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GL events launches Sustainability Study

GL events has launched a cross-industry research project on sustainability within UK events as part of its partnership

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James Heappey MP confirmed for EPS panel

James Heappey, Conservative MP for Wells and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for events, will speak at the Event Production Show on 28 February. Heappey will take part in a panel discussion, chaired by The Fair CEO Nick Morgan on the Main Stage at Olympia London.  Alan Miller, chairman of The Night

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IMG’s PWR Events has Winter Wonderland contract renewed

PWR Events, owned by IMG, has rhad its agreement with The Royal Parks to manage and produce the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London extended to the 2023-24 season. “We are thrilled to be working with IMG’s PWR Events once again to deliver this world-famous event,” said Alun Mainwaring, head of events, filming and commercial

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Stagecraftuk reveals Event Production Show Scalextric competition

Stagecraftuk, the event production and staging company, is heading to this year’s Event Production Show at Olympia at

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Yorkshire company installs aerial system at PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony

The opening of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, featured North Yorkshire based company Stage One Creative Services, who were commissioned to install and operate the aerial flying system. Stage One won the contract in summer 2017 and since designed and installed a flying system above the stadium where the opening ceremony

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From Death Metal to Dua Lipa: Reading faces line-up backlash

Fans of Reading & Leeds Festivals have been in uproar this morning, after the organisers released their long-awaited 2018 line-up. The festival, which has been running since 1989, has traditionally been a rock-orientated event; attracting previous headliners including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana, as well as a host of

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BVEP says QEII use ‘imperative’ after Brexit

The Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has welcomed a parliamentary decision to review the impact on the QEII Centre, following a vote by the House of Lords to leave the Palace of Westminster during its renovation. Speaking in a debate this week, many Lords expressed concern at the impact on the venue if it

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ESSA AGM to be held at Magic Circle, Centre for Magical Arts

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced its 2018 AGM will be held at the Magic

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Harry Potter event to enchant Milan

Harry Potter fans in Italy take note: this summer, opening 12 May, Harry Potter: The Exhibition comes to Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan. Since its world premiere in Chicago, the exhibition has received more than 4 million visitors and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels and Madrid. James

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TSG secures SIA Approved Contractor status

TSG and sister brand Definitive Security have won Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) accreditation, the set of standards overseen by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Independently monitored, the ACS endorsement process examines how well an organisation is managed, how effectively it services its customers and how well it treats its employees. Companies are judged across nine

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