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November 24, 2009

Used event equipment online portal launched

Following success in the USA, a website has launched in the UK allowing companies to buy and sell used materials from the events industry.

Having already attracted a great deal of attention in the US, www.usedeventstuff.com now hopes to offer UK event planners the chance to clear much needed space, save resources and act more sustainably.
The website acts as a kind of eBay for events, with buyers able to view stock for sale in their region, while sellers list items available at a price they feel is fair.
The online portal is already attracting more than 1,500 unique visitors every month in the US.
Basic classified listings on the website are free, with the option to add premium listings and photo galleries for a small charge. Users can also advertise their products or services using the Green Vendors Directory.
The site is the brainchild of New Yorker James François-Pijuan.

“In the US, the site has grown to 132 active users in three months, with wedding planners, event consultants and rental companies, not-for-profit organisations, bridal salons, eco-friendly event companies, and city agencies joining up,” he said.

“It has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the US event industry and has just begun to grow and grow.“
Enquiries regarding Used Event Stuff in the UK are being handled by Seventeen Events. The company’s managing director, Andrew Williams, commented: “We see Used Event Stuff as a natural extension of our work to make the UK event industry more sustainable.

“It’s such a clever, simple idea that you can’t imagine why no one has thought of it up to now. It’s already caught the attention of the events industry in the UK through social networking sites such as Twitter, and we’re delighted to be involved. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the launch of the site in the UK should feel free to get in touch.”

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