What would you do if your show was hit by catastrophe? Nadia Cameron asks organisers to outline the biggest crises they’ve faced and how they prepared for the unpredictable.
In the words of Niche Events’ Peter Jones, live events can be “unpredictable beasts”. Political disputes, economic threats, acts of God and transport strikes are just some of the potential disasters awaiting even the most prepared exhibition organiser in the lead-up to and during an event.
In light of increased investment in pre-booked appointments at today’s meetings industry shows such as IMEX and EIBTM, Exhibition News asks three organisers: Why do we need hosted buyers at exhibitions?
In just its fourth show, Upper Street Events’ Gadget Show Live has morphed into one of the UK’s biggest consumer tech events. EN tracks how the brand is plugged into market trends.
Look back at predictions for the must-have gadget items of 2009 and you’ll find many that have been embraced by the mainstream today. Making their debuts about 36 months ago were the Wii Motion Plus, Windows 7, the iPhone 3GS, the Android phone and the wireless Apple mouse.