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Organisers and owners: it’s time to talk
(by Chris Hartley, Commercial Director at LiveBuzz)
Venue operators up and down the country have something of an image problem within the industry, I believe. It’s an unfortunate situation which I think stems from a commonly held characterisation of them as being inflexible, expensive and unwilling to go the extra mile.
The problem is that I believe this to be an out-of-date – and unfair – characterisation; one which could be resolved if venue operators and event organisers simply talked a bit more often.
LiveBuzz takes another step closer to Capacity
LiveBuzz, the leading event registration, website and staffing provider, has further strengthened its position in the conference market by becoming the official registration supplier to the Capacity Europe conference on a two year deal.
Capacity Europe is aimed at senior decision makers in the telecommunications industry. It is part of an extensive stable of similar events operated worldwide by Capacity Conferences, a division of EuroMoney Global. This year’s Europe event takes place at The Intercontinental London from October 24-26. It is expected to attract...
A day An event in the life of... a Technical Manager
Introducing Rob Nuca
Typically, my involvement with an event can span two to three months, which is why I’m always working on several at any time during the year. Periods of intense activity, followed (hopefully!) by calmer periods of monitoring and maintenance – that’s the rhythm I often find myself working to.
Having studied engineering at home in Romania and then software development over here for my Masters, I assumed I’d be destined to work in a room...
Non-negotiable pieces of advice
With nearly 20 years of experience in the events industry, Sam Corbett knows what it takes to run a good event. As LiveBuzz’s Operations Manager, he’s never shy of offering up his pearls of wisdom. We managed to pin him down to just five though. Want to know the fundamental principles of running a great event? Then read on…..
Never forget: register – badge – attend
The mechanics of visitor registration may be complex but the overarching aim is very simple. Register visitors, give them a badge,...
Beware the speculator; when did we become so popular?
(by Justin Craig, Joint Managing Director at LiveBuzz)
Recently, I’ve been receiving more and more speculative approaches from venture capitalists (VC) interested in taking a stake in our business. Maybe I should be flattered. Increasingly however, these calls are giving me cause for concern regarding how our industry risks becoming the latest plaything for the investment community, full of new companies geared for rapid build and exit and not focused on client needs.
I don’t quite know how or when the events...
Connectivity please but not at the expense of our individuality
Three exhibitions, co-located under the same roof at the NEC. Three separate websites promoting the three events but in a consistent design style. Information from each of the three to be available on the other two websites – and all done in a consistent fashion which didn’t dilute each exhibition’s carefully constructed brand.
At its crudest level, that was the web design brief for the trio of William Reed exhibitions (National Convenience Show; The Forecourt Show; and the Farm Shop...
Exhibitors leaving too much to chance
(by Chris Hartley, Commercial Director at LiveBuzz)
Too many exhibitors fail to fully capitalise on the investment they make when signing up to take space at an event. In my experience, there are several reasons for this, one of which is how the relationship between event organiser and exhibitor is typically a transactional one, focused almost exclusively on the process of getting an exhibitor to sign on the dotted line.
Too little attention is paid to what comes next; getting the most out of an...
LiveBuzz scoops top EN prize for the second time
LiveBuzz once again claimed the ‘Best Supplier to Organisers’ trophy at last week’s Exhibition News Awards. The prestigious award returns to the Coventry-based firm four years after it won for the first time.
With over 1100 industry professionals crammed into ExCel London, and with 22 awards up for grabs, this was a night for celebrating the finest achievements of the events industry.
In making their decision, the awards judges recognised the near non-stop growth which LiveBuzz has experienced...
Know when to call off the SEO search
(by James Moffat, Head of Web at LiveBuzz)
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) considerations have now reached the point where they risk distracting event organisers from what really matters regarding their show websites.
Most of the essential SEO work is now done as a matter of course when designing event sites. Everything else, in my opinion, is little more than fiddling at the fringe. The gains it can deliver are miniscule at best. My advice to any organiser is to focus on – and put...
Over two dozen new additions to the LiveBuzz roster for 2017
LiveBuzz, the leading event registration, website and staffing provider, has added a further 26 exhibitions and conferences to its client roster in what is already shaping up to be a stellar 2017.
Included in the list of new additions is Haymarket's Cereals show, the UK's leading arable farming show. The annual transformation of an arable site into a large-scale event site presents a range of unique technical and logistical challenges as 24,000 farmers descend on the venue - a...
More staff appointments as LiveBuzz growth story continues
LiveBuzz, the award-winning event registration, website and staffing provider, continues to grow in 2017, with a raft of new appointments having increased the size of its workforce by over 10% in just four months.
The two most recent recruits, Jaimee Le Resche and Erika Dean, both joined the company in March. Their appointments, coming hard on the heels of the arrivals of Nadim Islam, James Mills and Kristian Philips in December and January, have swelled the LiveBuzz ranks to 45 people, spread...
MA Exhibitions Appoints LiveBuzz across Events Portfolio
MA Exhibitions, the exhibitions arm of media company Mark Allen Group (MAG), have appointed LiveBuzz as the exclusive registration partner, across their entire exhibition portfolio.
As part of the working partnership LiveBuzz will provide MA Exhibitions with a range of services, including the provision of event registration services, exhibitor services and event staffing.
In the past three years MA Exhibitions has delivered explosive growth through a dual strategy of new show launch and acquisition. Only last month they announced the Dental Showcase from the...
LiveBuzz appointed official registration partner to the AEO
The AEO is delighted to announce that LiveBuzz has been appointed as the official and exclusive registration partner of the association for 2017. The partnership will include the provision of event registration services, data management and event staffing.
LiveBuzz and the AEO will also work together at a more strategic level on initiatives that will add value to AEO members, including research projects and white papers that deliver insight into visitor attendance and engagement. The first AEO event which LiveBuzz will be...
LiveBuzz registration creates Buzz for Centaur Media’s Festival of Marketing Event
LiveBuzz, award winning event registration, website and staffing provider delivered event registration for Centaur’s flagship marketing event, Festival of Marketing which took place from 5th & 6th October at Tobacco Dock.
Festival of Marketing is a unique experience where many thousands of senior marketers attend what is one of the largest global events dedicated to brand marketers.
Chris Hartley, Commercial Director at LiveBuzz, commented: “We were delighted to be appointed to manage event registration and event staffing for this event....
LiveBuzz wins several new conference clients in 2016
2016 has seen LiveBuzz, an award winning event registration; website and staffing provider land several new contracts to deliver registration solutions for leading UK conference organisers.
The first half of 2016 has seen LiveBuzz work with new clients including: The NHS Confederation Annual Conference at Manchester Central, Renewable UK’s International Conference on Ocean Energy at the E.I.C.C, and also their Global Offshore Wind Conference also at Manchester Central.
Chris Hartley, Commercial Director at LiveBuzz said “LiveBuzz is well known for delivering registration solutions for many leading trade exhibitions. The...
LiveBuzz - we don't quit when the going get's tough.
I've got something to tell you, I've got something to say, LiveBuzz put a team in motion and they let nothing stand in their way.
On the Saturday 20th August, fourteen "LiveBuzzers" attacked the infamous Tough Mudder South West. The treacherous course is billed as a "a mind-bending combination of large grassy hills, dense dark forest and quicksand-like mud".
LiveBuzz's objective was to take the team beyond their comfort zone and show that by working together and using our...
LiveBuzz Launches Innovation Lab
LiveBuzz has announced the creation of an Innovation Lab, which will focus on digital innovation in a move to position itself as a global thought leader and forerunner of added value digital services. As well as the creative evolution of event technology the team will provide insight and thought leadership to the Global MICE sector.
Since its inception in 2011, the LiveBuzz group has grown to a team in excess of 50 full time staff and achieved exceptional year on year growth and now boasts a...
LiveBuzz strengthens team following five new appointments at its head office in Coventry.
Mark Bucknall joins the LiveBuzz Web Development team. Following the launch of LiveBuzz's Event Website business in 2012, we've developed websites for many of our clients who recognise the power of our integrated registration and website offering. To continue to support this growth Mark Bucknall joins the team as Creative Web Developer. Mark comes with a wealth of experience in the design and SEO sector.
Michelle Timms joins our Exhibitor Services team as Exhibitor Services Executive, the...
LiveBuzz wins contract to deliver trade registration for Haymarket's flagship Autosport International Show 12th & 13th January 2017, NEC Birmingham.
LiveBuzz, award winning event registration, website and staffing provider has won the contract to manage the registration for Autosport International's trade-only days taking place at the NEC, Birmingham in January 2017.
Featuring every level of Motor Racing - from Karting to Formula 1 - the show brings together the world of motorsport under one roof.
Chris Hartley, Commercial Director at LiveBuzz commented "We're delighted to be working on delivering the trade...
LiveBuzz has been named as the exclusive preferred supplier of registration, website and staffing services to the Business Design Centre.
Chris Hartley, Sales Director of LiveBuzz said: "This is another significant win for LiveBuzz, confirming our continuing high profile as a leading provider of registration solutions to the UK events industry. It’s a great opportunity for us to work alongside such a well-established and trusted brand as the Business Design Centre one of London’s most popular conference and exhibition venues.
Max Bull, Venue Sales Director of the BDC commented “We...