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Lord Mayor to attend The Venue Expo 2015

The Venue Expo is the largest events based expo in the North of England and this year will take place in Liverpool - a location increasingly popular around Europe to hold business exhibitions.

Typically, events of this kind have taken place in the South with London hosting many of the… largest expo in the industry. However the popularity of The Venue Expo is testament to the need for the North to have their own event as well as bringing business from all around the UK to the North.

The Venue Expo is set to connect the events industry with a vast array of venues, destinations and event services with an aim to provide outstanding business opportunities for both exhibitors and buyers and will help set up Liverpool as the hub where business is done.

Seeing the importance of The Venue Expo to the North West as well as the UK MICE industry as a whole, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Tony Concepcion, will be attending this year's event and address the attendees on stage.

The Lord Mayor has said:

"The success of The Venue Expo is testament to Liverpool's continuing success as one of Europe's leading destinations for large scale exhibitions. This year's show will bring together buyers from across the UK and abroad with outstanding business opportunities on offer.

'In addition it is also one of the first high profile events to take place in the Exhibition Centre Liverpool - a brand new state of the art venue. 

I am delighted that the biggest event of its type in the North has chosen Liverpool as its home.'

Registration to attend The Venue Expo is FREE, click here to register now

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The Meeting Show Closes. The Venue Expo prepares to Open

The Venue Expo 2015 is the next big event on the MICE industry calendar.
After a successful first year The Venue Expo 2015 returns with a brand new location and venue. Exhibition Centre Liverpool will host the only MICE Industry Exhibition in the North attracting Venues, Destinations & Event Support… Services.
The Venue Expo will be one of the first high profile exhibitions to take place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the new addition to ACC Liverpool. The new floor plan is over double the size of last year's space allowing for more networking opportunities than ever before.
Being the largest events based expo in the North of England, The Venue Expo is set to connect the events industry with a vast array of venues, destinations and event services with an aim to provide outstanding business opportunities for both exhibitors and buyers.
With a vast array of high profile exhibitors already on board the event will be bigger and better than ever before. Some exhibitors include Visit Brighton, Concept Furniture, Hilton Worldwide and the newly announced Wembley Stadium - one of the largest stadiums in the UK.
You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge through the seminars and speakers available. Our current timetable is led by high profile speakers providing invaluable talks which are CPD accredited, allowing you to broaden your professional development.
The Venue Expo is a free to attend event and the only available one of its type in the North of England.
To register for the event simply visit the

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Body Armour Protection for Events Security

Body Armour Protection for Events Security

Events Security is a challenging job; dealing with large crowds where emotions are running high is difficult enough, without fearing for your safety. In the USA it is firearms that are used most often against Security, and while it's unlikely that Security will have to deal with firearms here in… the UK, attacks from knives or needles can be just as deadly. Attacks might be rare, but can still occur, and in order to do the job properly Security need to be confident in their own safety.
The Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) is the world leader in edged and spiked weapon testing for body armour, and grades vests accordingly. KR1 and KR2 vests offer protection against knives and cutting attacks, whereas SP1 and SP2 vests protect against stabbing weapons like needles or stilettos. These vests come in Covert and Overt styles. While Overt armour may be suitable when Security needs to advertise their protection, which will hopefully dissuade any potential attackers, Covert armour is ideal for most events. Worn under clothes, Covert styles are lightweight and breathable without sacrificing protection. It is discreet and perfect for protection without being on display.

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Mark Ronson, Example, Scouting for Girls, Tove Lo, Maverick Sabre and more to join the V Festival 2015 line-up

Mark Ronson, Example, Scouting for Girls, Tove Lo, Maverick Sabre and more to join the V Festival 2015 line-up

***Tickets on sale now***

V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is proud to announce the addition of hit-maker Mark Ronson, performing a DJ set, Example supported by DJ Wire, Maverick Sabre, Scouting for Girls, Aston Merrygold, Bleachers and Billboard chart-topper Tove Lo to the 2015 bill.

Returning to V Festival following… his 2014 appearance, Example said: 'I can't wait to return to V Festival, the crowds never disappoint. A lot of people will be used to my shows with the live band behind me, but this time I'll be bringing DJ Wire as I want to put on a unique rave with a twist. I've been lucky enough to perform at festivals all over the world but there's always something special about V Festival - it feels like my home turf."

Maverick Sabre said: "It's been a busy year and what better way to celebrate than playing at one of the best festivals in the UK. I'll be dropping some new tunes so really looking forward to getting out there and sharing them with my fans.'

Aston Merrygold said: "I'm so excited to be performing at V Festival for the first time, it's going to be great fun! It has definitely been tough trying to contain myself, sitting on my hands waiting to get out there with new material, so I can't wait to finally share my music with everyone...bring it on!!!"

The newly announced acts will be joining a 20th anniversary line-up that includes Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Sam Smith, Stereophonics, George Ezraand Ellie Goulding. What's more, the hottest names in music will be performing alongside an eclectic mix of comedy headliners including Russell Kane, Frankie Boyle, Shappi Khorsandi and Nick Helm, who will all take centre stage in the Glee Club Comedy Tent across the weekend.

In the coming months V Festival will announce additions to both music and comedy line-ups.

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Destinations gear up for The Venue Expo

After a hugely successful first year, The Venue Expo is now on the calendar for a second year in a row. Being brought to you by Liverpool based Elite Marketing Specialists UKFE the The Venue Expo is set to take place at the brand new Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 8-9th… September 2015. The show will bring together both UK and international buyers who will have the opportunity to engage in outstanding business opportunities with a wide range of exhibitors.

This year UKFE are excited to be welcoming a number of destination exhibitors from all corners of the UK, who will all be utilising The Venue Expo as an opportunity to showcase what their destination has to offer. Last year's Venue Expo brought attendees from all areas of the UK with 63% of attendees being from outside of the North West. These figures are a clear indication of how The Venue Expo is now known as a national event, and demonstrates how the north of England is a major area for business and events. This years exhibition will bring a broad range of destination exhibitors and UKFE are excited to be welcoming Visit Brighton, Southport Conferences, Visit Bournemouth, Liverpool Convention Bureau, along with Visit Scotland and many more..

Destination exhibitors are already gearing up for the Venue Expo and plan on providing a unique insight into their destination. From hospitality, to transport as well as conference venues and accommodation, they are able to cover all aspects of any business trip and assist in making an event in their destination a huge success. This year UKFE are particularly excited to have a variety of southern exhibitors on board and ready to show the north of England what their destination has in store.

Julia Gallagher, VisitBrighton's Head of Sales, says: 'We recognised that many of the exhibitions and networking events we attend are based in the south, so Venue Expo offers an excellent opportunity to meet northern buyers. We aim to network with potential clients and introduce them to the highlights of Brighton with a view to then welcoming them to the city in the near future'.

With The Venue Expo just over three months away UKFE are incredibly excited to be working towards one the most highly anticipated events of 2015. Exhibitors or professionals who are passionate about engaging in business within the event industry can find out more at

The Venue Expo
8th-9th September
For information or exhibitor enquiries contact:
UKFE: 0151 702 7752

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