The 2015 Event Production Show (EPS) will hold the first event industry speed-networking event, hosted at the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Pavilion.
Open on 18 February 2015, the event will bring together festival organisers, production teams, and outdoor event agencies to meet venues and landowners. In a series of ten-minute pitches, attendees will uncover new, never-before-used event spaces.
“Encouraging greater collaboration within the industry has always been at the heart of the [Event Production Show],” said EPS event director Liz Agostini. “Many landowners are looking for additional revenue streams, and festival and event organisers are always looking for new and unique spaces.
“By hosting a dedicated speed-networking event we hope to highlight how venues and landowners can increase their revenue while at the same time discovering some new destinations for live events and festivals.”
Organised by Mash Media, EPS is Europe’s premier showcase for the live events sector. The 2014 event attracted more than 200 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors over its two days. High-profile speakers including Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis, Bestival organiser Rob Da Bank, Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn, and Live Nation’s John Probyn have attended in years past, sharing their knowledge and experience to attendees.
“We’re very proud that the show attracts such an impressive calibre of speakers year on year and we work hard to continue delivering relevant content for both exhibitors and delegates,” Agostini said. “The speed-networking event is just one of a number of new initiatives we plan to launch for the 2015 and we are confident it will be a success.”
The 2015 Event Production Show takes place alongside International Confex at Olympia, London from 18-19 February.