Interview

Interview section

Dan Hadley, Lighting Designer, Foo Fighters

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As anyone who has seen a Foo Fighters show will know, Dave Grohl has two catchphrases that tend to crop up multiple times during...

Tim Jacobs, Chief Operating Officer, HQWS

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Established in the UAE in 1996 by Katie Veira, Managing Partner, HQWS has built a stellar reputation over the best part of three decades...

Protec: A legacy with new beginnings

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Operating in the Middle East since 1999, Protec has undoubtedly played an integral part in the rapid development of the region’s live events scene,...

Shelley Frost, Director and Founder, The Fridge

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When Shelley Frost packed up her life in South Africa and moved to Dubai back in 1997, nobody could have predicted what the future...

10 years of Event Lab

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Starting in 2013 as a humble basement operation, Event Lab has grown into one of the region’s best known staffing agencies, providing its services...

Gear Heads: Look Solutions OctaJet

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How long have you been working with Look Solutions, and what attracted you to offering their products for rental and sale? We first discussed the...

Building Borderless

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Founded in Tokyo in 2001, Japanese art collective teamLab has become world renowned for the innovative use of digital technology within its exhibitions. Made...

Coca-Cola Arena: New season, new kit

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Since it opened in 2019, Coca-Cola Arena has provided a much-needed elite indoor facility in Dubai, catering to numerous incoming A-list artists and world-class...

Haidar Shukry, Chief Event Operations Officer, Ethara

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In May, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Flash Entertainment merged to form Ethara – a new powerhouse operation destined to have a massive impact...

Why does the Middle East love projection mapping?

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It’s fair to say that when it comes to live and corporate events and even permanent installations in the Middle East, bigger, bolder, and...

Identity Middle East General Manager, Ryan Perkins

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A full-service live events agency with over 20 years of experience in delivering high-end events around the world, from COP26 to the G7 and...

First Look: Michael ‘Curly’ Jobson

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A 40-year veteran of concert production, having worked with the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Waterboys, UB40, Slayer, Anthrax, Ministry, Jane’s Addiction,...