Launch of London Entertainment Week

BVE Expands into PRO AV and Live Entertainment Tech Sector

BVE, the premier event for the UK broadcast sector, is thrilled to announce expansion of the 2016 trade show into the Pro AV and Live Entertainment Technology sectors, through the launch of London Entertainment Week. London Entertainment Week features a weeks’ worth of co-located events and awards ceremonies structured around BVE aimed at celebrating the wider UK media and entertainment industry. 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.

Already recognised globally as a major showcase for products, services and prestigious seminar programs, the show now offers industry support for new developments in Pro AV and Live Entertainment Technology. 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 provides an opportunity for partners to present events for the entire creative sector from the well-established and reputable trade show platform of BVE. Delivering additional visitors from the AV and Live Entertainment space, London Entertainment Week will feature additional co-located activity from partners including TPi, Streaming Media, Raindance, VFX Festival and the IABM.


Positioning BVE as a key player within the industry from the start of the week, London Entertainment Week 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. Furthering the expansion into the Pro AV sector, AV Magazine is the official media partner for the AV theatre, advertising and access to speakers, and the AV Users Group will host the first ever AV Users Forum members meeting at the event.



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, providing space to cover all aspects of event production; kit for theatre and performing arts, concerts and touring, festivals, outdoor events, corporate events, conferences, houses of worship, educational establishments, leisure facilities and corporate installations. Acting as a natural bridge to the live event sector, an Outside Broadcast Zone will also bring a significant offering to the show. London & Partners will also be promoting London Entertainment Week through involvement with the Mayor’s office. As the official promotional company for the City, London & Partners will also promote London Entertainment Week and BVE, meaning additional coverage and exposure.


 “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, 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.”


BVE is the UK’s largest event for professionals involved in taking content from creation to consumption. It regularly attracts in excess of 15,000 visitors from more than 60 countries and combines expert-led free seminars with an exhibition that features 300+ of the leading manufacturers, distributors and resellers of professional production and broadcast equipment and systems. Covering everything from camera accessories to 360 workflow solutions, BVE truly is the essential broadcast and production technology event.

About i2i Events Group
i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large-scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of worldwide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM in partnership with CIWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett, The Water Event, Money 2020 and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012. i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.