The Expert-Group Event Industry is an association of event companies from all sectors that is actively involved in current political events and represents the concerns of Berlin’s music and cultural industries.
In response to the Corona-related lockdown, which hit the cultural, sports and leisure event industry particularly hard, a new working group of the Berlin event industry was formed in spring 2020. In October 2020, this special association became the permanent specialist group of the Berlin event industry in the Berlin Music Commission.
The specialist group currently consists of about 50 people from 40 Berlin companies. Representatives of the specialist group are in regular contact with the most important political decision-makers in Berlin and advise the senate administrations when it comes to enacting new regulations for the staging of events or revoking them.
The type of members ranges from the largest venues for leisure and sporting events to established touring and concert event agencies and club operators to the most diverse types of service companies or solo self-employed event managers.
The members of the professional group also support and advise each other and others when it comes to implementing regulations in event operations or, for example, making use of financial aid programmes. The Berlin Events Industry Section is also in regular contact with other regional and supra-regional networks and associations in the events sector. Through its activities, the trade group has helped many companies and self-employed people through the bitter Corona crisis and continues to do so.