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NOEA Unveils Content for 2018 Convention

‘It Could Never Happen to Me’
The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has unveiled the theme and key speakers for its 2018 Convention, taking place at The Guildhall, Bath in November this year. The convention theme is a return to ‘traditional NOEA territory’ with content challenging the ‘It Could Never Happen to Me’ approach of some within the industry.
The association has also confirmed multi award winning producer Dick Tee, NOEA Judges Award winner Linda Krawecke from Tiger Tea health and safety, and Kevin Wade, expert in event insurance, to lead the speaker line up. With Dick Tee as the convention’s keynote, each session will bring to life the new risks event producers are presented with in 2019, and ways to mitigate them as a community.
“This is a return to classic, traditional NOEA territory,” commented Andy Grove, President, NOEA. “In the past we’ve looked at commercialisation, ethical business, and our relationship with brands. But the one thing that unites all our members is that we’re the ones who build the foundations to make great events happen, and we do this by ensuring our events are safe and secure first.”
“So many event organisers still believe that ‘It could never happen to them’ and sometimes it won’t. But when it does, we have to be prepared and we need to change this attitude as an industry, to make sure we continue to be seen as professional and best in class around the world,” continues Andy.
Speakers will continue to be confirmed throughout the spring with the event taking place 21st November at The Guildhall, Bath, ahead of the association’s annual Awards Ceremony at The Pump Rooms, Bath, later in the evening.

NOEA  Convention

For more information or to book, go to

NOEA Annual Convention Save the Date! 

The annual convention and awards dinner will be on Wednesday 21st November in Bath. The day event will be in the Guildhall and the evening awards will take place at the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms. Theme for convention will be "It Wouldn't Happen to Me...." 

Sponsorship of awards available please contact [email protected] for further details. 

Update your NOEA Details 

If you would like to check your details on the web site and if there are any amends you are able to update this when you log on to the members only area of the web site.


You are able to see in that area the brand guidelines for use of the logo as you are able to change the colours to suit your own corporate colours.


Tutorial 1 How to log on as a NOEA member

Tutorial 2  How to use the NOEA Branding


Please do check all details as this is the information that we will use in the next year book 2019 which will go to print in the New Year.


EVENT SAFETY DIPLOMA University of Derby in Partnership with NOEA
This course has, the first of its kind when it started in 2008 has helped professionalise and validate industry professionals in Event Safety Management.  It has been developed by industry for industry, and is now delivered in partnership with the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA). It offers a comprehensive overview of events safety and helps you apply these skills to the workplace
Course leader Eddy Grant has played a key role in the delivery of a safety of a range of high profile events including Tour de France, Tour of Britain, concerts across the UK, and many
Richard Limb CFIOSH is a former President of NOEA, currently chairs the IOSH Sports Ground and Events Group has a vast experience in safety management dating back to his work on the first safety guide in 1990.
It aims to bring up to date with existing legislation that affects you as an event organiser
It demystifies the issue of risk assessment and you'll learn how to run events safely
"The responsibility of people's safety and lives cannot be underestimated and has to be taken seriously. The author of risk assessments takes responsibility for their content and a number have been challenged in court and a few have served a prison sentence. This Diploma aims to address the quality and skills needed. We take individuals experienced in events, provide them with the knowledge needed - inspire them, assess them, award them and have some fun." Richard Limb of NOEA
The Diploma in Events Safety Management is ideal for practising event professionals who are responsible for health and safety or customer protection at festivals, sporting events, public gatherings, commercial and not for profit events, as well as large-scale and international association meetings.
You'll begin the course with a three day workshop in Events Safety Management. You'll then attend a two day workshop in Events Legislation and a further two day workshop in Crisis Communication and Reputation Management.
On successful completion of the Events Legislation module you will meet the academic requirements for Tech IOSH.
Charlie Mussett Senior Opertions Manager at the Great Run Company
"the Diploma is an excellent course, taught by current event professionals. It confirmed and developed my skills, with the added bonus of learning with other professionals and sharing our experiences to enhance the learning process”
 A discount is offered for NOEA Members
For Futher details
E: [email protected] T: +44 (0)1298 330583.

Steve Heap: 6th Jun 2018 11:41:00

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