About Inovent

Inovent Exhibitions Ltd is an event management consultancy, specialising in the consumer and trade exhibition market, and live events. We aim to provide an innovative approach for our clients, combining a wealth of experience in the exhibition industry with a supportive team and a passion for getting things right - within budget, well presented and on time.

We can focus on the organisational elements of your event, feature or stand: creating the right environment and conditions to ensure that you can concentrate on the commercial elements. Our service can range from the full operational management of an event through to providing an exhibitor liaison service or simply the right office manager to ensure your organiser's office runs smoothly.

How we can help you with the manangement of your show or event…

Technical Operations Management: the behind-the-scenes planning to ensure both your exhibitors and visitors have a successful event is our speciality. Good cost control, excellent exhibitor liaison and a supportive professional approach to help any event organiser.

Feature Management: a well-designed and constructed show feature can be a great asset to an event. Features add value to your event for your visitors and revenue to your bottom line through sponsorship.

Stand Management: every stand has a marketing message and our aim is to ensure your stand delivers your message to your target customers.

Marketing Management: planning and implementing above- and below-the-line activities to reach your target audience, including full database, admissions and financial management.

Promotional Management: arranging key promotions with exhibitors and media partners in the run up to the event can make your marketing spend work even harder.

Financial Management: running the event P&L, reporting both revenues and costs, budgeting strategy are all services that Inovent specialise in; currently we manage around £12m turnover for our clients on events where we are the primary budget holder for both revenue and costs.

Technical Operations

Technical Operations Management: the behind-the-scenes planning to ensure both your exhibitors and visitors have a successful event is our speciality. Good cost control, excellent exhibitor liaison and a supportive professional approach to help any event organiser.

Features

Feature Management: a well-designed and constructed show feature can be a great asset to an event. Features add value to your event for your visitors and revenue to your bottom line through sponsorship.

Stands

Stand Management: every stand has a marketing message and our aim is to ensure your stand delivers your message to your target customers.

Marketing

Marketing Management: planning and implementing above- and below-the-line activities to reach your target audience, including full database, admissions and financial management.

Promotion

Promotional Management: arranging key promotions with exhibitors and media partners in the run up to the event can make your marketing spend work even harder.

Finance

Financial Management: running the event P&L, reporting both revenues and costs, budgeting strategy are all services that Inovent specialise in; currently we manage around £12m turnover for our clients on events where we are the primary budget holder for both revenue and costs.

We can also offer Health & Safety Management and site management, as required.

Key Figures

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Events in the current portfolio, and more than 200 we have helped to deliver since 2003

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Exhibitors we worked with in 2018

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Thousand visitors who came through the doors of Inovent-run shows during 2018

Event Portfolio

Current Portfolio

PLASA Shows
2019 / PLASA

Olympia, The London International Horse Show
2003 – present / HPower Group

The Restoration Show 
2014 – present / Clarion Events

Scotland’s Trade Fair, Spring
2008 – present / Springboard Events

Scotland’s Trade Fair, Autumn
2009 – present / Springboard Events

Scottish Learning Festival, September
2013 – present / Springboard Events

Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia
2010 – present / Clarion Events

Winter Art & Antiques Fair
2011 – present / Clarion Events

Art Antiques for Everyone NEC, Spring, Summer & Winter
2011 – present / Clarion Events Ltd

House & Garden Festival
2018 – present / Clarion Events Ltd

FinTechTalents
2018 – present / VC Innovations

European Coffee Expo
2018 – present / Quinic Events

Future Healthcare UK
2018 – present/ Pre-Med Global

Royal Windsor Horse Show
2009 – present / HPower Group

The Game Fair
2010 – present / TRMG

Past Portfolio

National Festival of Cycling
2014 / Harewood Events

Retail Business Technology Expo
2011 – 2017 / Legend Exhibitions

Retail Design Expo
2014 – 2017 / Legend Exhibitions

Retail Digital Signage Expo
2015 – 2017 – Legend Exhibitions

The Concours of Elegance 
2012 – 2015 / Thorough Events

MPH Top Gear Live
2007 – 2011 / Clarion Events

The Holiday & Travel Show
2012 / QD Events & Barrhead Travel

London Fashion Press Week
2010 – 2011 / Blue Inc Events

The London Pet Show
2011 / QD Events & Blue Inc Events

Publishing Expo
2005 – 2010 / Legend Exhibitions

The Ultimate Pet Show
2009 – 2010 / Mayridge & Blue Inc Events

Leaders in Football
2008 – 2010 / Executive Sport

Prepaid 
2006 / Clarion Events

Grand Designs Live
2005 – 2008 / Media 10 & Blue Inc Events

The Baby Shows
2005 – 2007 / Clarion Events

Venues & Events
2005 / Square Meal

Blenheim Palace Tattoo & Country Fair
2005 / HPower Group

Aspirations
2003 – 2006 / The EPN

Fly the London Air Show
2005 – 2007 / Clarion Events

Welsh Rally GB
2005 / MSA

SportAccord
2006 – 2010 / Red Torch Events

What our clients say about us

Meet the team

Marisa Beckman formed Inovent in January 2003 after working for Clarion Events (part of the Earls Court group) from 1994 to 2003. Starting as Show Administrator, Marisa’s last position at Clarion was as Acting Show Director on the Royal Smithfield Show. Responsibilities also included Company Health & Safety Manager. Since 2003 Inovent has gone from strength to strength, and somehow Marisa fitted in having  Archie, now 8 years old. Our unique approach to staffing means that we have a pool of event professionals who we bring in on an event-by-event basis, matching each person individually to your event.

Alison Judge has worked in exhibitions since leaving college, so for far longer than she cares to remember now.  She has worked with Inovent Exhibitions Ltd since 2004 on numerous projects including:  Olympia, the London International Horse Show, Grand Designs Live, Leaders in Football conference, Fashion Press Week, Publishing Expo, Blenheim Palace Tattoo & Country Fair, La Dolce Vita, Wales Rally GB & The Baby Show.  Alison is currently the Club Coordinator on Clarion Events’ Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show and Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show.

Experienced in both the Operational and Marketing aspects of event organising, she is eminently capable and reliable – always one to pick up on the detail, she will always be remembered for her radio call years ago as the London Motor Show opened its doors to the crowds … “Errm, there’s a cherry picker driving down the main gangway … no really there is a cherry picker in the main gangway”!

Alison lives in Hungerford with son Stanley (now 7) and their dog Misty.

Hilary Moreton joined Inovent part time in April 2006. Hilary’s previous event experience includes film production and working for BBC Haymarket and Clarion Events. Hilary also has a design-led greeting cards business - see agirlcalledbill.com

Alex is our outdoor events specialist, which means he can indulge his love of sturdy outdoor clothing!  Since 2008 has worked on Royal Windsor Horse Show as Site Manager, and on the Game Fair. One-off events on which Alex has also worked include the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, the 2012 London Olympics (equestrian), and The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebration, alongside several WW1 commemoration events.

On site, Alex is most often seen sitting on a golf buggy, eating haribo, drinking coffee and obsessively checking his favourite weather site yr.no - all the way from Norway!  Off site - well a drink, a fishing rod, son Archie and lurcher Truckle are all he needs to relax!

Marisa was my first (and best) boss back in the days of Earls Court in the early 2000s.  I joined the Inovent team in 2014 a little older and wiser and have now worked in Operations in a variety of sectors but mostly the travel and outdoor leisure industry.

I live on the family farm and my colleagues always seem fascinated by the daily piggy pranks, cattle capers and sheep shenanigans.

Felicity, in her Operational role, has an amazing eagle eye for detail, loves to proof read and has an endless amount of patience with our exhibiting clients.

Felicity lives in Wales with her sculptor husband, Robert Rattray (rattraysculptures.com) and children, William 11, and Eleanor 10, along with their lurchers Myrtle and Tigger.

I got a my first glimpse of the Inovent Exhibitions team while working at Olympia London for Levy UK, and was delighted to join up with Marisa in 2018, when I started my own freelance event management company ‘LIG Events’.

Since then I have worked on the House and Garden Festival, Art & Antiques for Everyone NEC, European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo, and the London International Horse Show to name a few. I live however in Cornwall and enjoy getting the most out of the Cornish seaside when I can - especially kayaking and inevitably falling off my paddle board!

James Tozer is a key member of the team and we work with James across a number of projects including this year’s PLASA shows. James also has his own event consultancy, Catalyst Events.

Claire Hanratty joined the Inovent family in 2019, to work on the PLASA Shows with Marisa and James.

Joanna Mee became part of the team in 2018, backing us all up as required behind the scenes, and keeping all of our systems moving forward by bringing some real innovation to our business.

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