on new legislation via the EVCOM Regulation Committee
  • Representation to Government and the wider business community through EVCOM’s membership of the Business Visits and Events Partnership
  • Representation in other related organisations such as People 1st and the Tourism Alliance
  • Updates on regulatory and legislative issues, with opportunities to contribute to current hot topics
  • All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs)

Information and Advisory Services

  • Regular e-newsletter
  • Access to individual help and advice from the EVCOM management office team
  • Access to the specialist VAT ‘Helpline’
  • Opportunities to participate in EVCOM’s Working Groups and Committees which cover: Awards, CSR, Education, Membership, Regulation and Representation

Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives

  • We lead the way with our sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to our industry. We provide regular workshops and seminars on the reduction of waste, on social responsibility and on respectful use of resources. More on Corporate Social Responsibility