Simmone Collett won Best Operations Manager for the first time at this year’s EN Awards for her problem-solving skills, wit and humour. Annie Byrne reports.
Walking into Olympia for the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, you notice three things. The buzzing atmosphere, the diverse range of food, and, the leaking roof. In typical British fashion, the rain came down in full force during the event, causing water to leak into the exhibition hall. What you also notice however, is a sharply dressed Australian with a walkie-talkie glued to her side, coming to the rescue.
Fighter jets, war ships and 200 protestors. Annie Byrne goes behind the scenes of DSEI to find out how Clarion Events marshalled its forces and broke records with the flagship arms trade fair.
You don’t often find yourself being advised to hide your visitor badge when entering or leaving an exhibition, but that was the case at this year’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event.
With Mash Media’s purchase of International Confex showing the benefits of linking a natural publication base with live events, we track publishers taking their first steps into the market while also looking at a firm creating publications on the back of events.
Publishers have been putting on events on the back of their publications for as long as anyone can remember.
The Ricoh Arena is looking to boost its profile as a flexible exhibitions venue. Scott Birch heads to Coventry to check out the venue’s proposition.
A few issues ago, we profiled another Midlands venue under the headline ‘Changing perceptions’. It’s a shame that we used that title then, as it’s a perfect fit for what the Ricoh Arena is trying to achieve.
MCM Expo’s Comic Con portfolio is forever expanding. Annie Byrne looks at how the show has taken the UK by storm.
Comic conventions are often thought of as ‘geeky’ but when you’re rubbing shoulders with the likes of Danny De Vito, Bill Paxton, Simon Pegg and MCM Expo, you’ve suddenly got the ‘cool factor’ and want to hop on the band wagon.