Event Buyers Live issues call to action as registration set to close

EventBuyersLiveLive events professionals are being urged to register for Event Buyers Live following a final call by its organiser to sign up for the industry event.

Registration for the buyer meets supplier event, which takes place at Luton Hoo Hotel, Bedfordshire, on March 4 and 5, will close on Wednesday, January 21.

Neil Fagg, event co-ordinator of Event Buyers Live, commented: “I am absolutely delighted by the event industry’s response to Event Buyers Live.

“Momentum for the event has building over the last few months and now only a few places remain.

“Event Buyers Live is not like any other trade show whereby people can turn up on the day. It can only be attended by events professionals that have pre-registered so I urge our industry VIP organisers and suppliers to get in touch and sign up for what promises to be two intense days of pre-arranged business meetings, educational content and unrivalled networking.”

VIP event organisers, looking to source kit for future events and with budgets to spend, are hosted at Event Buyers Live free of charge and will enjoy a gala dinner, a myriad of opportunities to forge new business relationships and free accommodation at the Bedfordshire venue. To date, budget holders and key decision makers within The R&A, British Fashion Council, Kilimanjaro Live, Threshold Sports, Marshall Arts, Bombay Sapphire, National Trust, Ernst and Young and RPM – to name a few – have signed up to attend the event, demonstrating the breadth and scale of organisers in attendance.

Organisers will also get the opportunity to hear from a number of key speakers including Secret Productions’ Emma Purvis, senior arts and culture programmer, and Joanna Mountain, head of production, who will join Jon Drape, managing director of Ground Control, to discuss the processes of launching an event or festival.

Michael Wells, director of championship staging at The R&A, organiser of The Open, will discuss the event’s latest developments in order to share with organisers the secrets to keeping a long-standing event fresh, and Kevin Jackson, vice president of George P Johnson, will lead a panel discussion on the subject of event creativity.

Fagg continued: “We are delighted to have secured Kevin, Emma, Joanna and Jon as speakers. Their event experiences and talents will be a big hit with the organisers and suppliers attending.

“These seminars have been carefully programmed to provide relevant topics where event professionals can learn from each other, while discussing today’s trends and challenges and sharing experiences in a relaxed but professional environment.

“I’ve no doubt that such educational content coupled with networking and great opportunities to sit and talk candidly during pre-arranged business meetings will focus live events professionals minds so I urge anyone interested in attending to get in touch and register by tomorrow.”