This July, tickets for EVCOMference on 9th September – a day that will be jam packed with learning and knowledge sharing – have officially gone on sale. As a result, for this month’s member feature article we called for work that relates to the theme of learning. Our members came back with a wide range of creative work, from training films that aim to save lives, to conferences that give voices to women and huge-scale projects that train Customs and Immigrations officers. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed their work this July!


Content Engine, Shell save lives with new animation


The oil and gas industry use a set of 9 standardised Life-Saving Rules to provide its workers with the actions they can take to protect themselves and their colleagues from fatalities.  Each of the 9 Life-Saving Rules are recognised by an individual blue icon, all of which are widely used and understood globally, meaning workers across the industry speak the same language when it comes to safety regardless of their location.

The Life-Saving Rules film brief required the lifeless blue icons and dry safety terminology to be transformed into an engaging, memorable film that would resonate with workers across 22 different countries.  Choosing to script the narration in rhyming couplets against a diverse cast of cute, haphazard characters  working in various office and front line field locations gave the animation a playful, curious tone without losing the serious message of the film.


TRO organise Omniwomen + Allies Leadership Summit


For the last 6 years, we have played an integral part in organising the annual Omniwomen + Allies UK Leadership Summit, which is traditionally held on International Women’s Day. Each year the Summit has featured a variety of themes, with a common goal to celebrate and enable women from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential through workshops, discussions and talks from inspirational and diverse speakers, such as the former leader of the UK Women’s Equality Party, Sophie Walker and Ex Acting Editor-in-Chief for Elle, Lotte Jeffs. This year, in addition to delivering the Summit virtually to over 700 attendees, we have supported the committee in introducing their first membership programme with educational basecamps planned throughout the year that will help tackle topics such as menopause at work, imposter syndrome and sleep.

You can find a link to the case study here.


TFI Lodestar work with Royal College of Anaesthetists to deliver their global conference


A lot of our work is done with Associations and non-for-profit Organisations, and that often means delivering and designing programmes for the sharing of vital information and best practice. It’s always a privilege, and perhaps never more so than when we recently worked with our friends at the Royal College of Anaesthetists to deliver their “COVID-19: Lessons for the future of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Virtual Conference”. This was a prestigious, global event running over three days in June, attracting almost 700 international attendees, where vital new knowledge about the pandemic was shared and lessons learned for how this knowledge can be applied to the way we handle similar respiratory pandemics in the future. The event was opened by RCoA patron HRH The Princess Anne, and featured Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty among many other world-renowned speakers. Thanks to bodies such as the RCoA and the International Colleges of Anaesthesia, the world is a safer place and better prepared for what nature throws at us. It’s been an honour to work with them.


Pukka Films produces over 100 different multi-media tools to train Customs and Immigration officers 


Pukka Films worked with the Home Office to upgrade its new Customs and Immigration officer training by producing over 100 different multi-media tools to fit within the training.  This included over 80 different short drama-led films and 21 interview-led documentaries, on a range of subjects from people smuggling, sex-trafficking, fake documents through to gun & drug smuggling, filming at Gatwick, Portsmouth International, Eastleigh Airport, St Pancras International and a Crown Court – filming took place on a COVID secure set, across lockdown with over 40 actors, 200 extras and 25 days of filming.


Syntiro Associates and DRPG collaborate on new event sustainability module


BIMM Institute is a group of eight colleges offering university degrees and real-world experience in the music and events industries. They offer world-class lecturers, state of the art facilities and universally recognised courses.

Syntiro Associates worked with DRPG and BIMM to develop an event sustainability module that is delivered across one post-graduate diploma and three BA (hons) university courses. The 24-week university course is taught at industry standard and equips students with the theory and the toolkit that can be used throughout their career to confidently communicate and practice event sustainability.

DRPG and Syntiro Associates use their expertise to engage students in the increasing importance of sustainability within the events and creative industries. Students learn the steps involved in event sustainability management and how to use analytical tools, including specifically designed route maps and assorted templates, to negotiate and analyse key areas of sustainability management. The course uses the International Standard for Event Sustainability; ISO 20121 as a framework to apply a Plan, Do, Check, Act model of continual improvement.

Working predominantly with event management students, the course Syntiro and DRPG have developed encourages sustainability to be embedded throughout the whole event cycle and addresses the potential issue of sustainability being a bolt-on.

The team has successfully engaged with hundreds of students that have gone on to work within the events and creative industries, sharing their understanding and practical applications with a diverse range of industry professionals. Due to the unique nature of the course content, these students have moved on in their professional careers with a deeper understanding of how to address sustainability issues and apply industry best practice.

Testimonials include:

“This is by far the best course we have taken during our 3-year university course,” Student, 2021

“I now know what the issues are, why they are so important, how to talk about them and most importantly, what to do,” Student, 2019

“This course has changed my life and my career,” Student, 2018


Thank you to our members for contributing your fantastic work this month!

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