Hosted on the NOEA Pavilion, one of the main hubs on the show floor, the speed networking event will take place on Wednesday18th February 2015. Festival organisers, production teams and outdoor event agencies will be invited to meet venues and landowners in a series of ten minute pitches in the hope of uncovering new and never before used event spaces.
The National Outdoor Events Association is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association and is currently campaigning for an outright ban on sky lanterns because of the dangers to life, animals and property.
“Encouraging greater collaboration within the industry has always been at the heart of the Show,” explained Liz Agostini, event director. “Many landowners are looking for additional revenue streams and festival and event organisers are always looking for new and unique spaces. By hosting a dedicated speed networking event we hope to highlight how venues and landowners can increase their revenue while at the same time discovering some new destinations for live events and festivals.”
Organised by Mash Media, the Event Production Show has been Europe’s premier showcase for the live events sector for over 20 years. Attracting over 200 exhibitors and 4000 visitors over its two days, the Show is renowned for welcoming high-profile speakers such as Glastonbury organiser, Michael Eavis; Bestival organiser, Rob Da Bank, Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn and Live Nation’s John Probyn to share their wealth of experience in delivering sell-out, longstanding live events.
Agostini added: “We’re very proud that the show attracts such an impressive calibre of speakers year on year and we work hard to continue delivering relevant content for both exhibitors and delegates. The speed networking event is just one of a number of new initiatives we plan to launch for the 2015 and we are confident it will be a success.”