Event Production Show opens it doors

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EventProductionShowThe Event Production Show opens its doors today at London’s Olympia – and there is still time to register to attend the event which takes place until February 6.

The Event Production Show is aimed at everyone involved in delivering events. Over 200 suppliers will be showcasing the very latest products and services and more than 4,000 of the industry’s key organisers are expected to attend.

The show has a number of sessions on offer including a health and safety workshop on February 6 at 11am. The PSA Meets the Enforcers will bring together representatives from the Production Services Association (PSA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to discuss the recent changes being made within governing bodies – for example, changes in enforcement when building temporary structures; proposals to bring local authority enforcement more in line with HSE enforcement and the deregulation of the legislative framework including associated impacts on event organisers.

Andy Lenthall, general manager of the PSA; Melvin Sandell, HSE Entertainment Division and Gavin Bye, HSE Construction Division, and James Cobb, production manager and event safety specialist, will have plenty to debate together with offering advice to events professionals when looking at venue and site design, crowd management, appointment of temporary structure contractors, transport logistics and special effects.

Artistic director of the Paralympic closing ceremonies, Kim Gavin, has also been added to the line up of speakers. He will take to the main stage tomorrow (February 6) to detail the thinking, planning and operational processes behind the event.

Gavin joins a host of key industry speakers for the Access Sessions. From Michael Eavis answering questions on “Glastonbury beyond Festival Republic” to John Probyn’s Question Time panel, where he will be joined by Martin Green, LOCOG’s head of ceremonies; John Farquhar-Smith, owner of Flux Events and Paul Ludford, new operations director of Glastonbury Festival, the sessions are free to attend.

To register for the event, click here.