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Public attended New Year’s Day Parade in London to the Hogmanay celebrations.
Governing bodies global summits such as : (rotating) G7, One Young World, COP26.
Community fundraisers to charity meetings and galas.
Sector Overview

Public + Third Sector

Many publicly attended events across the UK are linked to annual celebrations, with parades, live performances and street stalls. 

The third sector – namely charities, not-for-profits, NGOs and community groups – organise a wide variety of events, from sponsored walks, bike rides and community engagements through to celebratory awards events and fundraising gala dinners. Pride parade and New Years Eve Celebrations are a few key examples. Both public and third sector event organisers also organise meetings, consultations and conferences on a regular basis.

The range of public and third sector events is reflected in the diverse supply chain that supports the design and delivery of events of all shapes and sizes. Creative event agencies work with event production companies, logistical experts and a broad freelance network to identify all the elements required to deliver safe and secure events. For city wide activity such as a global summits, this delivery partnership will work alongside the local authorities, police, transport officials, infrastructure suppliers and the media. Ensuring that local businesses and suppliers are aware of major events taking place in their vicinity is important, so logistics and communications are also key functions as part of an overall risk management planning process.

From the New Year’s Day Parade in London to the Hogmanay celebrations across Scotland on New Year’s Eve, the range of public events held each year across the UK is enormous. At the other end of the spectrum the UK events industry designs and delivers governing bodies’ global summits such as the G7, COP26 and One Young World. Public and Third Sector events are by their nature often the most culturally diverse, inclusive and accessable events produced in the UK.

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February 24
Behind the Scenes in Brand Film
Hear from professionals with experience across sound design, editing, camera operation and post-production, about what their roles involves, how they got into them and how you can upskill yourself to break into the industry. Plus, we’ll screen some award-winning film to give you a sense of what kind of films you could be part of making with a career in brand film. This event is being run in support of Bring the Drama Festival: Careers Behind the Scenes with the BBC. Please note: This event is specifically for young people looking to get into the creative sectors.
March 24
Layout rooms and rack planning updates in Vectorworks 2024 open new planning and design possibilities for your A/V workflows. This webinar, hosted by Jesse Cogdell, European entertainment product specialist, will explore how your new workflow will function, and how you can leverage the latest features in ConnectCAD in Vectorworks 2024. Discover how ConnectCAD offers a more consistent workflow for your rack and panel planning. Understand the improvements to 3D rack support and how 3D layouts make planning multi-floor projects easier. Learn about new equipment rack options and the Equipment Item tool.
March 24
20/20 Summer Events & Parties
20/20 Club hosts various B2B speed networking events in a calendar year, each uniquely headlined with a different event theme which consequently brings together like-minded individuals from both sides of the buyer-supplier fence. All buyers and suppliers are targeted and qualified to ensure they fit in with the specific 20/20 event and its theme (eg: 20/20 ‘Christmas Parties’). Many multi-faceted suppliers choose to invest in securing table stands at a selection of 20/20 Club events because of the comparative cost and many different buyers that they’ll meet.
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