Ben has been working in the live events industry for over 13 years and has built a solid background in event hospitality, logistics and technology. After cutting his teeth at Beat Hotel’s cashless festival debut in Marrakech, Ben and his team delivered the UK’s biggest and most successful summer of RFID to date with a diverse range of events including Bluedot, We Are FSTVL, Black Deer, 2000Trees, Smoked & Uncut, Neverworld, Lakefest, The London Dessert Festival and many more.
Ben has worked for some of the industry’s biggest Bar and hospitality companies, including Creative, Peppermint and Gorilla where he has managed Warehouses and 100m festival bars as well as stock control and logistics for the likes of Bestival, Secret Garden Party and BST Hyde Park. In recent years after a stint with Snapchat running event logistics for EMEA Ben has moved further into event payment technology, project managing mobile ATMs, EPOS systems and now, NFC cashless technology with Playpass in the UK.
PlayPass’ UK head of operations, Ben Wild-Hirons, offers a guided walkthrough of the steps involved in making your festival cashless for the first time using RFID technology in order to give your visitors a better and safer experience, increase spend-per-head, enhance sustainability and much more. Covering the do’s and don’ts as well as the latest […]
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