Event Solutions: Supplier showcase - At the top of their game

Jennifer Creevy talks to some of the most respected names in the exhibition display and audio-visual sectors about the services they offer, their recent jobs and the high-profile clients who rely on their professionalism.


Portable and modular display systems specialist Nomadic Display launched its rental service in the UK in August. A similar service has been running in the US for the past two years.

There are thousands of options to choose from, including standard off-the-shelf kits and bespoke rentals. Possible add-ons are counters, furniture, audience presentations and meeting areas.

"Renting is popular with clients who are new to exhibiting or maybe they already have a stand but need to add to it slightly," says Nomadic managing director Laura Moody. "Each enquiry will have its own needs and our systems are extremely versatile so we will be able to tailor products easily."

Nomadic Display was founded in 1975 by the father of the pop-up system, Ted Zeigler. It now has more than 250 showrooms across the world and works on television shows such as Britain's Got Talent. Its clients include BMW, Ford, MTV, Casio, Gillette and Prudential.

Destinations, Earls Court, February 2007
Ideal Home Show, Earls Court, March 2007
The London International Wine and Spirits Fair, Excel, May 2007
Leisure Industry Week, NEC Birmingham, September 2007
Property Investor Show, Excel, September 2007
Call Centre Expo, NEC Birmingham, September 2007
Brand Licensing Europe, Olympia, October 2007
Hotelympia, Excel, February 2008
Business Travel Show, Earls Court, February 2008
IFSEC, NEC, May 2008


ETC is as much at home projecting images on to the side of a mountain for the Sultan of Oman as on to the side of a stately home. Its stock of high-powered projectors can be used for theatre, concerts and corporate events.

Its managing director, Ross Ashton, says: "Many corporate clients are now seeing what can be done in the concerts and large public events arena and are seeing how it can be adapted to their events."

ETC was set up in 1994 and its products include PIGI projectors that can rotate through images or scroll two films at once. It has also developed a software tool called Onlyview for multi-screen format video projections.

Ministry of Defence Commemorations marking 60 years since the end of
World War Two, 2005
Edinburgh Military Tattoo, August 2006
Doha Asian Games, December 2006
Oxfordshire's 1,000th birthday, January 2007
Re-opening of St George's Hall for Liverpool's 800th anniversary, April
Dublin Theatre Festival, October 2007


Nimlok has added a new modular exhibition stand called Velocity to a portfolio that includes lightweight portable displays, pop-up and banner products and custom modular exhibition stands. Like its stablemates, Velocity is available in five working days of an order being received, with graphics included.

Set up in 1970, Nimlok now has a network of 200 distributors in 45 countries. It can offer graphic design and production, global service partners, educational training and the full gamut of exhibition services. It counts firms such as BSkyB, BMW, HP, General Electric, Reebok and Air France among its clients.

Nimlok research and development manager Jean-Marc Ziegler says Velocity has been planned for some time and adds another string to the company's bow. He adds: "In the exhibition industry, lead times can be short and some deadlines that previously seemed unachievable can be served with Velocity."

Event Calendar
Offshore Europe, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, September
Professional Beauty, G-Mex, October 2005
Mortgage Expo, Earls Court, November 2005
Call Centre Expo, NEC, October 2006
Property and Homebuyer, G-Mex, May 2007
Paris Airshow, Paris, June 2007
FESPA 2007, Berlin, June 2007
Online Marketing, Business Design Centre, June 2007
British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007, Excel, July 2007


AV specialist PSCo was set up 13 years ago and is an expert in AV hire and advanced product sales, bringing the latest products to the market and making them affordable to the trade.

PSCo has a rental desk that deals with both long-term and one-off clients, including the likes of Mirage Events and JB Communications.

The firm offers everything from 42" high-definition screens to a 103" Plasma or Aquivo outdoor screen.

Stuart Holmes, managing director of PSCo, says: "Expectations for AV has increased massively over the past few years and clients want clear, high-definition quality pictures and sound at all events."

PSCo recently worked on the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium and provided its Aquivo outdoor LCD screens, used in the pit of the stadium to ensure that all guests had a clear view of the action.

Event Calendar
The British International Motor Show, July 2006
Collins Stewart London Boat Show, January 2007
DesignIT, London, June 2007
BAR 07 Worldwide Cocktail Club, Earls Court, June 2007
Concert for Diana, Wembley, July 2007
Cartier International Polo Tournament, July 2007
Offshore Europe, AECC, September 2007
NLBS National Licensed Business Show, NEC, September 2007
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Show, Novotel London West Hotel, November

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