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Tim Benson

Tim Benson

Founder/ Production Director, ZAP Concepts

Tim is Founder and Production Director at SMART Power Ltd, an award winning live event power contractor. SMART Power specialises in delivering low impact power solutions and energy monitoring for live events, touring and broadcast.

He is also Technical Director at ZAP Concepts, where he works internationally to assist event organisers in planning for sustainable power management.

Tim is Chairman & Project Lead for Powerful Thinking, the outdoor events industry sustainable energy working group and he recently authored the energy chapter in Vision2025 revised edition of the Show Must Go Report. He also sits on the sustainability working group for UK LIVE.

Tim is a regular guest speaker and panelist at industry conferences, including ADE and Eurosonic (Netherlands), The Event Production Show, Green Events and Innovations Conference, UK Music Live Conference, The Executive Hire Show, C&IT Forum, The AEO Conference, The AEV Forum, The AIF Congress, PLASA and The AFO Conference. He has further hosted a number of industry panels, including Event Production Forum East (Hungary), The Showmans Show (UK) and Event Tech Live (UK).

He is a regular contributer to industry publications, including Stand Out, C&IT and TPI magazines, and has provided content for a range of reports on biofuels and the impact of diesel generators on air quality.

Tim also guest lectures at universities across the UK, including Britiish Institute for Modern Music and Manchester Metropolitan University.