2018 marked the 40th meeting of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, a unique event featuring over 130 hot air balloons that can be seen flying over the city. In this feature length interview, The Event Industry News film crew spoke with Ben Hardy, Operations Director and Lily Brimble, Project Manager from Richmond Event Management about the organisation of the event and what is being done to ensure the Fiesta continues entertaining audiences for generations to come.


Ben Hardy & Lily Brimble – Richmond Event Management
Clive Bailey – Bailey Balloons
Kellie Hasbury – Plaster Creative Communications
Martin Lewis & Kayleigh Smith – Showsec
Nich Woolf – Festival Medical Services

Paul Allott is a director and co-founder of Event Industry News, Event Tech Live and the Event Technology Awards.