Big success for Global Event Summit PDF Print E-mail

Global Event SummitThe 2011 Global Event Summit, organised by tfconnect, has received plaudits galore for the “exceptional session content and the quality of the entertainment put on for delegates”.

The final number of attending delegates totalled a record 136 - representing 90 companies from 22 countries.

Delegates reported a great “buzz” throughout the event, in an excellent networking environment, where good contacts were made among a “spot on” audience profile.

Event signs changed because of mistakes PDF Print E-mail

Several signs warning people to expect traffic delays during Sittingbourne carnival had to be changed because they contained spelling mistakes.

The signs which were placed around Sittingbourne referred to the town's "Carnaval" and warned motorists of "Expexted Delays".

Sittingbourne Carnival Association said it had to announce road closures a week before the event, despite the mistakes.

Pam Griggs, from the association, said: "People will either think we are stupid and we can't spell or they will have a good laugh. At least people are reading them."

Keith Still of Bucks to assist with crowd safety PDF Print E-mail

Keith Still Bucks New UniversityOrganisers of South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), a music, film and technology festival in Austin, Texas have hired crowd management expert Professor Keith Still of Bucks to assist with crowd safety at next year's event due to take place in Austin between March 9-18, 2012.

The well-respected security professional is Professor of Crowd Dynamics and Crowd Management at the International Centre for Crowd Management & Security Studies at Bucks New University.

He modelled crowd safety for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Wedding this year, where he was involved in advising The Royal Parks in evaluating crowd risks, density and 'park full' elements for the areas from Horse Guards Parade to Buckingham Palace.

Prof Still also works for G4S Events, a leading security management company.

New event insurance policies for Olympic event planners PDF Print E-mail

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games now less than a year away, UK event insurer Event Insurance Services is launching two new insurance policies created for event organisers planning celebrations for these landmark occasions.

Event Insurance Services is offering two specific event insurance policies for event organisers hosting street parties or events to mark the Queen’s Jubilee in June and the Olympics in July and August of next year.

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