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Qdos Invests A Further £0.2 Million To Create The Largest Fleet Of Luxury Vacuum Toilets In The UK

Qdos Invests A Further £0.2 Million To Create The Largest Fleet Of Luxury Vacuum Toilets In The UK

Qdos Event Hire, a leading provider of portable accommodation, welfare and toilet facilities to the event industry, is investing a further £0.2 million in six purpose-built, luxury toilet trailers to meet the growing demand for its “high quality” products and services. The investment will see Qdos create the largest fleet of luxury vacuum toilets trailers […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 63
AP Security Secures New Four Year Deal at Forest Live

AP Security Secures New Four Year Deal at Forest Live

Back in 2003 AP Security first began providing security and stewarding to just one of the Forestry Commission’s venues for the annual Forest Live concerts. Fast forward five years to 2008 which saw them become the sole security provider across all of the 7 picturesque concert locations. 2015 sees a further extension of that relationship […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on January 23, 2015 0 Comments • views: 172
drp has been awarded contract to produce the Triumph Global Dealer Conference

drp has been awarded contract to produce the Triumph Global Dealer Conference

drp has been awarded the contract to produce the Triumph Global Dealer Conference (GDC) 2015 to be held at ExCeL London later this year. Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is Britain’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and recently achieved record unit sales since its relaunch 25 years ago, with over 54,000 units being sold in the year. The Global […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 101
Respected Professor Joins Firm’s New Crowd Safety Team

Respected Professor Joins Firm’s New Crowd Safety Team

A West Midlands-based training provider has appointed a respected industry expert who will help lead its new crowd safety division. Crowd science and risk analysis specialist Professor Keith Still has joined eResponse Recruitment and will develop the training side of the firm’s newly launched crowd safety department alongside head of the department, Andy Hollinson. The […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 117

M.I.C.E News

Deadline to Enter MyEvent.Vision Approaching

Deadline to Enter MyEvent.Vision Approaching

The deadline for new events industry competition, MyEvent.Vision, is fast approaching, with entries closing on 6th February. Introduced to find fresh creative talent, the initiative is open to anyone in Britain with an original event concept. MyEvent.Vision is a competition with a difference and can best be understood as ‘Dragons’ Den meets The Apprentice’. Candidates […]

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Filed in M.I.C.E by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 47
Registration open for Academic Venue Show

Registration open for Academic Venue Show

Venuemasters, the UK’s leading consortium of academic venues, has opened registration for its annual exhibition, the Academic Venue Show. The one day event is free to attend and will take place on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at the ILEC Conference Centre in London. During the exhibition, visitors will have the chance to meet and spend […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, M.I.C.E by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 49
Guest Blog: Top Tips For Organising Conferences In 2015

Guest Blog: Top Tips For Organising Conferences In 2015

Organising a conference can be quite an intimidating prospect for someone without a substantial amount of experience, so it’s fair to say that many of us who haven’t done so before are desperately looking for where to start. There are many different factors to consider when organising a conference and you are pressured even further […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, M.I.C.E by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 156
BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show is on the move

BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show is on the move

The BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show, launched successfully last year by River Street Events at the BDC, is moving to its new home Olympia West to sit alongside the BBC Good Food Show London. The move will enable Bakes & Cakes visitors to have a better show experience, taking advantage of a larger Supertheatre to see […]

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Filed in M.I.C.E by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 87

Brand & Field Marketing News

Fuse & TRO win Nissan UEFA Champions League experiential activation

Fuse & TRO win Nissan UEFA Champions League experiential activation

Fuse Sport + Entertainment and TRO, both part of the Omnicom group of agencies, have been jointly appointed by Nissan to run the global car manufacturer’s experiential activation at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin, June 2015. The two agencies, who formed a partnership for the competitive pitch, will work together to bring to life […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 149
Cancer Research UK contactless donation is world first

Cancer Research UK contactless donation is world first

CANCER Research UK has announced today collaboration with outdoor media owners Clear Channel to bring contactless giving to four Cancer Research UK shop windows in the UK. In this world first use of contactless giving technology, the public have the opportunity to donate £2 to the charity’s lifesaving research to beat cancer sooner by simply […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing, Event Technology by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 83
Live Experience Creatives And D&AD Partner To Host Event

Live Experience Creatives And D&AD Partner To Host Event

Live Experience Creatives, the organisation set up to help connect creative professionals working in events, has partnered with D&AD to put on a special evening event at The Hospital Club on 29th January. I Wish I’d Done That: Experiential Design – will go behind the scenes of the incredible work that makes the UK a world […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on January 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 96
Guest Blog: Events industry benefits from falling oil and gas prices.

Guest Blog: Events industry benefits from falling oil and gas prices.

As the headlines of our daily newspapers continue to celebrate the lowest petrol and diesel prices in over six years, talk has moved away from the pump and to other ways in which consumers will benefit. In recent reports, Chancellor George Osborne states that air fares and house hold bills are the next area of […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing, Guest Blogs by on January 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 141

Event Technology News

uTRAC partners with PSA

uTRAC partners with PSA

uTRAC has supported the Production Services Association (PSA) to offer its members an exclusive discount for selected workforce management packages. uTRAC is the award winning, go to provider, of easy to use and comprehensive solutions for scheduling staff; communicating rosters; confirming availability; tracking attendance; invoicing clients; and processing wages. Members of the live event production […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 49
Event supplier Zeven Media gets investment from Dragon’s Den

Event supplier Zeven Media gets investment from Dragon’s Den

The UK’s first contactless payment digital photobooth is launching for the events industry, with investment from Deborah Meaden. Josh and Hyrum Cook run Zeven Media, which provides top quality digital photo booths for marketing campaigns and commercial events all over the UK. The booths allow users to pose for a photo and share it immediately […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 133
Event Tech Case Study: How Customer Contact Expo drove an overall increase in pre-­registration to attendee conversion using GleanIn

Event Tech Case Study: How Customer Contact Expo drove an overall increase in pre-­registration to attendee conversion using GleanIn

The problem Conversion of pre-registrations to attendees is a continuing problem for B2B exhibition organisers where the industry average is 50%. The event Customer Contact Expo 2014 took place on 1st & 2nd October and the organisers (UBM) implemented the GleanIn Social registration solution to drive up conversion and increase value to all stakeholders. What […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 113
Eventbrite Processed £1 Billion in Gross Ticket Sales in 2014

Eventbrite Processed £1 Billion in Gross Ticket Sales in 2014

Eventbrite processed £1 billion ($1.5 billion) in gross ticket sales in 2014. The UK represents around 10% of Eventbrite’s global business with staff in London and Manchester. With a seventy percent increase in the number of events held, Eventbrite works with event organisers of all types. In the UK these include Wired UK’s thought-provoking and […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 106

Concerts and Touring News

‘De—-li—cious!’ That’s Craig Revel Horwood’s verdict as Eat to the Beat takes to the road with Strictly Come Dancing

‘De—-li—cious!’ That’s Craig Revel Horwood’s verdict as Eat to the Beat takes to the road with Strictly Come Dancing

Eat to the Beat’s crew are waltzing around the UK as the professional dancers and celebrity stars of Strictly Come Dancing are back on the road for their spectacular annual nationwide tour. It’s the eighth consecutive year back-stage catering specialists Eat to the Beat have toured with the sparkling Strictly Come Dancing team, ensuring the […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 63
Brilliant Stages for Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel Tour

Brilliant Stages for Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel Tour

Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in late 2014 marked the first set built by Brilliant Stages under Dark Arches Holdings ownership. The German television presenter and singing star’s sell-out tour saw her perform on a complex, multi-level stage with a large LED tree as a spectacular backdrop. Working from a design […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 54
Entec to the Power of Seven for Damon Albarn at the RAH

Entec to the Power of Seven for Damon Albarn at the RAH

West London based rental and technical solutions specialists Entec Sound & Light has enjoyed a remarkable and dynamic working relationship with singer, songwriter, producer and composer Damon Albarn and Blur, which stretches back about 23 years, almost as long as the 24 years that Lighting Designer Dave Byars has worked with Albarn on his many […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on January 21, 2015 0 Comments • views: 127
Good News as Adlib Supplies Russell Howard Wonderbox Tour

Good News as Adlib Supplies Russell Howard Wonderbox Tour

Award winning UK comedian Russell Howard extended his massively successful ‘Wonderbox’ stand-up tour in December, playing an additional nine dates following the amazing reception it had received in April. Once again Adlib was asked to supply a famously crisp and clear PA system, lighting and all necessary trussing and rigging to assist his incisive side-splittingly […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on January 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 116

Guest Blogs

5 game apps for 2015 to engage your attendees – gamification made easy

5 game apps for 2015 to engage your attendees – gamification made easy

Outdoor scavenger or treasure hunt, team building game or quiz – gamification can be just a fun break in an event or a useful tool to enhance attendee engagement. Connecting games with your event’s main subject can heighten the impact it aims to deliver. Whether it’s fundraising, charity or product launch, well-constructed games make people […]

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Filed in Event Technology, Guest Blogs by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 233
What to do about ticket touts (again)

What to do about ticket touts (again)

Ticket touts are in the news again, this time for using software to harvest tickets in bulk and re-sell them at outrageous mark-ups. It’s a new twist on a hugely distressing problem for the entertainment sector – how to banish touting, whether it takes place online or in the shadows of a car park. Fury […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Festivals & Outdoor, Guest Blogs by on January 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 205
Guest Blog: Choosing Technology for Corporate Events

Guest Blog: Choosing Technology for Corporate Events

Group Dynamics have been providing technology for events for over 30 years – we’ve pioneered a lot of innovative solutions and been a part of several technological advances in the Events Industry. Changes have accelerated over the last decade and recently there has been an explosion in the use of ‘smart’ devices at conferences and […]

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Filed in Event Technology, Guest Blogs by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 907
Guest Blog: 5 common mistakes when contacting sponsors for your events

Guest Blog: 5 common mistakes when contacting sponsors for your events

Event organisers, face the truth: your event is a product and sponsors are your clients. Sponsors won’t come alone, they need to be convinced to “buy” your product. Surprisingly many event organizers are not well prepared when it comes to contacting sponsors and most of all: convincing them to sign the sponsorship-contract. After validating hundreds […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Guest Blogs by on December 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1497