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James Cobb has worked in the live music and event sector for over 20 years, starting out as a concert tour Production Manager. He has been a Director of a successful music festival, a...

The Growing Disconnect Between Festivals and Technology

Nick Morgan is the CEO of Big Cat Group and founder of The Fair, the Group’s events division. Nick has over 20 years’ industry experience working for clients including MAMA & Company, GLA, Radio1,...


The Festival Industry Needs More Skilled Professionals Than Ever Before

Teresa Moore is Head of Department at Buckinghamshire New University, in charge of the University's Music and Event Programmes. She is also a founding member of the European sustainability group GO Europe, with a...

An Initiative to Curb Festival Food Waste

Mark Laurie is the Director of NCASS and has been with the business for six years. On a day-to-day basis he advises caterers, event organisers and street food traders on all areas of running...

Delivering Results to Sponsors: Five Steps on How to Maintain Sponsorship Relationships and Increase...

Darren Gallop is the CEO of Marcato, an innovative Canadian company that specialises in the creation and development of web-based management solutions designed to maximise efficiency in the festival & entertainment industry. Their two...

The State of Festival Connectivity – Past, Present and Future

Kim Owens is the owner and editor of Kaffeine Buzz, has a background in IT sales and services digital marketing clients in a variety of vertical markets. An avid festival fan for decades, she...

Why Professional Parking and Security Should be a Top Priority for Festival Organisers

Chris Haywood is the Managing Director of Topher Ltd. Based in Fleet, Hampshire, and founded in 2007, Topher specialises in providing security, parking and traffic management services to the live events industry. Topher is...

The Cashless Festival: Why 2015 will be the Tipping Point for the UK

Steve Daly is a co-owner and Head of RFID at ID&C- a leading security wristband specialist. He has a background in telecommunications start-ups and spent five years at PA Consulting, a London-based management consultancy....

Composting Toilets for Small Gatherings and Festivals

Dave Cooper is an environmental activist and organiser of Kentucky's Whippoorwill Festival - Skills for Earth Friendly Living, set to take place from July 9 - 12 2015. In this piece he discusses the...

A Call for Submissions

WORLDWIDE: As you're hopefully aware, our Insider Insights newsletter is now in full swing, and although we've already received an overwhelming response we're always looking for submissions on a rolling basis. The weekly newsletter...