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UKFE announces it is ahead of the game with over a third of the floor plan already filled at The Venue Expo 2015

UKFE announces it is ahead of the game with over a third of the floor plan already filled at The Venue Expo 2015

UKFE has announced that more than a third of the floor plan for The Venue Expo 2015 has been filled, seven months before the show will take place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
After a fantastic initial show which connected the events and MICE industry in the north of England, The Venue… Expo is set to return on September 8 and 9.
Liverpool based UKFE will bring the show to the new, state of the art Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Having worked with ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, on multiple shows and events, The Venue Expo 2015 is set to arrive with a bang as one of the first high profile exhibitions to take place at the venue, which will connect to the existing facilities at ACC Liverpool.
As Liverpool is the home of 42,000 companies, its economy has a value of £25.3 billion making it one of Europe's leading destinations for large scale exhibitions and supporting The Venue Expo 2015's aim to grow into an international brand.
The months leading up to the show look extremely promising with the relocation to a new venue proving to be a fantastic asset.
As well as a vast array of exhibitors showcasing their facilities and services, The Venue Expo 2015 will develop and enhance the education programme to implement top quality, high standard seminars utilising only the most influential figures of the events industry.
Joseph Davies, Exhibition Sales Manager at UKFE, said: 'The ball has certainly been rolling for The Venue Expo and we are in a fantastic position to announce that a third of our floor plan has been filled. The Venue Expo 2015 is set to be an amazing show not just for the attendees and exhibitors but also for the city of Liverpool and the North of England.'
Kerrin MacPhie, director of sales at ACC Liverpool, added: 'The Venue Expo 2015 is gathering pace with a strong selection of exhibitors already on board. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for the MICE industry to exhibit, network and take part in educational sessions, all under one roof in our new building.'
Exhibition Centre Liverpool will be capable of hosting trade and consumer exhibitions, large national and international conferences with attached exhibitions, banquets, concerts and sporting events on a national and international scale. Consisting of 8,100 sqm of sub-divisible space, it will make ACC Liverpool the only purpose-built interconnected arena, convention and exhibition centre in Europe.

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Ayrton IntelliPix R makes Japan's Best Hits Kayousai 2014

Ayrton IntelliPix R makes Japan's Best Hits Kayousai 2014

Ayrton's IntelliPix-R LED panels played a prominent role in the spectacular lighting design at the annual Japanese music show, Best Hits Kayousai 2014. The show, which recognizes some of Japan's most popular artists of the year, took place in November at the Festival Hall, Osaka and was broadcast live on… the NNN network. Over 18 acts, including Exile Tribe and May J, performed during the two-hour show.

Ayrton's Japanese distributor, First Engineering Japan, supplied 120 IntelliPix-R panels to their client, Heart-S, who used the static panels to surround the stage and performers with beams of intense light.

IntelliPix-R is a modular beam projection panel of 25 independently controllable 4.5 LED emitters arranged in a 5 x 5 array which project graphics and media far into the air. Panels can be connected together to form a semi-transparent wall, screen or ceiling or be placed under specially designed glass using its dedicated floor installation kit to create an immensely strong projection floor that can wrap a performer in dynamic columns of light. Ayrton IntelliPix-R is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

For the glittering television show, 80 IntelliPix-R panels were positioned centre stage behind a broad set of access steps to provide dramatic backlight while 22 more were arrayed in two columns stage left and right to project out into the audience. Heart-S and the designers from the television station also took advantage of IntelliPix-R's dedicated floor kit to install a group of 32 panels the stage itself to form a performance area awash with colour and texture.

Heart-S used a GreenHippo Hippotizer media server to map effects to the Intellipix-R fixtures and triggered some of IntelliPix-R's on-board effects from a GrandMA2 console.

'We were looking to create an original, unique production using hardware that stands out from the others,' says Heart-S' Tomoki Mitsunaka. 'Intellipix-R became our fixture of choice because of its ability to deliver high powered beam effects from the floor, and its versatile controllability with the video elements and other diverse lighting hardware.'

The ability of IntelliPix-R to stand out against the strong video and lighting elements of the show was an important factor. However, the units proved so powerful that they chose to run them at only 10% of their full intensity to keep them within the bounds of the broadcast cameras capabilities.

'IntelliPix-R is unique in its ability to form walls of high-powered LED beams and these were put to full use during Best Hits Kayousai 2014,' says Mitsunaka. 'The fixtures also proved very robust and reliable, even surviving an accidental fall without any damage!'
'We are very satisfied with the performance of the Ayrton fixtures and will continue to work hard to market the products,' says First Engineering Japan's Yuki Yoshida.
More information on Ayrton IntelliPix-R and the whole Radical Series of LED fixtures can be found at

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UKFE embrace Black Friday with Spectacular offers for new Exhibitors to participate in major events

UKFE embrace Black Friday with Spectacular offers for new Exhibitors to participate in major events

Elite marketing and events company, UKFE, whose profiles, include The Venue Expo, IIC Show and Pharmacy Expo & Conference have embraced the Black Friday phenomena at the Liverpool head office to coincide with the American national holiday, Thanksgiving's biggest sale of the year.
Arriving to the UK from across the Atlantic,… Black Friday which this year will land on 28th November is set to be the biggest online shopping day ever in the UK. As the Black Friday craze has moved from solely being online, to high street stores and retailers, UKFE have cranked it up a notch and applied it into the events industry.
With the UK slowly implementing this hugely popular marketing initiative, UKFE is set to offer both exhibitors and attendees discounted prices for one day only on Friday 28th November.
Up to 60% could potentially be saved on exhibiting spaces at some of the popular shows at UKFE which include the following; The Venue Expo, UK Baby & Toddler Show, IIC Show, Pharmacy Expo & Conference and National Gay Wedding Show to name but a few.
UKFE will also be offering a massive 50% off all tickets to the shows on Friday which will be showcased on platforms such as Ticketline, TicketQuarter and Quays Ticket.
Discounted exhibiting spaces will be available from 9am on 28th November 2014 and will cease at 6pm. For further details call 0151 709 4034.

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Derby businesses can 'Invest to Grow' at University's 'Open for Business' event

The University of Derby is hosting its 'Open for Business' exhibition and trade fair on Friday, November 21, 2014 to celebrate the success of local businesses who have received support from the University.

Local and regional small and medium businesses are invited to come along to the event, where more… than 70 local organisations from Derby's dynamic and diverse business world will be showcased. It will be held at the University's Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, between 10am and 4pm.

'Open for Business' will also be a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to hear about the 'Invest to Grow' programme - a £16m Regional Growth Fund, recently launched by the University, which is designed to support private sector businesses to innovate, grow and create jobs. Presentations for 'Invest to Grow' will be given at 10am and 1pm on the day.

Pauline Latham OBE MP for Mid-Derbyshire will open the event. She said: 'This event will really show the value of the University's engagement with business.
'We offer a range of business services ranging from incubator facilities and Enterprise boot camps through to our multi-million pound Regional Growth Fund programme for developing businesses in the East Midlands.

'We are serious about business and keen to engage with the local industry to support innovation, wealth and job creation in the region.'

David Torrington from Sky Recruitment Solutions, who will be exhibiting at the event, added: 'Sky Recruitment Solutions are delighted to be taking part in the University of Derby's 'Open for Business' event. It will attract a wide variety of local businesses as, in addition to our own business which offers help for businesses looking for Permanent or Temporary staffing solutions, there will be a range of guidance and advice on offer, which I have no doubt will give valuable assistance to any local business.'

A wider programme of topical business presentations will be given throughout the day, covering subjects from Digital Security, PR Best Practice and Intellectual Property.

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'Tea at the royal opera house' extends daytime

'Tea at the royal opera house' extends daytime

The Royal Opera House venues team has a perfect new option to extend daytime access to their unique spaces with the introduction of Tea at the Royal Opera House.

Taken in the light, elegant Paul Hamlyn Hall, with its vaulted Victorian ironwork ceiling and bespoke floral screens, Tea at the… Royal Opera House is perfect for continuing networking opportunities post-meeting, over sandwiches, scones and exquisite pastries.

Company of Cooks, sole caterers at the Royal Opera House, has created a series of sumptuous teatime delicacies that will satisfy traditionalists as well as those seeking culinary thrills. There are beautifully presented menus to suit all dietary requirements.

In December and January, Tea at the Royal Opera House will be designed around the Royal Ballet's production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and seasonal themes will be introduced to enhance the experience of holding your event at this iconic venue.
Find out more by calling the Royal Opera House Venues Team on +44 (0) 20 7212 9755 or email

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