Ready. Set. Impact.

Events have power. The power to connect and inspire.

When people come together, ideas take root. Relationships are built. Real change happens.

With imagination and skill, the latest technology, and a passion for excellence, we create innovative event solutions.

Our global team of creators, innovators and experts, we transform events into immersive, collaborative experiences that deliver real results.

Encore. Events that Transform.

Our Story

We’ve been creating memorable event experiences that connect and inspire for decades. With a customer-first mindset and a hospitality focus, our network has an unmatched breadth and depth of event production services in the Encore network to support our customers through every step in the event planning and management process.

In partnership with event planners, hotels, venues, agencies and staging customers, our networks creates and executes thousands of events annually – in person, virtual and hybrid – of any size, at any venue, anywhere in the world. Our core values are embedded in our DNA, and our team members are innovators and collaborators at heart – highly trained experts that intuitively combine creative, production and technology services to deliver unparalleled service excellence for you.

Global Reach. Local Insight.

Our global and local network of industry experts allow us to offer something no one else can. You get the expertise of a partner that understands local nuances with the vast resources of a global leader to deliver the same level of service excellence, time after time — no matter where your event takes you.

Whether it be a hotel, convention centre, restaurant, museum, or other event space, our network has a global reach to deliver a consistent experience and measurable results.


A World of Resources

  • Thousands of industry leading experts in our network
  • 2,100+ In-house venue locations in 23 countries
  • Global network of regional warehouses
  • Global production capabilities
  • 1,7 Million in-person, virtual and hybrid events produced annually
  • #1 Provider to hotel chains


Consistency Means

  • A unified experience for you and your participants in any venue or location.
  • A partner that has knowledge and understanding of your event goals.
  • Saving time on on-boarding new team members for every event.
  • A clear understanding of your brand and message.

Purpose, Mission, Values


The Encore brand is built on the foundation of our purpose, mission and values. We represent these ideals in the way we serve our customers and team members globally.

Our Purpose

To connect and inspire people.

Our Mission

To be an invaluable partner on our customers’ journeys

Our Values

To deliver world class service, see the big picture, value people, drive results and do the right thing.

We Are Different


Through relentless research and thought leadership our designated teams set the industry standards in innovation.


Listening closely to our customers is key to developing a highly personalized approach to each event partnership.


With a rich heritage of end-to-end solutions and in-house capabilities, our passionate teams are highly skilled at delivering measurable results.


No matter where you are in the world, our commitment to customer service and operational excellence is unparalleled.

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Corporate Overview

In 2021, our network aligned our portfolio of companies under a new master brand and assumed the name Encore.

Encore EMEA unites industry leaders; PSAV, Hawthorn, AVC Live, KFP and eclipse into one industry powerhouse. As a result, our combined industry leadership, end-to-end event capabilities, innovative technology and service excellence delivers world-class service to all of our stakeholders across the EMEA region.

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Our leadership team of seasoned hospitality-focused experts define industry standards around the world.

Nicholas Rudge

Nicholas Rudge

Nicholas Rudge joined Encore in 2018 as Managing Director – EMEA, to lead and further... Learn More
Des McEwan

Des McEwan

Des McEwan is Chief Financial Officer for the EMEA region, with the Finance, IT and... Learn More
Fiona Robson

Fiona Robson

Fiona is a customer-focused, strategic leader with extensive international industry experience, gained both in commercial... Learn More
Simon Wood

Simon Wood

Simon Wood joined Hawthorn over 20 years ago when the company employed only 5 people,... Learn More
Scott Nodsle

Scott Nodsle

Scott Nodsle is a 20-year industry veteran, starting his career as a lighting technician in... Learn More
Kara Revill

Kara Revill

Kara Revill joined Encore in 2012 and holds the position of Group HR Director, EMEA.... Learn More
Ingolf Zschockelt

Ingolf Zschockelt

Ingolf Zschockelt joined Encore in August 2011 as Chief Financial Officer – DACH, to lead... Learn More
Simon Ransom

Simon Ransom

Simon Ransom was born in the UK, educated in South Africa with professional experience throughout... Learn More

Industry Advocacy

Our participation and support is paramount to maintaining and strengthening the events industry.

We do so through engagement, volunteerism, board participation at global and local organizational chapters throughout the world, in-person, hybrid and digital event production, as well as thought leadership and education.  

As Industry Restarts In-person Events, PCMA and Encore Enter Three-year Partnership for Digital Event Strategist Program to Support Hybrid Future

June 7, 2021
News Release

PCMA’s Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification for event professionals has secured a new partner to extend its impact on the industry recovery. Encore, a leading global event technology and production company, is partnering with PCMA as part of a three-year agreement to include scholarships and other direct benefits to the business events community. Digital and … Read More

eclipse Begins to Operate under the Encore Brand

June 6, 2021
News Release

eclipse, a leading event technology and live event production company in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, has announced that it will begin to operate under the Encore brand. The move completes the goal to unify operations to better deliver industry leadership through end-to-end creative, production and technology services to both its meeting and event planner … Read More

Encore Hybrid Event Solutions Leading the Way for Industry Rebound

February 17, 2021
News Release

Learnings from proprietary customer insights inform new hybrid solutions Encore, a leading global event production company, announced the development of enhanced end-to-end hybrid solutions to address the growing needs of meeting planners and venue partners to manage the transition to integrating in-person and virtual events. As an outcome of its study of more than 2,600 … Read More