The Festival and Outdoor Events Show (Festout) has confirmed a partnership that will see two days of conference content, focusing on the future of the events industry, at the show. The event has partnered with the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), and their Futures Supporter GL events UK, to curate the content in a special ‘Futures Stage’ at the show.
As part of the agreement, NOEA will be convening its Future’s Forum Leadership Group again, who will discuss the main trends the industry faces over the coming years and beyond. The group will feedback latest discussions to visitors of Festout on day two of the event.
Meanwhile, the opening session on day one will look specifically at the future of sporting events, with a high-profile panel of leading events, chaired alongside GL events UK, looking to their own futures. As part of the NOEA’s Commercialisation Project, there will be a further session on how the industry can have better conversations between organiser and supplier, again supported by GL events UK.
Additional sessions will include a debate on how the industry markets itself, now and in the future, led by Eventbrite, as well as subjects on technology and health and safety. Each session will present its findings through the prism of how the industry can adapt to a new future.
“We’ve had an amazing reaction to our discussions around the future of the industry and we’re creating a lot of resources through our white papers,” commented Andy Grove, Interim-President, NOEA. “We’re keen to continue this look into the future and share the outcomes with the best in the industry, and this partnership with Festout and out Futures Supporters allows us to do so.”
“We’re already creating an incredible atmosphere at Festout, and we want good education and knowledge sharing to be a big part of it,” commented Duncan Siegle, Event Director, Festout. “These are really good, contemporary and relevant sessions that allows the industry to look to the future and prepare for it, I know our visitors will really enjoy them.”
The Festival and Outdoor Events Show will be held at Sandown Park on 27-28 September. Register for free tickets here