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Festival Congress to review the season

4 October 2017

COUNTER TERRORISM training, crisis communications and managing an increase in size will be among issued discussed at the fourth edition of Festival Congress, the conference organised by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF).

Around 400 delegates are expected to attend the 30-31 October event in Cardiff, with the first day, featuring keynote speeches and panels, held at the National Museum Cardiff, and a second day of workshops at Wales Millennium Centre.

“We always try to keep the programme fresh and innovative and reflect the season,” AIF general manager Paul Reed tells LIVE UK.

“This year feels very topical and we’ve changed the venue on the first day to the museum which ties in perfectly with our Pseudoscience theme.”

It is likely to be the last time the event will be held in Cardiff and a new location has been put out to tender, with Reed only willing to reveal it is “moving north”.

Speakers at the event include UK Music CEO Michael Dugher, CEO of the Music Manager’s Forum Annabella Colderick and YouRope general secretary Christof Huber. The Independent Festival Awards take place following the first day of the conference at DEPOT.

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