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AFO Conference 2019

Over 120 Delegates representing 28 festivals, 8 traders & suppliers and 33 speakers and panellists attended.

The AFO Conference 2019 from 8-10 November in Stratford upon Avon.  A vast array of subjects was covered in panels, debates and presentations, ranging from Tricks to Sell More Tickets, WiFi, Cashless, Quality Production, Women in the Driving Seat, Markets and a light-hearted look at Festivals and Events through Room 101.

A drinks reception (sponsored by ), followed an insight into the Keswick Mountain Festival, followed on Saturday morning with our keynote session on Sustainability led by the team from VISION:2025.  The day rounded off with Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span being quizzed by Guardian journalist Colin Irwin.

Sunday gave delegates a chance to get closer to Insurance, Grant Funding, Legal Issues and even a Beginners Guide in round-table sessions.

Good food and drink, a Showcase concert and hours of quality networking gave delegates an all-round working weekend to set them up for a busy 2020 season.  Then of course COVID-19 arrived.

For 2021
The AFO Conference is THE gathering to be at where organisers with similar questions and experiences to yours meet and chat.  Next Conference has been moved to 19 - 21 February 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis - still relevant, still valuable to Festival Organisers.  Be there - BOOK NOW

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