More than 200 events professionals gathered at The Belfry Hotel and Resort, Birmingham, last month, for the fifth edition of Event Buyers Live, the buyer meets supplier event – with many hailing this year’s event as “the best one yet”.

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The buyer meets supplier event saw a host of live events professionals come together for a series of pre-arranged meetings – a prime opportunity for organisers to engage with new suppliers and discuss new projects and job specifications. Budget holders and key decision makers from England Hockey, SME London, IMG, Goodwood, NVS Music Group, LoudSound, XYZ and WOMAD attended the event, demonstrating the wide range of experienced organisers in attendance.

Neil Fagg, event director of Event Buyers Live, commented: “Event Buyers Live was launched five years ago with the sole aim of bringing together events professionals to do business. Yet again, the event proved that it is indeed the place to do business, with suppliers and organisers confirming that they will be working together on future events and festivals.”

Rupert Bassadone, head of operations at WOMAD, concurred: “Event Buyers Live is excellently organised and I always feel very well looked after. The structure of the event provides a unique opportunity to meet suppliers in a friendly, informal environment and keeps the face-to-face time purposeful and productive.”

Olivia Rostron, deputy event director at SME London, organiser of Countryfile Live, and Jay Dodds, technical director at H Productions, praised the event’s efficiency and effectiveness, and Jenny Godding, operations manager at Goodwood Festival of Speed, described the event’s supplier meetings and seminars as “brilliant”.


Photography by ‘Aniseed Photo’