Event Industry Sleepover raises £7,000+ for charity

More than 280 individuals from the events industry enjoyed an evening at the first Event Industry Sleepover, at Olympia London on 17 September.
The women-only networking event raised just over £7,000 through registration donations, to support the work of Macmillan Cancer Support and Breast Cancer Now.

All of the event’s suppliers donated their services for free in order to provide the activities enjoyed, including beauty treatments, a mini cinema, yoga and burlesque classes, mixology and catering.

Easyfairs, Media 10 and CloserStill Media were among the companies who attended and supported the Event Industry Sleepover, the brainchild of Reed Exhibitions group operations manager Jennifer Booth, who teamed up with International Confex, Ways & Means Events, Olympia and London Book & Screen Week.

Liz Agostini, Mash Media event director said: “The atmosphere was buzzing and the feedback we received from all the attendees was great.

“We achieved our aim of uniting the women of the events industry while supporting a great cause, and it’s really given us something to build on for next year. We’re already starting to plan for 2016.”