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Success For Event Production Show As Re-Bookings And Visitors Increase

Success For Event Production Show As Re-Bookings And Visitors Increase

The 2015 Event Production Show has been hailed a resounding success as organisers report a record exhibitor re-book, representing double the previous year’s. Initial figures also reveal that visitor numbers increased, and are set to be over 22% higher than in 2014. Co-located with International Confex for the first time, the Event Production Show was […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on March 4, 2015 0 Comments • views: 70
Salima and Lodestar Strengthen Relations with New Three-Year Deal

Salima and Lodestar Strengthen Relations with New Three-Year Deal

Salima Ltd has announced that it has been awarded another major contract with renowned production company Lodestar that will see it supplying specialist event crew all over the UK and Europe. The contract follows on from a previous two-year deal and further strengthens the ties between the two companies. Commenting on the announcement Lodestar’s Project […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on March 3, 2015 0 Comments • views: 103
ID&C Offers £2500 Bursary to UK Festivals

ID&C Offers £2500 Bursary to UK Festivals

  Small to medium-sized festivals in the UK will, from today, have the chance to receive a £2500 bursary courtesy of security wristband and lanyard suppliers, ID&C. Each year, The Grass Roots Festival Bursary awards one fledging festival £2500 towards security accreditation products. Applications are accepted from UK festivals with a single day attendance of […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Festivals & Outdoor by on March 3, 2015 0 Comments • views: 94
“Don’t Forget The Kitchen” Says PKL As It Launches Dedicated Events Website

“Don’t Forget The Kitchen” Says PKL As It Launches Dedicated Events Website

PKL Group, a leading supplier of temporary and permanent catering infrastructure, has launched a new website – www.dontforgetthekitchen.com –which enables event organisers and caterers to get an instant online estimate for their event kitchen or catering equipment hire. PKL has launched the service in response to the increasing number festivals, pop ups, sporting and music […]

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M.I.C.E News

Leeds Beckett success at Eventice

Leeds Beckett success at Eventice

Two Leeds Beckett University Events Management students are celebrating after securing jobs for a prestigious events management company in Dubai. Final year students Joanna Thomas and Jenny Homer were named as winners in The Eventice, an Apprentice-style interview process, at International Confex held at Olympia in London last week. Joanna and Jenny will join DMG Events […]

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ESSA announces AGM details

ESSA announces AGM details

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) will be holding its 2015 AGM at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes, on April 30. The event, which has evolved from fulfilling statutory functions into a well regarded forum for networking and education, follows ESSA’s highly regarded G50+ conference last year, held at the same venue. Andrew Harrison, ESSA […]

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Furniture Hire UK’s New Face

Furniture Hire UK’s New Face

Our team are delighted to reveal an exciting new website that offers some great new features to make renting items easier than ever. Smooth & Sparkly One of the top benefits to going online to order your hire furniture, is that it can really save you time. To ensure that your experience of renting is […]

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NEC food waste to power sewage treatment works

NEC food waste to power sewage treatment works

Over 120 tonnes of food waste a year from Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) will help to power a local sewage treatment works, as part of a new deal between the UK’s number one exhibition venue and Severn Trent Water. Food waste accumulated from the NEC site, which includes the NEC Venue and Genting Arena, […]

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Brand & Field Marketing News

Star Players At The Super Bowl With Ruby J Events

Star Players At The Super Bowl With Ruby J Events

Ruby J Events , London’s leading light in elite party and creative experiential events has just landed a prestigious contract with client NBC Universal which earlier this month saw the team planning, staging and hosting a 3-day VIP event at The Super Bowl in Arizona, USA. The NBC Super Bowl contract coincided with Ruby J Events’ […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on March 5, 2015 0 Comments • views: 13
WRG appoints Ben Atherton as Client Director

WRG appoints Ben Atherton as Client Director

WRG, one of the UK’s leading live communications agencies, has appointed Ben Atherton in the role of Client Director.  He will be based in WRG’s London office and will focus on the company’s key technology accounts. Ben has more than 15 years experience in the telecoms and professional services sectors. He has significant expertise in […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 67
Event Marketing Solutions’ expands Board following record start in 2015

Event Marketing Solutions’ expands Board following record start in 2015

Since the start of the year Event Marketing Solutions (EMS) has enjoyed unprecedented demand for its roadshow marketing solutions, reflecting increased spending by brand managers on experiential campaigns1. The roadshow expert has secured £3.2m worth of new contracts so far this year, with both new and existing clients, including two leading home appliance brands and […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on February 17, 2015 0 Comments • views: 145
Imagination to deliver session on the use of technology to enhance visitor experience and engagement

Imagination to deliver session on the use of technology to enhance visitor experience and engagement

Anton Christodoulou, chief technology officer at creative agency, Imagination, will deliver a session entitled ‘The use of technology to enhance visitor experience and engagement’ at the Event Production Show 2015. Taking place in the Lineout Theatre on Wednesday February 18th from 11.45am, the session will look at how the acceleration of technological innovations is enabling […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing, Event Technology by on February 11, 2015 0 Comments • views: 112

Event Technology News

Change is afoot at Spektrix

Change is afoot at Spektrix

Spektrix, the leading cloud-based box office management software for the arts, today announced key senior management moves that reflect the company’s rapid growth in the UK and North American markets. Effectively immediately, co-founders Michael Nabarro and Matt Scarisbrick become Spektrix chief executive officer and chief technical officer respectively, whilst director of business development Libby Penn […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Event Technology by on March 5, 2015 0 Comments • views: 28
sli.do to power live Q&A at renowned SXSWedu

sli.do to power live Q&A at renowned SXSWedu

sli.do, the award-winning Q&A platform, has been chosen to power the live Q&A at SXSWedu next week. The event will bring together more than 5,000 education experts in Austin, Texas from March 9-12th 2015 to push the frontiers of interactivity and creativity in academia. SXSWedu is a part of the renowned South By Southwest (SXSW) […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on March 4, 2015 0 Comments • views: 60
NFS Partners For Europe With Social Tables

NFS Partners For Europe With Social Tables

NFS Technology Group, pioneer of the revolutionary Rendezvous Events software, has chosen to be the European partner for leading event-planning solution Social Tables to present an all-encompassing venue management solution. Social Tables is a leading cloud based software solution, designed as a natural aid to event planning to help streamline event diagramming, seating, catering and […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on March 2, 2015 0 Comments • views: 110
Guest Blog: 4 ways social media data can power events marketing

Guest Blog: 4 ways social media data can power events marketing

With so much exciting content to share, event producers have a natural advantage in the social media realm. Given the findings announced this week by The Event Marketing Institute, effective use of social media should be a cornerstone of any event marketing programme. But are you leveraging that content in the right way? Is it […]

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Concerts and Touring News

ticketscript selected as ticketing solution for LPH Concerts

ticketscript selected as ticketing solution for LPH Concerts

ticketscript, Europe’s leading self-service digital ticketing solution has been chosen as the ticketing partner by LPH Concerts to provide the ticketing solutions for the Bedford Park Concert Series 2015, hosting three concerts across 31 July – 2 August 2015 at Bedford Park, including the return of highly-popular Bedford Proms . For over 18 years, LPH […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on March 3, 2015 0 Comments • views: 74
Skiddle announces new refund policy and joins STAR

Skiddle announces new refund policy and joins STAR

In keeping with their long held attitude of remaining fair and transparent towards their customer base, Skiddle can announce a brand new refund policy which goes above and beyond the standard practice offered by many ticketing agents. When an event is cancelled Skiddle will now refund booking fees as standard – not just the price of the ticket. It ensures that […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Editor's Choice & Features by on February 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 123
Stagetruck Nominated for Favourite Transport Company TPi Awards 2015

Stagetruck Nominated for Favourite Transport Company TPi Awards 2015

Stagetruck Ltd have been trucking the Music, Exhibition & Conference industries for over 35 years, establishing itself as an industry leader over that time. Operating all over the UK, Europe, Russia and all the Baltic states, Down to Morocco and all the way to Turkey and beyond to Azerbaijan you can trust Stagetruck to deliver. […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Festivals & Outdoor by on February 13, 2015 0 Comments • views: 150
Phoenix Bussing, TPi winners for 2014 and very proud to be nominated for 2015.

Phoenix Bussing, TPi winners for 2014 and very proud to be nominated for 2015.

We have been supplying sleeper buses to the music industry since 1988 and during that time the company has successfully grown from the original four single-deck sleeper buses (built by the founding members in a tiny garage in the heart of the new forest) to a modern fleet of twenty eight purpose-built double-deckers. This will […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Festivals & Outdoor by on February 13, 2015 0 Comments • views: 114

Guest Blogs

Guest Blog: The Future of Event Technology – Confex 2015

Guest Blog: The Future of Event Technology – Confex 2015

By Janet Newenham – Community Manager with meetingsbooker.com Last week I spent two days at International Confex and the Event Production Show in London’s Olympia and I must admit I was totally blown away by some of the technology on offer.  I knew there were going to be some pretty amazing stands, and considering how fast […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Event Technology, Guest Blogs by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 272
Free Webinar to Offer Guidance Regarding Event Sponsorship

Free Webinar to Offer Guidance Regarding Event Sponsorship

A free webinar hosted by SponsorMyEvent.com will offer event organisers and potential sponsors some key advice on the strategies required to deliver results in the modern environment. The webinar – available via Event Industry News – will look at how organisers and sponsors can connect and the challenges facing both parties. Peter Poehle – founder […]

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How Can You Measure Event ROI? – A Q&A Session With Jennifer Hawkins Of DoubleDutch

How Can You Measure Event ROI? – A Q&A Session With Jennifer Hawkins Of DoubleDutch

Measuring return on investment (ROI) has long been the key factor in determining the success of any type of campaign. Being able to demonstrate just what you have achieved as a result of your financial commitment is not just common sense, but also human instinct. As technology continues to shape the way events are delivered, […]

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Filed in Event Technology, Guest Blogs by on January 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 631
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: 443