POSTED ON 26/02/2018

It's been all systems go here at Hawthorn preparing for this week’s Event Production Show. 

EPS, the leading exhibition for the UK’s live event sector, is taking place at Olympia, London this Wednesday 28 February - Thursday 1 March and we'll be exhibiting!

Come down to meet our friendly team on stand C25E - located next to the main stage - where we’ll share with you a range of creative solutions for your next event and reveal what’s new at Hawthorn.

We’ll also have some of our dedicated experts on hand to talk all things technical and answer your burning questions. Find out below what time you can catch them on our stand:

  • Pete Harding, Group Creative Director - 28 February - 11am till 1pm
  • Peter Boott, Director of Special Projects - 28 February - 1pm till 3pm
  • David Barton, Group Head of Video - 1 March 11am till 1pm

We'll also be debuting our brand-new VR experience where we invite you to step into Hawthorn HQ, explore our warehouse and witness our amazing team in action. If that's not enough, take on our VR game and top the leaderboard to be in with the chance of winning a Bose Mini Bluetooth Portable Speaker*. Built by our in-house 3D visualisation team, it's an awful lot of fun!

You can also catch Pete Harding talking at International Confex on Wednesday. Head over to the Event Tech stage at 3.40pm to hear the #fuelledbyILEA panel pondering the question – Are we Ready for Event Tech 3.0? How will technology evolve in 30 years? Will we have driverless cars or AI in our homes? What will thrive and how will this affect the events industry? A fascinating discussion not to be missed! 

See you there!

* Terms and Conditions apply 

Chance to win a Bose® SoundLink® Mini II Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Built-In Speakerphone 1) The promoter is: Hawthorn Theatrical Ltd (company no. 1602315) whose registered office is at Crown Business Park, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, LE14 3NQ2) There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. 3) By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 4) Summary of Competition: Take part in Hawthorn’s VR Game Challenge for a chance to win a Bose® SoundLink® Mini II Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Built-In Speakerphone. The highest scoring participant will be named winner and receive the prize. Prize value: £149.99. Valid for attendees to the Event Production Show (EPS) and International Confex at London Olympia on 28 February 2018 and 1 March 2018 inclusive. Closing date: 1700hrs on 1 March.  5) All attendees to the Event Production Show 2018 (EPS) and International Confex 2018 on 28/2/18 – 1/3/18 are eligible to participate in this competition. Employees of Hawthorn are not eligible to participate. 6) One winner will receive a Bose® SoundLink® Mini II Bluetooth Portable Speaker with Built-In Speakerphone. 7) How to enter: Visit the Hawthorn stand at the Event Production Show 2018 at Olympia, London on 28/2/18 – 1/3/18 and play the VR Game Challenge.  8) Participants are limited to one entry per day only. One entry on 28 February 2018 and one entry only on 1 March 2018. Participants must allow the stand-holder to scan their pass details to confirm entry to the competition. The data will be used to contact the winning participant following the event to arrange delivery of the prize. 9) The winner will be the highest scoring participant in the VR Game Challenge, determined by the computer scoring system. The top 5 scores will be displayed on the screen on the stand at all times. If more than one individual achieves the same score, the winner will be determined through a random draw of names undertaken by the Promoter.   10) The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prize is not transferable. The prize is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. 11) The winner will be notified by email by 3 March 2018. If the winner does not respond to contact by the Promoter within four weeks, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next highest scoring participant.  12) The winner of the VR Game Challenge will receive their prize within one working week.  13) Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. 14) Contact details: email: or call 01664 821140 15) Hawthorn cannot be held responsible for injury, loss, damage or negligence as a result of an individual’s participation in this competition.  16) The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. 17) No correspondence will be entered into and the Promoter’s decision is final on all matters.