The Mega Event Supply Chain: Summer 2012

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has commissioned the second part of a research project that will explore the impact on the events industry supply chain during Summer 2012.

ISES UK published its research findings on the predicted challenges that the event supply chain would face during a busy summer. The research offered members and the wider events industry advice and information on how to position their organisations for an extremely busy summer. The second part of the research will provide ‘lessons learned’ from the unique supply-side experiences from hosting the Queens Diamond Jubilee, Cultural Olympiad and the Olympic & Paralympic Games. The research will aim to find out what actually happened within the supply chain and compare the findings against the pre summer industry predictions; providing future insight for the events industry.

Sponsored by staffing company Crewsaders, the research is based on a robust methodology that will utilise a comprehensive online survey as well as in-depth interviews to both ISES UK members and the wider events industry.

The findings will also aid the global events industry and the international network of ISES members on how the UK’s supply chain adapted to decreasing supply-side capacities and the solutions adopted to create a successful summer of events. The findings of the research will be presented at The Special Event in Chicago in January 2013.

Participation in the survey will be of great benefit to the UK events industry. A link to the survey can be found here:

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