Event Organiser Magazine - Issue 108 PDF Print E-mail

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108NEWS
  • A stage collapse before a Radiohead concert at Toronto's Downsview Park killed one person - drum technician Scott Johnson from Doncaster - and injured several others.

  • The Arena Group has been certified with ISO 14001 and BS 8901 standards, which recognise the company’s best working practices regarding environmental and sustainability management.

  • Oxfam Stewarding has won a landmark new partnership with Tramlines festival, one of the biggest free music festivals in Europe.

TESA NEWS
  • In this year of major events, which include HM the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations, the London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics, it is important that the industry prepares a debrief on what worked, what failed and what could have been done better.

EVENT FOCUS
  • Pride London: Beset by rumours of financial problems and even cancellation, Pride London organisers were forced into making major changes to the annual event, including redefining it from a parade to a  'procession.' This is how the sequence of events happened.

  • Isle of Wight: The Isle of Wight Fesival organisers and the council have promised "lessons will be learnt" following the wellpublicised arrival and departure problems on the site, following a week’s heavy rain.

DIAMOND JUBILEE
  • The Diamond Jubilee proved to be an amazing showcase for the talents and capabilities of the UK event industry.

SECURITY
  • A fascinating new website has been launched by by the Crowd Behaviour Network – a community of academics and professionals involved in preparing for and managing crowds - in the run-up to the Olympics.

Event Organiser Magazine is the official journal of TESA (The Event Services Association), the UK body representing event organisers and suppliers to the industry. The magazine is published five times a year and distributed to key names in the trade.