The new kid on the outdoor event trade show circuit

The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (FestOut) is launching this September (27-28) at Sandown Park, Surrey. The brand new event is brought to you by Mash Media – the organiser of the Event Production Show and the publisher of Access All Areas.

FestOut has been launched to serve the outdoor events industry and give organisers the opportunity to network, learn and do business with leading suppliers. The venue is situated less than 30 minutes from central London, and will have indoor and outdoor exhibition areas, ensuring the vast range of industry specialists are represented.

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In its launch year, the event has already made a big impact in the industry with an impressive list of exhibitors signed up, with companies ranging from temporary roadway and structure suppliers, to venues and event production specialists to caterers. If you are seeking an alternate supplier solution for your next event, or perhaps you are searching for that distinctive perfect venue to host your inspired new festival, then FestOut has it covered.

Event director Duncan Siegle commented, “The level of support we have received from exhibitors and partners across the spectrum of the industry is overwhelming and a direct response to the successful relationships and reputation we have built up with the Event Production Show. We are looking forward to FestOut and offering the outdoor sector a new and vibrant event at which to network and do business.”

The show’s inaugural edition sees a number of partnerships coming together, notably the collaboration with The Fair. This large-scale event agency has two divisions; one specialising in production and the other in event health and safety. It has produced and supported large-scale events and independent festivals for over 17 years, and CEO Nick Morgan will be curating a programme of content which will run on the Main Stage over both days.

People attending festAll educational content available at the show is complimentary for visitors and the Main Stage will tackle key issues faced by the industry, such as political challenges, licensing and health and safety.

“It’s great that we have secured a partnership with The Fair and we welcome them on board,” says Siegle. “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.”

In addition, FestOut has partnered with the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) and GL events UK for two days of conference content curated to run on the Futures Stage at the show.

As part of the agreement NOEA will be convening its Future’s Forum Leadership Group again to discuss the main trends the industry faces over the coming years and beyond. The group will feedback latest discussions to visitors of FestOut on day two of the event.

Meanwhile, the opening session on day one will look specifically at the future of sporting events, with a high-profile panel of leading events, chaired alongside GL events UK, looking to their own futures. As part of the NOEA’s Commercialisation Project, there will be a further session on how the industry can have better conversations between organiser and supplier, again supported by GL events UK.

“We’re already creating an incredible atmosphere at FestOut, and we want good education and knowledge sharing to be a big part of it,” says Siegle. “These are really good, contemporary and relevant sessions that allow the industry to look to the future and prepare for it. I know our visitors will really enjoy them.”

The Festival and Outdoor Events Show
27-28 September
Sandown Park, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

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