International games galore and a sound experiment

The UK has spent this week showing off its sporting prowess, as the culture secretary, Karen Bradley urged cities across the country to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The UK Government will work with...

One new law, two partnerships and three races acquired

There’s been a whole host of news this week emerging from across the events industry. Perhaps the most notable is a new law restricting the use of pyrotechnic articles at music festivals. The Policing and...

Expansion plans globally and for Global

This week we have seen expansion plans across the board and across the globe too. Vivid Sydney, the festival of music and ideas, has revealed growth plans for 2017, with a new precinct in Barangaroo, an...

Running wild

This week we’ve had an abundance of news regarding sporting events, namely, running ones. To begin with, The Windsor Triathlon will become known as the Nuffield Health Royal Windsor Triathlon, as a new...

The BRITS, a new event and some glossy photos

As the events industry gears up for another season to begin, I sense that a lot of event organisers are glad of the calm before the storm. Of course, we’ve still had our ears pressed firmly to the ground...

Event Buyers Live, a big walkout and news from the Mayor

This week has certainly been a stand out one for the Stand Out team, as we all experienced the comedown buzz from Event Buyers Live, our VIP industry event. The event was fantastic, with event professionals...

The NTAs, international events and a nifty mug

Well what a week it’s been, definitely one where events have been at the forefront of the public’s collective mind. Most importantly, our editor attended the National Television Awards (NTAs) on...