Festival Insights NEWS: Association of Festival Organisers Conference dates announced

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UK: The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) has announced the dates for its 2018 Conference. Now in its 32nd year, the Conference will take place from November 9 – 11 at the Stratford Manor Conference Centre and Hotel near Stratford upon Avon.

Over the years the AFO Conference has played a pivotal role in raising awareness of the socioeconomic impact of the festival and events industry, and has brought about changes in the attitudes and image of the sector.

This year’s Conference will continue to play that role with seminars covering sensitive, political and day-to-day topics. Discussions and talks will aim to address ways in which the festival industry can play its part in helping to conserve valuable resources and reduce its reliance on non-renewable energy. The impact Brexit may have on the festival industry will also be high on the agenda.

Topics that affect festivals of all sizes will include:…

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