Leeds seminar

Do you have insights and information that could advance the live entertainment industry?

We want to hear from you if you are:

  • A visionary with an impressive portfolio
  • A practitioner with expertise in legislation
  • A business leader with insider knowledge
  • An industry veteran with a story to tell

You could be part of our highly regarded seminar programme which welcomes 600+ industry professionals, across two theatres and two days.

The programme is a major asset of the show and is extensively promoted six weeks prior. Your session could reach tens of thousands in the UK and beyond.

The deadline to apply to speak has now passed. If you still interested, please contact [email protected] to check availability.

Key themes from previous speakers

Major projects

The Royal Albert Hall and d&b audiotechnik revealed how they created the world's largest single-room speaker system.

In the lead-up to Stormzy's now-legendary Glastonbury headline performance, his FOH engineer, Raphael Williams, explained how he planned to achieve the perfect sound.

Technical insights

Audio consultant Roland Hemming unpacked the installation of voice alarm systems and the history of digital audio networking.

In preparation for a post-700MHz world, visitors learned about RF principles and how best to manage wireless audio systems.

Regulations and safety

Chartered engineer James Eade gave a guided tour of the 18th edition IET wiring regulations and busted myths on electrical safety.

Health & Safety consultant Tom Goode shared his knowledge on Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

Standards and legislation

Adam Bennette and Rob Halliday gave an overview of Ecodesign, including progress made with the EU Commission.

The ABTT outlined the latest amendments to their Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment, followed by a safety and compliance surgery.

Industry initatives

A chaired panel of industry leaders shared advice on how to improve the mental health of your workforce, based on the successes of their tried and tested schemes.

PLASA unveiled NELT - National Event Lifting Training - developed for those who perform lifting operations at ground level. 

Interactive panels

The Riggers' Forum welcomed rigging stalwarts to discuss method statements, risk assessments, and construction phase plans.

A lively panel of festival veterans entertained the audience with their stories from working on-site at major festivals - the good, the bad and the ugly!

Want to apply?

Here's what you need to submit:

About your talk

  • Session title - Short and snappy. Aim for approximately 10 words.
  • Detailed session description - Tell us what your talk is about and what our audience will gain from it. Aim for 200-300 words.
  • Session overview - Clear and concise copy for us to include in the Show Guide and marketing material. Aim for 50-100 words.

About you

  • Your job title and company/organisation.
  • A good quality headshot and company logo (if applicable).
  • A short biography of your background and expertise. Aim for 50 words.
  • If you plan to have more than one speaker, please send the above information for each presenter.

The deadline to apply to speak has passed.

If you still interested, please contact [email protected] to check availability.