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Edward Poland

Edward Poland

Co-Founder, Hire Space

Edward Poland is co-founder of Hire Space, an event technology and services business offering solutions for virtual, hybrid and in-person events. Launched in 2013, the platform works with over 5000 venues across the UK and globally, and with clients including Centaur Media, FutureGov and Deloitte. Hire Space are authors of the Safer Events - A Framework for Action white paper, followed by 3500+ events businesses as a guide for the safe reopening of event spaces post-pandemic. Hire Space launched Arena, a virtual and hybrid event technology platform, in April 2021. Previously, Ed worked as a speechwriter for UNESCO and a campaign manager for the Labour Party.


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