What the future of live events will look like? Sustainability, political activism, 50:50 gender balance on the line up, diversity, partnerships… These are just some of the topics that we will be discussed at the Future Of Festivals 2020 network fair on March 26-27.
During the two-day fair, panels, workshops and lectures will be held to find answer(s) to the central question: What will the future of live events look like? The “Future of Festivals” is organized by the festival consultants Fuchs & Hirsch and will gather people from the festival industry, service providers and experts.
The trade fair not only looks at the status quo, but rather focuses on how innovative and visionary approaches to future challenges in the festival industry can be developed together.
The concept of the trade fair consists of three formats: Exhibition – more than 150 organizers, service providers and industry-related companies present themselves to the targeted audience and demonstrate innovations; Congress – more than 80 national and international speakers, including Holger Hübner (WACKEN Festival – Hamburg), Fritz Dyckerhoff (Garbicz – Berlin) and Rainbow Gao (YinYang Music Festival – Beijing) discuss the changes and challenges of live events; and finally, Talents is specifically dedicated to networking with and by young talents.
For a total of two days, guests can exchange ideas and be inspired – think differently, think anew, rethink.
The fair’s highlight is The Innovation Award, which will be presented on Thursday evening. In principle, all companies that launch new and unusual projects, ideas or apps during the 2020 festival season are eligible to apply for this award. Organizers will then have the opportunity to vote live and on site, not only to choose the winner but also to make a statement about which tools and ideas are urgently needed in the live area. The evening will end with a secret gig and party.“Future of Festivals” should primarily serve the function as an industry get-together and the possibility of networking specialists. As a platform for event clerks, technicians, volunteers, service providers and festival organizers, getting to know each other is accompanied and thus simplified through discussion groups, workshops and keynote speeches. This applies not only to experts, but also to everyone who is looking for new tasks and wants to gain a foothold in the industry!
More info: www.futureoffestivals.com.
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