BVE, the annual event for the UK broadcast sector, will expand its 2016 trade show into the pro AV and live entertainment technology sectors, through the launch of London Entertainment Week. This will involve a weeks’ worth of co-located events and awards ceremonies structured around BVE aimed at celebrating the wider UK media and entertainment industry.
The expansion follows the merging of technologies between live events and broadcast sectors alongside organic expansion into the market over the past few years. London Entertainment Week takes place from Monday 22 February 2016 to Friday 26 February, with BVE at the heart, taking place in London’s ExCel from Tuesday 23 February until Thursday 25 February 2016.
Delivering additional visitors from the AV and live entertainment space, London Entertainment Week will feature additional co-located activity from partners including NAB, TPi, Streaming Media, Raindance, VFX Festival and the IABM.
The event will celebrate talented individuals and companies in the live production sector through hosting and sponsoring the annual TPi Awards launch event on Monday 22nd February at Battersea Evolution. With three days of dedicated seminar content for the AV sector, London Entertainment Week will also feature a host of branded forums including theatre-specific content assisted by ABTT and the Streaming Forum 2016 Conference and sponsors pavilion.
In addition to the series of co-located events across London, London Entertainment Week includes an 850sqm Pro AV and Live Entertainment Technology zone on the show floor. Acting as a natural bridge to the live event sector, an Outside Broadcast Zone will also bring a significant offering to the show. London and Partners – the official promotional company for the City – will also be promoting London Entertainment Week through involvement with the mayor’s office.
“We’re really excited to be working alongside top industry organisations to expand the BVE trade show into the pro AV and live entertainment technology sector,” said Daniel Sacchelli (pictured), event manager. “The development of the co-located events and activity throughout London Entertainment Week supported by new exhibitors and partners will position the show as an event for the entire creative and entertainment industry.”