A round up of the 2022 Event Production Show.
Dedicated to the live events industry across sports, music and culture, The Event Production Show (EPS) brought together event professionals on the 8-9 March at ExCel London.
Visitors came to experience a showcase of the latest products and services including staging, AV, equipment hire, event technology, temporary structures, security and more.
From working collectively to tackle challenges including soaring costs, supply chain issues, sustainability goals and attracting new event professionals, to embracing new tech and new ways of working to evolve event offerings, the 10 Access All Areas main stage panel sessions proved a font of knowledge.
In all, the conference at ExCel London hosted 50 senior event professionals including London Marathon Events director Hugh Brasher, Wimbledon Championships operations director Michelle Dite, AEG Europe chief operating officer John Langford, Kilimanjaro Live director and Ed Sheeran UK promoter Steve Tilley, AIF CEO Paul Reed, End of the Road festival MD Lauren Down, Vision Nine festival director Kevin Moore, PGA European Tour championship director Mark Casey, S&C Productions head of partnerships Chris Jammer, Kilimanjaro Live COO Zac Fox, We Are The Fair CEO Nick Morgan and Ascot head of venue operations Joanna Wales.
Brasher emphasised the importance of the Access All Areas conference at EPS as a forum for debate and exchange of ideas. He said: “The industry is still in a period of transition; there are lots of uncertainties in the market, so the important thing to carry on doing is talking and listening to each other and helping each other. The fact is you have got people from across the industry talking – I was getting some brilliant nuggets that I have been using in other conversations across our business.”
The all new Fanzone provided an alternative space for suppliers, organisers and associations to meet and network as well as enjoy a drink while catching up with industry colleagues. The area presented an opportunity for sponsors to showcase their products by replicating a real life fanzone, with clips of the most memorable sporting moments in history displayed on a mobile LED screen.
OAB’s Top Picks
Eventclean specialises in event cleaning and waste management. With over 25 years’ experience, it has catered to some of the most high profile events in the country including the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in 2015, the UEFA Champions League Final in 2017 and the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018. It also introduced waste sorting and recycling services to the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay in 2018 and has been the cleaning contractor for the RHS Flower Shows for many years.
0203 915 0000
Tysers is an established Lloyd’s broker, trading for more than 200 years and offering specialist solutions and expert advice on insurance and risk management. It arranges cover for some of the biggest events in the calendar worldwide and insures some of the most prestigious international artists. Its reputation and experience is significant and the in-house team supports the efficient management and settlement of claims.
+31 (0)765 791178
Cartoseat supplies sustainable, printable cardboard event furniture which is sturdy, practical and 100% recyclable. The range includes stools, bars, benches, chairs and tables, all of which can be printed with a client’s brand or messaging. Furniture can be set up and taken down in no time and is easily transported and stored.
Event in a Tent
Whether you’re having a party, wedding celebration, corporate get-together or a festival, Event in a Tent has a tipi or tent to suit. The range incorporates giant Nordic tipis, stretch tents, timber domes and, new to the UK, quad domes – square based geodesic roofed structures. The team also supplies dining dens and undertake bespoke projects.
CORE Bar and Event Hire
0845 299 6499
CORE creates multi-level event structures from carbon fibre modular panels which can be configured to provide VIP areas, viewing platforms and bars. Lightweight and strong, they are easily branded and can be built by a small team in a very short space of time with no specialist knowledge or tools.
CORE also supplies modular bars and the ‘Wheel in Cellar in a Box’ kit that allows kegged beers whenever and wherever needed.