Does anyone know if it will still be taking place in May as discussed, or at a later date perhaps?
I've talked to quite a few people from Head-Fi (inc Sponsors) about a Head-Fi Meet/Event in London... the format as it stands is too limiting to what could be achieved. We have a opportunity to change things or leave things as they are, smallish get togethers with a few interested Sponsors, great fun but not a lot in it for the Sponsors(I'm being realistic here regarding sales etc.).
I have a few suggestions and would like to see input from all, this is not about individual gain but what is best for everyone within our UK Head-Fi Community... first & foremost the Event should make enough profit to pay for the next Event (including promotion cost), to earn a profit the event should be held over a two-day period and be semi-open to the public with a separate lounge for Head-Fi'ers (you're the VIP's)... it has been suggested that we use the same London venue.
The Event is too much for one person to organise so other Head-Fi'ers should be involved (Smial, Duncan etc.? or if you can help please say so)... we should build a 'template' for future Events.
A lot of small Head-Fi cottage-industry manufacturers miss out on certain events around the globe... we should look at ways that ensure they are represented (Smial has a great record of looking after small manufacturers at Events he has organised).
To put on a two-day event a guesstimated cost would be in the region of £4k, so you would look to make double that from the Event... Sponsors will only be interested if we attract sufficient numbers (75-120 Head-Fi'ers attending a event will not justify the outlay).
Over to you guys for your thoughts & suggestions.
I don't have much experience with such events or organizing them, so i'll refrain from commenting, but I'm interested to see where it's going. Subscribed.
P.S. Maybe you can check if you can get the local vinyl community intrested. Could mean more numbers.
no worries, I have absolutely zero experience organising a event but being involved with Noble does give me some insight, though it should be acceptable to everyone who carries the mantle, it doesn't have to be me... from a Vendors point of view you would need traffic to make the Event worth Sponsoring otherwise it's easier to ask our customers to take along models for people to hear.