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NEWS STOP PRESS London entertainment week announces key partnerships with NAB and many more i i vents roup td organisers o the leading broadcast and production event in the UK, has announced a host of partners for London Entertainment Week, the week-long series of events structured around BVE that will also encompass the challenges and opportunities of the wider UK media and entertainment industry. London Entertainment eek will start on onda ebruar and carr through the week ending on rida ebruar . BVE is already the premier event for the UK broadcast sector and recognised globally as a major showcase for ground-breaking products and services, an unmissable free seminar program and advanced technical e pertise. will see e pand be ond its da e hibition ormat with London Entertainment Week acting as the overall umbrella for a week-long series of co-located events, fringe activities and conferences in and around London. London Entertainment Week has already received significant endorsement and support rom a range o influential industr organisations including AV Magazine, BECTU, BKSTS, Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund, Escape Studios/VFX Festival, ondon artners ondiale ublishing Raindance ilm artnership vid and anasonic. he based ational ssociation o roadcasters which o course hosts the annual how will bring its e pertise and uni ue perspective to London Entertainment Week. is delighted to partner with on ondon Entertainment Week to celebrate the UK as a creative hub for the entertainment industry,” said Chris Brown, ecutive ice resident onventions and usiness perations . his communit will be served by the best speakers, business opportunities and knowledge-sharing platforms that the industry has to offer.” 42 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 105 SEPTEMBER 2015 As the convergence of broadcast, live events, AV and social media has grown in recent years, BVE has embraced these overlaps with a broader range of seminar content and a wider selection o e hibitors that have been welcomed b e hibitors and visitors alike. his initiative will be a major ocus or with an e panded floorplan including the introduction o a ocussed Professional AV and Live Events technology zone, headed up b ick Rowland. “We are working closely with organisations within the Professional AV and Live Events space, in order to shape and present this e citing new area at said Rowland. ogether with new e hibitors we will have a dedicated seminar theatre presenting keynotes and panel sessions that address important topics and challenges faced by the sector, as traditional boundaries continue to blur.” London Entertainment Week will also host other major industry events. The prestigious TPi Awards, which celebrate the talented individuals and companies working in the live production sector, will kick off London ntertainment eek on onda ebruar at volution Battersea. The week will also encompass the Streaming edia urope con erence on ebruar at e with additional events and support partners set to be announced over the coming weeks. “With the value of the UK’s Entertainment and Media sector estimated at billion b an event o this scope and ambition has never been more relevant to bring the industry together,” said Daniel Sacchelli, Event anager i i vents. ondon ntertainment eek will be the platform for the industry’s organisations and individuals to assemble across the week, delivering networking, training, innovation and inspiration.” hose interested in e hibiting or hosting an event at London Entertainment Week should contact aniel. acchelli@i