The complimentary seminar and training opportunities are a key draw to Festout, and this year there are even more opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge at the show.

Read below for a preview of the 2018 content. More details coming soon!

The Main Stage

Day 1 - Wednesday 26th September

10.30 - 11.15 | NOEA presents | It couldn't happen to me.

11.45 - 12.30 | We Are The Fair | Are we of value to the industry? 

13.00 - 13.45 | Access All Areas | Founding the Shangri-La experience & how festival experiences have evolved since. With Deborah Armstrong, founder of Shangri-La.

14.15 - 15.00We Are The Fair | How independent festivals are fighting back. 

15.30 - 16.15 | Conference News | See you outside: how your great outdoor space can generate new revenue streams

Day 2 - Thursday 27th September

10.30 - 11.15 | Production Services Association | Latest Health & Safety updates.

12.00 - 12.45 | We Are The Fair | Unification in licencing agreements.

13.30 - 14.15 | Access All Areas | In conversation with Festival Safe.

14.45 - 15.30 | A Greener Festival | Practical sustainability for our future.

The SaFest Training Zone – NOT TO BE MISSED

SaFest brings high-level training to the show, providing a rare opportunity for visitors to attend a two-day complimentary conference focused on event safety and security. Exclusive to Festout, Storm 4 Events are curating these 10 sessions in association with the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA).

Visitors will gain tangible best practice advice within case study and theory teachings, all provided by leading industry academics and professionals. See the programme:

Day 1 - Wednesday 26th September

10.30 - 11.15 Roy Wise (Square Metre Ltd) | Crowd Safety 4 Events

12.00 - 12.45 Andrew McQuillan (Crowded Space Drones) | Drones: uses in dealing with emergencies in crowds

14.00 - 14.45 | Garry Jones (Storm 4 Events) | Event Counter Terrorism Risk Management 4 Events 

15.30 - 16.15 | Steve Blake (Storm 4 Events) | Security 4 Events

Day 2 - Thursday 27th September

10.30 - 11.15 Beverley Griffiths (Emergency Planning College) | Emergency Planning 4 Events

12.00 - 12.45 | Eddy Grant (University of Derby) | Event Law, Legislation and Brexit

13.30 - 14.15 | Emma Parkinson (Coventry University) | Managing Complex Crowded Places

15.00 - 15.45 Eric Stuart (Gentian Events) | The Event Safety Landscape

TechFest

Discover the latest technology for your events within this content stream, from panel sessions to product demonstrations and workshops, you'll walk away with innovations and inspiration. More to be announced shortly:

Day 1 - Wednesday 26th September

11.00 - 11.45 | Access All Areas | The future of technology part 1

14.00 - 14.45 | Tappit | Enhancing customer experience at festivals

Day 2 - Thursday 27th September

11.00 - 11.45 | Access All Areas | The future of technology part 2

14.00 - 14.45 | Krowdthink | Event safety app

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