Sanders to give RSVP show a rebrand, new features

Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn
New RSVP show director, John Sanders, has flagged plans to give the 10-year old events industry event a major facelift in 2011. Sanders took up the post at Single Market Events in November. He said the consumer event would get a fresh look through a rebrand, new features and additional show elements. These include two major zones, Entertain and The Showcase. Also on the cards is a redeveloped website and expanded seminar programme. RSVP 11 runs from 19-20 April at the Business Design Centre.“The show turns 10 next year, so what we want to ensure is that it continues to develop and remain the success it has been,” Sanders told EN. “We’ll be making a number of changes to the event to refocus content and take it into the next 10 years.“It’s about bringing in new features, but still keeping the DNA of the show,” he added. Sanders is best known as the event director of The Exhibiting Show, which rebranded as Excite in 2006. Exposure Event Creations sold the event to F2F Events in 2009. Sanders began running events in trade associations and joined the Association of Event Organisers as project director, before setting up the Association of Event Contractors (now Event and Services Supplier Association). Tom Clarkson has also been appointed RSVP’s new marketing manager. Single Market Events MD Tim Etchells was excited about the new team. “They bring great experience and a tremendous enthusiasm for the events industry that is sure to revitalise what has always been the must-attend event for any event organiser,” he said. This year’s RSVP show reported a 26 per cent decline in visitors. Single Market attributed the drop to tougher market conditions for its key corporate audience.
Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn

Related Stories

Entry is open for EN30/30 2017!

Nominations for this year’s EN Thirty Under 30 are now open, as EN looks to recognise the most talented individuals involved in the exhibition industry aged under 30.

Students: Pests or guests?

It’s a question all organisers have to address – what should my show’s relationship with students look like?

AEO and SISO launch Independent Organiser Network

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) have entered into a reciprocity agreement following a meeting between their members last month.

Elsewhere on EN

Entry is open for EN30/30 2017!

Entry is open for EN30/30 2017!

Nominations for this year’s EN Thirty Under 30 are now open, as EN looks to recognise the most talented individuals involved in the exhibition industry aged under 30.
GES to tackle charity bike race

GES to tackle charity bike race

Over the bank holiday weekend nine GES employees will be attempting to cycle the 350 miles from Amsterdam to Coventry in aid of the Help Harry Help Others charity.
Thorns secures Boat Show contract

Thorns secures Boat Show contract

Nationwide events and exhibitions hire contractor Thorns has secured a new three-year contract with Britain’s biggest boating festival, Southampton Boat Show.

EN Awards Highlights

silverstream.tv

Most read Stories

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.
RDS launches RDS Venue brand

RDS launches RDS Venue brand

Philanthropic organisation the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) has announced that RDS Venue will be launched as a separate visual identity from the main RDS brand.
EN Awards People Finalists revealed

EN Awards People Finalists revealed

The first group of the highly anticipated shortlist for the EN Awards has been announced, including Best Newcomer and Best Event Director categories.

Latest Features

Students: Pests or guests?

Students: Pests or guests?

It’s a question all organisers have to address – what should my show’s relationship with students look like?
Flying the nest

Flying the nest

Ever thought about going freelance? Do you have what it takes to go solo? Three event professionals tell EN their stories of building their own businesses.
Spreading the word

Spreading the word

With Global Exhibitions Day just a couple of months away, EN asks what three global exhibition associations are doing to celebrate this year.

Latest Galleries

drp's Interactive Expo

drp's Interactive Expo

drp worked with The British Army in Education to produce an interactive exhibition stand at the national Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair on 15-18 March 2017 at the NEC.
Grand Designs Live 2017

Grand Designs Live 2017

The 13th edition of Media 10’s Grand Designs Live returned to ExCeL London from 29 April to 7 May, featuring more than 500 exhibitors across six key sections. Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud one again hosted the nine-day exhibition.
Insomnia60

Insomnia60

Over 50,000 video game fans from across the country descended on Birmingham’s NEC on 14-17 April for Insomnia60, the UK’s largest gaming festival.

Latest Opinions

Show or tell?

Show or tell?

Roopi Woodall, marketing manager at the QEII Centre, asks if the art of conversation on social media is dead – and how to engage with audiences if that’s the case.
You get what you ask for

You get what you ask for

Sue Berry, managing director at TimelessTime Ltd, discusses the importance of people metrics and measurable objectives.
The Anti Cyber Attack Checklist

The Anti Cyber Attack Checklist

Following the global cyber attack on 12 May, event tech supplier RefTech has compiled a checklist for individuals and companies to follow to help them reduce the risk of future attacks.