Some UK festivals may have been cancelled but it’s not the end, says AIF’s Paul Reed


Some UK festivals may have been cancelled but it’s not the end for the events sector, so says Paul Reed, general manager of the Association of Independent Festivals Sonisphere postpones! Rockness cancels for a second consecutive year! LeeFest announces fallow year! The end is nigh! Festival bubble finally bursts! For the seventh year in a row, […]

Tell it like it is: Matt Storey urges the events industry to speak the truth


Honesty is the best policy so will flaky events professionals please start speaking the truth. Matt Storey, director – business development at Gallowglass, questions the moral fibre of the events sector I have it on very good authority that in the Army your word is your bond. You do what you say you’re going to […]

AMP Events confirms return of Event Tech Live


The organiser of Event Tech Live has confirmed that the dedicated show for event technology solutions will return in 2015. AMP Events has announced that the event will once again be held at the Old Truman Brewery on November 11, 2015. Visitors to the event can expect live tech demos, educational content, expert Q&A sessions and […]

GMG and Pickevent to host CDM Regs seminar


GMG Network and Pickevent are to host a health and safety information and networking evening on March 17 aimed specifically at CDM Regs. With amendments to legislation seeing CDM 2015 applied to the events industry from April, GMG Network have put together a panel – entitled Health & Safety: How will the new CDM 2015 […]

Full Fat reveals raft of event and festival PR account wins


Liverpool International Music Festival 2015 has appointed Full Fat to manage the festival’s PR campaign. It is one of eight recent wins for the festival, events and entertainment PR specialist having recently won contracts to also manage PR activities for DHP Family’s No Tomorrow and Count of Ten’s portfolio of festivals, Brownstock, Truck and Y-Not. […]

Star signs deal with Brazilian-owned production company


Star Events has signed a service partner contract with sports specialist Footwise UK, under its Brazilian Minds in Fusion banner. The deal provides Star Events with high-level representation and experience in Brazil and gives Minds in Fusion access to Star’s logistical and technical abilities, and equipment, ahead of the Rio Olympics in 2016. Roger Barrett, Star […]

Organisers get virtual tour of new ICC Sydney


International event organisers looking to get a sneak peek of Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney), ahead of its December 2016 opening date, can now fly through the venue thanks to a virtual tour that has been unveiled this week. At the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), ICC Sydney revealed to the events industry an […]

Vivid Event Group enters next phase of growth with new brand identity


Brighton-based event management agency Vivid Event Group, has launched a new brand identity and website to take it into the next phase of business growth. The new identity reflects Vivid’s continued development of its brand engagement offer. Says Charlie Hepburn (pictured), Vivid’s managing director: “The industry has changed massively over the last few years. Clients […]

dmg continues expansion with new Indian office


dmg events Middle East and Asia, the Dubai-based event organiser, has announced the opening of new offices in India. Basing its headquarters in Mumbai and opening offices in Bangalore, dmg events aims to widen its product offerings by focusing on new growth opportunities and niche industry verticals besides bringing its portfolio of existing events and […]

Filmmaster Events opens London office


Event production and event management agency, Filmmaster Events, in charge of organising and producing Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies and the official supplier to Expo Milano 2015, has opened an office in London. Antonio Abete, Filmmaster Events chief executive officer, explained: “The new opening in London is not our final objective: it is a […]