Confirmed running order for the Access All Areas seminar set at Event Production Show, Olympia as follows:
Tuesday 5 February
12noon – Beyond Festival Republic
Glastonbury man Michael Eavis takes to the main stage to give an insight on life after Festival Republic and some details on an event that’s a cornerstone to the success of other festivals across the country. The talk is a benefit for Water Aid, and organisers suggest a donation of £10.
2:00pm – Question Time
Live Nation COO, John Probyn, chairs a panel of event industry lynchpins, with London 2012 and the state of the festival market on the list for discussion. Around the table, alphabetically: Colin Rodger, head of event management for DF Concerts; John Farquhar-Smith, owner of Flux Events; Martin Green, LOCOG’s head of ceremonies; Paul Ludford, recently appointed operations director for Glastonbury Festival; Rob da Bank, Radio 1 DJ and the man behind Bestival and Camp Bestival.
Wednesday 6 February
12noon – Sense And Sensibility
Jeremy King, communications director at The O2, chairs an experiential round table, with Rory Sloan, RPM’s head of production; Steve Smith, managing director at Ear To The Ground; Dan Hall, business development director for iD Experiential; Katharine Walsh, head of communications at Delancey; and others to be confirmed.
2:00pm – Goodbye Games
Nic Howden puts questions to Kim Gavin, artistic director of the Olympics and Paralympic closing ceremonies, asking him to detail the thinking, planning and operational processes behind the spectacular sign-offs at London 2012.