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AFO Conference February 2021
A Festival Story
8.10pm: Craig Mathie
Craig Mathie is Managing Director of the multi-award-winning Bournemouth 7s Festival. Launched in 2008, the UK’s favourite sport and music festival welcomes 30,000 people and 400 sports teams to the South Coast each year.
In 2019, Craig founded the South Coast Events Forum, a group dedicated to supporting #eventprofs across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and is also a regular contributor to industry press, campaigns, and a judge for some of the UK’s highest profile event awards.
Craig is Vice President of the National Outdoor Events Association; Trustee of sporting charity, The Steve Bernard Foundation; Ambassador for mental health charity, Dorset Mind and Vice Chair of the Destination Management Board for Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.
A keen, but very amateur, cyclist – Craig is a passionate sportsman and advocate for the beneficial impact of sport on mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.