As another week draws to a close, it’s my job to reflect on some of the industry’s happenings this week; unfortunately, it’s not all giggles and fun to tell.
This week, the organiser of the Great Yarmouth Air Show announced that it would be postponed due to unanticipated additional costs of more than £130,000.
Similarly, the Shoreham Air Show announced last week that it would not be taking place in 2017 out of respect for the families involved in the tragic 2015 crash.
However, with every cancellation, two events spring up in their place. This week, it’s the Printworks London, the hot new venue, which has revealed it will host the Beavertown Extravaganza, a two-day event that will take place from September 8-9, 2017, which will celebrate craft beers.
Further up the rung, the Government is set to host two high-level roundtable meetings to explore ways of growing Britain’s events industry and ways in which events can support Britain’s export drive and industrial strategy. This news provides hope of a bright future for the 2017 event industry.
Last but not least, the team will be hosting our annual VIP networking event, Event Buyers Live next week (February 8-9). Please give us a follow on @eventbuyerslive or check out #EBL17 so you can be updated with our wonderful goings on; from roundtable discussions, to seminars, gala dinners and a few surprises.