Supporting the Events Industry in Ireland
Supporting the Events Industry in Ireland

EII e-zine

Welcome EII e-zine

Welcome one and all to the inaugural Event Industry Ireland e-zine.

 Welcome one and all to the inaugural Event Industry Ireland e-zine.

Thank you for taking the time to become a member of EII.  We’re excited to announce we currently have nearly 300 of you lovely events people.

We know the last few months have been incredibly tough. We also know that the events industry has been dismissed by Government and we feel largely forgotten. Overnight all our job descriptions changed and we’ve fought hard to keep ourselves afloat while maintaining our sanity. However with this change comes opportunity and the chameleon nature of our business has helped us innovate and rethink the future of our industry. 

The formation of the EII was primarily borne out of a realisation that we need collective representation. We believe, with one voice, we’re stronger.   Since its formation in March, an amazing amount of time, effort and resources have been put in by the EII board to ensure our collective voice is heard at national level.

The key objective has been to communication to Government that our industry is viable, that it is vital to the Irish economy and that we need their support until there is some reinstatement of live events.

We have asked for an extension of the TWSS at the €350 level for event sector workers until April 2021.

We are pleading for the establishment of an event industry task force with long term government representation and finally

We need a stimulus package specifically for the events sector to restart and retrain.

Progress is being made but we need your help. Please go to the EII website to see the latest survey commissioned by EII for the industry. We need facts and figures to prove our case to Government, therefore we need as many people as possible to complete this. Please engage with our social media posts and tags to ensure our message is far reaching and we are being recognised fully for the amazing work that we do on your behalf.

We’re all in this together and for now we’ll stay positive, strong and know that if we weather this we can do anything!

What is the EII?

The EII is the recognised industry voice representing all event professionals in the industry. We act as a sounding board and point of dialogue between Government on all matters and views of the industry and offer constructive challenge. We are doing this to help grow, advocate and shape the sustainable long-term future of the events industry in Ireland.

Our Aim
Our aim is to be the voice of the multi-billion event industry in Ireland, to serve the collective needs of event organisers and suppliers and to promote the interests of our members and the industry at large.

By collectively working together, the objective of EII is to support growth across the entire sector via advocacy, networking, education,  collaboration and a collective voice to ensure the high standard of events in Ireland are met and adhered to by all members.

 

 

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What’s been happening since the formation of EII?

Lobbying
A huge amount of Government lobbying has been going on behind the scenes. EII recently had a meeting with Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English. The big focus is to get as much attention on the Events sector pre-budget.  EII presented a pre-budget submission document to Government on the 11th of September.    

 

Survey
A new independent survey of the Event Industry in Ireland has been commissioned by EII and facilitated by Kevin in Ireland Thinks. Please participate in this. We have discovered that Government and Ministers like facts and figures. Thanks to the great effort you all put in to the previous survey, which can be found here, we were able to furnish everyone with real data. This information has been used far and wide to help show what a vital and viable industry we are. You can find the media here. 

 

€3.5 billion in revenue, €850 million in export, 35,000 employed in the industry

EII Event – IMPACT

Our first EII socially distanced event took place on July 29th in the Clayton Burlington Road. IMPACT, a case study on how to safely run a live event with restrictions in place, was the collaboration of many suppliers and partners. The 2 hour event offered talks on well-being, financial advice, motivation and HR

(Reflecting the real nature of what we do, it is worth noting that this event was originally planned for 100 guests but two days before the event, further Government restrictions brought it down to 50). 

Our first EII socially distanced event took place on July 29th in the Clayton Burlington Road. IMPACT, a case study on how to safely run a live event with restrictions in place, was the collaboration of many suppliers and partners. The 2 hour event offered talks on well-being, financial advice, motivation and HR

The Event Industry Alliance

There are many other groups representing other facets of the event Industry so rather than all banging our individual drums, we came together to form The Event Industry Alliance.  Individually, we all represent our different groups, but together, we are representing thousands of people across Ireland who host, play, entertain, feed or build the events we all work at.  Each group is actively lobbying government, but together we are a strong force.  We recently lobbied The Government for a seat on the Arts and Culture recovery taskforce and we have gained not one, but two seats.  This is great representation for the Events Industry at government level. 

We Are Where We Are

As per the recent Government announcement last Friday, Dublin is at level 3 of the framework for restrictive measures and all other counties are currently at level 2. Organised indoor gatherings, defined as “controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager” are not permitted under Level 3. Gatherings of up to 15 guests can take place outdoors. For Level 2 Up to 50 patrons are permitted and in pods or groups of up to 6 if appropriate, with arrangements to ensure no intermingling of groups. Up to 100 patrons are permitted for larger venues where strict 2 metre seated social distancing and one-way controls for entry and exit can be implemented. For outdoor gatherings Up to 100 patrons are permitted for the majority of venues or Up to 200 patrons for outdoor stadia or other fixed outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000 (with robust protective measures as per sectoral guidance).

Whats Next?

Following our submission to Government on 11th of September, we are hoping that Government will engage with us as an industry. In the meantime please fill out our latest survey.  We need all the data we can get!

If you’d like to get involved in any way or think you can help,
please contact us at info@eventindustryireland.com

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