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Event Buyers Live looks to fourth edition after successful event

More than 170 industry professionals gather at Heythrop Park Resort for the buyer meets supplier event

Pictured: Event entrepreneur Jason Allan Scott was among the guest speakers at Event Buyers Live on 24-25 February

Organisers behind Event Buyers Live are already planning to make sure the 2017 event  will be "back with a bang", following their successful third edition last week.

The buyer meets supplier event saw more than 170 event professionals gather at Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire, for a series of pre-arranged meetings, targeted content and informal networking opportunities on 24-25 February.

Attendees included budget holders and key decision makers from America’s Cup World Series, Kilimanjaro Live, TRO, Rapiergroup, BBC Learning, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, Ground Control and Brand Events.

Neil Fagg, event manager of Event Buyers Live, said: “Time spent out of the office is precious, so to be able to provide both organisers and suppliers to the industry with an event that leaves them energised and motivated is an absolute pleasure.

“Event Buyers Live proved the place to do business, with contracts already agreed before lunchtime on day one.”

Fagg added: "I can assure you that Event Buyers Live will be back with a bang in 2017 [#EBL17]. We have already taken on board attendee feedback, which we will endeavour to act upon so that next year’s event will feature even more great content and business opportunities than ever before.”

Attendees also heard from a series of event professionals in a number of addresses and roundtable discussions, including Adam Azor (SVP, integrated and digital marketing, Jack Morton Worldwide), Sarah Proctor (head of content at Wasserman), John Probyn (NEC Live Production’s managing director) and Jason Allan Scott (prominent event entrepreneur).

Joanne Cameron, Somerset House’s business development manager, commented: “We got some great contacts and about six solid enquiries, so for us, it was well worth it. Sometimes it's hard to justify meeting great contacts to the powers that be, but with so many enquiries and real potential ones at that, it makes it so much easier to prove that we need to be attending.”

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