The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) and GL events have joined forces to create the Outdoor Events Industry Leadership Forum, which will bring senior figures in the world of outdoor events together to address the long-term future of the industry.
The forum will take place at the Event Production Show as part of UK Events Week. It marks the first event put on by NOEA and GL events since the supplier became one of NOEA’s Futures Supporter.
The event will be a closed session with no more than 20 leaders taking part representing the entire industry, including organisers, production companies and suppliers.
Topics up for discussion will include the future of ticketing, event technology, macro-economic factors, the physical make-up of future outdoor events and industry commercialisation.
“One of the objectives of NOEA this year is to understand the industry that we are entering in 2017 and beyond, and to share findings with our members,” commented Andy Grove, interim president of NOEA. “We’re working with GL events, as our first Futures Supporter, to bring some of the key people in this industry together, and to scope out the areas we need to investigate to get an insight into what the future brings for outdoor events.”
“This is the first event of its kind in the outdoor events market,” added Scott Jameson, managing director, GL events. “Other sectors of the industry are looking towards the kind of events they will be having as far as 20 or 30 years from now. It’s therefore important to us, as a Futures Supporter of NOEA, that we help the industry look to the future and more importantly prepare for it.”
The Outdoor Events Industry Leadership Forum will take place on the first day of the Event Production Show on 1 March.