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Ops Nest & Aztec celebrate Ops in Lockdown UK finale with This is Our Life event

The Shaper Group’s The Ops Nest and Aztec Events Services, both UK-based, are set to jointly host an online celebration of operations professionals with a special ‘This is Our Life’ event.

The Ops Nest, which is a membership training and mentorship programme, asked the industry to send short videos about the most memorable and fun times in their career in order to create the event session.

Technical and creative production supplier, Aztec Event Services, will oversee the live streaming of the virtual event and will produce one commemorative video from all the clips received, to be shared during the final ‘Ops in Lockdown’ session on 28 July.

David Stanley, head of corporate events at Aztec, said: “We are honoured to host The Ops Nest and share with them this important and commemorative moment for event professionals.

“Our new studio in Chessington has already hosted virtual events for our industry over recent months like the ESSA AGM, Exhibition News Quiz Night and FIECC’s #WeLoveEvents series. The set can be customised to suit the show context and cue in videos for the broadcast, bringing in remote contributors from around the world direct to the studio. We’re thrilled to be part of this innovative project.”

Ops in Lockdown was created by Lou Kiwanuka (pictured), founder and MD of The Shaper Group. When Covid-19 took hold Kiwanuka set about taking headline topics from the newly launched ‘The Operations Foundation’ course, and used them as a basis for a weekly online training and community programme for operations professionals.

The Ops in Lockdown sessions have been a huge success with 100 or more attendees logging on each week and it became a place for the industry to unite.

Kiwanuka said: “Throughout our careers, we have all seen or been part of some extraordinary situations and we all have a tale that deserves to be told. Often, we would be telling them over a drink after a hard day on site.

“We’ve all missed having those moments to remind us why we do what we do, and although we are not yet back onsite, we are going to finish the Ops in Lockdown series in the best way we know how – with a glass in hand, and laughter in our hearts.”

More information: http://www.opsshaper.uk/