Opening ceremony directors part of EPS sporting showcase

The Event Production Show 2015 is to highlight the professionals and expertise that deliver the UK’s big sporting occasions, including sessions with the the Technical Director behind the opening ceremony in London 2012 and Head of Ceremonies for Glasgow 2014.
The Rugby World Cup (RWC) will be a prime focus for both the EPS and co-located International Confex, which both place at Olympia, London 18-19 February 2015.
Confex will host a pavilion of venues involved with RWC 2015, while EPS will feature RWC content in its educational programme and a dedicated RWC Performance Skills Arena, sponsored by Pop Up Arena, with interactive sporting activities and a number of surprise guests.
Access Sessions on the Main Stage at EPS will open with a panel discussion on ‘The Importance of Opening and Closing Ceremonies to the Cultural Heritage and Legacy of Large Sporting Events’, chaired by Piers Shepperd (pictured) of Wonder Works, the Technical Director behind all four London 2012 ceremonies. The panel will also include David Zolkwer from Jack Morton Worldwide, who was Head of Ceremonies and Artistic Director for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Event Director Liz Agostini said: “Sporting events represent major business for the UK events industry and with the sector set to remain in the spotlight throughout 2015; we felt it was important to provide a platform to highlight future opportunities. Many of our exhibitors already have long-term contracts and repeatedly win work to create international sporting events, so we are confident that in addition to the Access Session, there will also be ample expertise across the show floor.”
The EPS Seminar Theatre will host ‘A Sporting Chance’, a 30-minute discussion on how brands are choosing sporting events to promote or launch products as well as the rise in experiential activity within sport.

“Content has always been a crucial component of the Show’s success so we have worked hard to devise a range of sessions to inspire both visitors and exhibitors alike,” added Agostini. “Now, with over 90 per cent of the stand space sold and the show already larger than last year, we are confident it will be one to remember.”
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