i2i Events Group launches London Entertainment Week
London Entertainment Week is a celebration of all that is broadcast, media and entertainment that has been driven by demand from the visitors and exhibitors to BVE and will see the expansion of the show into the Pro AV and Live Entertainment Technology sectors.
The lines between the live event production and broadcast sectors are blurring and there is an appetite for an all-encompassing trade show for the live production, broadcast and wider creative industries.
If you are a trade buyer and decision maker for technology in the live production, theatre and performing arts, indoor and outdoor venues, rental and staging, conferences and corporate events, leisure attractions and theme parks, fixed installations for AV and systems integration, education and houses of worship sectors then there will be value in you attending the show.
If you are a consultant, designer, engineer, technician, project manager, programmer, operator or systems integrator this show is also for you.
The brands exhibiting at the show will be showcasing a broader overview of their products to meet your demands from a live production point of view.
BVE, together with the co-located events as part of London Entertainment Week will provide a comprehensive showcase and numerous networking opportunities for the Pro AV, live entertainment and broadcast sectors. It provides the opportunity for the most comprehensive gathering of the UK creative industries during the year to meet, learn and do business.
Monday 22nd February 2016
Established 15 years ago the TPi Awards are the preeminent event for the international live event production industry. Held annually in London and attracting 1200 attendees from around the world the awards recognise the work of individuals and companies from the previous years touring schedule. The awards are voted for by the industry and judged by a panel of previous winners giving the event a recognised fairness and prestige to the nomination process and ultimate winners.
London Entertainment Week is proud to be sponsoring the Favourite Venue award category.
For more information and to book seats go to http://www.tpiawards.com/book-tickets/ to book tickets online
For any queries about the TPI Awards 2016 call Mo Naeem on 0161 476 8360
Live Events. Live Linear. Live in London
Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February 2016
Streaming Forum is a conference developed specially for live streaming experts. Co-located with BVE, it is Europe’s leading destination for anyone facing the challenges of delivering live events and live linear channels to multiple screens.
The conference will bring together the world’s best-known streaming specialists to ExCel London to walk you through every step of the live streaming process, with keynotes from ITV and the NFL, and speakers including YouTube, BT, Google, Sky News, Almeida Theatre, Amazon, Aspera, Limelight Networks, Wowza, Boiler Room, and TourGigs.
For more information and to book your delegate place go to streaming-forum.com
How to market yourself on social media: A masterclass for creative freelancers
Social media is an invaluable tool for freelancers, but how do make the most of your feed? This upbeat masterclass with comedian and social media guru Samantha Baines offers expert advice on how to create a personal brand, build a strong following and have fun while doing it. This one hour masterclass is being run as a partnership between BVE and Guardian Masterclasses. The two sessions hour long sessions are being held on Tuesday 23 February at 11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00.
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"The ABTT is pleased to support the opportunities for learning and discussion at London Entertainment Week 2016. As the collaboration between live performance and broadcast develops it is very useful to have an event where the solutions of today and the challenges of tomorrow can be presented and considered. We look forward to this year’s seminar programme at London Entertainment Week 2016."
Robin Townley, Chief Executive Officer, ABTT
“The Association of Lighting Designers is looking forward to the BVE show and London Entertainment Week to meet and chat with all those who are interested in the use of light in a production. With the disciplines of lighting, video content and projection overlapping and in some cases merging, and more productions being recorded and broadcast across international boundaries, it is important that the representation and reputation of our members’ work is understood and appreciated by the wider broadcast industry. Whether it is a West End play or a stadium sized rock concert, the role and prominence of light is important in the overall creative design presentation of the event whether the audience is live at the venue, or watching it back in a cinema relay or as a merchandised DVD.”
Ian Saunders, Exectuive Director, ALD
"The last few years has seen the boundaries of AV, broadcast, live events and IT blur as professional customers use all kinds of integrated digital technology in new and interesting ways. And it’s why AV Magazine is pleased to be a Launch Media Partner for London Entertainment Week, as well as a media sponsor for the Streaming Forum. We’re also taking part in the AV & Live Theatre sessions, so hope you see you there.”
Clive Couldwell, Editor, AV Magazine and avinteractive.com
“The overall aim of the AV User Group is to promote the effective use of all AV technologies within end user organisations and to help managers maintain the skills and knowledge they need to implement AV projects and manage service provision. We do this by the sharing of information and knowledge amongst all our members and sponsors, and to encourage as much dialogue between manufacturers, service providers, and end-users. We are delighted therefore to be hosting our first AV User Group meeting of 2016 at BVE on Thursday 25th February. The London Entertainment Week initiative, with the BVE show at its heart, will provide an excellent way of bringing the Pro AV community together and will further encourage a platform for discussion amongst all shareholders in this exciting business sector.”
Owen Ellis, Chairman, AV User Group
"The prospects for an even bigger and better BVE in 2016 are genuinely exciting. Media and entertainment production cover a broad expanse of activity whose elements are increasingly interconnected; it will be great to see more of the industry’s people brought together to promote their skills and to explore yet more collaboration."
Sharon Elliott, Communications Officer, BECTU
“BVE is our most important UK exhibition, where we connect with the greatest number of broadcast, post-production and music industry professionals. This year, the launch of London Entertainment Week introduces the professional AV and live entertainment technology sectors to the exhibition floor, an opportunity to link up with even more of our customers.”
Ian Jones, Managing Director, HHB Communications Ltd
“We are delighted to support the launch and development of London Entertainment Week for the creative, broadcast and live event production industries. London is a leading creative capital and it is often the place our industry looks to for inspiration and thought-leadership. By choosing to launch London Entertainment Week here the organisers can harness the wealth of creative expertise, knowledge and innovation in London to deliver a world-leading event."
Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism & Major Events, London & Partners
"NAB is delighted to partner with BVE on London Entertainment Week to celebrate the UK as a creative hub for the entertainment industry. Together we will showcase the thought leadership and advanced technologies that are the hallmark of NAB Show, the global gathering place for media and entertainment professionals. This community will be served by the best speakers, business opportunities and knowledge-sharing platforms the industry has to offer. We’re excited to be part of London Entertainment Week and provide this unprecedented opportunity for the UK market."
Chris Brown, Executive Vice President, Conventions and Business Operations, NAB
"Panasonic are proud to support London Entertainment Week as a Launch Partner. We are pleased that BVE are listening to the feedback from their visitors and exhibitors and broadening the scope of the exhibition into the AV, live entertainment and production technology sectors. Panasonic is a 'solutions' company, and so it is great to see BVE - with London Entertainment Week - evolving into an all-encompassing 'solutions' show and a fantastic series of co-located events."
Nigel Wilkes, GM, Panasonic Professional Camera Business Unit UK
"The PSA loves a bit of a get together, like minded people talking business, exchanging ideas, checking out new technology and perhaps learning something new. And why shouldn't the live sector mingle with broadcast? The crossover is ever-apparent and the meeting of live and broadcast is frequent; putting the two sectors together under one roof can only lead to greater understanding and better communication."
Andy Lenthall, General Manager, Production Services Association
“Streaming Forum is delighted to be a part of the dynamic new London Entertainment Week initiative. Content-wise, it makes perfect sense to align Streaming Forum with BVE, adding value for our conference delegates by providing them with unlimited access to the UK’s premier exhibition for the broadcast, creative and live entertainment sectors. In the online video industry it’s all about enhancing the experience; our new relationship with BVE does just that.”
"The TPi Awards is proud to be the launch event for the first London Entertainment Week and is looking forward to working closely with the event in promoting excellence in the entertainment production communities."
Justin Gawne, General Manager, Mondiale Publishing