Two of the event industry's specialist players, Exhibition Consultants Ltd of Angus Montgomery Group and tfconnect, have come together to help venue owners take on the challenges of a rapidly growing, ever-changing global market.
Subtle but important changes are evolving within this growth industry...
There is increasing pressure on attendees' time and exhibitor budgets.
Specialisation of events continues – more of them, but smaller and shorter.
Connectivity and technology are increasingly part of the visitor experience.
There is more and more to exhibitions than just on-stand activity – off-stand meetings and functions, showcases, sponsor activity plus in-hall events and presentations.
You can out-perform the competition by presenting a better venue at best value. This can be achieved by using industry professionals to review your venue’s performance and market, by bringing the right talent into your business to lead the way and, if appropriate, by outsourcing your management team.
There is a need for venues to review how their space can be modernised for the events of today and tomorrow.
Now is a good time for venues around the world to take a look at their business model and to make sure they have the right people in place to drive their projects forward.
The MONTGOMERY TFCONNECT PARTNERSHIP provides an all-in-one solution to any venue management issue. This is achieved through:
In-depth event industry and venue consultancy, based on decades of experience from Exhibition Consultants Ltd.
Putting top-tier talent in place to lead your launch, redevelopment or other major event project. tfconnect’s network of senior-level talent spans the globe and our quality search is based on the strength of our relationships within the industry.
Outsourcing your venue management on a contract basis to seamlessly carry your plans forward.
Our joint expertise serves:
Exhibition and conference centres
Public assembly venues
Flexible, multi-purpose venues
Plus major events - consultancy and expertise
We can help you to streamline your venue operations and improve performance - as well as identifying and prioritising ways for you to modernise and upgrade.
We can appraise the market wherever you are in the world, uncovering any new opportunities and highlighting competitive threat.
Our network of senior, specialist talent spans the globe. We can help to build any or all of the senior management team for your venue, or we can help you to outsource your venue management on a contractual basis.
For the foreseeable future this should grow at about 3% per annum – that's a huge industry – and more competitive than ever, especially for those events that can cross borders, and for ‘new launches’.
Venues, trade bodies and local authorities must recognise the huge future potential of the global events market – however, the expertise needed to maximise the enormous investment in event venues is increasingly specialist.
*According to AMR International in April 2015
The partnership co-ordinates the long experience of Montgomery’s management consultancy company, Exhibition Consultants Ltd, with tfconnect’s global, high-quality network of industry talent.
The idea emerged from ECL and tfconnect’s roles as events industry advisors to Wasps Rugby Ltd in their bold and successful move of Wasps RFC to Coventry, including the acquisition and re-launch of Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and its integral Exhibition and Conference facilities. Wasps opted to take on tfconnect as a recruitment partner, which led to the appointment of Andy Gibb as the new Group Managing Director as well as a Financial Director. The Ricoh Arena is a venue that demonstrates the value of facilities to serve the converging business and recreational event markets.