Sign in or Register | Newsletter
 
 



Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!


Event Sales Executive
Wimbledon

Head of Sales
Manchester

Exhibition Coordinator
South Bucks

Head of Exhibitor Sales
Silverstone Drive, Coventry

Event Senior Sales Executive
Wimbledon

Marketing Executive
Daventry, Northamptonshire




Marketing and event specialist, UKFE tells EN how its inaugural...


Richard Dove from Showplans Technology Group, explores the changing...


Event organisers are harnessing the power of telemarketing to...


Many organisers have dipped their toes in Africa’s water, the...


Darren Poultney, managing director of Smart AV, talks to EN about the...


Jamie Vaughan managing director EMEA of Eventbase tells EN how a...

Exhibition News July 2015
July 2015

Read it online
now for free!

Breaking News: Event Production Show cancelled as Ocean looks for buyers
posted on: 8/5/2012 14:58:35
event production show

Ocean Media Group has responded to claims its Event Production Show has been cancelled by confirming the show and affiliated products are up for sale.
 
According to a letter to exhibitors dated 1 May and sighted by EN, Ocean informed exhibitors of the show’s cancellation and their right to a refund.

“It is with great regret that Ocean Media Group Ltd has decided to cancel the above event due to take place on 30 to 31 January 2013,” the letter stated.
 
“Any monies you have already paid to Ocean Media Group as a form of a deposit to secure your stand at Event Production Show 2013 will be refunded to you in full.”
 
In a response to EN, Ocean MD David Moran confirmed it is not running a 2013 edition of Event Production Show but said the organiser is in negotiations with four bidders to sell various combinations of the Event Production Show, UK Venue Show, Event Production Awards and the Access All Areas title.
 
“Disposal of the events business is part of our process of selling anything in an area where we are not market dominant,” he said in an emailed response.
 
Ocean has also offloaded Negotiator and Built IT magazines in recent months.
 
The future of the UK Venue Show, which debuted this year alongside the Event Production Show, has not been confirmed.
 
General manager of Church House Conference Centre in London, Robin Parker, was one of the inaugural UK Venue Show’s exhibitors.
 
“Since the UK Venue Show I have not heard a single word from the organiser, to either say thank you for exhibiting, to talk about next year or even to ask how the show went, so on that basis I am not the least bit surprised it is unlikely to be repeated,” Parker told.
 
“From an exhibitor point of view, the show was very poorly attended, and the feedback I have had is that the only people who visited were suppliers trying to sell to the venues. We signed up as there seemed to be a reasonable logic in trying to build a show in this area following Confex’s move to Excel. However, for whatever reason, it just didn’t work.
 
“If they were to hold it again in 2013, we certainly wouldn’t exhibit.”
 
Got a story for Exhibition News? Email the editor: ncameron@mashmedia.net


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS

Hundreds of exhibitors have hailed FaceTime’s latest National Exhibitor Masterclass a success.


Key appointments for Fresh Montgomery
posted on: 3/7/2015 11:00:57
Fresh Montgomery has announced a series of senior appointments for its International Food and Drink Event (IFE).


N200 has launched a new app to give users mobile access to its popular event analytics platform Visit Intelligence.


Manchester Central has achieved the international standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001.


Countdown to Sticky Wicket 2015
posted on: 2/7/2015 11:05:18
Events industry website supplier ASP has stepped up to the crease to support charity cricket match Sticky Wicket for 2015.