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New name and location for RIBEX

RIBEX has been renamed The Powerboat and RIB Show and will move to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth following 13 years in Weymouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Organiser, Hugo Montgomery-Swan hopes that the...
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Touch launched by industry heavyweights

Patrick Collins, Nick Bender, Colette Murphy and Mike Ford have launched Touch Associates. The new venture will be based in Leatherhead, Surrey, and offer venue finding, event management, event communications,...
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Extrema Outdoor announces changes

Dutch dance festival, Extrema Outdoor has changed its name to XO Live. The festival, in its 17th year, will take place on July 14 in Aquabest, near Eindhoven. Marcel Mingers, Extrema’s managing director,...
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Pleasure Gardens to host Bloc Weekender

Bloc has a new home for 2012. The London Pleasure Gardens will host the dance event from July 6-7 and will carry a 6am licence. Bloc will use a combination of custom-built stages and structures to deliver a...
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Jubilee Pagaent and festival plans revealed

The organisers of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant have revealed major details of the 1,000-boat flotilla that will mark the Queen’s 60 years of reign. The Pageant will take place on Sunday, June 3 and...
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Birmingham Council: Marquees, radios and toilets

Budget: N/A Deadline: January 24 Contact: lisa_kennedy@birmingham.gov.uk Info: Birmingham City Council is seeking quotations for the hire of marquees, radios and toilets for the McCain UK Inter Counties...
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2012 security planning exercises begin

The Met Police Marine Policing Unit and the Royal Marines are taking to the River Thames this week as part of Olympic safety and security planning. To help further develop the safety and security operation...
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Together we stand

Ask not what your association can do for you, says Jan Booth, vice president, National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) and managing director, Sunbaba I’ve been asked many times by industry professionals...
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Russia House to take over Perks Field

Russia is to build its Olympic base at Perks Field, situated next to Kensington Gardens. Team Russia Park will be created by Eventica and SportsLab Marketing. The pair is working with the Russian Olympic...