Next week The Showman’s Show returns to Newbury, where you will find the most comprehensive exhibition of companies and services that support the outdoor and specials events industry. The event will be held on 19th & 20th October, 2016, at the Newbury Showground, in Chieveley, Berkshire.
Running outdoor events requires a huge amount of planning and management, and every service provider imaginable is featured at the event. Some of the exhibitors also provide services to the event itself.
At the event, exhibitors include companies that provide everything from car park, ticketing and entrance control through to caterers, audio and visual communications, IT support, VIP hospitality units, crowd control, mobile licensed bars and lighting and power generators, plus many more. You can see a full list of service providers on the Showman’s directory page.
One of the most important service providers of an event of this nature is the lighting and power. Without power, everything else fails, and for the fourth year running The Showman’s Show has chosen Templant generator hire in Essex to provide this vital support.
The Show is being held on Wednesday 19 October from 9.30am to 5pm, and again on Thursday 20 October from 9.30am to 4.30pm. There is a large outdoor area where service providers set up tents and exhibition shelters, as well as an exhibition hall. If you wish to attend the event you will need to register on their website using the Visitor Registration form.
The event also includes several “campfire sessions” where event organisers can get some tips from the experts. For example, the event opens with “A quick fire beginner’s guide to starting a festival” by Steve Heap, the general secretary of AFO.
Moving With The Times
Outdoor events may seem like a more traditional way of promoting businesses, more akin to the village fair than a hi-tech marketing expo, but this year visitors will be able to learn about “Using data analytics to drive ticket sales” (presented by Chris Smith, Festival Director, WOMAD) and “Social Media Clinic. Dos and Don’ts and tips for your social media presence“, (Kellie Hasbury, Director, Plaster Communications).
Other topics cover the vital elements, such as health and safety, power management and post-event clean-up and recycling. There will also be a talk on how Brexit is likely to impact the outdoor events industry.
If your business runs large outdoor events, or if you provide services to events, this is the most important business show in the calendar, so book today by calling 01747 854099 or via the website.