South Coast Events Forum

South Coast Events ForumThe South Coast events community has pulled together to create the South Coast Events Forum (SCEF). From award-winning event organisers to industry-leading event suppliers, the forum brings together event professionals from across the South Coast with a combined aim to re-emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a more unified, collaborative and sustainable offer.

The not-for-profit forum will be led by a newly-formed steering group consisting of nine experienced professionals from across the events industry including chair Craig Mathie, MD of Bournemouth 7s Festival.

Full of excitement about the new group, he commented: “It is an absolute privilege to have been joined in this concept by so many excellent industry professionals. In these most challenging times, I have been blown away by the spirit of collaboration and the positive approach of our members, and the fantastic steering group who will represent them.

“We are full of admiration for everything that has been achieved by the national organisations who represent our industry to government and help to drive standards across the industry. Groups such as ours will help us to engage with local decision makers, to influence regional strategy and share best practice with those we work with most regularly.”

Membership is free for both organisers and suppliers. To join or for more information visit

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