THE NETHERLANDS – Successful 19th edition of Festivak
With 5.200 visitors the organization looks back on a successful 19th edition of Festivak in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. The exhibition was completely sold out and more than 200 vendors showed their wares and/or services.
This year Festivak has been given a central theme, namely: “Technology & Experience“. Both the exhibition and during the substantive program was devoted ample attention to these topics. On the exhibition floor, visitors could try the ultimate experience in the 360 Dome Xperience: a media concept where the four senses were challenged with a 360 degree projection by VJs’ Visuals, Silent DJs, a vibrating floor and smells.
The content of the program was spread over three halls. Both the presentations and expert sessions were a great success. The most visited presentations were those of Allan Hardenberg, CEO of ALDA Events on the “Silicon Valley of the Dance“, Marcel Mingers, CEO of Extrema, on the distinguishing factor of Extrema events, and the sessions by Patrick Petersen and the VVEM about the learning opportunities of 2015, standards and rules and Celebrate Safe. Event Industry presented the Knowledge Pavilion and here were given interesting tips and visitors fully briefed on trends and future of event management and event industry.
In addition, the students program in collaboration with Y-Live, powered by CLC-VECTA, proved to be very successful. Students were able to register for this separately and were admitted from 15.00 to the fair. Robert de Vries of Quality Bookings told how he feels undertake within the events industry and gave tips and tricks to the students.
Festivak takes place alternately in the Netherlands and Belgium. The next edition will be in Belgium on 9-10th November, 2016 in the Nekkerhal Mechelen.