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Event Production Awards : Entry Open Now

The Event Production Awards 2013 The Event Production Awards 2013 will take place on Tuesday 5th February at the London Lancaster Hotel.

Following the success of the 2012 Event Production Awards, its new hosts Mash Media, are looking forward to hosting and celebrating the very best in the world of events.

Whether you supply to outdoor or indoor events, large or small, or if you are a sole supplier or part of a national company, the Event Production Awards want to know why you should be hailed as the event industry’s top supplier in your category.

HSE Cost of Interventions:What It Means For Us

The Health & Safety Executives cost of intervention (FFI) and what it means for Event Organisers
For those who might still not yet be aware, a cost recovery scheme known as Fee For Intervention (FFI) will came into effect on 1stOctober 2012.
These are fees which can be charged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the principal enforcement body for matters relating to health and safety in the workplace in the UK (under that general heading of law).

Networking at the Showman's Show

STAR EVENTS GROUP AND ONE BIG STAR UNITE FOR SHOWMANS SHOW TO CREATE THE STAR BAR – CENTRAL MEETING POINT FOR AFO MEMBERS!

Star Events Group (SEG) and OneBigStar (OBS) are teaming up for this year’s Showmans Show, Newbury Showground, October 17th  and 18th, to create a unique turnkey solution, for event organisers, at the outdoor event industry’s premier showcase.

Leading creative event production company OBS and the UK’s most recognised staging supplier SEG will be co-hosting The Star Bar, stand 194, avenue C.

Huge Boost for Grassroots Live Music

UK Music welcomes the Live Music Act - a huge boost for grassroots live music This morning (March 8th), the Live Music Bill introduced by Lib Dem Peer Tim Clement-Jones and promoted in the Commons by Bath MP Don Foster became law. The Live Music Act means that small venues in England and Wales (under a 200-person capacity) will no longer need local authority permission to host performances of libe amplified music between the hours of 8am - 11pm. There will be no audience limit for performances of unampilfied live music. The legislation is likely to come into force by Autumn 2012.

AFO discount for Green Events Conference

AFO members can get discounted rates on the Green Events & Innovations Conference. The event is on the 7th March 2013 at the ILMC, Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, 10.00 - 18.00.

With the theme of "saving by reducing", confirmed panels include presentation on food waste and camp site waste, managing waste, the power providers panel and a panel on managing the impact of extreme weather on events.

There will also be workshops on the Greener Festival Awards scheme and

PRS License for Festivals - holds at 3%

After a lengthy consultation process, PRS for Music has announced that there will be no change in its royalty rates for popular music events in the UK. PRS for Music Director of Public Performance Sales Keith Gilbert said “the open consultation was held to evaluate if the current tariff structures were still relevant, and noted that since the company’s last review, the live industry had changed to become more of a professional enterprise and mainstream leisure activity”.

Sprinkle Pixie Dust

You might well book big stars, support acts and unknown names for your festivals in 2011 but to really give that festival feel that makes the difference you need what we call ‘Pixie Dust’.  There is no better place to find this than at ISAN - The Independent Street Arts Network.

ISAN have just launched their new improved outdoor arts website www.isanuk.org, a great place for spotting new talent, ways of doing it and some good links.

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