Recruiting for the Future

Andrew Harrison is Director of the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), a trade body representing contractors and suppliers to the exhibition industry. ESSA is run by its members for the benefit of its...

How to Price your Event and Boost Ticket Sales

Katie McPhee joined Eventbrite as the company's first UK hire, helped open Eventbrite's very first international office in London in 2011, and supported the growth of the UK and Ireland region into one of...


Four Security Tips for Your Events This Summer

Katie Torrance is the E-commerce Manager at First Fence, a frontrunner in the UK fencing and security supplies industry. Every year over 7,000 major outdoor events are held in the UK, with over 85...

How to Win Stakeholders and Influence Them

Rob Tominey is CEO of Mainstage Festivals, a pioneering festival and travel company. Mainstage started with Snowboxx – now the fastest growing winter festival in Europe – and has since set up Kala Festival...

The 12 Step Plan for GDPR Compliance

Steve Jenner leads business development in the UK and Ireland for PlayPass, one of the world’s top providers of RFID solutions for cashless payments, crew accreditation & management and access control at live events....

The Rise of Unique Party Destinations

Alex Jukes is the founder and director of Jukebox, a press company that has grown from humble beginnings in Leeds to become a globally respected business. Working in the music, tech, leisure and nightlife...

Why Safeguarding Independent Venues is So Crucial

Tom Sutton-Roberts is the general manager at the multi award-winning independent venue Troxy, right in the heart of East London. Tom has always worked in the live music industry – from sound engineering to...

How to Develop a Festival in an Emerging Market

Zé Diogo is a team member of Ourbookings, a Lisbon based promoter of electronic music that operates a number of festivals, record labels, and the Ministerium club. As one of the worst affected countries...

Narrative, Theatre and the Changing Festival Experience

Cyrus Bozorgmehr is Head of Communications at Arcadia, the pioneering performing arts and events company. His role at Arcadia spans public relations and the creative development of narratives and themes. His work as a...

My Call to Action on Plastics for Festivals and Events

Melinda Watson is the founder of the RAW Foundation, a sustainability charity focused primarily on education. She is also a designer, teacher, speaker and consultant on sustainability, consumerism and waste. The plastic pollution crisis...