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Venue Expo comes to Scotland for the first time

Edinburgh, Wednesday 21 September 2016
For the first time in its three-year history, Venue Expo, which will also be co-located with PA Expo, will be hosting a second show in 2017 by taking the eminent profile further up north to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

In just three years, Venue Expo… has built a strong reputation for being the leading exhibition for the meetings and events industry in the North of England. Currently located in Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Venue Expo, which this year is co-located with PA Expo, has consistently delivered show stopping exhibitions featuring the very best products & services, world class content and the industry's leading keynote speakers. Visitors to the event represent Agencies and PCO's, Corporate companies, Associations and Exhibition/Event Organisers.

The EICC is one of the world's most outstanding venues for conventions, conferences and exhibitions alike so it is only right that it will now be the home to the equally-impressive Venue Expo and PA Expo 12 - 13 April 2017.

Past events have seen hordes of attendees, hosted buyers and exhibitors gracing the event to gain direct contact with event industry buyers. As the events marketplace continues to strive, it is imperative that there is representation of this via a dedicated large scale exhibition in Scotland.

Attendees to both the Venue Expo and PA Expo will have the opportunity to attend top quality CPD accredited seminars, benefit from priceless networking opportunities and will be able to benefit from a wide variety of exhibitors offering services and products all pertaining everything MICE.

President of UKFE Brett Bienias says 'This is an incredibly exciting time for the Venue & PA Expo. We have made significant progress in cementing these events as the largest MICE industry and PA focused events in the North and they have been absolutely incredible and tantamount to the fact that we have now been able to expand these profiles to Scotland. We have been working on our Scotland proposition for the last 12 months and are very pleased to announce this outstanding news and to be working alongside a world renowned venue such as the EICC.'

EICC's Chief Executive, Marshall Dallas commented 'We are thrilled that the EICC has been selected to be the host of the Venue Expo & PA Expo 2017 for its inaugural event in Scotland. We very much look forward to hosting representatives from venues and event suppliers from the UK and Europe who will exhibit to the thousands of event professionals and PA's which are expected to attend this high-profile event for our industry.'

For those wanting the perfect platform to do business with industry leaders in Scotland, this exhibition is not one to be missed.

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Jon Morter On 'How To Beat X Factor' At Venue Expo 2016

Venue Expo 2016, which is co-located with PA Expo lands back in it's birthplace...LIVERPOOL, for it's biggest exhibition to date, bringing Exhibition Centre Liverpool to a standstill as we invite unprecedented hordes of MICE industry professionals, business leaders and PA's into the North's largest and most important business exhibition.

To… celebrate it's third year in the industry, this herculean exhibition not only consists of up to 300 exhibitors with the very best products and services but visitors will be joined by a true pioneer...

For the first year ever and running alongside our already glittering line up of key speakers, we are extremely proud to offer visitors world class content with an exclusive insight into the Award Winning Social Media Magnate; Jon Morter.

Heralded as a true 'Social Media Hellraiser' by the New York Times and praised for his gatecrashing of the music industry through his stratospheric and grassroot social media campaign, which successfully saw Rage Against The Machine beat the relentless might of music goliath Simon Cowell's X Factor for the race to Christmas number one.

After breaking a Guinness World Record for sales through this campaign, Jon's work has gone from strength to strength, securing him another two #1 chart toppers with The Justice Collective's Hillsborough Tribute Single and a Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street re-release as well as running a hugely successful campaign to Save BBC Radio 6.

Since this success Jon has gone on to work with some of the biggest artists in the world including Nirvana, Sex Pistols, Rod Stewart and Eagles of Death Metal, as well as holding classes for major industry giants including the BBC, Facebook and Dragon's Den Mentor Peter Jones' Academy.

Jon will be holding an exclusive masterclass at the Venue Expo & PA Expo over both days whereby he will be revealing the recipe to success and top secrets behind his world class social media campaigns.

Jon Morter says ' I am honoured to be involved in this outstanding event, which is extremely relevant to my work. I am really looking forward to meeting many business professionals from both the Venue and PA expo's wherein I can share my knowledge, wisdom and business sense'

Brett Bienias, President of UKFE said 'From the feedback we received from last years Venue Expo, visitors asked for more support on maximising social media within their roles. As such we have secured the best social media guru in the country to coach our visitors and provide unrivalled insight in achieving world class results with their online skills'

Jon will be holding his bespoke, exclusive masterclass, Q&A and networking sessions throughout the two day event. Entry to the event is free and visitors can enjoy the many features within. To purchase tickets to the VIP area and Jon Morter's masterclass, please visit:

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Global Event Tech: Event Technology is heading to Liverpool

Global Event Tech 2016, a free to attend event which will take place on the 27th & 28th June from 10:00 - 16.00 across both days at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Showcasing 42 of the leading event tech providers worldwide as well we have attracted high profile keynote speakers who will… share their
live event experiences, industry knowledge and expertise. Liverpool continues to increase its momentum to become one of Europe's leading destinations for large scale exhibitions, ensuring it to be the perfect location for Global Event Tech to grow. Our aim is to provide both an innovative and thrilling platform for learning, sharing and developing new business as part of the International Festival of Business. Global Event Tech is set to connect the events industry with a vast array of suppliers and events professionals. You can find the leading event tech providers such as ITM Mobile, D2i Systems and Glisser only to name a few, who will showcase the very best in the industry from latest emerging technologies and developments. The audience will range from event organisers from all backgrounds such as corporate or agencies as well as venues of whom are looking to enhance their own event experiences. We will be attracting international delegates by delivering a strong Hosted Buyer Programme by organising dedicated 1-2-1 meetings based on the Hosted Buyer's requirements and preferences. In return this will provide our exhibitors with outstanding business opportunities by connecting with the right people. At Global Event Tech, we believe that much there better place around the word to do business but in the heart of Liverpool.
To register to attend Global Event Tech as a Hosted Buyer visit our website:
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Twitter: @GlobalEventTech and by using the Hashtag #GET2016

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Bacon Theatre Summer Season 2016

Bacon Theatre Summer Season 2016

May to August
The Bacon Theatre team are raring to go with a new summer line-up, running from May till August 2016. Audiences can expect fantastic live music, event cinema and outdoor theatre to fill their social calendars.
The National Theatre Live screenings continue, broadcast live in stunning High Definition and 5.1… Surround Sound. With two favourites returning for encore screenings: A View from the Bridge [12A] an Olivier Award winner broadcast from the Young Vic and The Audience [12A] starring Helen Mirren at Queen Elizabeth II. There is also time to squeeze in a live broadcast from the RSC with their Hamlet [12A] directed by Simon Goodwin.
Other indoor events include superb live music from Voodoo Room, Cotswold Clapton and musical entertainment with Summer Dreaming; more great films that have been hand-picked for audiences to enjoy on the big screen including Love & Mercy [12A], Brooklyn [12A] and The Danish Girl [15] in particular with incredible performances from Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.
July and August bring an exciting collection of outdoor theatre events, as the picturesque Tuckwell Amphitheatre opens its gates for the annual Open-air Theatre Festival. Two weeks of energising live stage productions and quirky films under the stars include: As You Like It, Murder on the Terrace, Robin Hood, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gulliver's Travels, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dotty the Dragon, Romeo and Juliet, Around the World in 80 Days, plus films under the stars Man Up [15] and Chicago [12A].
Speaking for the Bacon Theatre, Theatre Administrator Alicia Norman said: 'We are excited to be opening the doors to the Tuckwell once again, for another jam packed line-up. This year we will be debuting our vintage refreshments van, where you can treat yourself to an ice-cream, a hot chocolate or a little tipple!'
All these events are now on sale and may be bought online at or from the Bacon Theatre ticket office on 01242 258002.

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Robert Juliat brings changes to Prolight+Sound 2016

Robert Juliat brings changes to Prolight+Sound 2016

Robert Juliat was very happy with its position in the middle of the Lightpower Village in Hall 3.0 where its products attracted a constant stream of visitors for the whole duration of the show.

The array of RJ Zep LED profile and Fresnel fixtures drew much attention from theatre, event… and display technicians, as did the Merlin 2500W HMI touring spot and the 300W LED Roxie followspot, which both continue to lead the way in followspot innovation.

But perhaps the biggest scene-stealer was the Dalis LED cyclorama light which brought with it some exciting new developments to the technology that took the show by storm in 2015. In addition to the award-winning Dalis 860 Cyclight, which has been flying off the shelves since last year, Robert Juliat also unveiled a new Dalis footlight batten and a Dalis wash light.

The Dalis LED Footlight 862 is a 150W LED batten with 48 white LED sources arranged in a double row. It shares the Cyclight's exclusive patented optical system of 48 micro optical asymmetric reflectors giving an even spread of light and perfect dimming from 100% - 0%. The two rows are arranged to give long or short throw options, to give low level lighting on performers from the front to the back of the stage. Each row is controlled independently or in groups of four via DMX /RDM, Art-Net and sACN with 16-bit control.

Four small, DMX-controlled, blue LED are located between the reflectors to serve as stage edge lighting.

Dalis Footlight offers a true tunable white from 6500K to 2200K giving true (non-coloured) shadows which makes it ideal for display applications. All controls and connections are on the bottom of the fixture to maintain clean sight lines.

Silent, fanless operation makes Dalis Footlight perfect for opera houses and television studios and any sound-sensitive applications, but it is equally happy in shop windows and exhibitions where its clean lines will add a touch of class to any display.

The Dalis LED Washlight 861 takes the same technology as the original Dalis Cyclight and reconfigures into a rectangular format with 24 asymmetrical micro-reflectors and 8-colour LEDs arranged in four rows. Sharing the qualities of control, colour mixing, coverage and silent operation as Dalis Cyclight and Footlight, it is the perfect wash complement to the Dalis range.

'The new additions to the Dalis range expand the Dalis technology into a versatile, multi-functional product line that widens the design possibilities for lighting designers in many markets,' says Robert Juliat Sales Director, Claus Spreyer. 'We were very pleased with the level of attention our new products received, with the only (enjoyable!) distraction being a performance from the Dead Daisies, arranged by Lightpower's Ralph-Jörg Wezorke, as after-show entertainment! We are very happy to see people so excited by all our products and the eagerness with which the new Dalis developments were received. The show, as always, has brought about new business opportunities and continues to be the best showcase for Robert Juliat products in Europe.'

More information on all Robert Juliat products, including the new Dalis Footlight and Dalis Washlight, can be found at

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