Industry Showcase Event
With more than 150 exhibitors, two education stages and a live performance stage the Event Production Show is the industry showcase. News, views and industry updates are a key feature of the Main Stage at this year’s Event Production Show with a stunning line up of industry experts and inspirational thought leaders. Covering the value of experiential events through to monetising your events, the secondary ticketing debate, challenges facing the sports industry as well as avoiding catastrophic incidents are all among the topics for discussion. While the smaller Access Sessions continue the theme of industry updates, thought leadership and best practice with a series of ‘back to basics’ workshop sessions designed to ‘educate’ event organisers on some of the crucial elements of any event. Health & safety, drones, AR & VR, social media marketing, CDM regulations are just some of the topics covered. Two stunning debates Weds 1st March - Virgin Radio's Ben Jones takes to the main stage to debate the future for independent festivals with Isle of Wight's, John Giddings, Live Nation's Phil Bowdery together with Tim Burgess from The Charlatans Thurs 2nd March - The former Channel 4 Racing's Derek 'Tommo' Thompson fires questions to Liz Doogan-Hobbs from the Liz Hobbs Group and Kent County Cricket Club's Jamie Clifford on the topic of declining audiences and aging demographics affecting many sporting venues with a view to exploring new opportunities. Keep an eye out for some special guests.