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Convention is next week!


Wednesday  14th November  is the last day to book tickets for Convention Day and the Awards dinner. 

We have many event organisers and suppliers booked so join them for an informative and challenging day.

The NOEA Convention and AGM 2018
‘It Could Never Happen to Me’
Wednesday 21st November 2018: Day Programme

  Wednesday 21st November 
09.00 AGM Registration and refreshments 
09.15 NOEA AGM
Andy Grove - President of NOEA
09.30 Convention Registration and refreshments 
10.00 Welcome from NOEA
Andy Grove -  President of NOEA
10.05 Official Welcome and Opening Address 
Master of Ceremonies, Peter Jack
10.15 The NOEA Keynote: If it Can Happen to Me … 
Dick Tee, EnterTainment
Dick Tee, one of the industry’s most long serving, and most respected, event producers will kick off the day by sharing some of his best, worst and most unlikely experiences in organising major events. If it can happen to Dick, it can happen to anyone, so he’ll be the first to share his horror stories with the delegation.
10.45 NEIU (National Events Intelligence Unit) 
CC BJ Harrington / DS Louise Wilson / PC Kevin Walker / Helen Dawson (Analyst for NEIU)
In this session, some of the most senior professionals from the Police’s event division will give an update on both Operation Gothic and general counter terrorist operations within major events. Including statistical analysis, major risk insights, as well as commentary on how best to work with police before, during and after an event, this is an important session for event professionals looking at the safety of their audiences.
11.15 Break: Tea, Coffee Followed by Networking
11.30 It Happened to Me
Becky Stevens, Hybred Events
In the first of the day’s ‘It Happened to Me’ sessions, Becky Stevens will bring her years of experience to the delegation by telling one of her own stories of issues and crisis management; what she learned, and continues to learn as an event professional working in health and safety coordination. Becky will be the second senior executive to prove that if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone.
It Wouldn’t Happen to Me – Roundtable Workshop
Bev Osborne
The key set piece of the day. The ‘It Wouldn’t Happen to Me’ roundtable workshop will be facilitated by Bev Osborne from Training 4 Resilience, and feature a live crisis management scenario, presented to the delegation, that continues to evolve as the workshop takes each decision. Featuring live news coverage to add to the realism of the scenario, delegates will be thrown into the unenviable role of event director, with the workshop testing attendee’s ability to think under pressure, aid decision making and understand how to handle major issues should they encounter a real-life situation. 
13.30 Lunch & Networking
14.30 Case Study: Welfare at Events
Linda Krawecke, Tiger Tea
Last year Linda Krawecke from Tiger Tea, won the Judges Award at the Annual NOEA Awards, for the work the business had been doing on introducing welfare stations at major events. These stations have provided sympathetic aid for spectators suffering from drink, drug or even sexual abuse, and created a safe haven for victims. In this session, Linda will share her experience running these centres.
14.50 It Happened to Me
Simon Hughes
The second, ‘It Happened to Me’ session will be presented by Simon Hughes, an event professional who has worked on some of the highest profile political events over the last 20 years, including the G20. Simon has seen often funny, often tragic, situations involving some of the most important global leaders on the planet. Here, he will share how we got through them.
15.15 A Suppliers Perspective: It wouldn’t Happen to Me?
  • Arnold Clark, Robyn Clements
  • Eventbrite, Sally Pigott
  • Andrew McQuillan, Flight Safe Drones
  • Philip Day, Laceys Solicitors
  • Kevin Wade - Wrightsure
‘It doesn’t just happen …’ to event directors and producers; often it is event production support and suppliers that are heavily involved in, and have much to lose from, major issues and crisis situations. This panel discussion will offer the ‘suppliers’ view on the day’s learnings, and how event organisers can utilise the experience and knowledge of the support services to manage on-site issues. 
16.00 Ask the Expert: Wrap-up Q&A and Panel Discussion
  • Phil Day, Laceys Solicitors
  • Nick Morgan, We Are the Fair
  • Tom Clements, Vice President, NOEA
  • CC BJ Harrington
  • Chris Hall, ACT / Phil Atkinson, ACT
  • Kevin Wade , Wrightsure
The final session of the day will be a wrap up of some of the key learnings gleaned from the sessions, speeches and workshops that have taken place throughout the event. As well as offering a chance for delegates to contribute thoughts and questions, this session will feature some of the most experienced minds in the events industry, and how they would asses and understand the issues that we continue to tackle, and look at how we can address them better.
16.45 Close: Tea Coffee & Networking 

NOEA  Convention video 2017

The NOEA Convention & Awards will take place in Bath, 21st November, with the day convention taking place at The Guildhall, and the evening Awards in the Pump Rooms. Tickets to the event are still available from .


Further information 

Best Practice Award

Revival Productions Ltd (Classic Ibiza Concerts), eat:Festivals


Caterer of the Year Award

Wilde Kitchen, Tuk Tuk Café,belistore


Event Innovation of the Year Award

Event Genius Ltd, SimpliWiFi, Stadium TM


Event of the Year Award

Vicar’s Picnic, The Leeds Castle 40th Anniversary Classical Concert, Party at The Palace, Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park


Event Organiser of the Year Award

Gill Tee and Deb Shilling – Black Deer Festival, Wild Rumpus, The Parks Trust, Bev and Sarah Milner Simmonds


Event Supplier of the Year -  Infrastructure

2CL Group, SimpliWiFi, Portakabin, Fineline Lighting


Event Supplier of the Year -  Services

Catered by Justin, Coop, LiveStyled, Green Goblet


Event Team of the Year Award

We Are The Fair, Black Deer Festival, People’s Postcode Lottery, Revival Productions ltd (Classic Ibiza Concerts)


Large Festival of the Year Award

The Leeds Castle 40th Anniversary Classical Concert, eat:Festivals, Bournemouth 7s Festival, Cowal Highland Gathering


Medical Provider of the Year Award

SE Medical, Festimed


PR Campaign of the Year

Timber Festival, Glastonbury Abbey, Aberdeen City Council City Events

Production Partnership Year Award

We are Placemaking with Grosvenor Estates

LiveStyled with AEG Presents, and their two London Festivals 'All Points East' & 'Barclaycard presents British Summer Time

Redwood Event Solutions with Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park

Timber Festival


Small Event of the Year

Dunstable Town Council, Smoked and Uncut, Dangerous Dad’s Network


Small Festival of the Year

EDF Festival, Just So Festival, World Yoga Festival


Sporting Event of the Year Award

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental/ RICOH Women's British Open,  Bournemouth 7s Festivals


Student Event of the Year

Bournemouth University: Fusion Festival: Abracadabra - Benefitting CoppaFeel! UK

University of Gloucestershire Final Year Event Management Students with Clair Greenaway & John Lannon

Haven Events - Victoria Greenhall (project manager) Derby University


Best New Event Award

Black Deer Festival (Gill Tee & Deb Shilling)

Timber Festival, Slam Dunk Festival

Glastonbury Abbey, Liverpool Bordeaux Wine Festival


The NOEA Scotland Tribute Award

Aberdeen City Council City Events

Party at The Palace, EDF Festival


Annual Membership Fees

Invoices for annual membership renewal for the National Outdoor Association went out by email in August. Fees are due on 1st September for the year 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019. If you have not received your invoice or would like a copy, please let me know and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


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AFO: 14th Nov 2018 11:10:00

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