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Tuesday 6th June

Tuesday 6th June
10:00Exhibition opens in The West Hall. ABTT Network Bar open
10:00 OnwardsBECTU one to one tax consultationsA01
11:00 – 12:00Canford Cable Seminar. Essential information regarding the Construction Products Regulations (CPR), which will become effective from July 2017.The Londesborough Room
11:00 – 12:00Philips Strand Lighting Control Solutions
The latest Lighting Control Solutions from Philips Strand Lighting. From lighting control console to building-wide control systems, learn about our fully integrated and scalable solutions as we walk you through some of the latest technologies from Philips Strand Lighting, designed for simple to complex projects and installations.
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12:00 – 13:00BECTU will be presenting a session “Tax for Freelancers”. It will cover the tax regime applied to self-employed workers and personal service companies, explaining the rules, and highlighting future changes that could affect freelancers in theatres and events.The Londesborough Room
14:00 – 15:15ABTT Surgery: Production & Operational Health & Safety Compliance

Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment is recognised by the HSE as forming part of a Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry and as an Established Standard under the Enforcement Management Model: although non-statutory, compliance with the recommendations of the guidance is likely to be a defence in law. There will have been two revised reprints of the 2015 edition of the Technical Standards between last years’ and this year’s ABTT Theatre Show as well as the amendments made to the online edition in between printed revisions. This session will provide a guide to the amendments and offer the opportunity for a safety and compliance surgery to discuss your questions.

Panel Members: Michael Anderson, Chairman ABTT Safety Committee; Phill Brown, Head of Risk and Technical, SOLT/UKTheatre; Robin Townley, ABTT Chief Executive; Mark White; Chairman of the Theatre Safety Committee.

The Londesborough Room
15:15 – 16:30Association of Lighting Designers
Lighting Programmer: the relationship with the LD and what is next for the Programmer’s role.
The Londesborough Room
14:15 – 15:15Repeat of the Philips session held at 11amProject 33
15:30 – 16:30Theatron Software – Practical Demonstration

Theatron is state of the art production planning software developed together with theatre professionals for theatres. It enables theatres, opera houses and various festival organisations to plan their production rehearsals and show timetables , describe productions and publish this information with the integrated intranet and the internet.

Theatron offers a wide selection of features and tools to streamline the production planning process and hence makes theatres and users more efficient.

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16:45 – 17:45Production Managers Forum
ALL WELCOME. Join the PMF(Production Managers Forum) for the launch of their new website and a presentation about the future of the organisation. After a year of discussions and feedback from Production Managers all over the country and further afield, we’re injecting new life into the PMF making it more relevant and more useful to production mangers and their colleagues working today, be they in house, freelance, theatre, events, conferences festivals… where ever the work is.
Come and discuss what it is to be a Production Manager in the industry today.
We would love to hear from you, indeed we need to hear from you, as we continue to build our database of established and aspiring Production Managers and take the PMF to new heights. We want your suggestions on future discussions and forum topics and how we can work together to better support the production management community.
The Londesborough Room
17:00 – 18:00Performance . The Pleasance presents Me and My BeeProject 33
18:15ABTT Awards – Compere John HastingsThe Londesborough Room
18:00Exhibition Hall closes

Wednesday 7th June

Wednesday 7th June
10:00Exhibition opens in The West Hall. ABTT Network Bar open
10:00 OnwardsBECTU one to one tax consultationsA01
10:15 – 11:30SECRET SOUNDS
Autograph Sound give an overview of the immersive audio experience that is Secret Cinema. This session will discuss the challenges of delivering engaging theatrical audio in diverse environments and how technology can be used creatively to bring the world of cinema to life.
The Londesborough Room
10:00 – 10:45ABTT Surgery: Sentencing Guidelines: What your CEO and Trustees should know-there is no limit!

Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (which came into force on 12th March 2015) had the effect of increasing the level of most fines available for magistrates’ courts to an unlimited fine (previously £20,000 for most health and safety offences)for breaches of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the relevant statutory provisions. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear the Sentencing Guidelines explained with real examples from recent major HSE prosecutions. It will also be an opportunity to understand how the Friskies schedule operates. This is a mechanism stemming from the recommendations of the Court of Appeal in the case of Regina v Friskies Petcare UK Ltd by which defendants may submit mitigating factors which they consider relevant to sentencing. Under the Friskies schedule the defence is reminded that it should provide the last three years’ accounts to the Court. In the event that no financial information is provided the court is entitled to infer that the defendant can pay any fine.
Please feel free to bring a member of your senior management along to this presentation: they need to know!

Panel Members: Melvin Sandell, HM Inspector Health & Safety, HSE, Lead for the Theatre Sector; Robin Townley, ABTT Chief Executive.

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11:00 – 16:00d&b audiotechnik Electroacoustics seminar.
The free to attend education event is ideal for anyone wanting to know more about how loudspeakers interact with their environment and how that affects what the listener hears.

To allow time for visiting the show, the session will begin at 11:00 and finish at 16:00 with a one hour break for lunch. Spaces are limited so book as soon as you can. To register, click on the Training Sessions link at the top of this page

Palm Court Suite 5
12:30 – 14:30SMA NATIONAL STAGE MANAGEMENT AWARDS 2017
Members, nominees, nominators and guests are cordially invited to the
National Stage Management Awards 2017

Followed by a drinks reception.

“We are all bowled over by the high standard or nominations and amazing achievements reported for our awards this year. It’s been a tough job choosing our winners!”
This year we have received a record number of nominations for the SMA individual and team awards this year, with nearly one hundred entries received.
All nominees have been selected for their achievement, by their colleagues and bosses for outstanding work. We congratulate them all as we meet the outstanding winners of 2017 !

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12:00GREEN DAY
Introduction and TED talk
The Londesborough Room
12:15GREEN DAY
Session 1 – Commercial benefits in adopting corporate environmental and sustainability policies
Presentation. Q & A
The Londesborough Room
12:35GREEN DAY
Session 2 – Behavioural Change in the evolution of business
Presentation. Q & A
The Londesborough Room
12:50GREEN DAY
Session 3 – Dummies guide to writing a policy document. Samples, Cut & paste, idea sharing. Bring a laptop with you.
Practical workshop
The Londesborough Room
13:20GREEN DAY
Session 4 – Examples of initiatives that have been developed in the entertainment industry and the benefits that have been derived.
Presentations and Discussion
The Londesborough Room
13:50GREEN DAY
Session 5 – Case Study. Project 33 and The Pleasance Theatre.
Presentation & Discussion
The Londesborough Room
14:20GREEN DAY
Session 6 – Exercise
Design a sustainability impact study for a production . Consider performance venues, environmental issues, resource use and economics. Build a list of elements to be considered in the study and outline evaluation criteria.
The Londesborough Room
14:30 – 15:30Schools Theatre Support Group Presentation
The ABTT School Theatre Support Group (STSG) is an established network of professional theatre technicians and managers working in UK schools. The STSG Performance Support Award is an extra-curricular teaching programme for young people who want to be involved with backstage drama outside the classroom, and to encourage an active interest in the industry. It has been developed by STSG members in response to demands for a low-cost non-academic course, which can be tailored to suit the needs of technicians and tutors responsible for running after-school clubs or tech crews, and for pupils getting their first taste of backstage theatre. Website – www.stsg.org.uk
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17:00Exhibition Closes

This is the current programme as of 1st June 2017. All details are subject to change