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Advice

Event Opportunities in a COVID-19 World

28th May 2020

Venues and Ventures’ Iain Beaumont delivers some positive news about an end of year bounce back. 2020 has unequivocally taken the top spot on the ‘worst year for the events industry’ podium and the early […]

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Necessary Change

10th April 2020

Fresh from its launch last month, Festival Vision 2025 is providing tangible, change-making resources to empower our industry to make ambitious and necessary changes. Vision 2025 aims to inspire and support a 50 per cent […]

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COVID-19: Next Steps

10th April 2020

Iain Beaumont addresses how to mitigate financial risk as coronovirus effects live events. The last month has been a particularly turbulent time for the events and hospitality industry. COVID-19 needs no introduction and the impact […]

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Advice

Testing Times

10th April 2020

Simon Hughes, vice chair of BVEP, on the work trade associations are doing to protect the events industry against the effects of COVID-19. “We have a simple message to all countries – test, test, test,” […]

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Food Trends

29th February 2020

Make sure to plan the right food offering at your next event with a trend report from Mark Laurie. It’s been a decade of change for the food industry. Just 10 years ago, hashtags such […]

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Getting the Plan on Paper

29th February 2020

Planning, ignore it at your peril says Carl A H Martin. Several years ago I was asked to be involved in a question and answer session at a festival association meeting. The question of planning […]

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Guest Comment: Mark Laurie

28th January 2020

NCASS director Mark Laurie explains how the ‘experience economy’ has put food centre stage at outdoor events. The past five years has seen music festivals grow and diversify enormously. One of the reasons for this […]

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Festival Diets

28th January 2020

Discussing dietary changes at events, Kate Burgess presents a case study from Shambala on ditching dairy. The new year is a time of resolutions. For many it offers a clean slate, a date on which […]

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The Value of Outdoor Events

28th January 2020

Dr Caroline Jackson reveals the findings of a joint report on the impact of outdoor events by Bournemouth University and the Events Industry Forum. The Value of Outdoor Events report was published at the end […]

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Advice

A Fair Price

14th January 2020

Advice from the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) on charging a fair price for traders. Catering concessions are an essential part of a successful event both in terms of feeding and watering your punters, but also […]

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Raising the Bar

14th January 2020

Put people and planet over profit in your bar offering, says Kambe Events’ Kate Burgess. Kambe Events’ flagship festival Shambala holds many accolades for its innovations around sustainability. Shambala was the first festival to be […]

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Advice

Going Cashless

14th January 2020

Event Genius’ Lauren Lytle on the benefits of cashless technology at festivals. The cashless movement for events has developed rapidly alongside the wider move towards a cashless society. As contactless cards and mobile wallets have […]