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BBC and AIF offer festival spots to East London talent

BBC Introducing and the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) have united to give upcoming artists from East London an opportunity to perform at UK festivals, following their debuts on the BBC...
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UBM Live reveals plans for Confex and Live Experience

UBM Live has revealed plans for International Confex and Live Experience, formerly IOEX. At a press briefing yesterday, Jonny Sullens, portfolio director, UBM, and James Samuel, event manager, UBM, told Stand...
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Logistik co-ordinate no ordinary event for M&S

Logistik helped over 500 Marks and Spencer (M&S) employees take part in a 24-hour endurance cycling race last weekend – the Bike 400 Cycle Challenge is just one of a number of events that M&S is...
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UBM rebrands IOEX to create Live Experience

International Outdoor Event Expo (IOEX) has changed its name to Live Experience. Launched this year, UBM Live has taken the decision to rebrand the event to reflect the direction the show is headed in...
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Emily Ibbotson: Great Britain’s Games

London 2012 is not just a Games for our capital city, explains Emily Ibbotson, event manager, Dome Event Management, and National Outdoor Events Association member   London 2012; the title suggests that...
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Rob Allen: Legacy – what legacy?

Events professionals should not take for granted the potential benefits presented by London 2012, so says Rob Allen, executive chairman, TRO, and chairman, Eventia   The “L” word has become so much...
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New recruits for Grass Roots automotive team

Grass Roots EventCom has added three new recruits to its automotive team, based at its Marlow office. Nigel Unwin has joined as automotive practice lead, with Kirsty Beck and Laura King also arriving as...
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Santander unveils plans for London F1 night race

Santander has revealed plans for a Formula1 street race in London that would incorporate 14 corners and a 5.1 kilometre circuit – 24 drivers would complete 59 laps of the course taking in a number of iconic...