HAWTHORN NEWS


POSTED ON 03/08/2020

With event organisers turning to virtual and hybrid solutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, senior project manager Tom Ring shares his thoughts on the new generation of events.

On July 17th, the UK government announced what we have all been waiting for: live performances can resume on August 1st, and conferences and business events on October 1st.  While this is great news for our industry, the threat of COVID-19 remains and events should follow our MeetSAFE guidelines to minimize risk.



POSTED ON 06/07/2020

Combining years of event experience and technical know-how, we offer a bespoke and expert service for organisers looking to add a virtual element into their events.



POSTED ON 11/06/2020

Although countries are now slowly starting to loosen COVID-19 lockdown measures, we understand that there is still a long way to go before our industry returns to normal. The pandemic has forced us all to change and adapt but one thing that hasn’t changed is our unwavering passion to deliver extraordinary event experiences that connect and inspire audiences.



POSTED ON 29/05/2020

PSAV, a global leader in event experiences and parent company of Hawthorn, has created MeetSAFE, a set of guidelines to help the live event industry safely adapt to the changing landscape for meetings and events. As the world begins to reopen from COVID-19 shutdowns, PSAV successfully provides guidance for event planners on how to safely and responsibly host events.



POSTED ON 19/05/2020

A message to our customers, venue partners and friends. From all of us within the PSAV International family - We Miss You!

And we miss the moment when all attendees have taken their seats, the lights dim and what started as an inspiring idea unfolds into a great live event. Goose bumps! We miss these moments deeply and can hardly wait to relive them again. Because for us, live events and meetings are more than just a job. They’re our passion and we love what we do. And when that moment comes again, our team is ready!

Until then we are #StrongerTogether

 



POSTED ON 27/03/2020

We understand how planning a virtual event can be a shift outside of the norm. From digital design and technology platforms to engaging your audiences in new ways, virtual events open a whole unique set of challenges.



POSTED ON 23/03/2020

Whilst you might be used to seeing our tech deliver incredible event experiences, did you know that it can also help in the fight against COVID-19? Usually used to handle large-scale video content, the CPU and GPU power from our media servers has been put to work assisting with the Folding@Home project.



POSTED ON 20/03/2020

As concerns of COVID-19 continue and the events industry continues to feel the drastic impact of the virus, it can be an unsettling time for event professionals. Being concerned about the news is understandable, but for many people it can make existing mental health problems worse. Our Project Director James Hunter, a mental health first aider, has shared some tips about how we can all protect our mental health during this time.

Limit the news and be careful what you read



POSTED ON 19/02/2020

Hundreds of television buyers from across the globe headed to ACC Liverpool on 9 – 11 February for BBC Studios Showcase 2020, the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor. The event brought together top producers, talent and BBC executives as well as Britain’s most successful creatives. For the 14th year running, we supported the distribution powerhouse to showcase its premium programmes, delivering two hotly anticipated evening events.



POSTED ON 06/02/2020

We’re delighted to announce that we've been shortlisted at the Event Production Awards 2020.

The Event Production Awards recognise the various individuals and teams behind the successful delivery of outdoor and live events. From companies who play a key role in the supply chain to the production teams responsible for delivering the events, the EPAs put those delivering excellence in the industry, centre stage.


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