Stand Out magazine to host session on bad weather at Live Experience

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LiveExperienceHow do you deal with bad weather on-site and the organisation of large-scale public events are just two topics up for discussion at the upcoming Live Experience (London’s ExCeL, March 19-21). Stand Out magazine is hosting two seminar sessions at the event and is urging event organisers, site managers and operations teams to attend.

On Tuesday, March 19 at 10.15am, there’s a not to be missed session. Granted, Stand Out is a little biased but judging by last year’s experiences with the weather many operations teams and site managers will benefit from this practical session on how best to deal with inclement weather on-site.

Andrew Crawford, director of the CLA Game Fair, Jon Drape, live director of Ear to the Ground, and Sean Valentine, managing director of Aspire Hospitality, will sit on a panel to divulge their best practice advice on how to deal with ever tricky situations on-site when the rain floods car parks and event arenas.

The CLA Game Fair cancelled its event one week before the gates opened, knowing that the site could not handle any more vehicle movements, Live from Jodrell Bank cancelled day two of its event, and Aspire Hospitality coped with difficult conditions at the British Grand Prix. If faced with such scenarios, how would you manage? Discover from Valentine, Crawford and Drape how best to manage testing site conditions. Also, learn how best to communicate with event stakeholders, traders, visitors and press should you have to cancel your event in this 45-minute session with time for your questions and answers at the end.

Stand Out is also chairing a second session within the Live Experience Theatre on Thursday, March 21 at 3pm in which Andy McNicholl, city events manager, Liverpool City Council, will tell the audience how Liverpool City Council’s events team delivered and managed Sea Odyssey, a spectacular piece of street theatre that took place over three days, attracting more than 600,000 people. The event was such a success that it generated £32 million in economic benefit for the economy – learn practical tips from McNicholl on how to manage large-scale public events and hear his tips on how you can achieve stakeholder buy in, as funding is such a major issue now.

To register for Live Experience, click here.