Organizer Mash Media confirmed plans are in place for an exciting, original and engaging series of seminars, workshops and panel debates at Event Production Show 2014 in London, from Feb. 11-12.
“Content at the Show is something we strive to make as valuable as possible for exhibitors and visitors alike. With so many industry experts under one roof, it would be a missed opportunity not to invite them to chair panels, lead debates and share their experiences,” said Donna Bushell, event director, Mash Media.
More than 200 suppliers will be showcasing event products and services with more than 4,000 of the industry’s key organizers.
Returning to the Main Stage are the Access Sessions, which will include discussions on the best use of experiential marketing with Richard Vincent of Jack Morton Worldwide; a case study on the Parklife British Summer Time concerts with Jim King of AEG Live/Loud Sound; and a vision of a low carbon, sustainable events industry with Chris Johnson of the Green Festival Alliance. A sporting panel is yet to be announced.
“As the live events industry is continually evolving, our mix of speakers and topics has been created to reflect the varied ways events are produced and hopefully act as informative, inspirational and interactive sessions for all attendees,” added Bushell.
New for 2014 will be the Event Technology Theatre and Production Area, two dedicated spaces for seminars on the latest technological innovations and a practical, ‘how-to’ series for staging events respectively. Speakers in the Event Technology Theatre will cover all things digital including building communities online; selecting and using the best social media platforms; utilizing technology to register and manage delegates, the 10 best apps and gamification for better business.
In the Production Area, delegates can glean useful advice on the day-to-day organizing of a live event. Starting with evaluating tenders and deciding on naming rights through to taster workshops on producing site plans and build schedules; writing production briefs; compiling safety files, the Production Area is set to become the information hub of the Show.
Registration for the Event Production Show is now open. To attend, visit www.eventproductionshow.co.uk.