Monday 5 September 2011, 10:47 | By

UK Festival Conference to return

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Organisers of the UK Festival Awards have again announced that they will stage a conference for the music festival sector alongside their big awards show in November. The awards take place at the Roundhouse this year, while the UK Festival Conference will take place at the HMV Forum.

Topics up for discussion will include preparing for bad weather, the potential of social media, and how to stand out in a saturated market place. Meanwhile Festival Republic chief Melvin Benn will take part in a Q&A, and the results of the UK Festival Market Report will be presented.

Says UK Festival Awards chief James Drury: “Since it was launched four years ago, the UK Festival Conference has become a focal point for discussion of key issues and an opportunity to review the season just passed. The pace of change in the industry makes it one of the most exciting in the world, and the determination to keep improving is inspirational. I’m looking forward to insightful discussions on the back of a year of new challenges”.

Info and tickets available here.

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