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Event Production Show 2018 opens visitor registration

Industry favourite, the Event Production Show, has launched its complimentary visitor registration. Organisers from every event visit the show for innovation, inspiration, and to deliver the wow factor to their audiences.

The show brings together full event infrastructure suppliers, enabling all elements of event organisation to be planned with a single visit. 2018’s best product launches from over 100 exhibitors will be on show at EPS.

Over 6,000 of the events industry’s leading figures will meet at Olympia, London for EPS, from 28 February to 1 March 2018. Visitors and exhibitors alike benefit from the opportunity to build their list of key contacts. Plus, complimentary content provides insights and training from renowned speakers – the respected experts represent the best in sectors such as security, GDPR, sustainability, and experiential events.

Attendance to EPS prepares you for success in the events world of the future. Receive solutions to your key challenges.

Duncan Siegle, event director, said: “The 2017 show proved a tremendous success for everyone involved, with over 5,000 visitors to the show across two days, by far the best-attended show in many years. In 2018 we are working hard to ensure that every visitor has plenty to do on offer, be that meeting new suppliers, learning from industry leaders or simply experiencing the unexpected.”

Siegle continued “We have drawn together a seminar programme that comprises some of the hottest issues in music, sport and live events, presented by top names, alongside more practical sessions which will keep visitors abreast of the latest industry standards and legislation. We will be revealing this over the coming weeks and look forward to seeing the industry meet, as usual, under the roof of Olympia London.”

EPS 2018 will be an event in itself – attend for a memorable experience by registering here. Find out more about EPS on the official website.

Festival and Outdoor Events Show signs key partner

Mash Media, organiser of the brand new Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout), has announced a collaboration with The Fair for its inaugural edition.

The collaboration will see Nick Morgan, CEO of The Fair, curating a programme of content for the event.

Event director Duncan Siegle commented: “It’s great that we have secured a partnership with The Fair and we welcome them on board. We’re really pleased with the sessions that have been created and hope that our visitors will find them engaging, informative and hopefully, inspirational.

“With a strong balance of experience from across all sectors of our industry, we hope to ensure that Festout becomes the ‘go to’ exhibition for news and views in outdoor events.”

Festout visitors will be able to attend the complimentary sessions designed to address issues in the industry, looking at subjects such as political challenges, the future of the industry, licensing, and health and safety.

Commenting on the partnership, Nick Morgan, CEO of The Fair, said: “We are passionate about the festival industry and want to create an open forum at Festout where we can share experiences, generate healthy debate and get people thinking about some of the issues our industry currently faces. We have brought together industry advocates to showcase what we do, discuss where we see the industry going and inspire the Festout audience.”

The Festival and Outdoor Events Show takes place at Sandown Park, Surrey, from 27-28 September 2017. The programme is available here.

The Fair has produced and supported large-scale events and independent festivals for over 17 years. The company, a large-scale event agency comprises two divisions specialising in production and in event H&S, respectively.


Introducing Festout

The Festival and Outdoor Events Show organisers give you an insight to their debut event this autumn

The Festival and Outdoor Events Show is the brand new show launching by the organisers of the Event Production Show and the publishers of Access All Areas. Taking place at Sandown Park in Surrey on 27–28 September, the event will provide business opportunities, education and networking to the outdoor events industry.

The venue opens itself up to options for indoor and outdoor stands, enabling various providers and suppliers of events to showcase their abilities to the industry at the show, making it the perfect experience for festival and outdoor organisers.

Festout considers all interests within the industry, including music, sport, cultural and public spectrums. This is reflected in the seminars, panels and workshops hosted at
the show. Specialists will be able to indulge from a wide range of topics, from practical considerations to debating current issues. Th
e Festival and Outdoor Events Show’s sister event, The Event Production Show, has partnered with Major Events International for the past two years, and hosted panels at this year’s event.

Event director, Duncan Siegle, will be joining forces with Nick Morgan to curate Festout. Morgan is the CEO of The Fair who are one of the biggest independent festival production agencies. They have dedicated production, licensing and health and safety divisions and work with a portfolio of over
60 independent shows, including includes Gottwood, Bournemouth 7s, Garage Nation, Eastern Electrics Morgan wants to challenge and talk candidly about our industry when it comes to topics such as licensing, government and LA advocacy and where we are headed.

Morgan is particularly interested in the shift in the wider marketing industry towards events and fiercely believes that Live is quickly becoming the most successful platform for customer acquisition and brand loyalty. “The Festival and Outdoor Show will bring together the best in what we do and enable us to open the floor to open, honest discussion about the industry we know and love.”

“We’re really committed to the outdoor events sector, with our great publications and the outstanding Event Production Show, all of which serve the market incredibly well,” says Siegle.

“However, one of the gaps in our portfolio has been the chance to give our customers with outdoor products a chance to shine in the right environment. e Festival & Outdoor Events Show provides a perfect complement to the Event Production Show, as both events now bracket the outdoor season,” adds Siegle.

Sessions confirmed so far include

– Is the festival experience being diluted by the number of new shows or is this progress?

– How responsive to the audience’s needs are event organisers?

– Where is the event industry’s champion in government?

– As brand partnerships evolve to become less involved in event associations, what are the threats and opportunities to mainstream event organisers?

– Creativity or commercial success – which will win the day?

With just twelve weeks until the Festival and Outdoor Events Show opens its doors, visitor registration is now open. Join industry leaders by registering here to claim your complimentary ticket:

GALLERY: Winners announced at EPAs

The live and outdoor events industry celebrated well into the night last week at the Event Production Awards, cheering on a host of well-deserved winners.

The Ticket Factory, Ascot Structures, Quantum Special Effects, The Loop and Continental Drifts were among the night’s winners.

Arena Group ended up as the biggest winners at the ceremony, with its company Arena Structures collecting the Access All Areas Editor’s Award. Dave Withey, Arena UK & Europe sales and marketing director, also took home the inaugural Industry Legend Award, recognising his 40 years working in the events industry.

“It was such a surprise to be honoured with this award,” Withey said. “My thanks have to go out to my wonderful colleagues at Arena that I’ve worked with over the years, in particular Jill Mowat who has put up with me for over half of that time, as well as the many peers and friends that I have had the pleasure of collaborating with across the events industry.”

A Special Recognition Award was also created for 2017, to bring attention to the organisers behind charity event The Flying Seagull Project. Ash Perrin, Ed Harcourt, Melody Kennett, Neil Kennett, Faye Toner, Paul Luxford, Iain Rayner, Jim Carey Connell and Steve Wynne collected the award.

Duncan Siegle, the Event Production Awards’ event director and publishing director of Access publisher Mash Media, commented: “Everyone had a fantastic evening at this year’s Event Production Awards. We couldn’t have asked for more deserving winners, picked by our esteemed and diverse panel of judges.

“The addition of the Industry Legend Award given to Dave Withey, coupled with our Special Recognition Award to The Flying Seagull Project, made for an incredible night of celebrations. Congratulations to all the winners, and roll on 2018!”

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See the full list of winners below.

Best Audio Visual Supplier

Best Crewing Company

Best Fencing/Crowd Barrier Company
Entertee Hire Services Ltd

Best Security Company
Security Force Management Ltd

Best Staging Supplier
Acorn Event Structures

Best Technology Provider
Nicomon Event mApp

Best Temporary Power Supplier
Pearce Hire

Best Ticketing Company
The Ticket Factory

Best Toilets
A1 Loo Hire

Best Trackway Supplier
Eco Track & Access

Best Structure Supplier
Ascot Structures

Green Supplier of the Year
Power Logistics

Best Welfare Supplier
The Loop

Best Visual Spectacular
Quantum Special Effects

Brand Activation of the Year
Circle Agency — Playstation The Future of Play Tour

Production Team of the Year
Continental Drifts

Access All Areas Editor’s Award
Arena Structures

Mash Media launches Festival & Outdoor Events Show

Mash Media, publishers of Access All Areas and other event industry magazines, announced today (1 March) its newest product: The Festival & Outdoor Events Show.

The new exhibition will take place on 27-28 September 2017 at Sandown Park Racecourse. It aims to provide business opportunities, education and networking to the outdoor events industry.

Speaking at the Event Production Show earlier today, event director and Mash Media publishing director Duncan Siegle commented: “We’re really commited to the outdoor events sector, with our great publications and the outstanding Event Production Show, all of which serve the market incredibly well.

“However, one of the gaps in our portfolio has been the chance to give our customers with outdoor products a chance to shine in the right environment. The Festival & Outdoor Events Show provides a perfect complement to the Event Production Show, as both events now bracket the outdoor season.”

Mash Media chose to partner with Sandown Park Racecourse for 2017 as the venue will give the new show a footprint in the southeast, accessible across the M3, M4 and M1 corridors.

“We’re delighted to be working with Sandown Park Racecourse,” added Siegle. “They are a natural home and an excellent location for our inaugural event.”

The Festival & Outdoor Events Show takes place 27-28 September 2017.

Exhibitors at the Event Production Show will receive a special offer when they sign up to take part in the new show—for more information, speak to your appointed EPS sales representative on-site through 5.30pm on 2 March, or head to the EPS organisers’ office.

Mash Media teases new product launch at EPS ‘17

Mash Media, the organisers of the Event Production Show and publisher of Access All Areas, will announce an exciting new launch at Event Production Show, Olympia London, on 1 March at 5.15pm on The Main Stage.

“We regularly survey our exhibitors, visitors, readers and advertisers to ensure we are always offering the prime solutions to the market,” said Mash Media publishing and event director, Duncan Siegle. “In recent weeks we have been building something very exciting that we are announcing at EPS on Wednesday. This will include a special offer for exhibitors at EPS 2017, and something the market generally will want to grab hold of as quickly as possible.”

Mash Media managing director Julian Agostini added: “Exhibitions are a prime opportunity for all businesses to launch new products, and just because we are organising this one doesn’t mean we can’t use it for this purpose as well! We’re very excited by this, so come along, hear all about it and join us for a drink afterwards.”

The mysterious new product will be launched at 5.15pm on the Main Stage on Day One (1 March) of the Event Production Show, held at Olympia London.

Register to attend the 2017 Event Production Show here.

Event Production Show a sell-out

The organisers of Event Production Show (EPS) have announced that the 2017 event is sold out and they are working with the venue to create more space to fulfil the demand. 

“Response to the show this year has been fantastic, and we have an extremely diverse array of exhibitors that demonstrates EPS really is for every event,” said event director Duncan Siegle. “We are trying to create extra space for the last few stands, so I recommend you get in touch now to secure your slot in front of this audience. 

“We also have an outstanding line-up of content this year, with some excellent speakers, ensuring the visitor experience will be of a high quality. Visitor registration is tracking well above the last two years, which promises to make the event work for all attendees.” 

The 2017 Event Production Show takes place 1-2 March at Olympia London, and is co-located with International Confex and office*. 

You can register to attend the show here.

Entry call for 2017 Event Production Awards

The Event Production Awards (EPAs) 2017, which will take place on 1 March at the Lancaster London Hotel, are now open for entries.

For 2017, the awards will be returning to their roots and shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the industry – the suppliers. Entries are free and the full list of categories for 2017 can be found on the Event Production Awards website.

The event, organised by Access All Areas and Event Production Show owner Mash Media, will see the great and good of the events industry come together to celebrate and recognise the people who keep the cogs turning.

Mash Media publishing director Duncan Siegle commented: “UK events suppliers are some of the most skilful and diverse in the world, and this year’s EPAs are all about celebrating their achievements throughout 2016. I’m hugely excited to see all the companies nominated for awards this year.”

Those looking to enter the awards or wishing to nominate a company should download the entry form and send it to before the 30 November closing date.

The qualification period for all work carried out is 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016, and the shortlist will be announced in December 2016.

EPS spotlights event SMEs with new competition

Access All Areas has teamed up with the Event Production Show (EPS) to help small businesses keen to get more exposure in the events industry.

New businesses with less than £1m in turnover can enter to win a 3m x 2m shell scheme stand at EPS 2017, which will come with a basic furniture package (stocked with a literature wrap, a table, bar stools, lockable cupboard and sockets and lighting).

Initial entry runs until 2 September, at which point a shortlist of six will be announced. The public will then choose the two winners via an online vote on social media.

“Our goal is to grow the industry we serve,” said Duncan Siegle, publishing director of Mash Media, Access’ publisher. “That means putting the spotlight on new event professionals and giving them an opportunity for wide exposure to event organisers, production managers and other key industry figures.”

To enter, companies should visit this exclusive Access All Areas link.

The terms and conditions for entry are:

·      Never exhibited at a UK exhibition or show before

·      No more than three years old

·      Turnover less than £1m

Access editor Emma Hudson commented: “This is great way to meet the new faces of the live events industry. We want to highlight the companies that are helping to expand and push the industry forward – and what better way to do that than by giving them prime space at the biggest gathering of event profs in the UK?”

The competition is also part of Mash Media’s newly launched Industry Initiative (I.I).

The Event Production Show takes place 1-2 March 2017 at Olympia London. It is co-located once again with International Confex, and is joined this year by the recently acquired office* show.

Mash Media launches Industry Initiative

Mash Media has launched an industry-wide initiative to recognise the events industry’s campaigns and activities that give back to communities, charities and businesses.

Called the Industry Initiative (I.I), the campaign includes a flag logo that can be used as a kite mark of recognition for worthy activities.

Mash Media hopes the I.I will encourage collaboration on industry campaigns and underline the full scale of outstanding initiatives that take place throughout the year.

“It is our ambition that the symbol of the I.I flag will be seen as a rallying tool for those who are doing something for the benefit of the industry,” said Jamie Wallis, creative director of Mash Media.

“We hope the I.I flag will encourage cooperation between all corporations, big and small, to join in on industry initiatives and drive them forward.”

Wallis added that as long as the event or initiative serves to better the industry (i.e it’s purpose is education, mentoring, awareness, charity etc) and is a cooperative, Mash Media will issue the I.I kite mark and back the cause.

If you would like to use the I.I Flag, email or