November 2014

Friends of AIF

The annual Friends of AIF dinner returns for another year of networking, dinner and merriment with both the Friends of AIF and AIF's festival members. PRIVATE EVENT - MEMBERS ONLY. If you are a member you must RSVP to attend this event. The deadline for RSVP's is Thursday 6th November.


December 2014

Major Events Security at Transport Security Expo

Folllowing 2012's successful Olympics, London is a global centre of expertise in this area. Now is the time to create the first focal point where professionals charged with devising and implementing security plans for major events for transport security can find the solutions, ideas and know-how required to deliver robust security strategies. Where better than alongside Transport Security Expo. The interlinked and complementary worlds of transport and major events are now reflected at this high-level conference delivering, for the first…


May 2015

September 2015

AIF member’s meeting

Please email renae@aiforg.com for details and to RSVP.


November 2015

The Festival Congress 2015

The Festival Congress is back in Cardiff again this year on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November, with a two-day conference at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) and a festival themed evening celebration event at The Great Hall, Cardiff University. We’re delighted to confirm that Radio One DJ and Sŵn Festival Co-Founder Huw Stephens is the keynote speaker for this year. Find out more at the Congress micro-site  Pre-register for tickets with Una Tickets, the exclusive ticketing  partner for the Festival Congress…


February 2016

Digital Marketing Training Day – SOLD OUT

AIF are delighted to announce an all-day digital marketing workshop with Darren Hemmings from Motive Unknown to follow on from a very well received presentation at this year’s Festival Congress. The workshop will aim to focus on how Festival organisers can better use a combination of advertising and remarketing to deliver better paid marketing with greater efficiency. The primary platforms for focus will be Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and will also touch upon Google AdWords too. By the end of…


April 2016

AIF Presents Festival Futures Brighton

After a successful two years establishing and selling out the Festival Congress in Cardiff as a leading festival industry event, The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) announces ‘Festival Futures’- two co-ordinated one-day conference events in Brighton and Manchester this April. These will feature festival promoter keynotes, quick fire 'Talking Heads' sessions and fireside chats with industry experts alongside opportunities for networking with the leading lights of the festival world. All day conference events, presented in association with leading music education…


AIF Presents Festival Futures Manchester

After a successful two years establishing and selling out the Festival Congress in Cardiff as a leading festival industry event, The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) announces ‘Festival Futures’- two co-ordinated one-day conference events in Brighton and Manchester this April. These will feature festival promoter keynotes, quick fire 'Talking Heads' sessions and fireside chats with industry experts alongside opportunities for networking with the leading lights of the festival world. All day conference events, presented in association with leading music education…


November 2016

Festival Congress 2016

  Confirmed for the 1st and 2nd November 2016, the third edition of AIF’s flagship event Festival Congress returns to Cardiff. The two-day conference, evening celebration and awards attracts over 400 delegates from across the festivals and events world each year. The conference takes place at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC), the party and awards takes place at The Depot, with street food and ‘Purple Rave’ tribute to Prince from Rob da Bank and Tayo 3000. Awards categories include ‘New…


January 2017

Funding For Festivals – Training Day

AIF has partnered with PRS Foundation to present ‘Funding for Festivals’, a training day for AIF members and non-member festivals. Featuring a headline panel discussion, festival case studies and fireside chats, the day will throw some light on various funding opportunities for festivals. Guests from PRS Foundation, Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK will be joined by the likes of Liverpool Sound City, Sŵn Festival, Brainchild Festival and Samphire Festival.  EVENT INFORMATION WHEN: 1.30-6pm Tuesday 31st January WHERE: Wilton’s Music…


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