Industry gears up for Confex 2017

Industry gears up for Confex 2017

There is only one week to go until doors open at International Confex 2017! Industry leaders and event professionals from across the exhibition, conference and live events sectors are lining up for two busy days (and evenings) of networking, business and education sessions.
And the #ENAwards finalists are…

And the #ENAwards finalists are…

The countdown timer has run out. After weeks of companies submitting award entries and sweating over it, there is just one thing left to do before the big night: Announce the shortlist.
Brand Events launches new Fast & Furious Live

Brand Events launches new Fast & Furious Live

UK organiser Brand Events Group has signed a new deal with US film giant Universal, to transform the action movie franchise, Fast & Furious, into an adrenaline-fueled live show.

Going Live

From small screen to show floor, organisers are creating immersive experiences by bringing the UK’s most popular TV shows to life.

Plug in and play

With event technology establishing pillars at every event, event profs are always on the lookout for the next big thing. Key tech players in the industry share their predictions for the next 12 months.

10 years in the making

As the association has gone from strength to strength over the last 10 years, Andrew Harrison, ESSA director talks achievements, expertise and knowledge.
And the #ENAwards finalists are…

And the #ENAwards finalists are…

The countdown timer has run out. After weeks of companies submitting award entries and sweating over it, there is just one thing left to do before the big night: Announce the shortlist.
Brand Events launches new Fast & Furious Live

Brand Events launches new Fast & Furious Live

UK organiser Brand Events Group has signed a new deal with US film giant Universal, to transform the action movie franchise, Fast & Furious, into an adrenaline-fueled live show.
Going Live

Going Live

From small screen to show floor, organisers are creating immersive experiences by bringing the UK’s most popular TV shows to life.
Plug in and play

Plug in and play

With event technology establishing pillars at every event, event profs are always on the lookout for the next big thing. Key tech players in the industry share their predictions for the next 12 months.

10 years in the making

As the association has gone from strength to strength over the last 10 years, Andrew Harrison, ESSA director talks achievements, expertise and knowledge.

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Latest News

EventTech 17 gears up for products, presentations and a playroom

EventTech 17 gears up for products, presentations and a playroom

EventTech 17 is set to become the UK’s largest event technology exhibition when it opens at International Confex next week.
Lion-Cachet: Event industry 'needs additional investment'

Lion-Cachet: Event industry 'needs additional investment'

Chad Lion-Cachet, chairman of investment company Clico Capital, is calling for more investment in the events industry, ahead of his UK Events Week seminar next week.
N200|GES partners with Gleanin on socially-driven event registration

N200|GES partners with Gleanin on socially-driven event registration

Event registration, lead retrieval and event intelligence firm N200|GES has announced a strategic partnership with social software company Gleanin.
UBM sells Ecobuild

UBM sells Ecobuild

Futurebuild Events Ltd, which has been set up by Ecobuild brand director, Martin Hurn, has acquired Ecobuild from UBM.
Industry gears up for Confex 2017 next week

Industry gears up for Confex 2017 next week

There is only one week to go until doors open at International Confex 2017!
New All-Party Parliamentary Group members confirmed

New All-Party Parliamentary Group members confirmed

The core members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the UK Events Industry have been announced, following the group’s AGM.

Latest Features

When is the right time?

When is the right time?

It’s all very well having a successful show, but how do UK exhibition organisers replicate their success across the country and overseas? Three event profs share their experiences

Latest Galleries

100% Optical 2017

100% Optical 2017

More than 8,000 visitors arrived at ExCeL London on 4-6 February for the fourth edition of 100% Optical. The show featured more than 175,000 frames, catwalk performances and a comprehensive education programme.
Cumbria Flood Expo 2017

Cumbria Flood Expo 2017

The inaugural Cumbria Flood Expo, organised by flood emergency response charity CERT UK, took place on 2-3 February at Carlisle Racecourse.
Mexia Communications at 10

Mexia Communications at 10

PR and content marketing agency Mexia Communications celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Mexican Fiesta at the Royal College of Physicians on 26 January.
Hygge on the Thames

Hygge on the Thames

On 2 February, event profs were invited on board the Eramus for Hygge on the Thames. Caterer Dish served up a range of Scandinavian treats while guests enjoyed hygge (pronounced hue-gah), which is a Danish word for cosiness and togetherness in winter.

Latest Opinions

Good practice with data

Good practice with data

Simon Clayton, chief ideas officer at RefTech, on being open, transparent, and accurate about what you are doing with the data you handle.


Feb 23, 2017 Simon Clayton
Beware of the punter

Beware of the punter

Trevor Punt, managing director of TBG Group, on the rise of the stereotypical punter and the need for nerves of steel.


Feb 20, 2017 Trevor Punt
Peer to peer

Peer to peer

Will Broadfoot, director of Footfall Events & Marketing on unlocking exhibitor potential and improving participation.


Feb 15, 2017 Nicola Macdonald
'The little things, there's nothing bigger'

'The little things, there's nothing bigger'

Rob Adams, new business sales executive at ITR Events, on the importance of small, genuine gestures in business and life.


Feb 13, 2017 Rob Adams