The Event Production Show (EPS) has launched a new competition aimed at festival organisers, to take place during the 2015 event on 19 February 2015.
The ‘Fest Factor’ will invite candidates to pitch their ideas for new festivals or outdoor events in a series of 20-minute presentations covering their background, an overview of the proposed event(s) and business plan, including estimated costs.
A panel of judges will then pose questions before deciding if and what level of investment to make.
“Essentially we wanted to create a forum to expose new ideas and new talent to the market,” says Event Director Liz Agostini. “The event industry is growing year on year and it’s important we provide opportunities to ensure fresh, innovative and unique ideas can be developed and brought to mass audiences. We felt The Fest Factor would be a fun way to embrace and achieve this.”
Agostini added that Mash Media are on the lookout for participants on both sides of the competition.
“If you have a concept for an entire festival or outdoor event then please get in touch. Alternatively, if you have what it to takes to ask the tough questions and are willing to mentor applicants or even invest in their ideas, why not apply to join the judging panel?” she added.
The Fest Factor will be held on the Main Stage and will form the focal part of the Thursday afternoon show content.
The 2015 EPS takes place at Olympia London on 18-19 February and is co-locating with International Confex.
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